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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:43 pm    Post subject: b3s a bit thirsty and feeling pensive... Reply with quote

i know its a bit naff


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

u got the thirsty bit right
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not as thirsty as my 4 pot E36 1.8 Touring. 25mpg is about the best it can manage. Where the B.3 will do 32mpg comfortably.

A very spooky/haunting picture though. Single car on an empty forecourt. Was it taken in the early hours?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was a late arrival!

ive never seen north of mid 20s and am typically hovering around 15

I have a terribly short station run
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

15mpg surely that cant be right Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh it can the B3S in auto guise has an offical economy figure LOWER than a B10 V8 e39.

20-24 mpg out of ours normally, best ive had is 29 on a pure motorway cruise control.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Currently averaging 26mpg on summer tyres and generally get 28mpg on winters.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am currently averaging 19 mpg which is much worse than the M3.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Elan wrote:
I am currently averaging 19 mpg which is much worse than the M3.


Mine is a lot thirstier than my brothers Manual M3 infact we have been comparing this week and this is a Pic he took of his result.






I have Never seen better than 300 to a Tank. Which by my reckoning is 22 MPG Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Charles wrote:
Currently averaging 26mpg on summer tyres and generally get 28mpg on winters.

That sounds more like I would expect. There surely cant be that bigger difference between the 3.2 and 3.3/4
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well i'd love to know how your e36 does 32mpg because thats about the limit on my manual car on a normal run.

If you can get over 400 miles to a tank full in the e36 then you getting a genuine 30+MPG. About 330 miles max mine managed as an auto as its 5 speed and geared up short.

I've had 450 miles to a tank as a manual doing the same motorway work which worked out to 34 mpg. In short i'm finding it hard to believe!

If your doing steady driving everywhere and not much start stop then i'd expect higher, town driving kills it
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

simon13 wrote:
well i'd love to know how your e36 does 32mpg because thats about the limit on my manual car on a normal run.

If you can get over 400 miles to a tank full in the e36 then you getting a genuine 30+MPG. About 330 miles max mine managed as an auto as its 5 speed and geared up short.

I've had 450 miles to a tank as a manual doing the same motorway work which worked out to 34 mpg. In short i'm finding it hard to believe!

If your doing steady driving everywhere and not much start stop then i'd expect higher, town driving kills it

Yep checked it several times just to make sure. Between 32 and 34. But that said we don't often drive it hard.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two observations.

My old E46 M3, many moons ago I travelled up from Surrey to Blackpool and back, got over 30 mpg average for the journey.

Yesterday, i drove the B6 up to Gateshead. I havent checked the mpg but a) i got there with one tank of petrol with a further indicated range of 50 miles. Filled her up, and the range is indicating 450 miles based on that fill up. The driving conditions were pretty good where mostly i was cruising at 80 give or take. I was/am impressed.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My M3 is manual and on a trip to the Loire valley(in-laws) averaged 33mpg. That was mainly motorway speed but did have spirited drive with some cars traveling to Le Mans!

I would say even the 997Turbo is easier on the fuel than the B3.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must be lucky as I have a b3s vert and also the e36 touring 318, the b3s gives me 31 on motorway journeys, but the touring is also giving me a good return, mostly motorway use but will double check on the mpg , but definitely over the 400 a tank.
well pleased with both.
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