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E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014)
4th generation E90 M3 sedan, E92 M3 coupe and E93 M3 convertible. The last of the naturally aspirated M3s, powered by a 4.0 liter V8 making 414hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.

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Old 01-29-2014, 08:08 PM
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Well, I do. It's probably because I got the latest and last version of software update for the E9x M3 installed in my M3. My car revs better, drives smoother and to my surprise better mpg with the same driving habits and condition as before. I'm just stating a fact.


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Old 01-29-2014, 08:10 PM
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Well, I do. It's probably because I got the latest and last version of software update for the E9x M3 installed in my M3. My car revs better, drives smoother and to my surprise better mpg with the same driving habits and condition as before. I'm just stating a fact.


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I'll gladly oblige. I'm leaving work at 23:30 pst and I'll take a photo once I get in my car.


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Old 01-30-2014, 04:42 AM
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Where is the "not a believable statement" button?

NO ONE is getting 18-19mpg in a V8 M3 with "spurts of spirited driving" and consistently over 80mph. I'm calling BS and simply stating that isn't happening, ESPECIALLY in the tank of a 'vert.
While I own a coupe, I did record 18.2 mpg last year with a mix of spirited driving. This included 32 miles on a mountain road (very spirited) and interstate with speeds ranging from 75-85 mph. I had to run the numbers again to believe it but sure enough I averaged 18.2 mpg (hand calc.).
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Maybe I just need to get mine broken in? 16k miles on my 2011 E90 M3...
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:44 PM
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I get 180-220 miles per tank. For comparison, I drive the same route and i get up to say 35-40mph during this trip. If I have the car in D1 the car will shift all the way up to 6th gear compared to when I am choosing the gears, I will only get to 3rd gear. The only real way to get 20 mpg is to drive in D1 and make sure you drive it like a 328 and never push it past 3k... but then again you just wasted your money on the car
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With the S/C kit I get 10 mph ..lol....
Seriously dont get an M3 if you are considering the fuel consumption as a criteria for your purchase
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Old 02-16-2014, 08:26 PM
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How's the E93 on gas?

This car is an absolute gas pig. If you buy this car, get used to visiting your local gas station a lot more frequently. The consumption is so bad the gas warning light comes on when you hit 1/4 tank. Thats right 1/4 tank!!

You gotta pay to play. If you want power you need an energy source, lots of petro!

Love my E93. Mine is supercharged and making over 600 crank HP. I will happily pay for gas to have the thrill of that V8 revving to 8400rpm!
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Old 02-17-2014, 04:51 PM
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I get 16MPG in town, up to 24 on the highway.

The mileage is about the same as my old Audi A6 turbo, not great but not terrible. On the highway it is possible to put up some decent mileage if you drive the speed limit (which, of course, we all do). Cruising at 80 I will get about 22MPG.

Realize that when considering the overall cost of ownership of the M3 the cost of fuel is not going to be anywhere near the majority. Even at 12 MPG one would burn 10,000 gallons in the lifetime of the car (generally considered to be 120,000 miles by the IRS and others) which would amount to $35,000. Maintenance (oil changes, tires, brakes, services, clutch packs, etc.) during that time would be on the same order. More realistically you could expect to get an overall mileage of 16 MPG, if most of your driving is city, which would cut the price of fuel to closer to $20,000.

But even more so than many other cars, because of the huge power of the M3 you can effect the mileage greatly by how you drive. If you drove the M3 the same way that someone might drive a Toyota or Honda then the mileage would be much better than what people are quoting here. I can get 21MPG in town if I drive like my mother, so it's not really fair to compare the mileage one gets while driving faster and harder than 99% of the other drivers, to the mileage that someone gets driving an econobox like an econobox.
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Generally I think it can be easily said that an M3 of any ilk isn't for the faint of heart or skinny of wallet. I just had a service done on my M3 which cost close to a grand... add to that a valve cover gasket replacement... yeah, these are not cheap cars. Hell, a quart of oil for this sucker runs 5 times what Mobil 1 does.

Still, who cares? Once I get behind that wheel and settle into my M3 seats, I can't imagine driving anything else. Especially after 5 days in a loaner 135i 'vert... but that's another story
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I'm getting 14 mpg in town which is disappointing to me. Seems like I'm constantly re-fueling. I agree with previous comment about how its rather surprising that BMW would make a car with such poor mileage. Yeah, I know that it's a high performance car, so please don't berate me for bad-mouthing my own ride. Coincidentally, I'm just back from a weekend trip where I was able to get 22.5 mpg on the interstate (keeping it below 80 mph).
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I get 180-220 miles per tank. For comparison, I drive the same route and i get up to say 35-40mph during this trip. If I have the car in D1 the car will shift all the way up to 6th gear compared to when I am choosing the gears, I will only get to 3rd gear. The only real way to get 20 mpg is to drive in D1 and make sure you drive it like a 328 and never push it past 3k... but then again you just wasted your money on the car
I have experimented and find I get my best MPG in D4.....
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Old 05-27-2014, 06:06 PM
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if you're concerned about the mileage an E9x M3 gets...
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For me, I am not as concerned about the mpg, but am somewhat frustrated by the range.....would be great if one could go more than 250 miles or so without needing to stop for a fill-up.....the range is related to the MPG and the size of the gas tank....no fun spending your time at a gas station rather than driving the car......
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Old 05-28-2014, 04:38 AM
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For me, I am not as concerned about the mpg, but am somewhat frustrated by the range.....would be great if one could go more than 250 miles or so without needing to stop for a fill-up.....the range is related to the MPG and the size of the gas tank....no fun spending your time at a gas station rather than driving the car......
I agree with your statement. I can also live with the MPG but the gas tank should hold another 2-3 gallons.

On a recent trip to the mountains, covering 180 miles, I was able to average 21.5 mpg. Most of the driving was on the interstate with speeds ranging from 75-81 and peaking at, well, beyond the range. For reference, I always use Shell V-power.
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I agree with your statement. I can also live with the MPG but the gas tank should hold another 2-3 gallons.

On a recent trip to the mountains, covering 180 miles, I was able to average 21.5 mpg. Most of the driving was on the interstate with speeds ranging from 75-81 and peaking at, well, beyond the range. For reference, I always use Shell V-power.
Yeah, the lack of range contributes to me driving conservatively sometimes to try to extend my range....i.e. I can barely make it from my house to Vegas...usually arrive with just fumes in the tank...and as many of you know, there are not many gas stations along the way....and the ones that are there are alway packed with lines.....and I absolutely cannot make it to San Francisco on one tank......

Also, it is alway difficult to find acceptable gas for our beloved when off the beaten past....

Don't know about many on this board, I like to go places with my m3, not just local drives...
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Who the hell complains about the M3 being bad on gas? It's not like it's a secret...

Do your research and if you don't like it, buy another car. It's really that simple.

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Well, I guess that's why I also have a F13 640i....
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