Last post on Mar 09, 2011 at 5:23 PM
You are in the BMW X3 & X5
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BMW X5, SUV
#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.