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Old 10-09-2008, 12:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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E39 fuel consumption

Hi All,

just bought a immaculate E39 1996 528 I, im getting around 15 litres per 100km with city driving is this normal?


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Hi All,

just bought a immaculate E39 1996 528 I, im getting around 15 litres per 100km with city driving is this normal?


thanks in advance
That's about 16 miles per gallon. When I used to have a 528i (1997), I would get about 18-20 miles per gallon in the city. 16 mpg's is more like 540i territory.

Out of curiousity, what was the day your car was built?
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I'm getting 36 around town 45+ on motorways, 34 if I drive like a tw*t but it is diesel E39 2.5
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