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      05-23-2012, 08:17 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by HighlandPete View Post
Nothing wrong in being hopeful, but I'm not sure we will see such high figures as an average. E91 auto is reported as still under 40mpg as a real world average. I know some users will get better averages and some high figures for light load drives. But I can't see how we can get a 10mpg improvement in the real world.

I'd love to be proved wrong, but too many years studying mpg figures teaches me to be a little cautious of such a jump in the official combined figure. I expect a bigger percentage of mpg shortfall, than the previous generation.

My 640DM Sport with 6 speed auto gave 38MPG, this 35D M Sport x3 gives 37MPG, the new 3 series Touring is 255Kg lighter and so should be cheaper to run with a low drag coefficient , the F30 M Sport has also been lowered suspension wise so that may help.
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