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#2 of 37 2006 X5 4.4i ~~ GAS CONSUMPTION ~~
Aug 02, 2006 (10:39 pm)
I am new to these boards, but have enjoyed reading many of your posts. I recently purchased (2 weeks ago) a new BMW X5 4.4i (2006). I love the car, HOWEVER, I am concerned about the gas mileage I am getting with it. On the window sticker it shows the mileage as "16 / 22", however every time I fill up (24 gallons of premium petrol) I am only able to drive 290ish miles, before the yellow fuel tank indicator light goes on. I drive for maybe 10 miles, then refuel, (it takes another 24 gallons) and the same thing happens.
I live in Los Angeles, and at least half of the miles I drive are on the freeway with a average speed of 65 - 70 MPH. I know I should be getting at LEAST a good 450 miles per fillup, and I don't know what I should do.
I am spending oodles of $$$ every 4 days putting fuel in the car, and I feel that BMW has not truthfully disclosed this car's fuel efficiency. If I would have known that I was going to get 13 miles per gallon I would have not bought the V8, and would have settled for the V6.
Can someone please tell me what my options are, and what I should do? Shall I go to the dealership, and if so, what should I say? No joke, this care is costing me a lot of money.
Any help would be appreciated,
#3 of 37 '04 X5 3.0iA
May 15, 2006 (8:00 pm)
My Dad gets about 20mpg on 85% highway 15% City driving mix.
'04 X5 3.0iA
#5 of 37 Re: Gas Mileage? [tygger]
May 15, 2006 (11:37 pm)
3.0. Mix city/highway 15mpg. Best 19mpg in all highway. BTW I like to speed.
#6 of 37 Re: Gas Mileage? [chchoi]
May 17, 2006 (3:37 am)
My 2004 3 litre petrol (25000km ) gets about 17 mpg (imperial) for general driving mainly city, and about 25mpg when on country running.
I think the imperial gallon is about 10% larger than the US gallon?
#7 of 37 Gas Mileage?
May 15, 2006 (7:48 am)
What type of gas mileage are you guys getting? Also note which engine you have... Thanks!
#10 of 37 Re: 2006 X5 4.4i ~~ GAS CONSUMPTION ~~ [sanjab_x5]
Aug 04, 2006 (8:39 pm)
I have an '05 6000lb Range Rover with the 4.4L engine and get 16.5mpg in mainly town driving. I'd think an X5 4.4i would do better.
#11 of 37 My Numbers
Aug 06, 2006 (7:45 am)
2004 X3 2.5 Steptronic 32,000 miles