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Z3cade
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S50 mpg

Post by Z3cade » Thu 01 Mar, 2012 23:10

With the last few tanks I've done the old brim the tank, use it then work out mpg when next brimmed..
And I got..

Spirited driving 19mpg :(

Steady under 3k rpm driving 28mpg!! :D

Was well chuffed with the later..

Just wondered what other S50/s54 owners have achieved? As im thinking of driving in Europe in the near future and would like an idea of what can be achieved in mpg
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whiteminks
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Re: S50 mpg

Post by whiteminks » Thu 01 Mar, 2012 23:45

My best over a whole tank is 27mpg on motorway runs. My worst is probably 19mpg over a whole tank on a Spokey cruise ;-) That is in an s54 .
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Re: S50 mpg

Post by Deano1712 » Fri 02 Mar, 2012 07:15

The best I ever got out of my S50 was 25, although I have never been on a long run and taken it steady for a whole tank. Worst was 17 on a cruise. I managed just 13 when the V8 just went in :shock:
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Badman gee
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Re: S50 mpg

Post by Badman gee » Fri 02 Mar, 2012 08:17

The best I've had is 12 mpg :twisted: (proper driving)

Worst around 20mpg the norm.

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johnwayne
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Re: S50 mpg

Post by johnwayne » Fri 02 Mar, 2012 08:57

This is my 3rd M Roadster and whatever driving style I can never get over 20mpg.
Previous owner of current car said he achieved an average of 25.
Must be me !! To be honest Sheffield is probably one of the hilliest cities in the U/K -well that's my excuse.

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pingu
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Re: S50 mpg

Post by pingu » Fri 02 Mar, 2012 11:02

Badman gee wrote:The best I've had is 12 mpg :twisted: (proper driving)

Worst around 20mpg the norm.

:D
I have to agree.

Best mpg in the M is sub 15mpg, worst is >25mpg.

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Althulas
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Re: S50 mpg

Post by Althulas » Fri 02 Mar, 2012 21:46

My best is 32mpg on a run and worst 12 mpg on country road fun use and the most enjoyable.
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Re: S50 mpg

Post by Z3cade » Fri 02 Mar, 2012 22:01

Thanks guys like said I want to drive across the boarder soon and just need to know rougth mpg on a run to work out fuel costs.. My trip is looking to be around 2250miles... Anyone done this in a M and know fuel bills?

From my calcs I'm looking at around £600 fuel?

I do agree the 28mpg is a boring drive.. But top down with the sun in the alps would be worth it 8-)
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Deano1712
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Re: S50 mpg

Post by Deano1712 » Fri 02 Mar, 2012 23:09

I was considering a trip to Garda and back last year and was planning for £600 in fuel. Quite a big hit but worth it :)
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pingu
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Re: S50 mpg

Post by pingu » Sat 03 Mar, 2012 15:06

I did 3400miles around Europe in 2010. I budgetted on only doing 2500, but it is easy to get side-tracked :D .

I would budget on 25mpg, @ £1.50/litre and add 25% extra miles. That way you should have a decent contingency for the fun things :) .


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Plan on what country to buy your fuel. I drove through Luxembourg with a full tank :bawl: . You could easily save the price of a meal out if you get it right.

Find the best credit card for using abroad (I use the Post Office credit card).

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Re: S50 mpg

Post by swamper » Sat 03 Mar, 2012 20:19

good tips by pingu..one i can add if i may is that we did 3600 miles round france and spain an took an Ipad with us...using it we could just book our hotel for the next day so you dont really need to plan head that much you can just go where the wind blows you.. :D
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c_w
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Re: S50 mpg

Post by c_w » Mon 05 Mar, 2012 14:56

With that kind of mileage in europe you can bet a lot of it will be steady cruising so avg should be higher than normal if you average that with some town driving and winding passes.

At 70mph an ///M should return about 32mpg. Best I got is 36mpg over 270miles doing 60!! Normal average is usually around mid 20s.

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Re: S50 mpg

Post by ZZZEMMCO » Mon 05 Mar, 2012 18:50

IS This THE-"MPOWER" Z forum? or---On A Mike Fishwick reccomended 34 Passes-6 Countries on 12 awaydays--17+-mpg using ALL the PS where the Tourists allow, UNLESS you are stopping every 20km,s for comfort/Photo stops-Those passes invite ALL BMW drivers to Enjoy both RH and when possible--LH around the hairpins--. :shock:
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