Originally Posted by TrackRat
Many engines use a qt./2000 miles, which is considered normal.
That's about the consumption rate of my old Integra GSR... with 250,000 miles on it. I used to always keep a quart or 2 in the trunk.
I know bmw considers it "normal", but I wonder how typical that really is. My car burns about a quart every 7000 miles or so, but that's when I usually change the oil anyway.