View Single Post
      12-08-2012, 02:53 AM   #11
iBeech's Avatar

Drives: BMW 520D F11 2015
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Sandbach

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Send a message via MSN to iBeech
my average is 39.9 MPG- and i do alot of motorway miles. so its not that great. fuel up costs around 60- but fantastic performance for a 1.6

Originally Posted by hufc2002 View Post
Afternoon all

So I have had my F20 118d M Sport since late June but after reading lots of stark reviews re the 116i, I often ask myself have I bought the right engine?

I cover at least 12k miles per year and on the basis that I had a E87 118d SE that averaged 53mpg, I opted for the d as I knew I would get excellent fuel consumption of at least 53 mpg and I am (car has average 56mpg over its first 5000 miles).

The diesel was 1960 more expensive (list) than the 116i but I factored in the fuel cost, mileage and car tax and came to the conclusion that I would be better off with the 118d than the 116i. Now I am not so sure.

Yes it is very economical and a great drive and if I was to keep it for 4 years then I wouldn't complain but what are my options if I wanted to change for a 116i?

Would this be worthwhile or would I lose too much money?

On the basis of the 116i averaging 42mpg, my monthly PCP on the 116i would have to be about 30 less than what I am paying now to be worthwhile financially.

Any views/thoughts would be welcomed?