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      01-06-2013, 11:54 AM   #89
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Very interesting (all four pages!)

I'm coming from an audi a5 Quattro 2.0 TFsi which does 31 if I'm lucky on the motorway or about 25 round town.

My 330d m sport arrives off the production line on March 9th, better mpg, less tax and a MUCH faster and all round better car.... Life is good. I've joined the dark side :-)
Welcome, and good choice....both car and colour
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Thanks, I can't wait. Went a bit crazy with the extras too ;-)

I have a billion questions about the f30... Being an Audi man for the past 4 years and never owning BMW I have a lot to learn....
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Thanks, I can't wait. Went a bit crazy with the extras too ;-)

I have a billion questions about the f30... Being an Audi man for the past 4 years and never owning BMW I have a lot to learn....
Ha ha yes you do, if your Audi was like mine I can help you with your first topic....No it is not acceptable to have to put a litre of engine oil in every 2000 miles
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Hahahahahahahahahaha! Sooooo true I thought there was a problem with mine, but the Audi guy was like "it's normal" pah! Onwards and upwards....

If I can get average 40 mpg out of my 330d I'll be a happy man! Oh, yea and less oil.
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      01-06-2013, 01:15 PM   #93
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200 miles on the clock of mine. Did a run from Herts to Manchester yesterday. Got 50.3 mpg going (in no hurry doing 70-80), and combined including coming back faster got 48.3mpg.

I love my car....
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      01-07-2013, 05:55 PM   #94
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Just to share my experience on this. I collected my car 19th December and how have about 1,300 miles on it.

Initially I made no effort to get good MPG and have been enjoying the grunt a bit too much to focus on MPG. In the last few days, I thought I'd be a bit more sensible. Without much effort at all, I get around 35-36mpg (indicated) in town driving, with a mix of stop-start and 30-50mph stretches. On the motorway, I get 60mpg easily at 75mph, but this seems to drop a bit to mid-50s if I let the speed creep unto 80.

I initially thought Eco Pro was a waste of time, being so unresponsive, but it helps create a really relaxed driving style in city and suburban driving and I have to confess to liking it.

I'm very happy to see these kinds of figures, even if the on-board computer might be being a bit optimistic. The motorway MPG is impressive, but I'm startled by how good the car is in city and suburban driving. Impressive, given the grunt you have to play with.
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On the motorway, I get 60mpg easily at 75mph, but this seems to drop a bit to mid-50s if I let the speed creep unto 80.
Dave, is that including a cold start and getting to the motorway etc? Or do you reset the computer once you are cruising at 75?
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      01-07-2013, 06:21 PM   #96
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Good question - I hear diesels aren't great on MPG when cold. In the case of the motorway trip, the car was fully warm (temp needle at 12 o-clock) when I hit the motorway and re-set the MPG.

My 'tests' in urban driving have included my very short commute of just 4 miles for the last few days. I reset the MPG indicator about 35 miles ago and the average still moves quite noticeably if I cane the car. After the motorway run (only about 20 miles), the average came down quite quickly from 60mpg, but settled at 35-36. When I set out from cold in the morning, I see the average drop by a few tenths on the gauge in the first couple of miles, but then it starts to climb back to circa 36mpg. So it's very unscientific and I'm driving quite gently, but it's clear that the average is still moving and I figure that if it's rising a little from 35 mpg, then I must be making 35+ mpg on a given trip.

I suppose I should bite the bullet and re-set on a cold start commute. I'll try that tomorrow. Have a horrid feeling it won't look good at all ...

Overall, I'm impressed with the mix.
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For the trip computer you can select the reset automatically option which resets for each cold start. That's how I've been measuring mine.
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800 miles in now and mine has an average of 44. That's for the whole period with only a couple of 1 hour m/way trips. Happy so far. I quite like the Eco pro mode as well, it makes driving economically a bit of a game.
Hate stop/start, so that always gets turned off. Asked the dealer to code it to default off and they said they couldn't for emmisions reasons!
Been using manual recently to see how that compares the mpg. Good results so far as you can preempt traffic conditions better than the gearbox. It is a bloody impressive gearbox though...
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By way of comparison, after 8K miles the 328i is doing around 38-39 with 'normal' driving - that's 50% country lanes, 25% dual-carriageway/m-way and 25% town. On a long m-way run it'll return a shade over 50mpg at a steady 70-(ahem) which is pretty impressive. The scary bit is Sport Mode loony-style where it'll drop to around 32mpg.

Incidentally, these figures are all with the aircon mostly 'ON' if that makes a difference.
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      01-08-2013, 08:25 AM   #100
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That's quite impressive for the petrol.... It seems overall running costs won't be too different. I am impressed with the sport auto box though....
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By way of comparison, after 8K miles the 328i is doing around 38-39 with 'normal' driving - that's 50% country lanes, 25% dual-carriageway/m-way and 25% town. On a long m-way run it'll return a shade over 50mpg at a steady 70-(ahem) which is pretty impressive. The scary bit is Sport Mode loony-style where it'll drop to around 32mpg.

Incidentally, these figures are all with the aircon mostly 'ON' if that makes a difference.
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That's quite impressive for the petrol.... It seems overall running costs won't be too different. I am impressed with the sport auto box though....
+1 very good for the petrol, so probably the 330d would not payback.
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Driving around Sarf London/N Kent:-

F30 (62 reg) 320D: 43 mpg
E90 (59 reg) 320D: 41 mpg (still in family)

F30 seems more nippy, smoother ride, better on corners and firmer around fast motorway curves. F30 maybe a bit noisier in the low down gears.

Yes! The F30 is an improvement on the E90 but the E90 is still a nice motor to drive!
where abouts in south london are you mate? i saw a EB 320 in asda in bexley heath the other day. only other one i have seen so far.
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That's quite impressive for the petrol.... It seems overall running costs won't be too different. I am impressed with the sport auto box though....
I drove the 328i Luxury for a month and my 330D M Sport is TWICE as economical.
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      01-10-2013, 10:07 AM   #104
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I drove the 328i Luxury for a month and my 330D M Sport is TWICE as economical.
Haha, did Sir have a heavy foot?
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      01-15-2013, 05:07 AM   #106
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returned 43.9mpg on my first 100mile round trip sitting at 75 on the cruise control not bad
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      01-15-2013, 08:51 AM   #107
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returned 43.9mpg on my first 100mile round trip sitting at 75 on the cruise control not bad
That's encouraging. I have noted the combined MPG for the Xdrive 30d has been given as 52.3 compared t0 55.4 with the 0-62mph as 5.4sec. compared to 5.6sec or rearwheel.
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      01-15-2013, 08:54 AM   #108
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That is encouraging. I guess four grippy tyres are better than two!

Where did you find out about the consumption?
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That is encouraging. I guess four grippy tyres are better than two!

Where did you find out about the consumption?
It is contained in the email from BMW to dealers. It is probable the same 4 to 5 page product actions document that your dealer shared the information from yesterday.

The combined for the 320dX is 55.4 CO 133 and the new F31 320dEffDynis 65.7 and Co 112.

The 325d will initially be available in manual only with auto available from July. The combined for this engine is shown as 55.4 with the CO 134 and 0 to 62 in 6.9 Secs.

Xdrive is only available in the 320d and 330d from March 2013.

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I would have loved to have got the Xdrive. Would have been the perfect car then. Oh well maybe next time! But then again by then the 335D/340D may be available in RWD only and I'll go for that!
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