BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 (E90 / E92 / E93) > M3 vs....
 
European Auto Source
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-29-2013, 10:40 AM   #1
ajvee
Major
73
Rep
1,452
Posts

Drives: None
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: None

iTrader: (13)

X5 35d MPG not significantly better than M3?

Chaps,

I drove a loaner X5 35d into work today owing to my M3's throttle actuator issues. I do tend to lead foot it, and I was pleasantly surprised that the X5's MPG over my 40 mile highway commute (21.3) wasn't significantly better than my M3's MPG (20.1).

Am I missing something here guys?

Hope you guys are having a wonderful day
Appreciate 0
      08-29-2013, 11:08 AM   #2
budski
Private First Class
United_States
7
Rep
149
Posts

Drives: 2012 SSII E92 DCT ZCP
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Savannah

iTrader: (1)

I test drove a used one the other day and the avg mpg said 21
__________________

ESS VT2 625 | Brembo 380mm F/R | Stack Gauges | Meisterschaft GT | KW V3 | Perf Steering Wheel | Challenge GT Lip | Perf CF Spoiler | CF Mirror Caps

Tundra TRD Rock Warrior
Appreciate 0
      08-29-2013, 12:20 PM   #3
lsal
We are all Longwong
lsal's Avatar
32
Rep
832
Posts

Drives: E92 M3 Frozen Blue
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Cambridge, MA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2013 BMW M3  [5.00]
I wish I got 20...
Appreciate 0
      08-29-2013, 12:55 PM   #4
Longboarder
Major General
682
Rep
5,376
Posts

Drives: 2016 BMW i8
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Monarch Beach

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
You aren't driving the M3 right. 20 mpg is a no no.
__________________
Daily: 2016 i8 Chrystal White w/BMW iBlue / Terra World
Airstrip: 2015 991 Turbo S / FBO meth upgraded turbos
Track: 2015 991 GT3 / GT Silver, carbon bucket seats, steel brakes, red accents
Beaterz: 2013 X5 3.5 Sport, 2015 Wrangler Unlimited
IG: longboarder949; YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT1...eoFBszPIK0gf9w
Appreciate 0
      08-29-2013, 01:58 PM   #5
bimmerfrk
First Lieutenant
bimmerfrk's Avatar
257
Rep
370
Posts

Drives: Alpine White 2011 M3 4dr
Join Date: May 2012
Location: NYC & some PA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by budski View Post
I test drove a used one the other day and the avg mpg said 21
You live in Georgia. How much traffic do you guys have? Come to Manhattan and go for a drive, then talk to me about mpgs lol.
__________________
2011 M3 Sedan : Alpine White / Fox Interior : Escort X50 Hardwired
Appreciate 0
      08-29-2013, 02:38 PM   #6
happos2
Dingleberries
53
Rep
1,248
Posts

Drives: Gray E92 M3
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Indiana

iTrader: (3)

You aren't driving the two cars the same. Leadfooting the X5 and babying the M3. I struggle to 22 on the highway in Indiana where it is flat... Much less city driving (14-15)
Appreciate 0
      08-29-2013, 04:35 PM   #7
Rambler
First Lieutenant
36
Rep
397
Posts

Drives: 2011 911 Turbo 6mt
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Eastern Connecticut

iTrader: (0)

I have a 335d and it gets about double the gas mileage of my M3 in just about every kind of driving. I did a full track day once with the d and it only used a 1/4 of a tank, lol.
Appreciate 0
      08-29-2013, 10:50 PM   #8
jeff2015
Private First Class
United_States
5
Rep
165
Posts

Drives: 2015 GTR Gun Metal Gray Pr Edi
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Loudoun County

iTrader: (0)

I'm certain the Diesel engine gets better mileage than the M3. It all depends on your driving distance and highway or stop n go traffic usage. But regardless it'll be more efficient than an M3.
__________________
Jeff
Appreciate 0
      09-01-2013, 01:12 PM   #9
Onurleft
Captain
Onurleft's Avatar
32
Rep
867
Posts

Drives: RPM
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Baton Rouge and Atlanta

iTrader: (0)

I had a diesel for 24 hours. Driving quickly it was around 21.5-23.5mpg, driving conservatively but not slow (10 over, not rushing for red lights etc.) I did achieve 25.7mpg with 3 passengers on a 10-15mile trip to dinner.

It's all about how you drive, conserving gas is a skill for a driver as well.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      09-01-2013, 01:36 PM   #10
krnnerdboy
Colonel
krnnerdboy's Avatar
United_States
112
Rep
2,438
Posts

Drives: v10 m6
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: so cal

iTrader: (10)

My x5 35i got a lifetime mpg of 21. The x5d is limited by the 6spd vs 8 on the gasser.
__________________

F80 m3, 997 gt3, 14 ram ctd, f15 x5, drz400sm

Gone:z4m, boss 302, c6 z06, m6,z3m
Appreciate 0
      09-01-2013, 06:40 PM   #11
Tarantula
Major
Tarantula's Avatar
United_States
41
Rep
1,253
Posts

Drives: 991 C4S/2017 M4 conv
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: FL

iTrader: (3)

We used to get about 21 mpg with the x5d now with the x5m only about 16 mpg
Appreciate 0
      09-01-2013, 07:11 PM   #12
1MOREMOD
2016 Track Days - 3| Ridge 1:52:24|Pacific 1:33:30
1MOREMOD's Avatar
United_States
4728
Rep
18,284
Posts

Drives: Race car->
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: check your mirrors

iTrader: (5)

thats not much better than the 18 avg i get in my regular x5. wanted to trade up for the extra torque and better towing capability. thought it would get more like 25 freeway since i can get 20-21 with 20s on my x5 3.0
__________________

02 Tiag e46 M3|6MT|GC plates|MCS c.o.|GC bars|GC race control arms|GC bushings|BW eng. & tran. mounts|subframe kit|BW race shifter|BW Jaffster|Euro header|BW exhaust|K&N c.a.i.|Epic race tune|Rouge pulleys|Seibon CF hood|CSL bumper|apr gt 250 & splitter|ST-40|XR-2|SS lines|half cage|Recaro profi|Profi 2 harness|BMWpedals|BW studs|
Appreciate 0
      09-01-2013, 09:12 PM   #13
pbonsalb
Brigadier General
532
Rep
4,460
Posts

Drives: 08 E90 M3, 99 E36 M3 Turbo
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Concord, NH

iTrader: (3)

We averaged about 15.5 in our mixed city highway with our 08 X5 4.8i. Our current 08 535xit gets 21.5 average. My 08 M3 averages 19.5. I think a diesel X5 would be great but am not sure the new ones with urea injection areas efficient. The X5 35i with newer 8 speed auto may be the way go go, plus the twin scroll turbo is more efficient than the twin turbo of a few years ago (like our 08 535xit).
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:49 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST