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      05-27-2011, 08:30 PM   #14
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Drives: '10 X5 40d & '12 F10 520d
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Originally Posted by aussiem3 View Post
Depends whether I am in my fuel saving mood or fuel burning mood. Average 14.7 to 15.1/100 km. With the ///Performance exhaust I've been stepping on the loud pedal too often. Can't resist. Need a fat wallet to pay $1.60/l for BP Ultimate in Perth. Bloody rip-off.
Driving around Perth in peak hour has become such a pain that I drive the Suzi during the work week with it's CVT box and leave the M3 for weekends and M mode. I don't know if anyone agrees but if I drive like I'm trying to save fuel my consumption actually increases whereas driving in M mode (basically all settings max'd out) I actually get slightly better consumption figures!

My wife's X5 40d freaks me out...... heavy city peak hour driving and she gets 9-10l/100km with heaps of torque and approx 800+ km per tank. I'd go for an F10 535d in a heartbeat if they weren't so ridiculously overpriced.
2012 BMW F10 520d M-Sport
2010 BMW E70 X5 xdrive40d