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B3S MPG

Post by floz61 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:31 pm

Hi All,

After owning Alpina’s previously I am looking to get back in the fold. I owned a C2 2.7 and then all B3s, 3.0, 3.2 and 3.3. The 3 litre version was always surprisingly good on fuel but the later and bigger versions were quite thirsty. My question for you all is what mpg are normally achievable for the B3 biturbo and also the B3S biturbo?

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Post by B10BRW » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:06 am

I have had both, my E92 B3 averaged a constant 32 mpg and my E92 B3S averaged 34 mpg.

Both bettered by my B4 which averaged 39 mpg :D

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Post by Philrose » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:33 pm

My E93 B3S BT cabrio gives me around 27mpg. On a motorway run significantly more.
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Post by ---pete--- » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:31 pm

I achieve under 30 mpg unless I'm on a longer / motorway trip, probably around 28mpg in the B3 Biturbo.

This directly compares to the E46 B3s doing the same journeys at 25 mpg so it's better - but not by much.
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Post by b0ardgamer » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:25 pm

I get about 27mpg in my B4S, but I'm mostly doing very short journeys.

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Post by Broch » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:06 pm

I've averaged about 28mpg since I got my E91 B3s


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Post by ali » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:06 am

I'm about 32 in my E92 B3 Biturbo and 28.7 on my B3 3.3 E46
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Post by floz61 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:30 pm

Thanks for all your feedback.
Still not sure whether to go the Petrol or Diesel route, there is so much negativity about with regards to diesel but performance and mpg are exceptional. The govt seem to be doing their best to get them off the road by taxing fuel and making the price per litre a lot higher, a decade ago it was the other way around.
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Post by Charles » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:42 am

floz61 wrote:Thanks for all your feedback.
Still not sure whether to go the Petrol or Diesel route, there is so much negativity about with regards to diesel but performance and mpg are exceptional. The govt seem to be doing their best to get them off the road by taxing fuel and making the price per litre a lot higher, a decade ago it was the other way around.
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The "head" calculation should include relative cost of purchase, servicing and fuelling based on anticipated mileage. IIRC, servicing a diesel is more expensive than an equivalent petrol and whilst 50 v 35 mpg might sound attractive, the argument goes that diesel alternatives only start paying their way after about 20,000 miles pa.

The "heart" is far more difficult to quantify ....
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Post by floz61 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:49 pm

With the B3s, what are the main differences between the B3 biturbo and B3S biturbo?

Charles, I take it the B4 is the best mpg (35) that you mention.

I currently have a C4S that I took over to France last October for a 1500 mile round trip, returned high 20s !

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Post by Charles » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:24 pm

floz61 wrote:Charles, I take it the B4 is the best mpg (35) that you mention.
I didn't mention it and have little knowledge of these cars as I run an E46 B3S, so I can't really comment directly - sorry!
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Post by B10BRW » Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:25 am

floz61 wrote:With the B3s, what are the main differences between the B3 biturbo and B3S biturbo?

Charles, I take it the B4 is the best mpg (35) that you mention.


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There are not too many differences between the E92 3 and 3S, main one would be an extra 40bhp :D

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I mentioned the B4, and I averaged 39mpg over two and a half years, best return I had from the B4 was a 120 mile early run to Silverstone with no traffic. OBC showed 48mpg, even Matt Stripling was amazed :D

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Post by v8 ego » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:26 am

B10BRW wrote:I mentioned the B4, and I averaged 39mpg over two and a half years, best return I had from the B4 was a 120 mile early run to Silverstone with no traffic. OBC showed 48mpg, even Matt Stripling was amazed :D
Brian, some might query whether you're driving it properly :lol: :lol:
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Post by floz61 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:31 am

Thanks Brian, that is very helpful.

James may have a point ! :D

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Post by B10BRW » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:14 pm

v8 ego wrote:
B10BRW wrote:I mentioned the B4, and I averaged 39mpg over two and a half years, best return I had from the B4 was a 120 mile early run to Silverstone with no traffic. OBC showed 48mpg, even Matt Stripling was amazed :D
Brian, some might query whether you're driving it properly :lol: :lol:
Surprised at your suggestion, James :no ,you know how I drive :twisted:

On that particular journey did not drop below 70 ish :D

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