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      09-19-2005, 11:46 AM   #1
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Gas Mileage

I have been driving my Steptronic 330i for about 3 weeks now and am pretty disappointed in the gas mileage. (It was one of the reasons I sold my M3, but I won't get into that...) EPA rating is 21/29, my car is pretty new, still less than 800 miles on it with very little highway driving as yet, but I am getting nowhere near 21. Closer to 14 or 15...

Is there a promise of better times coming after break in? What are you guys getting as far as MPG?
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      09-19-2005, 12:12 PM   #2
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i've got a 325i automatic and it get 27.5 mpg, according to the computer. i've got around 4k miles on the car...
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      09-19-2005, 12:19 PM   #3
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I got a 330 manual. according to computer, I am getting 25.8 all around town. with 25.8, the driving is very tame (not much sprited driving) it is like driving miss daisy. when gas drop, i will have more fun but not right now.
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      09-19-2005, 12:23 PM   #4
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I have a 330 automatic and I am getting around 21.1 mpg for a lot of street and california traffic driving.
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      09-19-2005, 12:32 PM   #5
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I am no leadfoot...did things improve after break-in period? Or did all of you get over 20 right out of the gate?
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      09-19-2005, 12:38 PM   #6
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I have been driving my Steptronic 330i for about 3 weeks now and am pretty disappointed in the gas mileage. (It was one of the reasons I sold my M3, but I won't get into that...) EPA rating is 21/29, my car is pretty new, still less than 800 miles on it with very little highway driving as yet, but I am getting nowhere near 21. Closer to 14 or 15...

Is there a promise of better times coming after break in? What are you guys getting as far as MPG?
your car doing better than mine, I'm getting 13.7 and I only have 660 miles on it. But gas price is not too bad right now. I know a lot of people paid $90/gallon on cappuccino.
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      09-19-2005, 12:40 PM   #7
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I was getting 20+ mpg right out of the gate. The day after I picked up the car I did a bunch of freeway driving to enjoy the new ride and was getting around 24+ mpg.

I didn't notice anything different after the break-in period.
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      09-19-2005, 12:40 PM   #8
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14 or 15???? if you don't think you drive very aggressively, i'd bring it into the dealer to have them check it out.
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      09-19-2005, 01:37 PM   #9
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Drive it daily to work.

28 miles 20 miles highway 8 miles city

First two tanks got 22.4 and 23.1

Now have 2,200 mile on it and getting 25 - 26 per tank.

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      09-22-2005, 01:49 AM   #10
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the only way your getting that crappy gas mileage is by driving way too aggressively. not a good idea to do so with an engine that hasnt been broken in yet. if everyone else averages about 21mpg on the freeway then you should be to.
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      09-22-2005, 01:54 AM   #11
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15-16 city if you are an aggressive driver (like me) is about right.
I think what most people here call "city driving" is nothing like Los Angeles.
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      09-22-2005, 10:43 AM   #12
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23 on city streets and about 25 on freeway....at 14-16 mpg, you are probably more aggressive driver than others and there is nothing wrong with that. It's a preference...if you enjoy it, go for it!!!
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      09-22-2005, 10:53 AM   #13
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i am getting baout 22 mpg. right now i have 9xxx miles. wooowee its fun.
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      09-22-2005, 11:37 AM   #14
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Pay attention to your mpg gage (the one with the needle)

If you are pinning it all the time, your mileage will suck. Go easy on the throttle.
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      09-22-2005, 11:40 AM   #15
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      09-22-2005, 11:44 AM   #16
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My 325 auto gets around 24 in town. On a recent hwy trip we got 30.9 when I actually calculated it. Computer was showing 27.6. We have 1400 miles on her.
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      09-22-2005, 12:45 PM   #17
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I drive pretty hard, 17.8 mpg. If you are getting 25 - 29, you are not having fun with your car.

I have a 330 6sp, sport.
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      09-22-2005, 12:49 PM   #18
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24.2 325 and I always drive in the upper RMP range...
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      09-22-2005, 12:58 PM   #19
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330i auto - 29 highway, 23.5 around town. That's miles per US gallon of course.
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      09-22-2005, 01:19 PM   #20
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Yeah, I am disappointed as well, getting around 14mpg, mosty city, with steptronic on sport - that's almost as bad as 350hp supercharged C32 AMG
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      09-22-2005, 02:16 PM   #21
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325i with auto, I get about 22.8 city and highway mix according to iDrive.
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      09-22-2005, 02:21 PM   #22
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I check it every fillup. About 1400 miles now and getting 24 mainly rush hour commuting with a little around town driving.
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