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Old 06-18-2009, 12:13 PM   #1
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Whats the diffence in gas mileage

Im curious as to any difference in gas mileage, and about how substantial of a difference there is with the following models:

e36 318, e36 320, and e36 325.

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Old 06-18-2009, 01:32 PM   #2
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go to www.fueleconomy.gov and compare
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Old 06-18-2009, 07:14 PM   #3
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go to www.fueleconomy.gov and compare
thanks, that did the trick.
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Old 06-18-2009, 08:22 PM   #4
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I just looked at that, they seem kind of off. You can search, theres been SO many mileage threads. To sum up:

E36 325: 8-11 L/100 (You can get 7 on the higway and 8-9 combined if you know how to drive it; I usually average 9.5-10 with a lot of city driving and substantial hard driving)

E36 318: Not too sure, but from what I remember it's not substantially better! You may average 9 instead of 10...
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Old 06-18-2009, 08:32 PM   #5
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Not enough of a difference to justify getting a smaller motor
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:46 AM   #6
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Not enough of a difference to justify getting a smaller motor
In the city it makes a big difference, on highway not that much.
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Old 06-19-2009, 12:37 PM   #7
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i've owned both now, and i could get over 800km to a tank in the 318, and am getting roughly 600km's with the 325. But as flav said; driving style makes huge differences; i calmed down substantially since I noticed I have a lifter tick; and this last tank got 600km's on 44 litres; or 7.3 l/100km's. But I'm really babying the car now....
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Old 06-19-2009, 03:27 PM   #8
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I don't know how you guys resist the urge to plant the **** out of your cars. I'm getting under 550km / 65L tank with mixed hwy/city driving, but I love every minute of it! :
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Old 06-20-2009, 08:21 AM   #9
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^^^

I would normally agree; but it's no fun picking pistons up off the ground; and that seems to be the direction my motor's heading... But once that's all fixed, then I'll be back to jammin' gears!
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Old 06-20-2009, 12:42 PM   #10
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I always use http://autos.msn.com/default.aspx to do comparisons.. their mileage ( least in my case) has been pretty acurrate.. more so then fueleconomy.gov.
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Old 06-20-2009, 01:35 PM   #11
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I don't know how you guys resist the urge to plant the **** out of your cars. I'm getting under 550km / 65L tank with mixed hwy/city driving, but I love every minute of it! :
that's still pretty high... you must not drive very hard

I managed to get 17l/100km in the e46 325 and I average around 11-12l/100km in the e90 325/328 with combined city and hwy... about 400km per tank is my average.
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