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Old 01-16-2013, 09:19 PM
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High speed mpg questions!

Would anybody by any chance know what mpg my 95 e38 would get at 125 an 150? I'm curious and haven't gotten the chance to reach that speed for more than a minute or so cause I don't need that big of a ticket yet haha!
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:25 AM
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Gas goes fast at those speeds. I've kept mine around 120 before. Idk say I got around 10 or 12 to the gallon??? Not positive I use about a quarter tank in 40 miles maybe it was a while ago.

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Old 01-17-2013, 06:54 AM
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Would anybody by any chance know what mpg my 95 e38 would get at 125 an 150? I'm curious and haven't gotten the chance to reach that speed for more than a minute or so cause I don't need that big of a ticket yet haha!
No idea, but for fun: Top Gear said at full speed, their Veyron ran out of gas in 15 minutes.

At 220 mph, 15 minutes = 55 miles. Don't knew the tank size but were probably talking like 2.5 - 3 mpg. Now, you're not going that fast and don't have 4 turbos, but mileage wouldn't be pretty.

You also can't go 150, you're limited to 128.

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Old 01-17-2013, 07:03 AM
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I don't have a govern I've gone past 140. Trust me!!!!

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Old 01-17-2013, 07:29 AM
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I don't think I have a governor because the guy who have it to me (my grandpas friend) said he has had it up to 155 on the autobahn! I've had my car over 130 myself actually! Thank you for the help though y'all! I don't think I'm gonna speed unless I have the gas for it then haha!
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:55 PM
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Yup they run! 0-100 in 15 seconds or less .wiki says 0-100 in 15 sec i think its less but when i hit it up..i dont look at my watch im lookin in rearview mirror for cops in thwir dodge charger..but if u got a good car 95 750il it should hit 0-100mpg no promblem..who cares bout gas..u got a v12 engine..if u cant afford gas u should buy another type of bmw..u havr a very special/rare car..treat it good

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Old 01-17-2013, 06:10 PM
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:30 PM
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It's actually a 740i I wish it was the 750 haha and I was just curious on the subject and it is a great car!
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:30 PM
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I will treat this car as if its my child haha
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:51 PM
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I'm getting 19.6 MPG at 115 MPH on the Autobahn, daily driving. Have snow tires on, so haven't done any higher speed driving yet.

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Old 01-17-2013, 10:13 PM
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That's awesome! I get 24.6 between 65 and 70 mph. I haven't had a chance to go faster for a long period of time. And what does the A in 740iA stand for? I've never heard of that before!
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:26 PM
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A is Automatic...
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:32 PM
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Yeah I just went researched it and now feel like an idiot hah! How can I tell if my car was made in Germany? I have a 95 740i also and I was told by my opi that his friend had bought it there and brought it back and forth when he would travel! The manual is completely in German and so is everything under the hood. I don't have an A behind my i though! So that's why I was wondering
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:39 PM
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Think there's a VIN decoder that will tell you, can't remember where I saw it.

Would LOVE to ship it back to the US when I move back in the next year or so, but not sure what it's going to cost for conversion.

Mine is really a 1994 (late November) but the 1995 model year. Drove me nuts trying to figure out I needed to ask for '95 parts instead of '94.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:56 PM
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That's cool and I think it's a couple thousand! I actually thought mine was a 94 and found out it was a 95. The only problem with that is I heard you can't put a programmer in it cause the computer blocks it out on that year or somethin.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:39 AM
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Not sure about the programer, haven't tried one. I did have the dealer change everything to English (was German). I'd tried to do it via the 'dash controls' but found out it's not possible to change, just view the settings.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:50 AM
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Alright thank you
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:25 PM
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Would a private import need 'converting' ? Europe and the US both drive on the wrong side of the road.
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:58 AM
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Haha mail men do it!
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:03 AM
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As in have the steering wheel on the (wrong) side of the car haha
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