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Old 08-29-2010, 08:24 AM
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BMW 550xi v. 535xi-- GAS

I am currently in the final steps of purchasing a new F10 5-series. I think the car is awesome and im happy I stopped into BMW to look at it before purchasing another E-Class.

My only reservation is GAS millage. Since I am doing euro delivery I have been able to reduce the price of a 550xi to just about what a 535xi with the same options would cost me. I love the fact the 550 will have few rivals on the road, but i have reservations on the cost of GAS now and down the road!!!

I would love to hear some opinions, its not to late for me to get a 535xi. How much worse is the MPG on the 550 vs the 535 no dealer has been able to give me a serious realistic answer.
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Old 08-29-2010, 08:32 AM
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I have a 550i and live in a small town/rural setting, daily driving to work and back and around town is about 19.8 to 20.4 mpg (I've reset it a couple of times as I've played with the DHP settings).

Took my son to college in Florida (I live in Ohio) so in primarily interstate driving (reasonable interstate driving) it came in 28.6 mpg for the trip.

I've been very happy with it, if you like to have fun with your car and push it a good bit it will go down quickly. Two friends with the 535i and their mileage is considerably higher.
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Old 08-29-2010, 08:54 AM
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Wrong car if you're worried about paying for the gas IMO.
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:34 AM
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I think you need to ask if you can really afford 50k plus car if you are concerend about mpgs over a 500 to 1000 difference per year
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Old 08-29-2010, 12:09 PM
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Old 08-29-2010, 12:18 PM
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The 535 gets great gas mileage and has a better projected resale value. If you are concerned about gas mileage the 535i is the car for you.
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Old 08-29-2010, 12:21 PM
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Im getting a 550xi prem. 2 for 57K. Im not worried about affording the car. Just concerned about it being a serious gas guzzler. I already have an S5 that drinks gas like no other.
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Old 08-29-2010, 12:24 PM
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Im getting a 550xi prem. 2 for 57K. Im not worried about affording the car. Just concerned about it being a serious gas guzzler. I already have an S5 that drinks gas like no other.
From those that have been posting, the F10 550i gets a bit better mileage than the E60 550i.
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Old 08-29-2010, 01:34 PM
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If your worried about gas. Get a 528. If you desire performance get a 550.

The 535 is a jack of all trades master of none.
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Old 08-29-2010, 01:43 PM
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Hi Coolmagas1,

I think that the fun you may get with a 5501 could irritate after the fun wears off and you start paying the bigger gas bills latter on . Gas prices will go up to who knows what . The 535 IMO will be more satisfying in the long term.

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Old 08-29-2010, 01:59 PM
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What are we talking about 10 bucks a week? Seriously? Skip a cup of coffee here and there if it bugs you that much....
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Old 08-29-2010, 02:37 PM
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if the thought of MPG comes to your mind, then you should be getting a 528i or a 335d.
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Old 08-29-2010, 06:28 PM
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I don't understand the repeat concerns on gas mileage, when it relates to high end cars. When car shopping, one prioritizes things... be it price, looks, brand, options, performance, color, MPGs, etc... We all have specific thing(s) that we are looking for in a car. If MPG is even in the top three, then a V8 or other high performance car is definitely not the way to go, as long term you will not be happy with a thirsty engine and frequent stop at the gas station. There are many cars out there that are fuel efficient, that don't require premium fuel and that can get from point a to b in comfort and safety.

The MPG things is really small in comparison to the big picture of such a large purchase/financial investment. Get what you feel comfortable with and what gives you the best all around value for YOU. If its performance you want, then an extra $1k in fuel will not bother you at all.
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:53 PM
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I have a friend in Florida who recently purchased a new 535. I told him I just ordered a
550xi. He asked me about gas milege. I wrote him back saying, "when it needs gas, I fill it up. If I was concerned about gas milege, I'd have purchased a Prius!" He wrote back, "good point".

If you're concerned about gas milege, there are a lot of cars available in the marketplace for you. If you're concerned about quality and driving, buy a BMW.
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:51 PM
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Im getting a 550xi prem. 2 for 57K. Im not worried about affording the car. Just concerned about it being a serious gas guzzler. I already have an S5 that drinks gas like no other.
What dealer gave the you $7675 off this car? This car lists for 65675. Thanks.

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Old 08-30-2010, 05:14 AM
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Lets just say anyone buying a 550xi should seriously consider Euro delivery.
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Old 08-30-2010, 05:32 AM
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Lets just say anyone buying a 550xi should seriously consider Euro delivery.
That is what I figured - also be sure that you have been a BMW CCA member for more than a year to get the $1000 check from BMW.
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Old 08-30-2010, 09:09 AM
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Why my 2010 528xi only gets 24MPG max, on mostly highway driving, rarely go above 3,000 RPM and almost no breaks. Should I go in for a check?
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:50 AM
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FWIW...

My E60 550 w/6 MT gets 21.5 - 22 mpg in a mix of hwy/urban (no in town "city" driving). On a recent 440 mile highway trip I got 28 mpg with the cruise set on 72.
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Old 08-30-2010, 12:04 PM
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Why my 2010 528xi only gets 24MPG max, on mostly highway driving, rarely go above 3,000 RPM and almost no breaks. Should I go in for a check?
Something is wrong there. You are getting just a bit better than my Escalade (20ish mpg highway)...
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Old 08-30-2010, 12:54 PM
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Why my 2010 528xi only gets 24MPG max, on mostly highway driving, rarely go above 3,000 RPM and almost no breaks. Should I go in for a check?
Are you sure you don't have the 550i re badged as a 528i ????
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Old 08-30-2010, 01:53 PM
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I enjoy good gas mileage on my E60 535, but, basically, it is just a kick to me. When the gas gets low, I fill it up. If gas mileage was an overriding concern, I would not have bought such an expensive car in the first place. There are lots of decent people movers out there for half, or less than half, the price.
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Old 08-30-2010, 05:01 PM
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Something is wrong there. You are getting just a bit better than my Escalade (20ish mpg highway)...
But the official number is only 17/25, so don't think dealer will do anything. Just wondering how can someone gets 28 with an V8

Anyone got a 2010 528xi here?

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Old 08-30-2010, 05:03 PM
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Why my 2010 528xi only gets 24MPG max, on mostly highway driving, rarely go above 3,000 RPM and almost no breaks. Should I go in for a check?
AWD always gets less.
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Frankly the only reason I do care about gas mileage is so that I don't have to take the time to go to a gas station as often...
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