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Old 05-27-2006, 09:32 PM
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M5 and gas miles?

What's the real world data on gas mileage and the M5? 10 ....9 mpg???

I really want one but I am trying not to let my gas fear get the best of me.
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Old 05-28-2006, 06:05 AM
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What's the real world data on gas mileage and the M5? 10 ....9 mpg???

I really want one but I am trying not to let my gas fear get the best of me.
I can drive the M5 190 miles with a tank full of gas, but if you drive it in stop and go and in the M-mode most of the time, you will be closer to 150 miles. Don't ask me about the specific mpg though.....

BTW, on highways, you can come close to 300 miles.
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Old 05-28-2006, 05:40 PM
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After over 19,000 miles, I've concluded the mileage depends largely on how you drive. I have a mix of city and short highway runs, and I'm averaging between 10.5 and 12.5 mpg. I drive in a 'spirited' manner, and use S6, DSC off with a few powerslides pretty much every day. I'm don't drive like a maniac, but I do like to run the car hard on exit and onramps, and whenever the road is clear.

I've had a best of 20.1 mpg on a drive to Cleveland, and a worst of 9.3 mpg after the H&R spring install.
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Old 06-04-2006, 05:57 PM
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do any of you have a comparison of driving at 400HP and 500HP?

does it make a major difference?
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Old 06-05-2006, 07:09 PM
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Quick answer, yes. It's like turning the amp to 11!
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Old 06-06-2006, 07:07 AM
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haha.... sorry....

im assuming you're talking about some guitar thing... (which i dont know a whole lot about)

i take it 11 is high (???)

and fuel economy skyrockets if you keep it at 400hp instead of 500?

any possible numbers would be appreciated.



thanks firstm5
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Old 06-06-2006, 01:53 PM
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haha.... sorry....

im assuming you're talking about some guitar thing... (which i dont know a whole lot about)

i take it 11 is high (???)

and fuel economy skyrockets if you keep it at 400hp instead of 500?

any possible numbers would be appreciated.



thanks firstm5
No first-hand experience (I never drive in P400), but I've heard from a number of people there is no difference. All P400 does is limit the throttle butterfly opening to 90% of full at full pedal. If you drive the same way in P500 and P400, you should get the exact same mileage.
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All Options, 35% tint
Aluminum Pedals
V1 Hardwired
Blinder Xtreme M40
Michelin PS2's on 20 inch BBS RS-GT's
Blizzak LM 22's on OEM 19 inch wheels
Straight Pipes/No Resonator
Charcoal Filters Removed
H&R Springs and Spacers Installed
Dinan 3.91 Differential
BMC Air Filters
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