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Old 06-10-2011, 06:57 PM   #16
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^ for a big heavy car like 5 series i say its alright?
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Old 06-26-2011, 05:43 PM   #17
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thats very good bigjohn 88
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:32 PM   #18
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holly shit some of you guys get shitty gas mileage!

I have 2000 540i sport 6 speed manual with 171KM

I get about 8.5-8.9L/100KM on the highway and and about 11-11.5L/100KM in the city.

If I do hit over 12L/100KM chances are I was driving it hard!
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:32 PM   #19
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My 1998 528i 13.8L/100KM. City and hwy Is it good or not?


That's bad.
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Old 06-28-2011, 04:29 PM   #20
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Just drove my 2002 540i M Sport home - first drive. 8.6L/100km's average on the highway driving at 120-130. I thought it was fine.
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:06 PM   #21
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just bought a 2000 540i earlier this year, i usually get 550 on a tank
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:24 PM   #22
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i get 550 km while city driving but that's the cause of a 3 series with 2.5 engine and manual.
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:43 PM   #23
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holly shit some of you guys get shitty gas mileage!

I have 2000 540i sport 6 speed manual with 171KM

I get about 8.5-8.9L/100KM on the highway and and about 11-11.5L/100KM in the city.

If I do hit over 12L/100KM chances are I was driving it hard!
these numbers don't mean anything except instantaneous readings.

a full tank measurement gives you the real reading.

i.e x amount with x litres when you use the odo to do the calc yourself. The computer uses some odd algorithm to avg it out which does not jive with real life numbers.
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Old 07-12-2011, 05:28 PM   #24
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remember guys and girls in 1999 vanos was introduced and it helps save fuel by 10 to 15 %...
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Old 07-12-2011, 05:58 PM   #25
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How to improve it?
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Old 08-04-2011, 03:42 PM   #26
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It is ALL how you drive.
Consumption 1 is my regular , don't really care about fuel consumption some spirited with no neutral cruising
Consumption 2 is more sensible, lets see if I can keep it in the 11's.

Last year I was in the low 11's for weeks!

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Old 08-06-2011, 10:47 PM   #27
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remember guys and girls in 1999 vanos was introduced and it helps save fuel by 10 to 15 %...
Ya right
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:09 AM   #28
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Some of you guys really do get shit for gas mileage. I just bought a 99 540i, 220k on engine. Took a trip from Norwich to sturgeon lake, which is just a little over 300 kms. I took the 401-407 than the rest was off the highway, cost me 74 dollars to fill from nearly empty, I went there and back and I was just at the 15 mark on the gas gauge when I got home. highway speed was 120km/h and off highway 95ish. Btw, to the people not running shell v-power, change. My last car was a 93 300zx TT, 400 RWHP. THe reason I went to shell was because the ethanol in gas had a bad habit of killing the injectors in those cars, due to the fact they have constant power to the injectors with the key off, causing some form of electrolisis in the coils inside the injector. One day you'd be fine the next all of a sudden you drop a cylinder. ANyways, after changing I discovered a great increase in fuel mileage compared to all other brands. Example; I used to get gas at canadian tire, use my ct mastercard for the extra points. The first time I filled up the nissan, cost me 67 dollars 91 octane. I got 258 MILES (georgian car) to that tank, and it seemed even if the car sat overnight the gas would drop. I replaced fuel vent, charcoal canister and associated vac lines because I thought I had an issue...filled up again same issue. Read about the injector failure, changed to shell. First tank I ran through got 320 miles, next tank 380 miles and than it stayed consistant. This was all spirited driving. If you've ever been in a twin turbo charged vehicle especially a built one its pretty hard to stay off the gas pedal lol. ANyways moral of the story? buy shell v-power and you'll be much happier.
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:21 AM   #29
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pure short distance city driving, I get 320km on a 61Liter fill up! > this is LR4 fuel consumption 20Liters per 100km

Highway driving is not bad, get 550-600 out of a tank.
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pure short distance city driving, I get 320km on a 61Liter fill up! > this is LR4 fuel consumption 20Liters per 100km

Highway driving is not bad, get 550-600 of a tank.
+1 on the Hightway milage, the city will vary depending on a few factors.
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