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Old 07-10-2008, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by AzNMpower32
Thrash a 335i, and report back to me on the fuel consumption. Probably like, 7 mpg.
I can only report on a 535i, which weighs about 50 kg more than a 335 last time I checked.

I get 12.4 litre/100 km, thrashing it around town. That equates to 23 mpg, or 19 mpg for the US gallon. Driving conservatively around town, shifting at 1500 when possible, skipping 2nd gear half the time (because you can), I can get 12.0 litre/100 km. That equates to 24 mpg, or 20 mpg for the US gallon. The fuel consumption is simply not sensitive to being driven hard or not, at least for me in city stop/start driving.

On the highway, the mileage is much better, but I don't get it out on the highway much.

Your 7 mpg estimate is not even close, given that I have a slightly larger/heavier car with the same engine/transmission combination.
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