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      09-07-2013, 11:43 AM   #23
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M135i, 8AT, 8,000k -- av 8.5L/100k over that distance

(I know I could do better, but really, I don't want to! )
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125i manual
9,7 l/100km
Something isn't right here, so a 125i has a 1,2L/100km bigger consumption than the M135i. Where do you both mostly drive and what kind of driving style do you have?
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Something isn't right here, so a 125i has a 1,2L/100km bigger consumption than the M135i. Where do you both mostly drive and what kind of driving style do you have?
Maybe driving the 125i in anger at himself for not buying the M135i?
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      09-07-2013, 12:00 PM   #25
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Maybe driving the 125i in anger at himself for not buying the M135i?

What's your consumption with the M135i? Manual or 8AT?
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What's your consumption with the M135i? Manual or 8AT?
Mine is due for collection 7-13th Oct so still being built
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      09-07-2013, 12:12 PM   #27
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Maybe driving the 125i in anger at himself for not buying the M135i?
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no, one can actually get a better mileage with the 125i than I do, but then you really have to drive extremely disciplined. I think I could manage 8,5 perhaps. I drive +- 70% on the highway.
I suspect that the automatic gearbox is the cause of the lower consumption figures the M 135i owners manage to get.
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no, one can actually get a better mileage with the 125i than I do, but then you really have to drive extremely disciplined. I think I could manage 8,5 perhaps. I drive +- 70% on the highway.
Thanks for taking it light heartedly as it was intended
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      09-07-2013, 12:17 PM   #29
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as a reference, during spirited driving I once got following figures, eco-pro my ass

254km - 15,8l/100km - average speed 71 km/h
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      09-07-2013, 12:34 PM   #30
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For a 125i that's still a reasonable consumption (for spirited driving), but I'm still puzzled how can a 3.0l petrol engine with that kind of power have that kind of consumption.
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      09-07-2013, 01:11 PM   #31
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120d Manual 10,600 miles - 1000 by me since I bought it in May.
Urban 42mpg
Motorway 56mpg

Car in comfort mode with A/C always on and driven normally.
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      09-07-2013, 02:02 PM   #32
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F20 116i 6MT.. Last 25000km averaged 7,8 l/100km.. 9 liters max. when driving with high revs )
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      09-07-2013, 02:53 PM   #33
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125i manual
9,7 l/100km
That's more the figure I was thinking of for a 1 series BMW. What are your driving habits like?
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116i Auto,

35mpg around City
50mpg my commute to work, A Roads/Motorway.

low 40's average.

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116i, Auto, 32.456 kms, 8,1 lt/100kms.

Mind you I commute daily around 40kms, all city drive and at afternoon is quite congested.
Still good in my opinion for city driving.
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F20 116i 6MT.. Last 25000km averaged 7,8 l/100km.. 9 liters max. when driving with high revs )
Yet again like I've mentioned earlier, it amazes me how fuel efficient these cars have become
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120d Manual 10,600 miles - 1000 by me since I bought it in May.
Urban 42mpg
Motorway 56mpg

Car in comfort mode with A/C always on and driven normally.
And overall combined??
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      09-07-2013, 03:09 PM   #38
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116d 6 speed, bought about 2 months ago with about 6000 km.

I can get about 6.5l in the city in stop and go traffic with a/c

I usually get about 5l on the motorway at 130 km/h, but usually no worse than 5.5l if driven pretty hard at 160 kmh +

Also, coming from a Honda Civic with 1.8 i-VTEC 140 hp, 116d does not feel underpowered at all. I opted for the 116d because it was in stock, but really wanted a 118d.
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116d 6 speed, bought about 2 months ago with about 6000 km.

I can get about 6.5l in the city in stop and go traffic with a/c

I usually get about 5l on the motorway at 130 km/h, but usually no worse than 5.5l if driven pretty hard at 160 kmh +

Also, coming from a Honda Civic with 1.8 i-VTEC 140 hp, 116d does not feel underpowered at all. I opted for the 116d because it was in stock, but really wanted a 118d.
That's brilliant fuel economy! Oh and welcome to the BMW family
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      09-07-2013, 03:24 PM   #40
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Average since new (calculated accurately brim to brim) is 78.2 mpg over 29,000 miles.

Maximum achieved from one tank is 83.9 mpg.

Maximum achieved from one trip to work (63 miles from Cambridge to London) is 108 mpg (I had to switch to L/100km to work this out, as the imperial stopped at 99mpg).

F20 1.6 ED.

Before anyone flames me, I drive it like a nun (about 50 mph behind a lorry).
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Average since new (calculated accurately brim to brim) is 78.2 mpg over 29,000 miles.

Maximum achieved from one tank is 83.9 mpg.

Maximum achieved from one trip to work (63 miles from Cambridge to London) is 108 mpg (I had to switch to L/100km to work this out, as the imperial stopped at 99mpg).

F20 1.6 ED.

Before anyone flames me, I drive it like a nun (about 50 mph behind a lorry).
Don't stress about conversions, I prefer L/100km. I live in South Africa, we work the same way as the UK. METRIC

I'm completely astounded by your fuel economy! Were you driving downhill the whole way That's like 3.4 L/100km
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Average since new (calculated accurately brim to brim) is 78.2 mpg over 29,000 miles.

Maximum achieved from one tank is 83.9 mpg.

Maximum achieved from one trip to work (63 miles from Cambridge to London) is 108 mpg (I had to switch to L/100km to work this out, as the imperial stopped at 99mpg).

F20 1.6 ED.

Before anyone flames me, I drive it like a nun (about 50 mph behind a lorry).
Driving behind a lorry or being towed by a lorry?
Amazing numbers! So you basically have better fuel economy than stated by the manufacturer. Have you ever pushed the throttle to the max in your life? Or is that a sin since you drive like a nun?
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      09-08-2013, 04:55 AM   #43
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That's brilliant fuel economy! Oh and welcome to the BMW family
Thanks! I'm absolutely in love with this car. I am finding excuses just to drive. I finally see what all the fuss was about!
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      09-09-2013, 03:59 AM   #44
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Driving behind a lorry or being towed by a lorry?
Amazing numbers! So you basically have better fuel economy than stated by the manufacturer. Have you ever pushed the throttle to the max in your life? Or is that a sin since you drive like a nun?
I never push the pedal past half way

I have a Mk1 GTi to thrash about, and a Volvo V70 for hurtling the family up and down the motorway.

My BMW is only used for commuting up and down the M11 into London. I drive at between 50 - 56 mph (depending on how fast the lorry in front is going). I don't tailgate the lorry, I use it as a pace setter.

I have covered 30k miles now in a year and a half, and the 78.2mpg has been calculated from brim to brim fillups. I have recalibrated the trip computer (easily done through the hidden menu) as it was highly optimistic (about 6%).

My previous car (an Audi A3 2.0 TDi) I owned from new, and only managed 62.3 mpg over 185k miles, and was giving around 65-67 mpg per tank just before I sold it.

The BMW is a great car for economy (I know it is the ultimate driving machine, but I have more fun driving my MK1 fast, without power steering or properly servod brakes).

Each to their own
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