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      09-30-2012, 02:00 AM   #1
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How high can you get?

I was driving down the highway the other day and decided to check the fuel consumption and it was a lot higher than I expected:
What's your best? I know you can manipulate the numbers by accelerating then resetting just as you let off and coast ( I got it to say 99.9) but what's your highest highway MPG?


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      09-30-2012, 02:03 AM   #2
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Mines decent but it'll never be what yours is at cause I like to have fun while I drive.
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You cheater

After cruising down to LA on the I-5 for about 2 hours I was at 32mpg I think. And the average speed was 87mph which impressed me more
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not sure on the freeway I usually take it easy. Prob around 30-32
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Haha I know, I know. I normally drive quick not like an old lady. lol it's usually between 21 and 23.
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25 MPG wich was a rather frustrating drive...
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18 mpg...
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18 mpg...


That's high...
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I was driving down the highway the other day and decided to check the fuel consumption and it was a lot higher than I expected:
What's your best? I know you can manipulate the numbers by accelerating then resetting just as you let off and coast ( I got it to say 99.9) but what's your highest highway MPG?
You left out an important parameter. Over what distance are you reading mpg?

The best my 328i has done over a 250 mile tankful is about 33 mpg, normal is closer to 29 or 30 for highway driving and 24 overall.

And do you have a turbo or NA motor? It makes a difference.

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I used to have a ~20 mile highway commute to work every day. Back then, my average MPG was around 23-25. Now that I work 3 miles from home and drive through morning downtown rush hour I'm lucky to get 15mpg. When my Vanos went out a few months ago I was seeing 8-9mpg for a while lol.

My old Jetta got around 40mpg on mixed city/hwy which I sometimes miss, but I didn't get this car for the gas mileage

My husband's tuned/modded Challenger RT gets better mileage than I do, haha.
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30.5mpg on my road trip
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Highest I've seen was 31.3 after six hours of 100% highway.
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You left out an important parameter. Over what distance are you reading mpg?

The best my 328i has done over a 250 mile tankful is about 33 mpg, normal is closer to 29 or 30 for highway driving and 24 overall.

And do you have a turbo or NA motor? It makes a difference.

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Hey, Tom
Great points. This was over about 150 highway miles at around 70ish and cruise control most of the time so throttle adjustments were not that drastic. It's pretty flat here in south Florida so hills were not much of a factor in lowering the average but the subtle inclines followed by long declines certainly played in my favor. My engine is non-aspirated ( )

Normally I'm not even close to this number, typically it's low 20's which is why I was compelled to post this in the first place. I was actually thinking my low 20s was shi++y and I was suddenly seeing something more "normal". I guess low 20s for predominately highway driving is on point and high teens for city.
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Highway 30-32 driving 78-80MPH, city 15-18. right now Average MPG is at 18.2
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highest real hwy avg i got was like 33 on a 4-5 hour drive
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It depends on what i smoke but I get 26.8 avrg.

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26 city, 42 highway, average is 27. Can you tell I do a LOT of city driving?
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23.74 mpg or 11.9 L/100km
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