Originally Posted by Faceofboe
Well, I have a 2011 328xi Wagon. I bought it in Germany so it has experienced the Autobahn, and now is in Texas enjoying roads at 70+mph. The car hugs the road like there is no tomorrow (17-inch run flats all-season).
I get a combined 20.8 mpg with mostly highway driving. It does not do well in the city. I'd say about 17mpg. I'm currently looking at the X1 because I want a turbo engine, the the upgraded 8-speed transmission.
The car has room, with rear seats that fold flat. It oozes quality all-around. My wife has the Q5 and even she says that the BMW is built solid.
For mileage sake, I'd probably go with a diesel.
Wait a couple more months and you can get an F31 3-series wagon with turbo and 8spd. Supposedly that is the only way they are coming, which sucks for those of us that want a manual.
I am surprised you are doing so poorly mpg-wise, I do not have a light foot, but I average 25mpg with nearly 30 easily achievable on a highway trip at 75-80. But mine is a non-Xdrive manual.
Heck, I got 25mpg on the Autobahn with mine, averaged 105mph between Stuttgart and Berlin. If only we could get non-cornified gas where I am!