Originally Posted by chrisbin
Is it manual or auto?
I had an E90 manual with the 163 engine and that averaged (on the readout) 37mpg.
IN the same kind of use I now get from my 177 auto and average of 39mpg.
Those are REAL world figures, not the brochure and not from someone cruising up and down the m-ways...
Its a manual Chris and i appreciate that there is a big difference between what BMW say and real life......
But when you compare this against 330D's, A4 TDI's etc............it fails badly.
BTW......we once did a pretty big stretch of M'way driving with the car and STRUGGLED to get near 40mpg even when driving like a greenpeace member.