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 > 3 Series / 4 Series > E36 (1991 - 1999)

E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-29-2008, 01:56 AM
e36m34life's Avatar
e36m34life e36m34life is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Portland, OR
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,052
Mein Auto: Take a Guess..
Fuel Mileage..............E36'ers Check In!!!

Ok, so I want to make a thread with stats on the gas mileage us E36'ers get on average.

Please only post in the format I will for easy viewing and organization, and please dont high jack the thread with your fuel problem or something.

I will go first:

1996 BMW 328i 4dr. Auto.
111K miles No Engine mods
Average MPG on OBC is 22.4 mpg
Always premium gas
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
  #2  
Old 03-29-2008, 02:27 AM
Pirate_copy's Avatar
Pirate_copy Pirate_copy is offline
Still here
Location: Devon, UK
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 12,179
Send a message via MSN to Pirate_copy
Mein Auto: M3
Wow...strict rules for a thread!!!

1997 BMW 328i Saloon Auto
50k - K&N Gen 2 CAI
Average 24.8 MPG (on OBC) - Mixture of heavy traffic and motorway
98RON Petrol (UK)

1995 BMW 328i Coupe Manual
144k - K&N Gen 2 CAI, Superchip, mongoose exhaust, Iridium Plugs
Average 24 MPG (no obc) - Mixture of heavy traffic and motorway
98 RON Petrol (UK)
__________________
330i M-Sport in Topaz Blue

Edirty6 for life
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-29-2008, 02:57 AM
e36m34life's Avatar
e36m34life e36m34life is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Portland, OR
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,052
Mein Auto: Take a Guess..
Not that strict, I just thought we could possibly have a nice resource for researchers in the future to know what kind of mileage we get, instead of making new threads, its for the good!

Continue........................
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-29-2008, 03:57 AM
B/\/\W's Avatar
B/\/\W B/\/\W is offline
Monacoblau mit beige
Location: England
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,201
Mein Auto: '07 E92 330i Manual
It's important to note that US MPG is not UK MPG. Therefore this thread is sort of pointless without a converter http://www.markporthouse.net/rangie/...onversion.htm#

1994 BMW 318i Saloon Manual
142k - K&N Panel filter
Average 31 MPG (26 US MPG) for hard driving, 34 MPG (28 US MPG) for mixed traffic and motorway (calculated using trip odometer and quantity of fuel put in subtracted from 63 litres which is tank capacity - it's accurate)
Shell 95 RON (90-91 US)
__________________
'07 330i SE coupé
Monaco blue - 35k miles - manual - N52K 262hp, 232ft-lb

18" alloys - Sport seats - "Professional" Navigation - Bluetooth - DAB tuner - Extended interior light package - PDC
Heated front seats - Beige Dakota leather - Dark grey poplar trim - Anthracite headliner - Advanced loudspeaker system


Last edited by B/\/\W; 03-29-2008 at 04:00 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-29-2008, 05:18 AM
e36m34life's Avatar
e36m34life e36m34life is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Portland, OR
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,052
Mein Auto: Take a Guess..
Quote:
Originally Posted by B/\/\W View Post
It's important to note that US MPG is not UK MPG. Therefore this thread is sort of pointless without a converter http://www.markporthouse.net/rangie/...onversion.htm#

1994 BMW 318i Saloon Manual
142k - K&N Panel filter
Average 31 MPG (26 US MPG) for hard driving, 34 MPG (28 US MPG) for mixed traffic and motorway (calculated using trip odometer and quantity of fuel put in subtracted from 63 litres which is tank capacity - it's accurate)
Shell 95 RON (90-91 US)
At first I was like then I realized you have a 318 and I was like

Im REALLY thinking about buying a 318is coupe for a DD, keep it completely stock and get good gas mileage like you, I probably will.

This thread is good so far, keep it up
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-29-2008, 05:27 AM
B/\/\W's Avatar
B/\/\W B/\/\W is offline
Monacoblau mit beige
Location: England
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,201
Mein Auto: '07 E92 330i Manual
If I was living in the US but paying UK gas prices, I would effectively be getting only 11 MPG (US). It's $8 per gallon equivalent over here.
__________________
'07 330i SE coupé
Monaco blue - 35k miles - manual - N52K 262hp, 232ft-lb

18" alloys - Sport seats - "Professional" Navigation - Bluetooth - DAB tuner - Extended interior light package - PDC
Heated front seats - Beige Dakota leather - Dark grey poplar trim - Anthracite headliner - Advanced loudspeaker system

Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-29-2008, 05:28 AM
LmtdSlip's Avatar
LmtdSlip LmtdSlip is offline
Do the interns get Glocks
Location: The Sunshine City
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 9,309
Send a message via AIM to LmtdSlip
Mein Auto: 325iC
24.5 in mixed driving. Half of my commute is 80 mph and half is 40 MPH stop and go.
__________________


Photobucket
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-29-2008, 06:02 AM
amrrashad amrrashad is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: CT, USA
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 127
Mein Auto: 99 323 Cabrio
1999 BMW 323i 2dr. Convertible.
81K miles No Engine mods
Average MPG, based on my calculation, is 24mpg (28.8 UK)
Using 93 Octane fuel

My commute's about 50 miles, 99% of which is highway cruising at around 70 mph.

Note: I calculate my MPG by resetting my trip odo every fill-up, I divide the miles travelled by the gallons of fuel and voila! my MPG
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-29-2008, 07:27 AM
PhilipWOT's Avatar
PhilipWOT PhilipWOT is offline
Turn Burglar
Location: Atl: Come for the pollution, stay for the traffic
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 12,282
Mein Auto: Red Assless Chaps
1995 BMW M3 Coupe 5MT
138k - Dinan CAI, Borla cat-back exhaust, NGK plugs, 235/45/17 Michelin Pilot Sports @34psi
Average 22 mpg, Atlanta traffic (worst on planet Earth) 26-29mpg on the highway
93 octane Chevron

(good thread )
__________________

Last edited by PhilipWOT; 03-29-2008 at 07:30 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-29-2008, 10:38 AM
Drummerboi's Avatar
Drummerboi Drummerboi is offline
E36 Generation
Location: Ca
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 131
Send a message via MSN to Drummerboi
Mein Auto: BMW
93 325i 5spd
160xxx miles- K&N CAI, NGK Iridium Spark Plugs
Avg. 21 city, 25 highway
91 octane
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-29-2008, 11:03 AM
SCANDINAVIAN13 SCANDINAVIAN13 is offline
Resident Pilot
Location: Reston, VA
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,778
Mein Auto: BMW Not Found
1993 BMW 325is 2dr. Std.
101K miles - itg panel filter
Average MPG on OBC is 28 mpg City/Hwy, 32 Hwy
Always 89 AKI, as requested by the manual and gas cap placard.
__________________
Kyle

1993 325is - Frigg - Grounded
2001 Z3 2.5 - Iğunn - Active
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-29-2008, 12:49 PM
superone1973 superone1973 is offline
Registered User
Location: spain
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 86
Mein Auto: bmw328is cabrio e36 1998
1998 bmw 328i cabrio
215k no engine mods
average 22.9 mpg
95 petrol
Not many traffic lights but I live on one of the steepest islands for land mass ratio in the world. La palma,canarys
Thats what I used to get when I bought it, 2 years ago. Give you a new reading soon but I know it dropped alot!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-29-2008, 09:28 PM
e36m34life's Avatar
e36m34life e36m34life is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Portland, OR
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,052
Mein Auto: Take a Guess..
One thing im noticing is there is not too much difference if any at all between the 325's and 328's.

Good job guys, keep it up, maybe we can get this stickied in the E36 forum!
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-29-2008, 10:15 PM
BmwE36's Avatar
BmwE36 BmwE36 is offline
BMW Motorsport
Location: Socal
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 491
Mein Auto: E46 M3 & E36/4/5
1996 BMW 332i 4dr. 5 speed
50K miles S52, CAI, M3 catback, shark injector, etc.
Average MPG on OBC is 21.6 mpg
Always premium gas

This is if I drive efficientl
y that is!
__________________


Current: E36/4/5 SOLD
E46 ///M3
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-29-2008, 10:47 PM
tothpictures tothpictures is offline
Registered User
Location: California, United States
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 85
Mein Auto: '95 325is
Mine is a 1995 325IS Automatic
Average mileage is 22.4 for hard driving.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 03-29-2008, 11:42 PM
Chris S Chris S is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Kanagawa, Japan
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 797
Mein Auto: 1997 323i
96 323i 4 door auto
no mods
7.5km /L average (med- heavy traffic)
High Octane fuel
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 03-30-2008, 12:02 AM
ianiac's Avatar
ianiac ianiac is offline
<-NIKi
Location: Chicago
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 1,875
Send a message via AIM to ianiac Send a message via Yahoo to ianiac
Mein Auto: E36 M3
1995 M3 5 Speed
146k Stock
19.8mpg (medium traffic & lead foot).
Shell V-Power (93 Octane)
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 03-30-2008, 04:26 AM
98_328i's Avatar
98_328i 98_328i is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Indianapolis
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 280
Mein Auto: 1998 328i Sedan
I must either drive a LOT more highway than anyone else or my car is a factory freak of sorts.


98 328i 5 speed
Completely stock AFAIK
105,000
28mpg mixed highway and town driving
Highway only 31mpg +/-
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 03-30-2008, 08:45 AM
Pirate_copy's Avatar
Pirate_copy Pirate_copy is offline
Still here
Location: Devon, UK
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 12,179
Send a message via MSN to Pirate_copy
Mein Auto: M3
^Sounds about right
__________________
330i M-Sport in Topaz Blue

Edirty6 for life
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 03-30-2008, 10:12 AM
hornhospital's Avatar
hornhospital hornhospital is offline
D'oh, You kids!
Location: In the Grumpy Chair
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 14,335
Mein Auto: 1995 318is / 1993 325is
1995 318is bought last January
192,000 miles
no engine mods, lowered suspension, but I have no idea what kit was used (it was like that when I bought it)
DD- 50% city stop-and-go/50% Interstate= 29.2 MPG US on 89 octane
Took a trip two weeks ago that was 90% Interstate/four lane limited access
Cruise set on 70, 39.6 MPG US
Needless to say, I have been quite pleased. I love this car!
__________________
Quotes to live by:
guessing gets expensive...drivinfaster
nothing is more expensive than a cheap BMW...c4harpe13

Ken Kanne, Silverhill, AL, E36 Forum Mod/Craigslist addict/Hoarder of all sorts of stuff
BMW-CCA #441426
1995 318is "Bebe"; 1993 325is "Elvira" 1985 635CSi "Katja" 1984 633CSi "Sylvia"
HAVE I HAD MY MEDS YET?

Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 03-30-2008, 12:10 PM
E36 Phantom's Avatar
E36 Phantom E36 Phantom is online now
I Am The Machine
Location: Somewhere Between The Valley & The Bay
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 20,420
Mein Auto: Dreier, Fünfer & Siebener
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pirate_copy View Post
^Sounds about right
Our MPG is calculated differently. 31 MPG is ridiculously high unless he doesn't exceed 65. Ever.

1994 325is 5spd
191k miles - M3 catback, Apexi full CAI
22.1 combined average (per OBC) on date of sale - recorded over 14k mile/9 month period
MAX MPG: 30.4 (per OBC), 431mi on trip at refill. 71 MPH the whole time over those 431miles. That happened once.....lol
Chevron 91 ONLY. ALWAYS.

Just for sh!ts and giggles:
1998 540i 6spd 4.4L V-8
142k miles - no engine mods (yet.....)
17.0 MPG (per OBC) average since Jan 12, appx 4500mi
Also, Chevron 91....ONLY. ALWAYS.
__________________
// Chad //
// 2001 BMW 740i M-Sport // 2002 Lexus LX470 //
// 2009 Kawasaki Concours 14 // 2006 Kawasaki Ninja 250 //
// 1999 Chevy Tahoe //



Quote:
Originally Posted by SlimKlim View Post
You're a derbanana
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 03-30-2008, 05:59 PM
Pahipo Pahipo is offline
Registered User
Location: San Diego, CA
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 52
Mein Auto: E46 M3, E36 Vert, 07 Rav4
97 BMW 328i Convertible (Auto)
90k - K&N CAI w/ heatshield
NGK Iridium IX Plugs
Always 91 Octane
Avg 20.4 MPG on OBC (mostly in-town driving) Damn San Diego traffic!

Needs to change my driving style. Lead foot!!!
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 03-30-2008, 06:23 PM
SAltonS SAltonS is offline
Registered User
Location: Yardville, New Jersey
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 94
Mein Auto: 328i Sedan
'97 328i Sedan
165+k - K&N Pan filter
NGK Iridium plugs
Regular gas 89 octane?
Town driving Average 28.2 MPG on OBC driving conservitive (mostly) calculated 26.4MPG
Highway trips Average 32.0 MPG on OBC at around 70 to 75 on cruise

But I still have my vacuum leak that I have not fixed yet
I am a little lazy at the moment. Sorry!
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 03-30-2008, 06:36 PM
Pahipo Pahipo is offline
Registered User
Location: San Diego, CA
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 52
Mein Auto: E46 M3, E36 Vert, 07 Rav4
Quote:
Originally Posted by SAltonS View Post
Town driving Average 28.2 MPG on OBC driving conservitive (mostly) calculated 26.4MPG
Highway trips Average 32.0 MPG on OBC at around 70 to 75 on cruise

But I still have my vacuum leak that I have not fixed yet
I am a little lazy at the moment. Sorry!
WOW! 26 to 32 MPG with a vacuum leak! Are you sure that's not a hybrid you're driving?
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 03-30-2008, 09:10 PM
blurin03 blurin03 is offline
Registered User
Location: SF Bay Area
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 64
Mein Auto: '97 328is, GMC, Ducati
1997 328is 5sp

24 city
29 hwy
this is according to the OBC.

23 city
28 hwy
according to my calculations
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E36 (1991 - 1999)
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 On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:06 PM.


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