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      11-06-2005, 08:21 PM   #67
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I just come across this post from edmunds.com about
Posted EPA and Real World Estimates, this should gives us an idea why our results vary sooo much

http://www.edmunds.com/ownership/dri...3/article.html
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      06-24-2006, 10:41 AM   #68
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OK I drive 72 miles to work every day and here is what I have come up with, BTW I have 26,500 miles on her.

85 Mph = 27.5 Mpg
80 Mph = 28.2 Mpg
75 Mph = 29.7 Mpg (my compromize)
72 Mph = 30.5 Mpg
70 Mph = 30.9 Mpg
68 Mph = 31.9 Mpg
65 Mph = 28.7 Mpg ( because of hills and lugging the engine)

This is a mix of 35 miles of up and down hills and the rest is flat ground all in 6th with a 6MT. if I just do the hills subtract 5 Mpg from above.

I usally go 450+ miles on a tank of gas and the worst I got was 380 miles but that was driving way to fast and yes a 330i 6 MT can break 150 MPH on the speedo.
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      06-24-2006, 02:56 PM   #69
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I'm still getting ~16 to 18 MPG in all-city driving. 1100 miles.
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      06-24-2006, 04:39 PM   #70
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7500 miles, Highway: 30.7 Just came back from a 400 mile trip.
Cruise at 80-85 and the 30.7 just happens.
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      06-24-2006, 04:51 PM   #71
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i average 24 MPG city/freeway combined. the flatter the roads the better gas mileage i get. the highest that i have gotten is around 32-34 MPG on the freeway without traffic around 70-75mph. (if im not mistaken. these are just estimates from what i can remember)
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      06-24-2006, 09:17 PM   #72
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First post--new 325i owner here. Glad to see I'm not only one getting crappy mileage. Less than 350 miles on the car, and I have yet to see a figure over 18 MPG. Considering that's about what my big-@$$ Chevy Astro gets, I was a little concerned. It sounds like things get better as the both the car and driver break in a bit. I hope so.
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      06-24-2006, 09:22 PM   #73
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Hrm. 6MT, spirited mountain driving, 500 miles on the ODO, I'm averaging ~24mpg according to the computer. If you watch that little instantaneous MPG meter below the tach, it's easy to see what sorts of actions cause you to suck gas. Anything resulting in a kickdown in the step will probably be painful for mileage.
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      06-24-2006, 09:31 PM   #74
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I get 16 mpg in all city traffic driving. I think my average speed is 25mph. :*(
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      06-26-2006, 01:03 AM   #75
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I get 16 mpg in all city traffic driving. I think my average speed is 25mph. :*(
Nice to hear someone else is getting as bad, Nikki. I was actually considering taking my car in for service to have them look at it...... maybe I still should?
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      06-26-2006, 08:15 AM   #76
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~5K miles and still 19-20MPG in a 30-70% city-Highway driving, and is not getting better. I tried Manual mode, DS, and D mode and still all of them very close. I tried to be very conservative in each one of them. Could this be a problem with the car? I noticed that the car is vibrating at each star. Please help!!
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      06-26-2006, 08:54 AM   #77
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Yeah I am only getting 12L/100km, which equates to about 20MPG - pretty crappy considering my friend gets 13.5 L/100 in his E55 AMG.
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      06-26-2006, 09:50 AM   #78
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I am getting like 16 too
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      06-26-2006, 10:07 AM   #79
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Nice to hear someone else is getting as bad, Nikki. I was actually considering taking my car in for service to have them look at it...... maybe I still should?
I'm not going to take mine in but I may mention it when I need to have it serviced. I checked my average speed today and it is 22mph. I reset the mpg and mph every time I fill up. Do you have a similar mph? When I have taken it on highway trips and average 80mph I've gotten 30+mpg so I don't think that there is something wrong with my car. If you look at how they rate mpg in the city I believe they average 35-50mph so obviously they aren't going to get 16mpg.
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      06-26-2006, 10:09 AM   #80
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I get 22-25 mpg driving around the bay area with about 5k miles on the odometer. My wife gets 20-22 with a little more driving in traffic and more "spirited" driving than I drive.
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      06-26-2006, 10:10 AM   #81
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same here, horrific in the city and OK on the highway. when driving all in the city, i barely get 290 mile range.
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14mpg average

-325i Step
-Mostly in D mode, not an aggressive driver in the city. Hardly use manual mode
-4,250 miles on the clock
-Average 25-20 miles a day, heavy city driving
-reset with every full tank

I though the consumption would've gotten better out of the break-in period but it has stayed at the 13-15mpg range

Thinking an unscheduled oil change at 6k miles might help
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      06-26-2006, 10:18 AM   #83
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My range is alway around 280 on a full tank

agressive driving, almost all city traffic
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almost 10,000 miles
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      06-26-2006, 10:59 AM   #84
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I'm not going to take mine in but I may mention it when I need to have it serviced. I checked my average speed today and it is 22mph. I reset the mpg and mph every time I fill up. Do you have a similar mph? When I have taken it on highway trips and average 80mph I've gotten 30+mpg so I don't think that there is something wrong with my car. If you look at how they rate mpg in the city I believe they average 35-50mph so obviously they aren't going to get 16mpg.
Yup, my average speed is about 20 to 25MPH too. The EPA city fuel economy for this car is severely off.
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      06-26-2006, 11:43 AM   #85
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21.7 mpg average after 2200 miles with my 330i manual.
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      06-26-2006, 11:46 AM   #86
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Your first 1K or so, it's going to be skewed as your engine is still breaking in. I was averaging 14-17 on my first 1000 miles and now at 5500 I'm up to about 24-26 (mix of 70/30 highway/city).
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      06-26-2006, 11:53 AM   #87
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Anyone compare the computer avg to real world?

IE: reset computer and trip at next fill up.. then calculate mileage at following fillup and compare to computer avg?
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      06-26-2006, 11:59 AM   #88
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This is pretty interesting, I have had my car now for 400miles 330i MT, and I am getting 22mpg and I have a lead foot to say the least.
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