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      11-28-2013, 04:32 PM   #1
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X5M MPG

How is the MPG on yalls X5Ms? I have a 2012 and its been getting like 10-11. Not sure if I am doing something wrong, if its the car, or if this just comes with the territory lol. I'm not fretting about gas prices, more so wondering if I am doing something that may hurt the car or if the car is already hurting. Thanks guys
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      11-28-2013, 04:53 PM   #2
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Depends on how you drive and what conditions. I knew I was never going to get 30mpg like I was in my TTRS. But I have been averaging about 12 which is definitely not good. Unfortunately I was hoping for a little better than my M3, but this is worse!!! Hah.

Oh well. Must probably have to drive it in auto mode more often and not constantly spool the turbos on a daily basis!!
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      11-28-2013, 07:03 PM   #3
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I am getting 16. Better than my 02 4.6is. Spirited driving using M drive gets me about 11.
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      11-28-2013, 09:12 PM   #4
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I think I'm between 12-13... Your numbers seem about right. These things are thirsty no doubt, but so worth it!!
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      11-28-2013, 10:06 PM   #5
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i think the only time i got 16 was on long highway trips. otherwise i never passed 12-13 and probably closer to 11.

I just got an M5 and its amazing how much more fuel efficient they are. Sure, maybe 15-16 now instead of 11 but thats a 30% increase!!

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      11-29-2013, 12:52 AM   #6
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I asked my dad

his response

"if you are worried about the gas consumption on the car take it back and get a prius"

That, combined with you guys' statements gives me confidence. Thanks guys!
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      11-29-2013, 04:36 PM   #7
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15 tops!
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      11-29-2013, 05:54 PM   #8
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      11-29-2013, 11:07 PM   #9
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Today I got this...this explains the 9mpg and whatnot

I have been filling up at a new gas station, it is a shell, could that have any issue? i always fill up at shell but this is a new one

someone help lol
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      11-30-2013, 08:33 AM   #10
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Today I got this...this explains the 9mpg and whatnot

I have been filling up at a new gas station, it is a shell, could that have any issue? i always fill up at shell but this is a new one

someone help lol
No. I got that in my F10 M5 about 3 times. BMW ended up buying the car back. It's not the gas...it's the car.
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      11-30-2013, 09:28 AM   #11
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      11-30-2013, 11:19 AM   #12
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Today I got this...this explains the 9mpg and whatnot

I have been filling up at a new gas station, it is a shell, could that have any issue? i always fill up at shell but this is a new one

someone help lol
had the same issue twice with the 535, cpu problem not a biggie if not passing a truck at 130 kph and loose 170 hp out of 300
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      11-30-2013, 07:26 PM   #13
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I appreciate the responses, you guys helped calm me down a bit. Miles are 31K and about 5.5K are mine. Took it in today and they said blah blah blah they'll look at it by monday.
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      11-30-2013, 11:25 PM   #14
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Best MPG I got is 17.8mpg - all highway requiring a few fill ups.
Mixed driving (minimal traffic) - I would say between 13-15mpg.
If I only drive around our area doing a few errands - 9-11mpg.
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      12-01-2013, 12:02 AM   #15
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I average 17.8mpg with city and hiway combined. I reset it three-four tanks of fuel ago and now it has settled at 17.8 and dosent change much, I thought it wasn't that great but after seeing what you guys get I feel a lot better about it.
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      12-01-2013, 12:11 AM   #16
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You sure that's not your 35D's mpg?

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I average 17.8mpg with city and hiway combined. I reset it three-four tanks of fuel ago and now it has settled at 17.8 and dosent change much, I thought it wasn't that great but after seeing what you guys get I feel a lot better about it.
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      12-01-2013, 12:17 AM   #17
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You sure that's not your 35D's mpg?
LOL
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      12-01-2013, 12:23 AM   #18
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You sure that's not your 35D's mpg?
I just went to the garage and checked, mine says 17.6mpg and hers says 24.2mpg I do more hiway than she does hers is mostly in town running around but hers dosent change at all i drove it about 300miles a few weeks ago and i thought it would go up but it didnt move it hasn't been reset in months. But mine will likely gain 0.2mpg when I get back on the hiway. I think Preimium fuel and diesel are also roughly the same cost.
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      12-01-2013, 06:35 AM   #19
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17.8MPG????

You must be putting around NEVER under boost!!LOL

I average in the 10-11 range. If it is really spirited driving, high 9-low 10s
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      12-02-2013, 01:18 PM   #20
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With a majority of my daily commute on freeways, I've been averaging 15.5-16.3mpg. This also includes rush hour stop-and-go traffic too.
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      12-02-2013, 03:07 PM   #21
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I get better MPG since I installed forged wheels and got non run flats...
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      12-02-2013, 03:22 PM   #22
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I get better MPG since I installed forged wheels and got non run flats...
I thought I read once that the OEM 20" are forged monoblock to begin with. I could be wrong.
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