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      12-10-2010, 01:58 PM   #1
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what petrol in EU is best to use for 335i? i mean in France, Germany, Switzerland is it shell vpower 100 is best?

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      12-10-2010, 05:35 PM   #2
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When I go to the track, its shell vpower 100. Everyday driving I have to use the Esso Super plus. Works great for me.

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      12-11-2010, 01:32 AM   #3
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I use Shell V-Power all the time. I don't know if it's actually "the best fuel", but for me it works great.
On a side note, the British tv show "Fifth gear" did a test on 3 diffrent fuels some years back on 3 different cars, and on the most powerfull car, a Subaru Impreza, the difference from "regular" fuel (as far a I remember) was about 15 hp at the crank with what they called Shell Optimax. I've never seen that name where I live, so I guess either they improved it or renamed it V-Power

I guess the higher octane the better for our engines, especially if you run a tune.

Edit: I found it here, turned out the "Optimax" was only 98 octane, but on he Impreza they gained 14 hp and 26 fpt.

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      12-15-2010, 05:50 PM   #4
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The cheapest stuff RON 95 or 91 Octane is what is recommended.

I dont think there is a need for 100 octane for every day commuting.

Personally I prefer Shell.
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      12-16-2010, 08:15 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by G.I.Joe View Post
I use Shell V-Power all the time.
I also use Shell but RON 95 -> my 335i has North American specifications
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My manual says to use 98 octane, but 95 is good too, and 92 will be fine as well... lol
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my 335i is from the usa as well and suggests i use 91AKI which is 95RON. i have actually not noticed a difference between omv100 and omv95. i have tried various 98 as well.

i would however recommend shell v-power as its been good to me in the past
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