3-Series (E46, E90)Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1999 to Current. Models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318Ci, BMW 320i, BMW 323i, BMW 325i, BMW 330i, BMW 328 Ci, BMW 328i, BMW 325i/xi, BMW 330Ci, BMW 320d, BMW 330d, BMW 335d.
I've recently bought a 2000 323ci, which only does between 19 and 20 mpg. Before you assume that I'm a crazy driver let me tell you that I’m a very careful driver. Is anyone else experiencing this problem or has experienced it? Does anyone know what causes a decrease in fuel consumption? The car is completely standard.
Read ANY post about the OBC and it'll tell you that it isn't accurate. Best way to determine your fuel economy is divide the miles driven by gallons needed for fill up (if this is your first BMW -- DON'T TRY TO TOP OFF, bimmers are very unforgiving when it comes to topping off and that gas will kill your paint). That is the best way to determine your economy. Should be in the mid to upper 20s with on a mixed course.
thats a big ten four. i calculate mine to be 25-EVERY time. it doesn't seem to matter how i drive i can't ever seem to get any other number. i do the math and like clockwork-25. i think i might've gottten 26 once. must've been a fluke.
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