Last post on Mar 09, 2011 at 5:23 PM
You are in the BMW X3 & X5
What is this discussion about?
BMW X5, SUV
#32 of 37 Our '08 X3..
by kyfdx HOST
Sep 27, 2009 (9:42 am)
...has a lifetime fuel mileage of 21.7 mpg.. Mostly suburban commuting, with some grocery duty, etc... on weekends..
#33 of 37 Re: BMW X3: Gas Mileage [pp2009pp]
by steve_ HOST
Sep 27, 2009 (10:23 am)
Currently with the odometer still 500 miles
That's nothing - you can't really get much of a baseline until 3,000 miles or more. My minivan didn't hit its stride until 10,000 miles and the lifetime mpg kept going up (albeit in small increments) for another 60,000 miles or so.
#34 of 37 Improved MPG?
Sep 28, 2009 (2:42 pm)
My 5 series' MPG dropped from about 18 on average down to slightly above 14...currently what my X3 does. It was the same from the get go, never improved but didn't deteriorate until it went well over 100K miles.
I am not expecting a significant increase in the X3's gas mileage unless I spend my life coasting and using the engine brake to slide into parking spaces like the garage.
I have a pretty good eye for just how far coasting will get me but there is this big metal post in the garage that I want to avoid hitting.
#36 of 37 X5 Gas Mileage Woes
Jan 25, 2011 (9:16 am)
I have a 2005 X5 with about 86K miles on it. I'm getting about 300 miles per tank. This seems really low, lower than it's been before.
I've been noticing a trend. When I fill up, the first quarter tank nets me about 100 miles. The second quater tank 75. The third 30-50. And then the final quarter it's back up to 100.
Does this seem normal? I'm hoping to sell the vehicle soon and go into something smaller (and quicker!)
#37 of 37 Re: BMW X3 & X5: MPG - Real World Numbers [tidester]
Mar 09, 2011 (5:23 pm)
2011 X5 35d delivered on 12/18/10. I have taken it on two long trips as part of the break in period and now have 3K miles on it. The most recent trip which was mostly hwy driving at speeds of 75-80 mph I averaged 28.5. I noticed when I kept my foot out of it and was around 55-65 mph I was seeing numbers in the 29.5-31 mpg.
The most amazing part was NOT filling up! I drove for 8.5 hours straight and still had an 1/8th of a tank! I am sold (again) on diesel and this new SAV.