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      01-17-2013, 06:23 PM   #1
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Drives: F30 M-Sport 328i Estoril Blue
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Melbourne Australia

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328i Country Driving Economy

I'm heading home to Melbourne today from 5 glorious days (mighty hot yesterday but still great) in Echuca. 4 adults a/c on at all times and keeping to maximum legal speed limits, my car's fuel economy has been 6.9l/100km. Not too bad on 99.99% flat roads.

Just turned over 3300kms, so still really running the engine in.

One thing I noticed very quickly is the fuel gauge could be much more accurate than it is. At the half way mark on the gauge, I had covered 550kms but the computer tells me 450kms to go. Soon after that, the distance to empty dropped quickly.

Still tells me around 930kms on the tankful after almost 800kms covered. No complaints about the economy at this point. Running mostly in Comfort. Eco-Pro does not improve economy on the country trips, even though it claims to.

J1n, how did you fare with your car's fuel consumption on your recent trip to Sydney & back?

Anyone else able to add their experiences with their 328i?
What about all other models as well. Would like to read about diesel economy.
328i M-Sport, Estoril Blue, Carbon XP 35 Tint, front heated seats, black Dakota, Sports Suspension, Anthracite Headliner, HUD, Pro Nav, Sunroof, hk 600w, Bi-Xenon, 19" 403M wheels, Reversing Camera, DAB+, Xenon, BT Ext Connect. JB4 on Map 2 with Catless DP produces awesome performance in Sport.