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      09-13-2014, 05:39 PM   #1
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I guess my 2014 428i xdrive GC has a really low mileage compared to the other ones on these forums. Right now my car is consuming about 20L/100km and I guess it's about 16-17 mpg. I mostly drive in eco-pro mode and I never hit the pedal to the floor and I rarely reach to high RPMs.
With a full gas tank I can only make 150 miles. My car has made 2000 miles and I filled it up like 10 or 11 times.

Is this normal ? Please help.
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      09-13-2014, 06:07 PM   #2
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17 mpg on the 4 cyl is not normal.
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      09-13-2014, 06:41 PM   #3
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Definitely not normal if your driving style is as you say.

Even then on my 328 if I am thrashing it I still get 10-11 average

I was complaining of lack of power and increased fuel consumption. They changed all 4 injectors and my consumption improved by 2L from 10 average to now 8l/100km.

Would get it checked out.
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I forgot to ask, how many miles/km are your trips?

If you are only doing say 5km journeys then the oil hasn't had a chance to warm up and it's during this warm up phase that fuel consumption is very high.
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My 335i uses 8L/100km and I get at least 600km/380miles before the first refuel warning comes up. Something is not right with your car or driving. Are you releasing the handbrake?
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My 335i uses 8L/100km and I get at least 600km/380miles before the first refuel warning comes up. Something is not right with your car or driving. Are you releasing the handbrake?
That's pretty good, what mode, I get 10L 100 335 in comfort
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I guess my 2014 428i xdrive GC has a really low mileage compared to the other ones on these forums. Right now my car is consuming about 20L/100km and I guess it's about 16-17 mpg. I mostly drive in eco-pro mode and I never hit the pedal to the floor and I rarely reach to high RPMs.
With a full gas tank I can only make 150 miles. My car has made 2000 miles and I filled it up like 10 or 11 times.

Is this normal ? Please help.
Noticed the OP was in Istanbul. What Octane Gas Are you using? Is it mixed with E10?
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That's pretty good, what mode, I get 10L 100 335 in comfort
Mostly in Comfort mode, and about 90% highway cruising at 100km/h. I've never really bothered with Eco-Pro; the response is too dulled for my liking.
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I guess my 2014 428i xdrive GC has a really low mileage compared to the other ones on these forums. Right now my car is consuming about 20L/100km and I guess it's about 16-17 mpg. I mostly drive in eco-pro mode and I never hit the pedal to the floor and I rarely reach to high RPMs.
With a full gas tank I can only make 150 miles. My car has made 2000 miles and I filled it up like 10 or 11 times.

Is this normal ? Please help.
it's great to see another 4GC owner from Turkey in here !

actually this is not the first time i'm hearing this topic. not in here but in another turkish forum, another 420d gc owner with xdrive is telling that his usage is 17L/100km and his km reached to 2000km.
i have 420d gc rwd, not xdrive. i have done only 300kms right now and usage is around 7.9L/100km.

i don't know what the problem is but if it's 20L or 17L it's really so high.

btw, i have seen your car in another topic, congrats ! just one question, you are using 19' wheels in turkey, how is it going ? any problems yet with tyres ? i really afraid about it.

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I forgot to ask, how many miles/km are your trips?

If you are only doing say 5km journeys then the oil hasn't had a chance to warm up and it's during this warm up phase that fuel consumption is very high.
Now my car is in maintenance since one week and I am still waiting for the results. I'm pretty much sure that I also have some injector problems because it's obvious that my consumption is ridiculous.

Good point, my journey lenghts are mostly about 20km in the morning and 20km in the way back home. In some weekends it reaches up to 100 per day. Btw, I always wait for a few minutes for the warm up even if I'm in a rush.
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Noticed the OP was in Istanbul. What Octane Gas Are you using? Is it mixed with E10?
Well, I'm not sure but it must be 98 octanes. My friend is also a 428xi owner and his consumption is around 11 or 12 litres per 100, way below than mine, and he fills it up with the same gas that I use.
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My 335i uses 8L/100km and I get at least 600km/380miles before the first refuel warning comes up. Something is not right with your car or driving. Are you releasing the handbrake?
That's absolutely a great number of fuel economy for a 6 cylinder. Yes I do release the handbrake for sure. The only reason must be our world famous traffic jams during rush hours but I mostly leave the office before and drive softly.
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it's great to see another 4GC owner from Turkey in here !

actually this is not the first time i'm hearing this topic. not in here but in another turkish forum, another 420d gc owner with xdrive is telling that his usage is 17L/100km and his km reached to 2000km.
i have 420d gc rwd, not xdrive. i have done only 300kms right now and usage is around 7.9L/100km.

i don't know what the problem is but if it's 20L or 17L it's really so high.

btw, i have seen your car in another topic, congrats ! just one question, you are using 19' wheels in turkey, how is it going ? any problems yet with tyres ? i really afraid about it.
Yes, it's so good to know that another local is following these forums. Thank you. I don't have any problem with the 19s as long as I don't hop into some holes or bumps. About the rims, 403M is slightly heavier than 442 but you can barely feel it.

My car claims that it's consuming 17.5 but I'm sure it's more than that. You know the fuel is so pricy in our country and I don't want to spend the gas costs like I'm owning a Porsche Panamera 4. I'll share the results of maintenance and I hope they will fix it.
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My previous F30 was a 320i xdrive Msport and was only achieving around 20mpg(14l/100km) on my short town journeys driving gently which I thought was very poor.
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I get about 24mpg with my 335i, cruising range about 320-340 miles before the warning light comes on. Use your computer to check your lifetime average speed and report back. I think mine's around 34mph. MPG is highly dependent on speed. If your average speed is, say, 15mph then you're obviously burning a lot of gas sitting in traffic.

When the car was brand new I was getting around 21mpg. It started going up after the first couple thousand miles.

Warming up the engine while idling is not recommended for these cars. Just wait 5-10s for the engine to settle down and then drive.
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