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Old 02-25-2013, 08:51 AM
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I still end up at around 20.9 mixed every time I reset the indicator with around 60/40 Highway/City. The 6 speed is a pig in this car sorry to say.
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:18 AM
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Gosh if MPG was all that holy grail should have spent ur $$$ on prius........stop whining with that lead foot.
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:25 AM
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Why are you always so hyper?

In any event, I used to average about 19 in decidedly "city" driving.
Yeah, I would think someone in the ICU would be a little more restrained.

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Old 02-25-2013, 12:21 PM
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Yeah, I would think someone in the ICU would a little more restrained.
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:27 PM
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City driving is the killer. Depending on the traffic, # of lights and stop signs and also the distance you cover, the mileage suffers a lot. When I do city driving in NJ, I only average 12-13 mpg while I average 16-17mpg in the small cities in PA (less traffic, less # of lights and stop signs, less idling) in my Infiniti. Both figures are much lower than the advertised 18mpg for 2010 G37x.

As the others already said above, the mileage will get better eventually, but may still be lower than the advertised # depending on the factors mentioned above.

Just enjoy your greatly engineered car.
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:01 PM
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My 530i averages 15 in the city. Doesn't matter how I drive.
Your car is heavier and faster than mine. I think you're stuck.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:17 PM
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I'm based in the UK where in my experience, many more 5 Series drivers go for diesel models. I think this is partly because of the expense of buying fuel here compared to the US, but also because there seems to be an acceptance that it's better for the environment. I've never been that interested in the environmental argument frankly as i'm a fairly selfish bastard, but when I look at the mpg figures you guys get with big petrol engines, it's scary. Admittedly you guys would out drag me were we ever to race, but I bet you wouldn't be as far ahead as you'd imagine. However when it comes to mpg, the diesel figures DESTROY petrol figures. My F10's LIFETIME mpg (at about 18k miles) hovers around the 43 mpg mark. Admittedly it drops quickly when I really hammer it for fun or if I'm in stop/start city traffic, but soon flies back up when I put cruise control on whilst on the motorway (freeway), cruising at about 75mph. It really makes me think that the US needs to change its culture towards petrol before we burn all the world's natural resources. I don't mean to be inflammatory, but seriously, 20ish mpg seems average for the US; less than half my figure! Scary!
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:25 PM
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rguinn10, you are correct about our cultural differences and our environmental attitudes, but that's slowly changing. This year, we're doing to finally get a diesel engine option for most cars.

Keep in mind also that our "20" is about your "24."
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:27 PM
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I don't mean to be inflammatory, but seriously, 20ish mpg seems average for the US; less than half my figure! Scary!
Mrs D & I commute together on most days, so out 16.9mpg X5M works out to be 33.8mppg. That's almost as good as our 335d, right?
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:37 PM
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...I don't mean to be inflammatory, but seriously, 20ish mpg seems average for the US; less than half my figure! Scary!
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...Keep in mind also that our "20" is about your "24."
43mpg British is 35.8mpg US.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:43 PM
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Ahhhhh, I see. I don't realise there was a difference between US mpg and UK mpg. Sorry for my ignorance! Having said that, there are such huge differences between the petrol mpg figures and diesel mpg figures that I'm still fairly shocked.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:55 PM
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Mrs D & I commute together on most days, so out 16.9mpg X5M works out to be 33.8mppg. That's almost as good as our 335d, right?
Love the rationalization, I do it all the time!

Thinking the US is eventually going to be driving LNG fueled cars I'm helping usher that time in by burning gasoline at 14 to 28 mpg depending on the drive. I won't get a ton of miles in yearly but Ill give it my best shot!

I do love just driving this car, the low end is almost electric torquey.
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43mpg British is 35.8mpg US.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:25 PM
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:48 PM
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:11 PM
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:52 AM
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That's exactly what I've been averaging...16.9 mpg. I think I'm going to download that fuelly thing which dunderhi uses and keep track...

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Old 02-26-2013, 10:05 AM
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+ 1 on my 550i. I do a similar drive monthly and set it on cruise control. Back in town, reset, stop and go, and I barely break 20mpg.
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Filled the tank on my 550i with 400 miles on it at the interstate entrance and zeroed the mpg counter. Once up to 70 mph I set the cruise and headed for the turkey dinner 90 miles away.after about 30 minutes the average mpg was trying to break into the 30 but never made. The average traffic flow was 80 mph.

Got bored and played in traffic the rest of the way. Love how the tach is at 1900 at 80. Average mpg was 28 ish when arriving for dinner.

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Old 02-26-2013, 05:43 PM
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On my recent pissant 7 mile commute to work I managed an all time low average of just under 14 mpg for the tank. Must be the jack rabbit 0-45 in 2 second starts? Oh I love that!

Point A to point B quickly and in high style. So many Point B's and so little time!
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:46 PM
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Could be the cold starts that is partly responsible for your low MPG.

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On my recent pissant 7 mile commute to work I managed an all time low average of just under 14 mpg for the tank. Must be the jack rabbit 0-45 in 2 second starts? Oh I love that!

Point A to point B quickly and in high style. So many Point B's and so little time!
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:59 PM
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That's exactly what I've been averaging...16.9 mpg. I think I'm going to download that fuelly thing which dunderhi uses and keep track...
I got hooked on Fuelly when got the 335d. The 335d is pretty popular on Fuelly, but my more recent car choices aren't quite as popular with fuel efficiency crowd. Just be sure to keep a pen in the car to write your miles on your fuel receipt.
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I wanted to let you know my on board display says 21 mpg, I just calculated miles and gallons used this past month Feb 2014 and it's 15.43 MPG! Using premium fuel.

Is this a Huge BMW cover up? My car runs like a dream too. 47k miles time for the oil and filter change along with the spark plugs. I'll do myself, joke what the shop wants.
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I wanted to let you know my on board display says 21 mpg, I just calculated miles and gallons used this past month Feb 2014 and it's 15.43 MPG! Using premium fuel.
Have you ever reset the on board mileage computer?

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After 17 mos since delivery and 5,000 miles.......up to 21.8 mpg mixed @68% highway. The 6 speed definitely suffers in stop and go 1st gear stuff compared to the Auto (starts in 2nd) obviously.

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