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Dragan
07-03-2011, 10:30 PM
I am thinking of buying 2001 740i but need to get a better idea how good (bad) the gas mileage is in the real world driving conditions?

740-iLL
07-04-2011, 12:42 AM
With a mix of city and highway, I get an average of 575 km per 100 L tank

All highway I can get 850+ kms

MiroE36
07-04-2011, 08:51 AM
owww... that a shitty real world... I'll stick to the fake one.

Jeez thats 17.4l/100km combined... and premium to boot. You guys are hero's for driving 7s

740-iLL
07-04-2011, 09:23 AM
owww... that a shitty real world... I'll stick to the fake one.

Jeez thats 17.4l/100km combined... and premium to boot. You guys are hero's for driving 7s

*wave*

V12
07-04-2011, 11:40 AM
owww... that a shitty real world... I'll stick to the fake one.

Jeez thats 17.4l/100km combined... and premium to boot. You guys are hero's for driving 7s

It is definitely not great. Any similarly powered BMW would run around that. The newer cars tend to have taller last gear and other gas saving advancements to give better consumption in the HW

With a mix of city and highway, I get an average of 575 km per 100 L tank

All highway I can get 850+ kms


Actually you have a 85L tank, and the 750iL has a 95 which slightly higher consumption. But you drive it like a BMW ;)

MiroE36
07-04-2011, 11:55 AM
A flagship is a flagship... you guys drive the dream :)

I'll get there someday

740-iLL
07-05-2011, 02:42 PM
Actually you have a 85L tank, and the 750iL has a 95 which slightly higher consumption. But you drive it like a BMW ;)

My fuel receipts would like to prove you wrong ;)

ProStreetDriver
07-05-2011, 09:55 PM
I'm getting about 550-600km per tank 75% highway driving and it'll cost me about $70 to fill up with low grade lol. It's not an m62 though, but I think it's pretty good for a 17yr old boat with a v8 haha.

V12
07-09-2011, 12:02 PM
My fuel receipts would like to prove you wrong ;)

That's what the manual says. 85L with a 10L reserve while mine is 95+12.
The reserve should be part of the 85.
Looks like you are paying more than me!

bmwm5lover
07-09-2011, 12:33 PM
If I could afford the extra cost in fuel ( I drive a lot and with no fuel saving habits in mind), I would love to have a 750IL in the fleet.

V12
07-10-2011, 10:53 PM
A flagship is a flagship... you guys drive the dream :)

I'll get there someday

You drive a 335, and that is also one great machine :)

V12
07-10-2011, 10:55 PM
If I could afford the extra cost in fuel ( I drive a lot and with no fuel saving habits in mind), I would love to have a 750IL in the fleet.

An E39 M5 can be tough on hte wallet too, in terms of gas ;). Its a different smile you get!

740-iLL
07-11-2011, 12:54 PM
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss128/empire-corp/THE%207/IMG_20110708_000009.jpg

MiroE36
07-11-2011, 01:22 PM
^^^ ow :(

JINT
07-12-2011, 10:16 AM
17L/100km is aright, you gotta pay to play.
You know i noticed in Europe on 95 octane i could get slightly better consumption results than here on 91.
On 95oct i would average 14.5/100km city and highway mixed, but than again could be different gearing than here.

propr'one
07-12-2011, 10:35 AM
^^are you using shell here? (ethanol?)

Axxe
07-22-2011, 04:24 PM
17L/100km is aright, you gotta pay to play.
You know i noticed in Europe on 95 octane i could get slightly better consumption results than here on 91.
On 95oct i would average 14.5/100km city and highway mixed, but than again could be different gearing than here.

Europe and NA use two different octane measurement conventions. 95 RON = 91 AKI if I recall correctly.

Dammerung
12-29-2011, 03:01 AM
17L/100km is aright, you gotta pay to play.
You know i noticed in Europe on 95 octane i could get slightly better consumption results than here on 91.
On 95oct i would average 14.5/100km city and highway mixed, but than again could be different gearing than here.

Ive noticed that one my other vehicles. 87 vs 91 at the end i get more mileage out of 91. I believe 91 is more stable than 87 and takes longer to burn. Similarly 95 would take longer than 91 and hence the better mileage.

Dammerung
12-29-2011, 03:03 AM
^^are you using shell here? (ethanol?)

Do you know which gas company is ethanol free? So far ive heard its only shell but i could be mistaken

SFX Group
07-19-2012, 10:49 PM
My Honda Helix (250cc HUGE scrooter from the UK) will not run on anything lowe than 91, 89 results in it starting but never able to idle.

The higher the octane the more stable the fuel, better consumption (and better engine).

dece_dece
10-08-2012, 04:48 PM
15.9 or 16.1 liters per 100km 89 or 91 fuel. I pumped 91 for the price of 87 couple days ago and i felt like im saving gas.

JINT
10-08-2012, 11:21 PM
^^are you using shell here? (ethanol?)

nope, petro canada

dece_dece
04-29-2013, 06:40 PM
13.6 l/100 km I use shell or petro 91 only.

Keep in mind i do mostly hwy driving while going to work and coming back is hell sometimes.
I baby the peddle and try to stay under the 20l mark.

parm
04-29-2013, 08:24 PM
17L/100km City
9.5L/100km Hwy.
Petro 94
Real World.

TSI
04-29-2013, 08:51 PM
8.8-9.7l/100 km, car needs a tuneup and valve adjustment. Mainly highway, but with a decent amount of stop-and-go too.
If I'm careful on the highway (~110 kph, no wind, no traffic to contend with) I can get about 6.9l/100 km.

jay01_brown
04-29-2013, 09:26 PM
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss128/empire-corp/THE%207/IMG_20110708_000009.jpg


how many days does this get you?

Mikey83
04-30-2013, 07:52 AM
10.5L\100kms HWY
14L\100kms City
94 Ultra

dbworld4k
04-30-2013, 12:00 PM
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss128/empire-corp/THE%207/IMG_20110708_000009.jpg

The hell with that!!! I better be driving a Gallardo if I'm to pay +$100 for fill ups. Lol. Might as well enjoy that punishment.

Guess I should be thankful with the M5's 65L tank. Just seeing triple digit fill ups makes me cringe. It just feels wrong, lol.

JINT
04-30-2013, 09:07 PM
E34 M5 is about the same as the 740's.

Mikey83
04-30-2013, 09:16 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/603421_10151178167688834_202324457_n.jpg

Always over $100, just get used to it I guess

BMW_7
06-04-2013, 08:25 PM
I'm in the club. But my current average with my fillup (already drove 500km and still have 1/4 left) is 11 L / 100km

This is in the 2000 Audi A8. I guess that's what you get with the 600 lb weight difference vs the 7 series?

The 525iT used to get just as bad mileage with the auto

///AMG
02-26-2014, 04:06 PM
Thanks for the numbers guys, I am currently in the market for a late model e38. I am currently driving a MB.

12.9 L/100km (city driving) in my 94 E420 and that was my highest ever. Generally I get something like 11.9 L/100km. Its a low(er) number due to the low final ratio in my diff. Only 2.28 if I remember correctly. And IIRC the e38 has a 2.93 diff gearing. A lot quicker but a lot more thirsty.

But for the higher comfort level that the E38 offers I'd gladly take the increased fuel milage.

visal911
02-28-2014, 09:53 AM
Are you selling that E420?

I love those v8 w124's. Big sedans with a V8 is something to love, nothing like it on the highway. I was looking for a 400e but then this 735 5 speed came up for sale, had to have it

I get 11L/100 highway and about 14 city. I think the V8 might do better.