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Re: Fuel Economy

Post by Zeb84 » Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:08 pm

Slightly off topic, does anyone have a 116D ED Plus, if so what sort of MPG are you realistically achieving? I've only had mine 3 days. The 83MPG headline figure is what made me go for it.
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Re: Fuel Economy

Post by Kerr » Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:46 pm

Zeb84 wrote:Slightly off topic, does anyone have a 116D ED Plus, if so what sort of MPG are you realistically achieving? I've only had mine 3 days. The 83MPG headline figure is what made me go for it.
You won't average 83mpg.

Very few cars get near the laboratory tested figures in the real world. I'd say if you average 60mpg you're doing well.

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Re: Fuel Economy

Post by davidgriffiths » Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:04 pm

150 miles in, and my M140i is doing 18mpg.... although it is rising slowly! :lol:
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Re: Fuel Economy

Post by Xenoous » Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:10 pm

What do people get day to day in their M140i's? I get between 20-24 in my Mk2 Focus ST.. If it's any better than this it'll make me consider one even more... -_-
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Re: Fuel Economy

Post by Carpentier1 » Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:29 pm

:shock: I would say a lot of the MPG figures listed are quite good.

I appreciate the comparison between urban environments and London traffic is different, but 2000 miles in and my consumption in the M135i is always sat at 18-19.

Don't be fooled by this near diesel MPG talk on the 3.0 petrols. In town economy is crap and the only time I've seen mid 30's + was on the M3 (average speed) for a few miles. Apart from that, on the open road I rarely if ever get past 28-30!

Most engines whether they are petrol or diesel are not great in town, but the difference between 35-40 MPG on an open road in the M135i is that you're going 50 MPH on cruise control, whereas you could be going a lot faster and enjoying the poke in a diesel to get that same number.

Admittedly I make good use of the power, I bought it for that and the MPG is a secondary factor.
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Re: Fuel Economy

Post by Xenoous » Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:37 pm

Carpentier1 wrote::shock: I would say a lot of the MPG figures listed are quite good.

I appreciate the comparison between urban environments and London traffic is different, but 2000 miles in and my consumption in the M135i is always sat at 18-19.

Don't be fooled by this near diesel MPG talk on the 3.0 petrols. In town economy is crap and the only time I've seen mid 30's + was on the M3 (average speed) for a few miles. Apart from that, on the open road I rarely if ever get past 28-30!

Most engines whether they are petrol or diesel are not great in town, but the difference between 35-40 MPG on an open road in the M135i is that you're going 50 MPH on cruise control, whereas you could be going a lot faster and enjoying the poke in a diesel to get that same number.

Admittedly I make good use of the power, I bought it for that and the MPG is a secondary factor.
Thanks for your reply :)

Aye, MPG isn't a big factor in my choice of new car certainly. It's purely me trying to base my decision on actual facts that benefit the decision to change my car. I'm certainly not expecting the quoted figures, more 26-30 mixed is what I'd hope for / expect in an M140i.

The whole reason I got my ST 2.5 years ago was to enjoy, not sit around pootling down country roads like little miss daily. :lol:

The baby BMW is certainly on my list for my next car. Struggling to find a car with equal performance / such a characterful engine for the money...
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Re: Fuel Economy

Post by Carpentier1 » Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:52 pm

Sounds like the M140i will be perfect for you. Honestly, it's amazing car, such a hoot and it's nice to know that it's feasibly possible to get mid 30's - even if I don't take advantage of it! :evil: :evil: :mrgreen:

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Thanks for your reply :)

Aye, MPG isn't a big factor in my choice of new car certainly. It's purely me trying to base my decision on actual facts that benefit the decision to change my car. I'm certainly not expecting the quoted figures, more 26-30 mixed is what I'd hope for / expect in an M140i.

The whole reason I got my ST 2.5 years ago was to enjoy, not sit around pootling down country roads like little miss daily. :lol:

The baby BMW is certainly on my list for my next car. Struggling to find a car with equal performance / such a characterful engine for the money...[/quote]
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Re: Fuel Economy

Post by Mr Kirk » Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:31 pm

Xenoous wrote:What do people get day to day in their M140i's? I get between 20-24 in my Mk2 Focus ST.. If it's any better than this it'll make me consider one even more... -_-
After about 700 miles I'm averaging 33. On a run about 40. Around town 20 odd.

Was getting 26 in my Megane sport so it's an improvement.

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Re: Fuel Economy

Post by Andy125d » Sat Oct 01, 2016 2:03 am

I have a 125d stage 2 @300bhp no dpf sports cat fitted and am on a test mpg and have done 435miles with a 135 showen left so am around the same as when I was standard and I am driving the same eco to work and back and why hurry lol

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Re: Fuel Economy

Post by dorsetred » Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:56 am

Initially SWMBO had been getting an average of between 39 - 41 from November 2014 to June this year on our 218d Active Tourer but when we drove up to Cheshire from Dorset I'd amended the setting and found we'd got 53.4 mpg travelling A31, M3, A34, M40, M42 and M6 in both directions. I've never thought for a minute we'd achieve BMW advertised figures for obvious reason but needless to add I was delighted with it especially as I don't hang about at any time when I can boot it I do so and this was in "Comfort" mode all the time. I've no doubt it would have been better using "Snail" but I've never bothered with that since we've had the car.

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Re: Fuel Economy

Post by and79 » Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:12 pm

Getting 28.5 mpg in my 140 since picking it up this month. Can't complain given the engine size/performance.


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Re: Fuel Economy

Post by Flukeymuch » Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:36 am

Zeb84 wrote:Slightly off topic, does anyone have a 116D ED Plus, if so what sort of MPG are you realistically achieving? I've only had mine 3 days. The 83MPG headline figure is what made me go for it.
Hi Zeb, 116D ED '16 here.

Got mine 3 months ago and has done 3k miles so far, so it's now past the run-in phase.

I've been monitoring the mpg for a little while. And found that brand new the mpg was terrible.

Zero miles to 1k miles it was horrendous. I was averaging 38-42mpg in medium traffic and stop/start over 12miles to work.

2k miles to 3k miles is where I'm really seeing results. I'm averaging 52mpg to work (12miles) in medium to heavy traffic with lots of stop/start.

Having said that...the mpg figures really come to their own on the motorway. Let me tell you, Halifax to London (Wembley) and BACK... which is approx 418 total miles took JUST OVER HALF A TANK. That's about £27ish if my calculations are correct, as it's £50 I believe to full tank.

I've no idea what the mpg was. But I can tell you this car doesn't and won't do close to 83mpg ever. Most I've got is 73mpg and that was today on constant 50mph in 6th over 45miles (M62).

You'll be impressed with the mpg if you drive more often on the motorway. City driving is around 52-58mpg if you keep the revs at around 1.5k constant.
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Re: Fuel Economy

Post by MarkM140I » Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:09 am

I had a new 120d msport auto Sept 15 and hate the thing I'm due to pick up the m140i Friday.....
And can't wait 42mpg not the expected 60's unless you do constant motorway driving at 60mph like your grandad....
Find the 4 pot diesel boring now and can't wait to get the M140i...
My brother 335d x drive doing 36mpg same sort of driving as my 120d

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Re: Fuel Economy

Post by Zeb84 » Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:48 am

Flukeymuch wrote:
Zeb84 wrote:Slightly off topic, does anyone have a 116D ED Plus, if so what sort of MPG are you realistically achieving? I've only had mine 3 days. The 83MPG headline figure is what made me go for it.
Hi Zeb, 116D ED '16 here.

Got mine 3 months ago and has done 3k miles so far, so it's now past the run-in phase.

I've been monitoring the mpg for a little while. And found that brand new the mpg was terrible.

Zero miles to 1k miles it was horrendous. I was averaging 38-42mpg in medium traffic and stop/start over 12miles to work.

2k miles to 3k miles is where I'm really seeing results. I'm averaging 52mpg to work (12miles) in medium to heavy traffic with lots of stop/start.

Having said that...the mpg figures really come to their own on the motorway. Let me tell you, Halifax to London (Wembley) and BACK... which is approx 418 total miles took JUST OVER HALF A TANK. That's about £27ish if my calculations are correct, as it's £50 I believe to full tank.

I've no idea what the mpg was. But I can tell you this car doesn't and won't do close to 83mpg ever. Most I've got is 73mpg and that was today on constant 50mph in 6th over 45miles (M62).

You'll be impressed with the mpg if you drive more often on the motorway. City driving is around 52-58mpg if you keep the revs at around 1.5k constant.
Thanks for that. I'm showing an average of 62.8MPG, my daily commute is 40 miles each way, down either the A127 or the A13. Still on my first (delivery) tank, done just under 500 miles since 27th September.
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Gone:
BMW Z4 1.8 (64 Plate)
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Volvo S40 D (59 Plate)
VW 1.2 Polo Match (08 Plate)
VW 1.2 Polo (55 Plate)
Ford Streetka Winter Edition 1.6 (04 Plate)
Ford Escort 1.6 (03 Plate)
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Re: Fuel Economy

Post by jimmy944 » Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:28 am

My M140i is now 1100 miles old, on my commute (80 odd miles each way) I'm seeing between 33 and 36mpg, that's a 15-20min blast at the start followed by a mix of motorway/dual carriageway and town driving, but considering the motorway part is the M6/A14, its not exactly a steady cruise. I also don't use Eco-slo mode as I don't like the dull witted response, or the fact it messes with the air con.

I also managed to average about 19-20mpg on the way down to south wales early one Sunday morning :twisted:. As with all performance engines (petrol or diesel), if you give it the berries, it likes a drink. Oh and in town traffic, the economy is bobbins :lol:

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