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Old 08-20-2009, 06:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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520i fuel consumtion

Hi,
anyone has e60 or e39 520i, 125 kW?
I would like to know your fuel consumption urban and extra urban.
Also please specify if the car is manual or auto.

Thanks!
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i had a 520 once (E39) and then replaced it by a 525i

the 520 fuel consumption is much more higher than the 525!

the 520 was doing like 70 Km's for each 10 litres,
where the 525 gives a straight 100 Km for each 10 litres of petrol!

Convert them to Mile and Gallon if you want
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70 Km's for each 10 litres is around 14.3 litres per 100 km.
I'm getting around 16 l/km!
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70 Km's for each 10 litres is around 14.3 litres per 100 km.
I'm getting around 16 l/km!

it may vary from car to car..and i was talking about the avg consumption

and it is well known that the 520 spends much more than the 523 or 525.
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i have 2003 e39 520i
in town i have arround 16L/100KM
but at highway it makes 7.4L/100KM

i think its cuz of small size engine with heavy body
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smaller engine is working harder to push the same body. i mean the curb weight of the car is slightly lower than the bigger engine models but you accelerate harder trying to do the speed limit with a 2.0 than you would say a 3.0... my cousin has a v8 5.7L camaro and it gets a little less than half of their 1.4L (i think) hundai... makes sence?
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