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      03-27-2012, 06:48 AM   #1
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Fuel economics of F20

Hi everyone. Just wondering. How many km's does a full tank give you? How many l/km do you average?

Pls state your fuel type (95, 98), mode you run (eco pro, comfort, sport, sport +), mileage too.

Full tank: 650km on a full tank (it was 800km on the first run...)
Mode: ECO pro most of the time
Fuel: 98
Mileage: slightly below 200kms so far.

Averages 4.9l/100km when on the run.

So far it reads an average of 12.2km/l (though its going down with more mileage).

P.S: 1 gallon = 3.78541178 litres, 1 mile = 1.609344 kilometres.

Let the numbers roll...
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      03-27-2012, 07:01 AM   #2
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My new 118i Urban (took delivery on Saturday, I drove it down from upcountry here in South Africa to run it in, still need to post pictures!) has done 1500km so far. Stats for the run-in trip of 1400km:

Fuel: 95
Mode: Eco Pro
Average attempted speed using limiter: 130km/h
Average actual speed including stops: 113km/h
Consumption: 6.1l/100km

I did a 20km trip the other day cruising very lightly at 90km/h on the motorway for two thirds, with the rest over a hill with a few traffic light stops. Managed 5.6. This is at sea level here in Cape Town.
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      03-27-2012, 07:11 AM   #3
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Model: 120d
Mode: Comfort, most of the time.
Fuel: Diesel
Mileage: 2000km

Most of my driving is on country roads with few stop-starts. Am averaging 5.6 l/100km so far. I'd estimate that I get about 4.5 when I'm being conservative and in eco-pro mode.
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      03-27-2012, 07:17 AM   #4
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Guys how much is your estimate
On a 95 fuel tank? >600km? Or less than that?
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      03-27-2012, 08:44 AM   #5
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Model: 116i (Sport) Auto
Mode: EcoPro & Comfort most of the time
Fuel: Gasoline 95 RON
Mileage: 6.800kms

Avg. Consumption up to know is 9lt/100kms (I have never reset it since I took delivery of the car). I always fill the tank and I get a reading between 600 - 650 kms as an estimated range and usually I do around 500kms before refuelling.

In more details:

Break-In journey of 750kms, all in Eco Pro mode, I have an avg. consumption of 6.3lt/100kms, speed was from 100 to 140 kph. Same journey on Comfort (after 1.000 kms) was average 6.7lt/100kms going and 7.5lt/100kms return (more spirited, speed up to 160kph).

Daily commute is 40kms, 15 of them in A road and the rest within the city traffic. Avg. Consumption daily is from 8 to 11lt/100kms, depending on the traffic, always on Eco Pro mode.

In general I am very pleased with the fuel economy of the car (especially since my precious car was a Z4 2.5si) and how frugal it is in relation to its performance.
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      03-27-2012, 09:02 AM   #6
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On long-distance driving on the 116d as low 3.5 liters per 100 km. The car spent some more when it was new, but once km. counter showed 4000km lowered consumption.
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      03-27-2012, 12:13 PM   #7
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What the idrive tells you about consumption is slightly optimistic I've noticed... I always reset the trip-meter when i fill up the tank. Then calculate the consumption next time I fill up the tank.

my 120d stats for the last tank:
6.6L/100km, the idrive said 6.2 (I reset the trip-computer aswell upon full tank)

I've done about 3500km so far. Pretty mixed combo of highway and start/stop/city-driving. The over-all counter since new hovers around 6.4L/100km

I drive in eco-pro when there are cars in the way and you just go with the flow, and as soon the road is free ahead I floor it on sport+ pretty much majority of the time is eco-pro mode.

I don't think the diesel in sweden is the best if you want low consumption. 5% RME is mixed in the diesel on all gas-stations (good for the environment). It's mandatory for all gas-stations so real deisel can't be found. Any other countries got that?

It's funny that bmw state in the manual clearly that you are NOT allowed to fill up the car with diesel that contains RME, that means if I were to follow bmws instruction, I'd had to go to another country everytime I were to re-fuel the car, unfortunately I can't =)

I'd love to try the Vpower-diesel some countries have, to compare performance/consumption
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      03-27-2012, 12:27 PM   #8
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Hi. Does ur 1 series get very hot on the side panels the bonnet area.*
Also do you average close to 6.5l/100kms or to 9.*
I have 11000 kms on mine and bought it as a demo model at 10000 and get on average about 8.9 with a combination of eco pro , comfort and sport driving
I live on the coast.
I have taken the car to the dealer and they have advised the heat and fuel economy is as normal however I cannot accept such a vast difference between the advertised and actual figures I am getting
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I'd love to try the Vpower-diesel some countries have, to compare performance/consumption
Ive tried it and the results are astonishing - 20% lower consumption and more power...... all compared to the swedish diesel which Im not at all happy with!

I have driven BMW diesel cars from Sweden to Italy for the last 15 years every summer and the difference in diesel quality in Sweden compared to Germany, Austria and Italy has all these years puzzled me.

The difference in price is also substantial - 20% higher in Sweden compared to Germany for example.......

/Kjell

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In Germany, most (all?) diesel pumps have stickers on them - "can contain up to 7% biodiesel". I guess that's the same as RME?

I've never bothered filling up on the premium diesel - AFAIK it's just a con. Might be an interesting experiment, but who's to say you wouldn't drive differently if you knew it was a different fuel?
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      03-27-2012, 01:15 PM   #11
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Ive tried it and the results are astonishing - 20% lower consumption and more power...... all compared to the swedish diesel which Im not at all happy with!

I have driven BMW diesel cars from Sweden to Italy for the last 15 years every summer and the difference in diesel quality in Sweden compared to Germany, Austria and Italy has all these years puzzled me.

The difference in price is also substantial - 20% higher in Sweden compared to Germany for example.......

/Kjell
exactly, that's what I hear aswell, significant increase in reach and power, and at a lower price.

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In Germany, most (all?) diesel pumps have stickers on them - "can contain up to 7% biodiesel". I guess that's the same as RME?

I've never bothered filling up on the premium diesel - AFAIK it's just a con. Might be an interesting experiment, but who's to say you wouldn't drive differently if you knew it was a different fuel?
yea probably the same, it's actually 7% here aswell I was mistaken. Atleast you can choose what kind of diesel you want, I'd like that .

But I think there are more differences, we have another classification on our diesel than most countries. If it at least was reasonably priced it would make sense...

would indeed be interesting with som hard data/benchmarking with "normal diesel" (eu), Vpower diesel and sweden-diesel
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Model: 116i (Sport) Auto
Mode: EcoPro & Comfort most of the time
Fuel: Gasoline 95 RON
Mileage: 6.800kms

Avg. Consumption up to know is 9lt/100kms (I have never reset it since I took delivery of the car). I always fill the tank and I get a reading between 600 - 650 kms as an estimated range and usually I do around 500kms before refuelling.

In more details:

Break-In journey of 750kms, all in Eco Pro mode, I have an avg. consumption of 6.3lt/100kms, speed was from 100 to 140 kph. Same journey on Comfort (after 1.000 kms) was average 6.7lt/100kms going and 7.5lt/100kms return (more spirited, speed up to 160kph).

Daily commute is 40kms, 15 of them in A road and the rest within the city traffic. Avg. Consumption daily is from 8 to 11lt/100kms, depending on the traffic, always on Eco Pro mode.

In general I am very pleased with the fuel economy of the car (especially since my precious car was a Z4 2.5si) and how frugal it is in relation to its performance.
I'm getting those numbers as well.

Me too. I am very happy with the fuel economy of this car. Saves $ since fuel prices are sky high down under now.
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Got around 600 miles from first tank (118d)
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      03-28-2012, 03:42 AM   #14
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1.18i sportline @4500 kms
fuel : 95
My driving mode selection is about %50 Comfort; %30 Eco; %20 Sport
Average speed is around 50-60 kph, pretty much a combined usage.
And my average is 7-7,5 lt/100km.
It is VERY dependent on Mode and Mood;
EcoPro mode, law abiding citizen, Greenpeace member; 6,0-6,5 lt/100km
Comfort mode, you do some high RPM occasionally but usually careful with pedals; 7-7,5 liters/100 km
Sport Mode, "why are these idiots blockin' the Left Lane!?" attitude, to hell with global warming; 9 lt/100km
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116i Sport Auto... About 65 to fill tank does me around 420 miles, Avg 35 MPG
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This is pretty meaningless unless we unite and give the consumption in the same units - miles or km....... liters or gallons.....

jonaliew has already given us the the numbers to use when converting:

P.S: 1 gallon = 3.78541178 litres, 1 mile = 1.609344 kilometres.
Very noble of an Australian ;-)


Living in Sweden I prefer liters/100 km ;-)

But I suspect that those living in the UK see it differently as it seems....

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US and UK gallons are different, which may cause further confusion.
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This is pretty meaningless unless we unite and give the consumption in the same units - miles or km....... liters or gallons.....

jonaliew has already given us the the numbers to use when converting:

P.S: 1 gallon = 3.78541178 litres, 1 mile = 1.609344 kilometres.
Very noble of an Australian ;-)


Living in Sweden I prefer liters/100 km ;-)

But I suspect that those living in the UK see it differently as it seems....
I kinda had a feeling that would happen due to difference in unit measurements.

Call me Jon. Oh fullkoll, I reside in Australia but I'm singaporean. So I guess its nobility of both?
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Ok guys. Here's more specific math. To make it easier.

1 mile = 1.609344 kilometres. (That doesn't change)

UK:
1 Imperial gallon (UK gallon) = 4.54609188 litres
1 mile per Imperial gallon = 0.354006044 kilometers per liter

US:
1 gallon = 3.78541178 litres,
1 mile per gallon = 0.425143707 kilometers per liter
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According to the above, have covered 750 miles so far at an average of 51mpg (imperial) which equates to 18.05 kilometres per litre. Tank range was 600 miles = 965 kilometres. (118d auto)
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Which is 5.54 litres per 100 kms
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Oh fullkoll, I reside in Australia but I'm singaporean. So I guess its nobility of both?
Of course!
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