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Re: Larger fuel tank

Post by Octavius » Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:20 pm

That's about standard on most cars now.
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Re: Larger fuel tank

Post by RedlineDrifter » Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:57 pm

HookyMan wrote:to put the UK company car tax into perspective, the 225xe is currently taxed on 9% of its list price, a 220d xdrive is taxed on 26% of its list price. I'm happy to put up with filling up a few extra times, and less mpg on longer journeys for the massive tax saving, plus even with the recent long journeys my overall mpg is still better than its diesel predecessor. Still driving to germany next month, wonder if I can tow a fuel bowser.........
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Re: Larger fuel tank

Post by dorsetred » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:51 am

Elpeterol wrote:
Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:07 pm
50 litres
I'm reasonably sure the 225xe tank is reduced from 51L down to 39L to accommodate the Battery Pack hence one of the main reasons for having to refuel sooner rather than later.

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Re: Larger fuel tank

Post by Kiwi » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:20 am

225xe fuel tank holds 36l and built of stainless steel due to the battery locations. You have push a button to release vapour pressure from the fuel tank before you can open the fuel flap. Their is many well thought out safety features in the 225xe.
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Re: Larger fuel tank

Post by HoR » Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:11 pm

dorsetred wrote:
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:38 am
HookyMan wrote:
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:38 am
exactly so the tank has to be a percentage full for the test, so smaller tank = less weight = better co2/mpg figures.

I wish a bigger tanks was optional on the 225xe, was in Scotland last week, did over 2000 miles, and seemed to be filling it up twice a day.
Although I'm still interested in the 225xe, I seem to continuously be reading about refuelling etc., and as a result wander if it's worthwhile waiting for either the new X2 or alternatively the i3s Performance models toward the end of this year early 2018? Other than Kiwi's reports I've not seen too many comments on long-term residuals perhaps others can advise?

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Have to say, under a strict regime of charging that I managed to hypermile the 225xe last month so I only filled up once. I have to admit, I'm not getting anywhere near 25m on a charge, but easily meeting our commute daily and topping up. Had a trip, from Newcastle to Leeds (100m) the other week, and used 'Save' battery through most of the motorway miles and must have done 56-58mpg easily. So, some small disappointments that must be equalled by anyone buying a new car and finding out their purchase doesn't quite meet the manufacturer's claims, but equally, being quite impressed at others. Everything being said, me and the SO are getting to work and back on electric power, and that is better for us, the environment, and our pockets than constantly filling up at Tescos.
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Re: Larger fuel tank

Post by Quasar9 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:26 pm

My car has the extended range tank, just 10 litres over the standard tanks at 50. Curiously the low fuel warning starts popping up when the fuel gauge is showing just over a quarter. The guage is correct as it will take around 47 litres to brim it. So obviously the warnings are calibrated for a standard tank.

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