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      07-14-2011, 10:28 PM   #23
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I'm 14.1 in a C63 the life of the car with mostly city driving and a heavy right foot. I expect the same in the M3 I'm getting.
wait heavy like lead or feathers??
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      07-14-2011, 10:28 PM   #24
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6.5 average during track days, 21-22 on the highway going to the events, about 18-19 around town and to work ( not stop and go).
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      07-14-2011, 10:30 PM   #25
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      07-14-2011, 10:34 PM   #26
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      07-14-2011, 10:37 PM   #27
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      07-14-2011, 10:40 PM   #28
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wait heavy like lead or feathers??
Heavy like 100 kilograms of feathers or 100 kilograms of lead.
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      07-14-2011, 10:42 PM   #29
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Heavy like 100 kilograms of feathers or 100 kilograms of lead.
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      07-15-2011, 02:25 AM   #30
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      07-15-2011, 04:36 AM   #31
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      07-15-2011, 05:06 AM   #32
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I get 12.1 as a DD and have gotten as low as 5.8 mpg at the track, but usually avg. around 6.5. Every 20 min session is about a 1/4 tank, she's thirsty.
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My observation exactly--each track session consumes a quarter of a tank, so for a typical track day format of four 20-25 minute sessions, you're empty at the end of the day after arriving with a full tank. You either have to carry a 5-gal container with you, or hope the facility has pumps open on their property.

I've had to hyper-mile the M3 on the highway occasionally when low on fuel and a significant distance from the next Shell station (or Sunoco if necessary), and it's painful. Short-shifting and running in 7th gear at relatively low speeds--definitely not the way this engine was designed to run.

But at least it's better than my previous E60 M5. Daily stop-and-go, local commuting generated 7.5 mpg with the V10...
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      07-15-2011, 08:47 AM   #33
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      07-15-2011, 09:09 AM   #34
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      07-15-2011, 10:02 AM   #35
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      07-15-2011, 11:00 AM   #36
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      07-15-2011, 11:45 AM   #37
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      07-15-2011, 12:10 PM   #38
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      07-15-2011, 12:21 PM   #39
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I'm actually spending less on gas since i got the M! Was getting 12 on my old 740... now gertting 14 in the M.
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      07-15-2011, 12:26 PM   #40
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I get 12.7 all city driving and 14.2 mixed.
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      07-15-2011, 12:57 PM   #41
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      07-15-2011, 01:06 PM   #42
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      07-15-2011, 01:08 PM   #43
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      07-15-2011, 01:15 PM   #44
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Last fill up was 11.28mpg prior to that it was 10.83mpg. I paid my $1300 guzzler tax, I feel fine about my poor gas mileage.
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