Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 7 Series / 8 Series > 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)

7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-18-2013, 12:08 AM
Tee95E38 Tee95E38 is offline
Registered User
Location: Hattiesburg, MS USA
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 42
Mein Auto: 1995 740i
I love my e38

I would have never thought I'd get such great mpg out of a v8 this was taken when I got home after I drove through the hills in my neighborhood that kill my gas all the time. I was on the highway before that goin about 65.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByBimmerApp1358496508.382165.jpg
Views:	85
Size:	62.3 KB
ID:	358173  
Reply With Quote
Ads by Google
  #2  
Old 01-18-2013, 08:31 PM
rrtec's Avatar
rrtec rrtec is offline
Bored Worker
Location: TN 37174
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 819
Mein Auto: 540i/6 4/99
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tee95E38 View Post
I would have never thought I'd get such great mpg out of a v8 this was taken when I got home after I drove through the hills in my neighborhood that kill my gas all the time. I was on the highway before that goin about 65.
I get 24mpg-26mpg on trips and 22mpg around town. huh..
__________________
2001 740il Sport- Needs maintenance.. Parts ordered..
2006 Volvo XC90- Kid Hauler
FC3S LS1/6Speed
1992 BMW K75s Cafe build
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-18-2013, 11:07 PM
BMWFatherFigure's Avatar
BMWFatherFigure BMWFatherFigure is offline
Old School
Location: Perth, Western Australia
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 2,171
Mein Auto: E23;E30;E38;E32;E34 +
14-16ltr/100 town regular 9.6ltr/100 on a run
__________________
Good - Fast - Cheap: Pick any two.
Current:
E23 735i; E32 735iL (X 2 - 1 Alpine White and 1 Glacier Blue); E34 535i; E38 735iL; R50 Cooper; R55 Cooper Clubman.
Previous:
E21 318i; E30 318i; E32 735iL; E34 535i; E38 730iL; E53 4.4i
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-19-2013, 01:01 AM
Tee95E38 Tee95E38 is offline
Registered User
Location: Hattiesburg, MS USA
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 42
Mein Auto: 1995 740i
The gas it says you use always comes back when you get back on a highway too!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-29-2013, 04:06 AM
Podmore Podmore is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Adelaide South Australia
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 148
Mein Auto: 2001 BMW 735i
I have to remind myself that a US gallon is less than an Imperial (i.e. UK/Australian) gallon (4.54609 litres - a US gallon is 3.785411784 litres) .... not that we talk in gallons anymore, but I'm showing my age by stating that I relate better to miles per gallon that I do litres per 100 km. I got 30.3 mpg at an average speed of 101 km/h (say 60 mph) on a run from Melbourne to Adelaide, which I think is pretty good for nearly two tonnes of car. So our US brethren are not necessarily heavier on the loud pedal, they just appear to get worse mileage than we do, as 21.5 US MPG = 25.8 AUS MPG. Hang on - they DO get worse mileage than we do!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-29-2013, 04:36 PM
BMWFatherFigure's Avatar
BMWFatherFigure BMWFatherFigure is offline
Old School
Location: Perth, Western Australia
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 2,171
Mein Auto: E23;E30;E38;E32;E34 +
OK, so I'm a klutz. Aren't US gallons bigger? Maybe we should stick to liters as we drive German cars??
__________________
Good - Fast - Cheap: Pick any two.
Current:
E23 735i; E32 735iL (X 2 - 1 Alpine White and 1 Glacier Blue); E34 535i; E38 735iL; R50 Cooper; R55 Cooper Clubman.
Previous:
E21 318i; E30 318i; E32 735iL; E34 535i; E38 730iL; E53 4.4i
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-29-2013, 06:20 PM
First740i First740i is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: michigan
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 291
Mein Auto: 740i
I'll stay with gallons. Conversions confuse me. Haha

Sent from my DROID4 using Bimmer App
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-29-2013, 10:42 PM
JasonSC540ia JasonSC540ia is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Alamogetto NM
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 649
Mein Auto: 1999 740i
I get 21.3 to 21.9mpg to and from work, 16 or so miles round trip. On hwy iv seen as high as 28-29 at speed limit 65-75mph. At 85-90mph I get about 26mpg from NM to CA.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 7 Series / 8 Series > 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms