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      02-24-2013, 02:12 PM   #1
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Getting Terrible MPG

Hey guys, I have an e92 328i with 6k miles on it. Since day one the highest mpg I've averaged is about 19mpg. I drive 80% city and 20% highway. Do you think there is anything wrong with the car? It's really annoying having to fill up every 5 or 6 days.
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      02-24-2013, 02:22 PM   #2
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      02-24-2013, 02:22 PM   #3
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Hey guys, I have an e92 328i with 6k miles on it. Since day one the highest mpg I've averaged is about 19mpg. I drive 80% city and 20% highway. Do you think there is anything wrong with the car? It's really annoying having to fill up every 5 or 6 days.
Sounds low, but really depends on how you drive. If you "drive it like you stole it", then probably typical.

Our long-term avg mpg on a 335i is 22 mpg, but that averages in a LOT of highway driving. Around town, 17 is more typical.
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      02-24-2013, 02:32 PM   #4
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That sucks if its normal, does it get better over time? I dont drive it like I stole it but I dont drive the speed limit also. I think its still low because after filling up, it gives me a range of 245-270 miles.
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      02-24-2013, 02:33 PM   #5
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i get 15 mpg haha
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      02-24-2013, 02:41 PM   #6
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There are a lot of factors that can affect your mpg. I live in the city with lots of hills so I average 15.6 mpg, so you should be happy with your mpg
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      02-24-2013, 02:50 PM   #7
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Assuming you live in socal, I'm willing to bet you're in traffic a lot of the time. Add that with only 20% highway (which is also probably backed up), I think 19mpg is pretty good.
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      02-24-2013, 03:09 PM   #8
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i have around 18.5 with 0% highway (328xi) , so sounds about right
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      02-24-2013, 03:20 PM   #9
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Hey guys, I have an e92 328i with 6k miles on it. Since day one the highest mpg I've averaged is about 19mpg. I drive 80% city and 20% highway. Do you think there is anything wrong with the car? It's really annoying having to fill up every 5 or 6 days.
That is very normal for a 328 given the amount of city driving.. I get 23-24 MPG with 20% city/80% highway in my 328 MT: 28 MPG all highway. I've never driven just all city in one tank but I'm guessing it would be less than 19 MPG
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      02-24-2013, 03:23 PM   #10
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I get 22-23 mpg in my e90 330i. local only no highway. Highway I got 30+
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      02-24-2013, 03:39 PM   #11
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be happy with 19 mpg...
I get around 14 mpg
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      02-24-2013, 03:44 PM   #12
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I get around 22 MPG with 50/50 hwy/city driving

So like everyone is saying, your situation sounds about right.
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      02-24-2013, 03:49 PM   #13
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I get around 22 mpg. Most of time driving in town. (E90 330i)
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      02-24-2013, 03:57 PM   #14
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I'm only getting 13-14mpg with my E91 and I'm loving it!
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      02-24-2013, 04:01 PM   #15
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Yep, I do drive it like I stole it but it likes that. A lot of my time is highway but to my office and around town it gets pretty low. After 34k miles, I have an overall average of 23.5, most trips I get about 22 avg but open highway gets up to 35mpg.
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i get 11.6 mpg and i dont do any highway diving
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      02-24-2013, 04:05 PM   #17
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i get 11.6 mpg and i dont do any highway diving
Ok, now that is low.... Did you steal it? lol
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i avg 19.1
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      02-24-2013, 05:22 PM   #19
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be happy with 19 mpg...
I get around 14 mpg
Be happy with ur 14mpg I get 11.7mpg
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i get 11.6 mpg and i dont do any highway diving
Ok, now that is low.... Did you steal it? lol
I think u the first person I get better mileage than
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i get 11.6 mpg and i dont do any highway diving
I think u the first person I get better mileage than 11.7 mpg . no matter how gently I press on the accelerator from a complete stop, my fuel consumption drop straight to 6mpg whether I accelerate hard or soft .
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      02-24-2013, 06:08 PM   #22
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2 things: 1. you got glendale/LA traffic to fight with. 2. your name includes speed demon; me thinks that it might have something to do with your mpg

my 335 is getting 20mpg and I definitely get on it from time to time
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