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Old 15th April 2018, 10:09 AM   #61
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I must drive like an old man as I average 27.4 mpg. Most of the mileage is boring commute at the moment.
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Old 15th April 2018, 01:59 PM   #62
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On track or spirited run 9-15mpg.

On a good long run or cruising at motorway speeds or for example spin to the nurburgring and back, it can manage 32mpg without too much effort.


Averages at 25-27 though but it's not bad considering the kinda car it is.

Friend had a E36 318i before and on the same trip, he used a full tank while I used 3/4s and an E36 tank is slighty bigger too which he was quite pissed about
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Old 16th April 2018, 09:37 PM   #63
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I got 35.5mpg on the drive back from chipwizards to the midlands, and that is in a 373bhp track M3!
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Old 17th April 2018, 09:51 AM   #64
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I must drive like an old man as I average 27.4 mpg. Most of the mileage is boring commute at the moment.
After reading all of this, and trying to stick to over 25mpg for more than a week (I have failed btw) I can say that yes I think you are driving like an old man

Which is quite a hard thing to do in these!

I'm down to 23mpg, end of school hols so traffic is a little heavier and I'm now just flowing with traffic and having a few good pulls going onto A roads etc.
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I got 35.5mpg on the drive back from chipwizards to the midlands, and that is in a 373bhp track M3!
Thats more than decent.... much weight taken out of your car?
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Old 17th April 2018, 10:14 AM   #66
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I dropped the m3 of to the dealer I bought it from this morning in Leicester.. got around 25’ish mpg on the run. Coventry to Leicester mainly motorway. Doing 70-80mph.
Wifey was following me there in our 17’ C250d which is my ‘daily’, on the drive back I drove, and god what a difference it is going from the m3 to a modern diesel - the c250 I thought was a nippy car but felt boring, no steering feel & easy to drive. It does have a remap pushing it to around 240bhp.
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Old 17th April 2018, 10:29 AM   #67
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Just had an inspection 2 (and several tappets) and I'm seeing 1-2mpg better than before. Drove to munich last week and averaged 29.4 despite cruising 100mph for a long time. Used to get 27-28 on a good run.
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Old 18th April 2018, 08:09 AM   #68
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mine averages around 24mpg overall with mixed , I drive it hardish here and there but rarley redline the car to be honest.If reset and drive like a nutter over say 10 miles its gonna be 13-16mpg.

Reset on motorway at no real regard for mpg its 28mpg..30+ if kept strict 70 with no traffic!

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