BMW 1-Series Forum (F20) 135i - 1Addicts.com > Second Generation 1 Series Forum > 2012 BMW 1-Series Sporthatch (F20) Discussion > How far do you get with a tank bmw 125i?? :)
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      01-09-2013, 02:16 PM   #1
Michael457
Private
 
Drives: BMW F20 M125i
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: South Africa

Posts: 53
iTrader: (0)

How far do you get with a tank bmw 125i?? :)

My first tank in my 125i only did 320km not very good, does it get better? and how much could i expect to get out of a tank?
Michael457 is offline   South Africa
0
Reply With Quote
      01-09-2013, 02:31 PM   #2
rickk
Private First Class
 
rickk's Avatar
 
Drives: E30 325i, E46 320d, F21 125i
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: The Netherlands

Posts: 167
iTrader: (0)

Mine's doing between 10-11 km/l on average. So roughly 450 to 500 on a tank.

I do drive the car quite hard, and on the highway I usually cruise with 150 km/h and around that speed the efficiency really drops a lot.

But I'm not impressed either, it's pretty much the same as my Golf V GTI, and that engine is much older.
__________________
2013 F21 125i Estoril Blue M Sport
2002 E46 320d Steel Gray M Sport
1986 E30 325i Royal Metallic Blue
rickk is offline   Netherlands
0
Reply With Quote
      01-09-2013, 02:33 PM   #3
Subnasty
Private First Class
 
Subnasty's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW F20 125i
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: internet

Posts: 199
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via Skype™ to Subnasty
around 500km
__________________
BMW 125i
Subnasty is offline   Poland
0
Reply With Quote
      01-09-2013, 02:36 PM   #4
Michael457
Private
 
Drives: BMW F20 M125i
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: South Africa

Posts: 53
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by rickk View Post
Mine's doing between 10-11 km/l on average. So roughly 450 to 500 on a tank.

I do drive the car quite hard, and on the highway I usually cruise with 150 km/h and around that speed the efficiency really drops a lot.

But I'm not impressed either, it's pretty much the same as my Golf V GTI, and that engine is much older.
Ive been driving the car fairly gently :/ maybe its just that its the first tank and the engine is running itself in... 450- 500 isnt to bad, I got about 400km out of my mini cooper S, I guess powerful cars use more fuel :/
Michael457 is offline   South Africa
0
Reply With Quote
      01-09-2013, 02:38 PM   #5
Michael457
Private
 
Drives: BMW F20 M125i
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: South Africa

Posts: 53
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Subnasty View Post
around 500km
Do you get more out if you drive more on open roads than stop start?
Michael457 is offline   South Africa
0
Reply With Quote
      01-09-2013, 03:04 PM   #6
nicvw
Private
 
nicvw's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW F20 125i Sport
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: South Africa

Posts: 53
iTrader: (0)

You would. Driving to work on the freeway got my overall consumption down to under 8l/100km, but one frisky drive around town took it back up over 8. My first two tanks were both well over 10l/100km possibly even around 12

So far my most economical trip to work was 6.9l/100km consumption so there is hope if you can control the right foot
nicvw is offline   South Africa
0
Reply With Quote
      01-10-2013, 01:40 AM   #7
XavVD
Private First Class
 
Drives: 125i M Sport (soon)
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Europe

Posts: 106
iTrader: (0)

About 500 km on average for me. If I drive gently in Eco mode and 120kph max on highway then I can reach 600km...
XavVD is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-10-2013, 02:16 AM   #8
Subnasty
Private First Class
 
Subnasty's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW F20 125i
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: internet

Posts: 199
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via Skype™ to Subnasty
Quote:
Originally Posted by Michael457 View Post
Do you get more out if you drive more on open roads than stop start?
Hey Michael,

Itís already a mix of city and highway driving, I believe if It would be only highway I should reach over 600.

But Iím really surprised with the millage you have made on your first tank, are you running your car in?
__________________
BMW 125i
Subnasty is offline   Poland
0
Reply With Quote
      01-10-2013, 03:42 AM   #9
Michael457
Private
 
Drives: BMW F20 M125i
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: South Africa

Posts: 53
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Subnasty View Post
Hey Michael,

Itís already a mix of city and highway driving, I believe if It would be only highway I should reach over 600.

But Iím really surprised with the millage you have made on your first tank, are you running your car in?
I was told that my car didnt need to be run in by the dealership, even though I am taking it very easy, ive done 330km and my petrol warning light is up and i have like 60-70km left.. My car says im averaging 14.6l to 100km
Michael457 is offline   South Africa
0
Reply With Quote
      01-10-2013, 04:25 AM   #10
Subnasty
Private First Class
 
Subnasty's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW F20 125i
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: internet

Posts: 199
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via Skype™ to Subnasty
Quote:
Originally Posted by Michael457 View Post
I was told that my car didnt need to be run in by the dealership, even though I am taking it very easy, ive done 330km and my petrol warning light is up and i have like 60-70km left.. My car says im averaging 14.6l to 100km
Oh no, that fuel consumption doesnít sound good. Or maybe your just driving too fast?
Its wired that your dealer told you that, I have read that in a user manual before my pick up.
I try to obey my running in process, I reached 5000rpms like twice, and usually I keep it up to 4000rpms. Driving in this way gets me 9l/100km in the city and 6-7l/km on the highway, usually in comfort mode.
__________________
BMW 125i
Subnasty is offline   Poland
0
Reply With Quote
      01-10-2013, 04:40 AM   #11
Michael457
Private
 
Drives: BMW F20 M125i
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: South Africa

Posts: 53
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Subnasty View Post
Oh no, that fuel consumption doesnít sound good. Or maybe your just driving too fast?
Its wired that your dealer told you that, I have read that in a user manual before my pick up.
I try to obey my running in process, I reached 5000rpms like twice, and usually I keep it up to 4000rpms. Driving in this way gets me 9l/100km in the city and 6-7l/km on the highway, usually in comfort mode.
Maybe i am driving too fast? been in eco mode most of the time, maybe car still needs to run for abit.. I do like my speed though, lets see if I can cut that down
Michael457 is offline   South Africa
0
Reply With Quote
      01-10-2013, 04:42 AM   #12
AusF20
Captain
 
AusF20's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW 125i M sport
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Brisbane

Posts: 762
iTrader: (0)

My 125i has 4000kms on it now
The fuel consumption has improved since I first got it
The question is a bit like 'how long is a piece of string'
It will vary depending on the driver, how its driven and the road conditions.
If I drove it like a 'granny' and had it in 'eco' mode you could expect to get over the 500km out of a tank (6lts per 100km). It only has a small tank.
Let's face it, you bought a 125i, it is a pocket rocket, and not having fun in it would not be doing it justice. Drive it and get the 'sheer driving pleasure' out of it
AusF20 is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      01-10-2013, 11:58 AM   #13
peanut125i
New Member
 
Drives: BMW 125i 5 dr (F20)
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Johannesburg

Posts: 24
iTrader: (0)

500km in town and in a recent long trip 840km.
peanut125i is offline   South Africa
0
Reply With Quote
      01-10-2013, 04:11 PM   #14
pron
Private
 
Drives: 125i M sport
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Norway

Posts: 61
iTrader: (0)

It was rather cold the first miles here in Norway, and the fist two tank's was 9,5l/100km. Now it's down to 9,2l/100km. All is a mix with short drives and some longer. Car is at just 1500km, and all on winter tires. I hope it will go down some more with more miles.

And I look farward to getting summer tires on in the spring. The car is a greate drive!
pron is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-11-2013, 04:18 AM   #15
AusF20
Captain
 
AusF20's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW 125i M sport
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Brisbane

Posts: 762
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by peanut125i View Post
500km in town and in a recent long trip 840km.
On the long trip, was there 300kms of down hill involved!!!!!!!!
What mode was it in?

The best I have got was around 540km from a full tank,
and that was using the eco mode as much as possible during the run in period.
I decided to just have fun instead.
Love the 'Sport' mode, love the 125i Mr. Hyde side (Dr Jekyll = eco)

Last edited by AusF20; 01-12-2013 at 01:25 AM.
AusF20 is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      01-11-2013, 02:10 PM   #16
Michael457
Private
 
Drives: BMW F20 M125i
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: South Africa

Posts: 53
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by AusF20 View Post
On the long trip, was there 300kms of down hill involved!!!!!!!!
What mode was it in?
lol yea I highly doubt that.. YAY my last trip I managed 8.2l/100km, which isnt too bad, but my main computer by the speedometer still shows 13l/100km
Michael457 is offline   South Africa
0
Reply With Quote
      01-13-2013, 12:25 AM   #17
peanut125i
New Member
 
Drives: BMW 125i 5 dr (F20)
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Johannesburg

Posts: 24
iTrader: (0)

have you tried driving the car economically? on the highway i tried to get it as low as possible and it did 4.8l/100km. So yeah, you really can get it very low if you try. avg over 7500km my car now is on 9.2l/100km.
peanut125i is offline   South Africa
0
Reply With Quote
      01-13-2013, 06:20 AM   #18
Michael457
Private
 
Drives: BMW F20 M125i
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: South Africa

Posts: 53
iTrader: (0)

Im averaging now 9.2l/100km careful driving and with the aircon so not too bad.. im sitting on 600km atm, hope it improves, if its 9.2l/100km with careful driving I would hate to know when you use some power, sad that petrol is so expensive
Michael457 is offline   South Africa
0
Reply With Quote
      01-13-2013, 07:37 AM   #19
AusF20
Captain
 
AusF20's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW 125i M sport
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Brisbane

Posts: 762
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by peanut125i View Post
have you tried driving the car economically? on the highway i tried to get it as low as possible and it did 4.8l/100km. So yeah, you really can get it very low if you try. avg over 7500km my car now is on 9.2l/100km.
'So have I tried driving the car economically',
At first 'Yes', then I got to understand the car, now the answer is 'NO',
the 600+km to a tank does not concern me that much.

Each to their own, if 'economical' was the goal, I would have bought a 116d M Sport. It has the same look with economy.

The 125i M Sport 'pocket rocket' was designed for driving, so I enjoy the full driving experience this version has to offer me.
AusF20 is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      01-16-2013, 09:05 AM   #20
nicvw
Private
 
nicvw's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW F20 125i Sport
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: South Africa

Posts: 53
iTrader: (0)

Best tank so far, started with an excessive amount of driving in Ecopro mode before deciding that it just wasn't worth it and sticking to flipping between Sport and Comfort modes instead.

Overall economy was around 91/100km. Maybe I need to stop volunteering to do the lunch time shopping run at work.

Anyway as AusF20 pointed out this car isn't about economy but rather the experience, which just gets better and better each day.
Attached Images
 
nicvw is offline   South Africa
0
Reply With Quote
      01-17-2013, 01:09 AM   #21
Michael457
Private
 
Drives: BMW F20 M125i
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: South Africa

Posts: 53
iTrader: (0)

Ahh man that's fantastic ! Do you drive with aircon a lot? Also one question from empty how much does it cost you to fill up?
Michael457 is offline   South Africa
0
Reply With Quote
      01-17-2013, 03:53 AM   #22
iBeech
Captain
 
iBeech's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW 116i F20 Estoril Blue
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Stoke

Posts: 930
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Send a message via MSN to iBeech Send a message via Skype™ to iBeech
my average reads 38.2mpg

a full tank, which costs ~£65 to fill, will give me around 420 miles

Gotta love UK high prices.
__________________
iBeech is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:45 AM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST