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      11-09-2012, 06:31 PM   #1
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Aussie urban fuel consumption

Hey all,

I am a newbie considering a 328i and can finally start my own thread! I have to say that the f30post forums have been an excellent resource for me to research owner experiences of the f30 series cars.

The one thing i want to know is what the real world fuel consumption is like. I know there are a heap of threads on the topic, but the one consistent issue i find is that the respondents are always in the US or UK and oftentimes in rural areas / have lots of highway driving.

Since i live in sydney, i would like to know real fuel consumption for our crappy congested road system where we don't have as many proper freeways as the US and UK. Sydney also has a considerably hillier terrain compared to many cities in the US and UK (particularly the east and northern suburbs), so i don't find stories from arizona, california, germany or new zealand particularly relevant. Our fuel is also different and i only use 98 octane.

So i would be interested in hearing particularly from the sydney 328i owners, but any aussie urban dwellers. Would be interested in your average, driving conditions, fuel type and engine type.

For me, i know that whilst the 328i is a sports car, i only feel like chewing through fuel on the weekends, not the daily urban commute... Hence my question.

Feedback?
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      11-09-2012, 07:13 PM   #2
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I drive daily on one of biggest parking lots in Melbourne (westgate fwy) mostly in comfort mode and get between 5.5 - 6 /100 kms. But I have the 320d :-)

The best I got was 4.8 on a 1000 kms all freeway drive in Eco pro.
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      11-09-2012, 07:26 PM   #3
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I used to have a civic sport which I used to get 10L/100kms from so you can tell how
I drive. With the 328i I get 9.1L/100km so don't even bother worrying about consumption on this car. I know I was a bit suss because on the 325 I get 13.7
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      11-09-2012, 10:16 PM   #4
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I live in the CBD getting bout 9/100 not bad. I remember my Euro Lux used to get around 13/100

Note:9/100 and I nvr run in Eco pro
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      11-09-2012, 10:19 PM   #5
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lol i'm hoping to get under 11 and i'll be happy.... my current guzzles 13L/100 average lol
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      11-09-2012, 10:32 PM   #6
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I average around 8.2L/100km during the week commuting to work in my 328i.
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      11-09-2012, 11:08 PM   #7
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Ckau maybe the way to go for u is Eco Pro + auto start on weekdays. Then sport and sports plus over the weekend.

But hands down its not a thirsty car
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      11-09-2012, 11:52 PM   #8
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Ckau maybe the way to go for u is Eco Pro + auto start on weekdays. Then sport and sports plus over the weekend.

But hands down its not a thirsty car
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And if you like your weekend driving to be on the sporty side, option the Adaptive M suspension, you won't regret it.
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      11-11-2012, 09:07 PM   #9
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I've got a 328i, I drive from the inner city, to the suburbs in Melbourne every day and get 10.3 l / 100kms, and I don't generally push it. Mostly in Comfort mode. Average speed is around 34km/h. Not as good a fuel economy as expected to be honest.
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      11-11-2012, 09:35 PM   #10
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I've got a 328i, I drive from the inner city, to the suburbs in Melbourne every day and get 10.3 l / 100kms, and I don't generally push it. Mostly in Comfort mode. Average speed is around 34km/h. Not as good a fuel economy as expected to be honest.
Thanks for the input. Really appreciate the data folks.

In my mind that's very good considering the performance potential of the car. In the VW watercooled forums, Golf R's are getting 13-14l/100km. I put that down to drag of the AWD (hence why I didn't go for the X1 xDrive28i).
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      11-12-2012, 04:10 AM   #11
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I nvr would have guessed that the Gold R consumes so much $.$
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      11-12-2012, 04:37 AM   #12
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on a heavy drinking day i got 450km and filled 50L of petrol.
on an urban half traffic jam day i get 600km and filled 50L
my trip to grampians when the car had 1k km on the clock i got 700km and filled 50L
my car has 10k km and did a GOR trip and i get 850km and filled 50L

All these times are recorded on or just after the light goes on

Car drank a lot but it is slowly reducing
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      11-12-2012, 05:45 AM   #13
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If you are after a 328i, there is only so much you can do to help the consumption in city/heavy urban driving, where ever we are in the world. It is a fact that it will reflect how dense the traffic is for our particular drive and driving style, however we try and compare.

We have guys her in the UK, driving in London, who can't get into the 20+mpg range, even in diesel 3-series. Dread to think what a petrol 328i would be like.

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      11-13-2012, 06:54 AM   #14
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BMW 328i fuel consumption

ZHello, i found a site where you can find the fuel consmptio for BMW 328i that is written in the owner's manual.
http://carsfuelconsumption.com/bmw-3...s-km-or-miles/
Hear you can find the fuel consmption with highway drive, mixed drive and city drive for BMW 328i Sportswagon, BMW 328i Coupe, BMW 328i Convertible, BMW 328i Sedan and BMW 328xi Sportswagon, BMW 328xi Coupe.
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      11-15-2012, 06:30 AM   #15
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with 1000 km on clock

currently getting 8.8 l per 100 km on 328i m sport. most driving is open road 100kmh between home and Canberra. Probably 25 pc within City limits but CBR is not a normal city drive - closer to country. most driving in comfort mode so far.
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      11-15-2012, 09:30 PM   #16
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Thanks for the data points. R u all using 98? I only ever use bp 98 ultimate as that was recommended by my dealer.
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      11-15-2012, 11:00 PM   #17
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I am using 98 Octane, switch between Caltex and Shell. 328i sport getting 12l/100 with mixed driving but is only a few weeks old.
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      11-16-2012, 01:40 AM   #18
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I've done around 900 kms and sitting on 9.9L/100km with mixed freeway and city driving.
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