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Old 09-09-2010, 11:36 AM   #1
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Who says shorter gears give poor mileage?

I respectfully disagree. :buttrock



This is on my 3.62 LSD with only a 5spd. Granted, I did a lot of HWY driving in this time, but normally I average around 520 km (~323mi) per tank (50:50 City:HWY).
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Old 09-09-2010, 04:31 PM   #2
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I am pretty happy that I get 500kms a tank on my m3..50/50 city highway.
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Old 09-09-2010, 05:56 PM   #3
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I still got almost 500km on a 332is with a 3.91LSD...

Depending on the way you drive, you can put less load on the engine I believe..
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Old 09-09-2010, 05:58 PM   #4
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Yup. It all boils down to how you control your right foot, and taking advantage of downhill gradients
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Old 09-09-2010, 06:18 PM   #5
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My best is about 780km on about 58L, so that's about 7.4L/100km. 5spd, 3.23 LSD, 94 octane sunoco gas (10% ethanol). You have to drive 100km/h and not press the gas much more going uphill than on flat (sometimes slows you down to 90km/h)...

Driving 130-140km/h I get about 8.5L/100km. It would probably be 8L/100km if I didn't have to keep re-accelerating due to traffic buildup or idiots in the left lane, etc.

What really annoys me is the stupid relative gas gauge. I think yours is the same, Anuk. If it just shows empty, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, full, it will change depending on how you've been driving recently. So for example, you might see your gas amount go up if you have been driving aggressively but then drive like granny for a little while. I wish mine (like some e36s) came with the absolute gauge, which shows litres. Anyone know what the technical / electrical difference is in the cluster for this?
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Old 09-09-2010, 06:41 PM   #6
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You need feel the joy of constantly reving at 4000rpm's+ on the highway with a 4.27LSD... good times... bad mileage... it's possible to get around 8L/100kms, but you've really gotta feather the gas pedal.

But like I said; good times.
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Old 09-10-2010, 07:25 PM   #7
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Pwnd. Those are miles

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Old 09-10-2010, 09:48 PM   #8
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some revs wont kill your mileage... ive always loved that one....

load has much more of an effect on mileage than some rpm.

My best(which ive done many times ) is around 8.6L/100km (27mpg)on the highway with the M...doing 130-140.
I havent tried a trip at 100-110 yet. in time...
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:45 AM   #9
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Fuel consumption? What"s that?
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Old 09-11-2010, 11:38 AM   #10
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3.91 lsd

Rolling a 3.91 LSD in my e36, shitty city economy cause i drive like i dick but steady over 700 kms a tank doing highway, no pussy footing around either, 130-140 at 4500rpm the whole time! Better fuel mileage, faster acceleration, drifting......like where is the issue? Lol
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Old 09-12-2010, 01:38 PM   #11
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Man... I went from an 2004 M3 to a 2009 M6. Car is amazing but sucks gas like nothing I have ever seen. As of this morning my gauge reads 21.3L/100km... Almost all city driving. I used to get about 12-13 on my M3. When I first got the car I thought the electronics were screwed up because my reserve fuel warning comes on with a quarter tank left....
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