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Old 06-04-2014, 04:09 AM
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Hey ppl I have a 2007 328 xi coupe and this thing seems to be a gas guzzler, I usually use sunoco 93 gas. Am i using the rite type of gas? does anyone know what's the best type of gas to put in the bimmer?

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Hey ppl I have a 2007 328 xi coupe and this thing seems to be a gas guzzler, I usually use sunoco 93 gas. Am i using the rite type of gas? does anyone know what's the best type of gas to put in the bimmer?

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From what I read, Shell is one of the better gases to use! http://www.toptiergas.com/retailers.html

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Hey ppl I have a 2007 328 xi coupe and this thing seems to be a gas guzzler, I usually use sunoco 93 gas. Am i using the rite type of gas? does anyone know what's the best type of gas to put in the bimmer?

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Hey ppl I have a 2007 328 xi coupe and this thing seems to be a gas guzzler, I usually use sunoco 93 gas. Am i using the rite type of gas? does anyone know what's the best type of gas to put in the bimmer?

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What do you mean by gas guzzler? The car is only rated 17 City / 25 Highway which means that if you are in the 15-19 range in town and 23-27 range on the highway, you are probably about where you ought to be. I'm right there with my 2011.
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Oh ok well that does make sense, but I'm double check the mileage cause I don't work that far but thanks for the input ppl

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Hey ppl I have a 2007 328 xi coupe and this thing seems to be a gas guzzler, I usually use sunoco 93 gas. Am i using the rite type of gas? does anyone know what's the best type of gas to put in the bimmer?

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Check the owners manual, but i think 89 should be good enough.

Also, your car is a 2007...maybe getting a tune-up would help? If it hasn't had one in a while, then getting one should impress you. Everytime I would get a tune-up (once/year on older cars) the ride would seem so much better (quicker/faster, faster startup, etc)
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Oh ok well that does make sense, but I'm double check the mileage cause I don't work that far but thanks for the input ppl

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Short commutes are killers on gas mileage. Even if you're on the highway, the warmup mode for the engine does not promote good gas economy.
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Look inside the gas door for recommended fuel, quick guess, could be wrong but 93 seems to high.
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Small things like tire pressure, worn bushings, missing undercarriage shields, etc can reduce gas mileage

Check those things out.

Driving with windows down even affects gas mileage
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What do you mean by gas guzzler? The car is only rated 17 City / 25 Highway which means that if you are in the 15-19 range in town and 23-27 range on the highway, you are probably about where you ought to be. I'm right there with my 2011.

W/O chip I found no more than 19.1 mpg combined.

Then I discovered my right foot was big boned! Weighed heavily on the pedal.

Have to admit that, in spite of my handicap, our Hondas always did much better. Yet none of them could easily zip up to 150 mph, or even approach that.

Why??? Please help!
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Hey ppl I have a 2007 328 xi coupe and this thing seems to be a gas guzzler, I usually use sunoco 93 gas. Am i using the rite type of gas? does anyone know what's the best type of gas to put in the bimmer?
There are two octane numbers: Highly Recommended, and Minimum

For my 2011 328i...
  • The inside gas door and Owner Manual both state Highly Recommended = 91
  • The Owner Manual states Minimum = 87

Using higher than 91 derives no benefit, only drains your wallet faster.

Some gas octane myths pertain to MPG, as well as to engine harm, myths addressed here: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...&postcount=156

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Hey ppl I have a 2007 328 xi coupe and this thing seems to be a gas guzzler, I usually use sunoco 93 gas. Am i using the rite type of gas? does anyone know what's the best type of gas to put in the bimmer?

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i have definitely noticed the difference in gas quality from different gas stations.
I now only use Chevron or Shell.
That being said i look for performance and engine knocking resistance, in your case it might be different since you would probably be looking to best gas mileage.
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