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BMW 3 Series, Infiniti G37, Acura TL, Lexus IS 350, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Cadillac CTS, Volvo S60, Audi A4, Acura TSX, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#13854 of 16251 Re: Driving for mpg:( [nyccarguy]
May 03, 2012 (8:50 pm)
Are you the same guy arguing why thr tsx should be in this category a few months ago?
#13855 of 16251 Re: Driving for mpg:( [sweendogy]
May 04, 2012 (5:05 am)
Yup, that's me:)
The TSX was a mighty fine automobile, but my BMW is just on another planet. Besides my brief drive in a G37X (which was very entertaining to say the least), I haven't driven anything other ELLPS lately. It's like trying to put Trevor Hoffman & Mariano Rivera in the same category.
#13856 of 16251 Re: Driving for mpg:( [nyccarguy]
May 04, 2012 (5:25 am)
Really? I get 23-24 mpg not even trying to hard on my daily commute (65% highway at 60-80 mph, 35% city). On interstate at 75-85 mph I get 28-29 mpg. Even in Germany, going 90-100 mph (normal cruise speed there if you don't want to be pushed to truck's lane), I got around 23-24 mpg. It is really amazing how they were able to achieve such high mileage on the highway with that six.The mileage admittedly plummets to 18-19 mpg if I do all-city driving.
This batch you drove must be a lot stop-and-go, if you got that trying so hard.
BTW, I'm glad you like deep sea blue. I do to, I got one Actually, it was my third choice. I wanted crimson red, but they discontinued it for 2012 wagons, so they did with montego blue (a little brigther). But when I saw my car on the pedestal in Munich, I immediately fell for it and forgot about my first choices. One downside - you can see every dust particle on it . I don't like washing my car this frequently, my previous cars were less susceptible to show the dust than this one.
#13857 of 16251 Re: Driving for mpg:( [dino001]
May 04, 2012 (7:54 am)
Don't forget my 328xi sedan (AWD Automatic) is hauling around some extra weight compared to your 328i sports wagon (RWD Manual). I think even in dry conditions, my car is sending 5% of it's power to the front wheels. My car is only rated at 25 mpg. Your wagon also has the sport suspension which lowered ride height helps with better mileage.
You've got excellent taste in colors. My wife's (2 cars ago) 2007 X3 was Montego Blue. It was gorgeous. She got tons of compliments on it. It did show every little spec of dust, almost as bad as a black car. Every time we see a Montego Blue X3 or 3 series, she gives me the "HMMMPH" and "The Look" because her Acura TSX was black followed by her Pilot which is Polished Metal Metallic (the Bali Blue only came with Grey Leather on the EXL NAV).
If I were to factory order my car from the factory Id most likely get Deep Sea Blue. The Crimson Red & Sedona Red are nice colors too.
With my 328xi, it was a leftover & I was more concerned with options (Xenon NAV) than colors (as long as it wasn't black).
#13858 of 16251 Re: Random BMW question [graphicguy]
May 04, 2012 (8:52 am)
Actually, not to be misleading, but the performance package (335i) can be set up at the dealer....OR, if you order from the factory, it will be delivered with your car already installed.
It was like that for the '11s. Not sure about the '12s.
#13859 of 16251 Re: Driving for mpg:( [nyccarguy]
May 04, 2012 (10:02 am)
#13860 of 16251 Re: Driving for mpg:( [sweendogy]
May 04, 2012 (10:04 am)
The great Mo Rivera WILL BE BACK. Throwing his cutter & breakin bats!
#13861 of 16251 Re: Driving for mpg:( [nyccarguy]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
May 04, 2012 (10:05 am)
#13862 of 16251 Re: Driving for mpg:( [dino001]
May 04, 2012 (4:01 pm)
Dino the Euro car's are geared differently, or was this your personnel car on the Euro Delivery? When I did the Euro Del on my 05, the best I got in Germany was 18. I was not going to have a Opal pass me on the Autobahn..
#13863 of 16251 Re: Random BMW question [graphicguy]
May 04, 2012 (4:05 pm)
What does the Performance Package consist of? Since the Twin Turbo 6 in the 6 Series and 7 Series makes 315hp, Will the 3 series w/ PP make the same HP?