Id like to know whats the average mpg that people get out of their BMW
325i; also please mention the city in which you drive it in mostly.
I have a 2003 BMW 325i; it doesn't give more than 22.5mpg in San Diego.
Until I saw my brother get 28mpg in Milwaukee (in a '98 325i), I wasnt
too concerned about what I was getting. But now I am very curious now
to know why I don't get better mileage with my car.
The only explanation I have is that San Diego is a hilly area with lots
of slopes and ramps.
I want to know what other people are getting, especially in the San
I'm in Chicago, flat as a pancake, and drive a 5-speed 2003 325i. I
get around 18-20 mpg on average, all city miles. About the same for my
Z4, which has the same engine.
"Everybody wants a normal life and a cool car;
most people will settle for the car." Chris Titus
2003 BMW 325i Black/Black, 2003 BMW Z4 Black/Black
Seattle is MUCH more hilly than San Diego, and I get around 25mpg
in my 330xi with 5 speed manual. It's the way you drive, not so much
the hills. Use the highest gear you can (to the point of lugging), don't
jack rabbit, try to be light on the brakes and anticipate red lights.
(You don't want to be a sloth, so be aware of others around you.)
Yeah, my average speed is much higher - I think it's around 38 or so
right now. Ranges from 35 to 42 or so, depending. I've never gotten
below 23 mph, never more than 31 (highway only). I'm at one end
of the spectrum, you sound like you're at the other. Too bad about
the low average speed in that car.
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