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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
The latest X3 brings some added style and some new features to the BMW SUV family. Talk about the new F25 now!

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Old 05-14-2012, 06:57 AM
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The BMW N20 engine is a turbocharged straight-4 engine. The engine is very different and the first time to be introduced to the X3 line for 2013. The 35i remains unchanged this year.

I found this on another site. You may find it interesting, I did.

http://www.n54tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15536
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Old 07-11-2012, 01:51 PM
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just an update - I was getting ~17MPG on my 2012 X3, when I decided to reset my cons. on board info reading.

After I reset it - it started freaking out and going up to 26 mpg or so, and then shot down to literally 8 mpg.

I restarted the car, then restarted the cons. And now it is totally on target with the advertised results.

I'm getting about 20 in city driving. I am very happy.
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:05 AM
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Cap'n, Berger getting 4.9 0-60 times out of that little 4 banger is amazing! Why would you want to get a 35i when you get a faster, less expensive, and more economical car with the N20. I am impressed.

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Old 07-12-2012, 08:09 AM
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:54 AM
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Right! I forgot to add that. Still and all, impresssive!
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:45 PM
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I'm getting 22 overall. I set the trip meter on a weekend road trip (about 200 miles) and it calculated the trip at 29.5!

I turn off the auto/start all the time. I can't stand it. I wish I could disable it. The button should have memory like the auto windshield wipers and when you turn it off it stays off!
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:42 PM
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Cap'n, Berger getting 4.9 0-60 times out of that little 4 banger is amazing! Why would you want to get a 35i when you get a faster, less expensive, and more economical car with the N20. I am impressed.
What does the 35i do with a stage 1 tune?
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:46 AM
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Would be interesting to find out! I am sure the Berger or Dinan have a kit already for that engine -- since it is also used elsewhere. Slightly OT, the new 528 with the 4 banger and a tune kit would be an interesting sleeper methinks.
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:29 AM
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Driving like granny home from dealer the N20 got 32 mpg over 90 miles with AC (100 degrees in OK). Later I drove to work 25 miles at about 65 in the am and registered 33 mpg. Drove it hard home in the heat of the day and down to 25 mpg over 25 miles. First tank was 29 mpg in mostly expressway driving. I have no real city driving to quote.
My guess is that once broken in and with no ethanol, I could get 35 mpg on a "granny trip" and likely 30 mpg on any trip or general expressway commute.

Pretty good. I get slightly better with my retiring 2011 535i but not much better. Of course the sedan is a smooth ride.
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:03 AM
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Have had my 2013 28i for about a month. I am getting about 24 - 25 mpg (average) and I have approx 2700 miles on it. Using comfort mode with combo of city highway driving - fortunately for me (and unfortunately for the gas mileage) highway driving is the Autobahn and I usually drive about 80 - 85 mph so my "average" may be ia bit low. The 4 cyl turbo has plenty of power with the 8 speed auto. I love that combo.
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Old 08-02-2012, 05:36 AM
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I have a 2013 35i. Mixed driving with minimal Eco mode I am getting approx 350-400 miles per fill so around 21-24 miles per gallon. Mileage seems to be gradually improving after first 2000 miles.
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:17 PM
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Not getting great mileage on a 2013 x3 28i

Wondering if anyone else has experienced this, but judging from the posts here, not many have. When I first got the car (driving mostly NOT in eco mode, mixed highway and city driving) it was getting (seriously!) 10 MPG. I was sure the trip computer was off, but fill up to fill up showed the same result. After about 950 miles, it's now getting about 17 MPG in mixed city/highway--not stop and go, just regular city driving. The dealer insists that this new engine requires 5000 miles to break in, and "everyone" is experiencing the same thing but I highly doubt that. True, the mileage is improving but.... and btw, no I don't have a lead foot, rabbit starts, etc.

So wondering if anyone else is getting such poor mileage. Thanks!
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:01 PM
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With my 2012 35i I've averaged a respectable 22MPG over 3000 miles of mixed driving and mileage has improved from roughly 325-350 miles per fill to 375-400. Can't complain especially given I like to use sport modes and all 300 ponies.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:16 AM
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I have ~ 1100 miles on my 28i - lifetime average is ~23.5 mpg according to the computer. I can say that the first tank average was something like 17 or 18 doing mostly highway. So has been improving since then. My driving is probably 2/3 highway 1/3 city. Assuming i'm not yet fully broken in - which I've read takes anywhere from 1500-7000 miles i could easily imagine getting the 28 or 29mpg it's rated for on the highway.

Sidenote - maybe i'm wrong here, but it seems like I get better mileage going 70-75mph than when I'm going 50ish. I was driving in heavy but steady traffic going 50mph for a while, maybe 45 minutes? And was only getting in the low 20's for most of that time. When I'm going 75mph or so the realtime gauge on the dash tells me I'm consistently in the high 20's/ low 30's. Could that be a result of the transmission?

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Old 08-30-2012, 05:45 PM
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Very impressive #'s out of a stage 1 tune. Maybe in 2 years or so trade in the wifes 08 X3 for a new one.
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:56 PM
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There should be a few 28i's out there by now and I was wondering if anyone has run one enough to get a feel for the mileage and power from the 4 cyl turbo? I know, it is probably too soon to get a really accurate number since they can't be broken in yet, but one should get an idea of how they are running. Thanks in advance!
Just put on 300 KM's on our new X3 4cylinder turbo and got 32mpg with 1/3 rd on the highway.

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Old 09-10-2012, 07:14 PM
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Unfortunately after debating for over 6 months, even when I pointed out we will qualify for the $1,000 Team USA and $500 BMWCCA rebates soon, the wife still decided on the 2012 GLK350 AWD. We both agreed the X3 was more fun to drive, but the GLK is not that bad. It comes down to the lease payment, we are talking $200/mo. difference for similarly listed and equal lease terms/drive offs. That was just too much.
What was the qualification for the $1000 Team USA rebate?

Did you have to test drive a car at one of their events? I'm trying to figure out if my sales rep is pulling my chain.
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:13 AM
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George, forgive my ignorance of our friends to the North -- but do you folks up there use the imperial gallon (larger) or the one we use down here? If you are clocking 32 mpg on regular trips that is outstanding IMHO!
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:58 AM
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We use litres in Canada and drive the 2013 2.8 model. I averaged 9.8 litres per 100km of mixed driving after 7,000 km. This amount is 9% above the stated average, which is reasonable.

Mostly Comfort mode and highway driving, with the occasional switch to Sport or Eco. Very happy with the vehicle and the results.
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:39 AM
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9.8L/100Km = 24.5 MPG (US)
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:22 PM
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Thanks for the conversion on the combined mileage! I am within the stated driving range.
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:40 PM
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No problem. I drive in both countries, and have friends in both. I'm too easily confused to do the conversion in my head. There are a number of websites that do the LPG to MPG conversion, and vice versa.

Next problem - best route from Boston to Mont Tremblant... No worries, I have Nav LOL!
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:27 AM
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About 35 US MPG highway only at 70 mph, per trip computer on a recent all highway trip. not too shabby.
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:00 PM
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Average to date with 3000 kms is 8.5 liters per hundred kms

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Old 09-29-2012, 05:11 PM
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We picked our up 3 weeks ago ... first long trip this week ... 250 miles highway / local ... 30 MPG using EcoPro on the highway 65-70MPH ... very pleased. This is a Florida car ... flat lands with very few hills.
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