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Old 07-17-2011, 06:03 AM
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OK,

So after 6 months of looking at cars and waiting for others to hit hte market
(e.g. A7), i have decided the 5er is the one for me.

I was set on 535ix w/ msport, but unfortunately drove the 550ix the other day.
IMO - just no comparison (mind you i'm used to driving a E500 & corvette) so
the surge of power was great, engine doesn't feel like its working hard at all.

Anyway - i drive 20-25K miles per year. My benz (rated at like 16city/20hwy)
gives me a consistent 19-20 mpg w/ a 21.5 gallon tank. So you can tell,
i do mainly country & hwy driving, average speed on my 30 mile eachway
commute is usually 35-40mph.

Anyway - does anyone have some info on what kind of mpg they are getting
with mainly highway driving? I do NOT want to live at the gas stating, and am
frankly concerned that if I get the 550, i have a tank that's 10% smaller,
and if i get around 18mpg, that's another 10%. I am curious if anyone out
there is getting anywhere near the 24mpg on hwy.

thx in advance,

Aceman
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Old 07-17-2011, 06:51 AM
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I'm getting 22.5 mpg from my 550xi, mostly highway driving


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Old 07-17-2011, 07:16 AM
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It really depends on your driving style and conditions. On a recent 700mi highway trip I averaged 24.3mpg with an average speed of 69.5mph.
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Old 07-17-2011, 07:34 AM
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Old 07-17-2011, 08:03 AM
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Highway - spring/summer time - 24mpg @ avg around 70mph on a recent trip of 150 miles (no traffic congestion at all - wide open road). Normally, on a daily commute, usually around 22 mpg (due to traffic condition)

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OK,

So after 6 months of looking at cars and waiting for others to hit hte market
(e.g. A7), i have decided the 5er is the one for me.

I was set on 535ix w/ msport, but unfortunately drove the 550ix the other day.
IMO - just no comparison (mind you i'm used to driving a E500 & corvette) so
the surge of power was great, engine doesn't feel like its working hard at all.

Anyway - i drive 20-25K miles per year. My benz (rated at like 16city/20hwy)
gives me a consistent 19-20 mpg w/ a 21.5 gallon tank. So you can tell,
i do mainly country & hwy driving, average speed on my 30 mile eachway
commute is usually 35-40mph.

Anyway - does anyone have some info on what kind of mpg they are getting
with mainly highway driving? I do NOT want to live at the gas stating, and am
frankly concerned that if I get the 550, i have a tank that's 10% smaller,
and if i get around 18mpg, that's another 10%. I am curious if anyone out
there is getting anywhere near the 24mpg on hwy.

thx in advance,

Aceman
I get 27/30 MPG UK from my 550i M Sport, 5400 miles done so far, no problems at all.
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