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X1 E84 (2011 - current)
The new to the US BMW X1 will arrive at BMW dealers in the fall of 2012 as a 2013 model year. Get your X1 28i with either sDrive (RWD) or xDrive (AWD) or get the US exclusive I6 N55 powered X1 35i dDrive.

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Old 10-23-2012, 02:05 PM
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Last tank averaged 25.0 mpg, probably at least 90% highway. Auto start on, EcoPro on only part of the time, no AC.
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:33 PM
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Well I you think I got a BMW to get a better MPG well you thought WRONG! Hell Id got a KIA LOl
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:36 PM
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:09 PM
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Interesting article I just came across on Yahoo:

http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoram...125024437.html

Hope the link works.
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Old 10-23-2013, 02:12 PM
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Beat the mileage horse one last time...

I know the gas mileage subject has been commented on a lot, but I will put my 2 cents worth in after having completed a good road trip this month. I have had my 2014 X1 since mid may, and have over 17000 miles on it already. What can I say, I like driving it. I drove from Washington State to Door County Wisconsin and back, with a total of 5536 miles. There was two of us, and the car was loaded with luggage and lots of other junk to add weight. The drive took us through mountains and flat and everything in between. We had every kind of weather except snow. There was some good tailwinds through Montana and North Dakota which helped the mileage, but there was even stronger head winds through Iowa, Nebraska, and Wyoming on the way back that negatively impacted the mileage also. I think we experienced every scenario that would impact gas mileage along the way. I made no effort to economize. I wanted to see what she would do while driving the way I like to drive. When the speed limit was 70, I set the cruise control to 75. When the speed limit was 75, I set it to 80, and so on. I punched it a few times out on the plains to see what would happen..and it was FUN. I used the air conditioning. Basically, I drove it the way it wanted and should be driven. Lets put it this way.. I have no buyers remorse. From the photo's, (assuming I can figure out how to put photo's on here)you can see that midpoint the average was 30.9 and the end of the trip was 29.4 overall. (I manually calculated it also, and at the end there was only a 2 tenths difference.) The best mileage stretch was in MT and ND at 34.8mpg. Go tail winds!! In the stronger headwinds it dropped down to 25/26. All in all... I am pleased with the mileage and the overall driving experience was as good or better than I had expected. I'm a fan.
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Old 10-23-2013, 03:16 PM
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That looks like what my X1 s28i gets so yours must be one , also.

I went on a Colorado road trip over the Continental Divide to Aspen, and from the Divide to Los Alamos I averaged 32mpg at about 65 mph.

There wasn't much wind, I was headed to lower altitude, and I didn't have much luggage.

I noticed on the tank before that hard acceleration to pass isn't detrimental to mpg since the turbo ups the pressure and efffiency, as long as your front wind speed isn't over about 65mph.

One thing I finally found out is on the hwy the coolant will run approx 215 deg f with AC on and Eco Pro off.

If you turn on Eco pro or run with AC off the coolant will hit 225-233deg.

Who knew a car would run cooler by the computer with AC on?

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Old 10-23-2013, 03:56 PM
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We have gotten 30 to 31mpg mainly around the Asheville NC area. No really heavy traffic but also no eco mode.
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:34 AM
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That looks like what my X1 s28i gets so yours must be one , also.

I went on a Colorado road trip over the Continental Divide to Aspen, and from the Divide to Los Alamos I averaged 32mpg at about 65 mph.

There wasn't much wind, I was headed to lower altitude, and I didn't have much luggage.

I noticed on the tank before that hard acceleration to pass isn't detrimental to mpg since the turbo ups the pressure and efffiency, as long as your front wind speed isn't over about 65mph.

One thing I finally found out is on the hwy the coolant will run approx 215 deg f with AC on and Eco Pro off.

If you turn on Eco pro or run with AC off the coolant will hit 225-233deg.

Who knew a car would run cooler by the computer with AC on?
Actually, mine is the x28i All Wheel.
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Old 10-24-2013, 05:38 AM
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xDrive28i Fuel Economy?

I only get 25 in town with EcoPro and ASS enabled plus driving like granny. What gives?

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Old 10-24-2013, 09:08 AM
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I only get 25 in town with EcoPro and ASS enabled plus driving like granny. What gives?

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I depends on how many times you get caught at lights.

I live in a small city, Midland Tx, where I can drive through town 5-10 miles at about 40 mph, get caught at maybe 8-10 lights for a minute, and average 35+mpg.

I know that with my calibrated Scanguage, but if I just drive around town for a tank which averages warmups into it, it'll be about 25mpg.

I'm not about to use the ASS or Eco Pro, since I'm sensitive about losing battery charge.

Also, my boost gauge shows 2 psi when accelerating on Eco Pro, but 5 psi when lightly accelerating without it.

I drove 65mph for a tankful, but had to accelerate hard to pass lines of cars on 2 lane.

I got 31 mpg on that tank, so the running of the turbo seemed to give me the power for free.

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Old 10-24-2013, 09:16 AM
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Actually, mine is the x28i All Wheel.
Then, you are making out great; your x28i tested at slightly less gas mileage, but I'll bet that's mostly around town start and stopping.
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:35 PM
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xDrive28i Fuel Economy?

I drove from Glendale California(outside) L.A back to Salt Lake City taking I-15. The speed limit for the most part was 70/75. Needless to say I was doing close to 80 on cruise control up and down mountains and long, winding hills and after checking fuel consumption and miles driven 3 times over the course of the 630 mile trip I averaged 30mpg. And that was at very high elevation most of the trip, considering it's brand new and the steep hills/elevation and me doing 80mph I am extremely happy with my mpg for a all wheel drive vehicle. If they were flat roads and I was doing a more reasonable 70-75 I'm sure I would get 2-3 mpg atleSt better. Around town I'm averaging 23 with a lot if lights


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Old 10-25-2013, 08:59 AM
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I have posted on this issue before, will chime in my 2C on this . Ihave observed that the most linear relationship to MPG is average MPH. Take the example of the trip from Washington to Wisconsin- high average speed- higher average mpg. People underestimate how much idling, waiting and low speed driving they do. The average MPH is a better indicator. My wife had a hybrid Highlander for 7 years, 7 year average mpg was 22, average mph per the computer was 28 mph. She gets the same mileage in town with her new CX5, same mph and same mpg. It is a function of continuous driving without interruption to get higher, consistent MPG. I have a 06 530 xiT and it averages about 23.7 year round with an average of 45 MPH for the year- it is driven a lot on long commutes to work sites. When my wife drove it in town this summer while her car, she averaged 24 mph and got 21 mpg. Stop and go means crappy mileage no matter what the motor is.
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Old 10-25-2013, 03:06 PM
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I have posted on this subject before, so forgive me if I am repeating myself.

We have a 2012 528i and 2013 X1 xDrive 28i, both with the same engine and nominally the same gearbox (8 speed ZF) and both MSport models. What I have not been able to get over is that the 528i which is 100+ lbs heavier (surprisingly not more) gets around (currently) 28 to 29 mpg (comfort mode) while the X1 gets around 24 to 25 mpg for the same trip (30 miles with a mix of stop start, urban and toll roads). Journey time is the same and I have averaged this over the same number of journeys for both cars (5 round trips). Ambient temperatures etc. have been roughly the same for both cars when driving the trip.

My wife and I both note that the X1 is not as good as expected based on our experience with the 528i. Is it bad? Not really, just surprisingly different when compared to a bigger and slightly heavier car.
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:25 AM
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The 528i has much less drag than the X1 because of the shape. The airflow pattern of a hatchback creates more drag behind the car than a sedan does and so sedans typically get better mileage even though they are bigger and heavier. All things considered, the X1 is still the best of breed. Check out this link: http://www.autospeed.com/cms/A_112609/article.html
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:52 AM
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xDrive28i Fuel Economy?

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I have posted on this subject before, so forgive me if I am repeating myself.

We have a 2012 528i and 2013 X1 xDrive 28i, both with the same engine and nominally the same gearbox (8 speed ZF) and both MSport models. What I have not been able to get over is that the 528i which is 100+ lbs heavier (surprisingly not more) gets around (currently) 28 to 29 mpg (comfort mode) while the X1 gets around 24 to 25 mpg for the same trip (30 miles with a mix of stop start, urban and toll roads). Journey time is the same and I have averaged this over the same number of journeys for both cars (5 round trips). Ambient temperatures etc. have been roughly the same for both cars when driving the trip.

My wife and I both note that the X1 is not as good as expected based on our experience with the 528i. Is it bad? Not really, just surprisingly different when compared to a bigger and slightly heavier car.
In addition to the increased drag associated with the hatchback design mentioned above the X1 model you have is AWD. That will bring down the mpg. All in all, my X1 it gets great mileage for a non hybrid hatchback car. That is what I compare it to.


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Old 10-29-2013, 06:46 PM
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23MPG holding steady...3500miles already.

mixed hway commute + driving kids around town. always in a rush..
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Old 11-05-2013, 04:52 PM
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1 full tank:
- 85% city / 15% hwy
- 75% EcoPro (just because I keep on forgetting to turn the damn thing on)

Dashboard reading:
- 23.5 mpg
- +6.2 miles on eco pro

Actual MPG
(1502 miles - 1179 miles) / 14.272 gal = 22.63 mpg

...not sure if i should be happy or not. hope it gets better since I just got over the break in period
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Old 11-05-2013, 06:41 PM
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I did not raise the bar to high as for the gaz consumption ... Who *really* believed in the BMW's announced gaz consumption ? X1's forceful personality with 241hp and 258 of torque (I have the 2012 Canadian X1 xdrive 2.8i) always invite to some 'spirited' driving.
I do 40% highway and 60% city, my average is 25.5mpg during summer and about 21mpg during winter (Montreal area).
Because of X1's weight, city driving and traffic jam both kill mpg, eg. the stats are way better on higway at >30mpg.
Notwithstanding these figures, i really like driving it!
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Old 11-25-2013, 12:14 PM
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With about 70% city and 30 % freeway...getting ave of 26 mpg after break in. Not bad for all the traffic
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:54 PM
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Took delivery of my x28i on 2 Nov, still in break in period. Absolutely loving the drive

Here are my stats for the 1st proper full tank measurement taken today

52% Highway / 48% City
100% ECO PRO

Dashboard read 28 mpg with 12 bonus Eco Pro miles

Actual Consumption - 27.92 mpg
Distance Travelled = 431 miles (1051 - 620)
Fuel Volume - 15.44 gallons

The trip meter was almost accurate with the consumption. I decided to wait as much as possible to empty before filling to get maximum range

What was surprising and would like to know if others have observed this - the ECO Pro showed a bonus range of +35 miles and as I stretched the distance to fillup it dropped considerably. Maybe I let it go too far Would be interesting to see what would be the mileage had I filled up at that point rather than wait!!!

Am driving the current tank in 100% D mode to see how much does it actually benefit. Of course will be relative unless I am able to ensure a 50/50 city/highway distribution to have a proper comparison. Will post results!

What difference have you noticed?
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Old 11-26-2013, 03:21 PM
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Im still in break-in with 800 miles, 3rd week of driving: ASS - Off, Eco Mode - Off, most of it has been in DS because I can't stand how the engine lugs along in D...feels like a rolling turd.
Computer indicates 24.4 = whatever I'm enjoying the X1 in Sport, not so much in D. (If I really wanted awesome mileage I'd get another Mazda2 with neutered HP)
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Old 02-17-2014, 02:19 PM
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Best 100 miles(computer) - 34.3 MPG! Just this weekend, took a route through the country from Austin to Corpus to avoid San Antonio's rush hour.
Best tank(top off and divide) - 29.9 Same road trip as above
Typical 75MPH+ freeway with cruise control - 25 - 28 MPG
Worst freeway tank - 23 Heavy head wind.

In short, the engine is efficient, but the car is heavy and doesn't cut the cleanest hole in the air. If you drive for fuel mileage, you can get it. The car doesn't handle wind and hills very well.
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38 mpg!!!

Took a road trip to Washington DC over the weekend to see the Cherry Blossoms. Was my first long drive after getting the X1. Was impressed with the handling and the mileage.

The trip computer showed a mileage for the round trip average as 37.9 and the actual was 37.7 (started with full tank and topped off). Used Eco Pro throughout and cruise control wherever possible. Did not exceed any speed limits - so speed varied and did not exceed 65. 2 people, average luggage and no air con used - weather was great!!!

On the onward trip to DC, the computer showed 39.2 since there was hardly any traffic. Return today was marked by couple of very slow speed sections and some bumper to bumper. Still not bad - am impressed and happy :-)
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:49 AM
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So I am getting 17.8 mpg. Pretty awful. Not much better than the 16mpg I was averaging in my former Volvo XC 90. Which was the actual city rating. My wife has a VW TDI wagon that advertises 39 mpg and she frequently gets 45 mpg. Can't believe the city rating on the Vehicle. Who tests these things?
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