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      03-11-2013, 10:01 PM   #1
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100RON Fuel

Anyone tried United's P100 in their 328i yet? It contains 10% Ethanol, the maximum BMW allow/suggest for the N20 engine.
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Forget it. The Ethanol is not recommended by BMW.
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My car is finally confirmed for 1st week April delivery - so in advance! What is the best recommended fuel
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BP 97 here.. so far no black residue from the exhaust pretty clean.
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What is the best recommended fuel
91RON to 98RON, with 95RON recommended for best economy, BUT all official BMW performance figures are published with the use of 98RON.

I use 98RON, Shell V-Power.
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BP 97 here
That would be BP 98. There isn't a 97.
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Sorry that! =)
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ive used the United 100RON before. I was able to get more KM's out of one tank and feel a very slight power gain. I dont use it all the time as i read using the additive fuels like E85 and 10% ethanol, you should change your oil more frequent and my car has the free scheduled servicing
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ive used the United 100RON before. I was able to get more KM's out of one tank and feel a very slight power gain. I dont use it all the time as i read using the additive fuels like E85 and 10% ethanol, you should change your oil more frequent and my car has the free scheduled servicing
Although BMW don't like it, we can use up to 10% Ethanol in our fuel. Interesting you were able to get more kms out of a tankful as it lowers distance travelled compared to unleaded petroleum fuel.

One guy over at Whirlpool forum claims his 5 series had improved power & torque with United's P100.

I used Shell's 100RON (98RON + 10% Ethanol) in my 325 a few years back and performance was much worse than with 98RON.

Just thought perhaps matters may be different with the turbo car. I've decided to stick to V-Power.

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Isn't United like a "no name" fuel hence the cheaper price?
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Hydrogen Fuel Cells FTW... 2,000,000 km's
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I've always used 98RON in all our BMW's and Mini's...........I don't like to take chances with cheaper lower octane fuels. I see it as an "engine insurance policy".
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