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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 07-03-2014, 07:33 AM
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Hey guys, state the MPG for your model.

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Old 07-03-2014, 07:46 AM
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in town I get closer to 15. Hwy I get closer to 28.
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Old 07-03-2014, 03:42 PM
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~23 mpg in mixed driving
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Old 07-03-2014, 04:03 PM
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Old 07-03-2014, 05:14 PM
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Old 07-03-2014, 06:14 PM
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Old 07-03-2014, 06:47 PM
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I thought MPG went out with the ark, when was the last time we saw an AA sign giving distances in Miles. Get with the programme and L/100K
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Old 07-03-2014, 06:48 PM
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Old 07-03-2014, 07:10 PM
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02 540i 6 speed sport 9.3ltrs/100kms = 25.3 mpg (US) Combined
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Old 07-03-2014, 07:11 PM
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Apologies all round for my previous post in this topic. I have been working in our local forum (Bimmersport.co.nz) and forgot I had flicked over into your Bimmerfest. Please carry on with your MPG
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Old 07-04-2014, 12:08 PM
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Typing /mpg f3 in the bestlinks nets these, among others ...
- What's the true accuracy of the various methods of mpg calculation (1) (2) & what gasoline mileage should an E39 really get (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) & what are some great e39 fuel efficiency stories (1) (2) (3) & what are the awful e39 fuel mileage complaints and miles per gallon diagnostic tests (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11) (12) (13) (14) (15) (16) (17) (18) (19) (20) (21) (22) (23) (24) (25) (26) (27) (28) (29) (30) (31) (32) (33) (34)
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