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      01-14-2013, 04:13 PM   #88
Jamesons Viggen
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Drives: '98 M Roadster stg 2+ S/C
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Rochester Hills MI

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Originally Posted by Mako View Post
How does this only get 22/33 with xdrive and automatic? I think my 335i xdrive is rated 21/30 (avering exactly 25.0 after 3,000 miles). going from an i6 with 300 HP to an i4 with 180 HP, I would have expect something like 25/36
It's not a different, lighter engine, it's got the same size fuel system even lol.

Like I said, I am confident it's more than 180hp, dyno's will confirm.

The MPG was already class competitive if not leading, it's the price of $37k that can turn off buyers. Now at $33k, without tech being discontented, BMW has positioned itself well with this iteration.

'98 Dinan/RMS stage 2+(VAC cams, CES Cutring etc)
'15 Buick Regal "T"(wife)
'06 Saab 9-5 Combi 5mt (full suspension, LSD, clipped turbo etc)