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Old Thu, Jul-01-2010, 03:22:49 AM   #1
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For those of you with the past e46M3, how does the gas mileage compare to the e90M3? Is it pretty much the same, or just a tad more expensive?

Right now, I drive with a heavy foot, so I see the gas station pretty often. Just curious about the e90? (Looking to upgrade rather soon)
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For those of you with the past e46M3, how does the gas mileage compare to the e90M3? Is it pretty much the same, or just a tad more expensive?

Right now, I drive with a heavy foot, so I see the gas station pretty often. Just curious about the e90? (Looking to upgrade rather soon)
Browsing the forums I've seen 14 - 17 mpg city and as high as 21 mpg hwy.

Driving my 05 M3 I was getting ~21 mpg city and could get it up to ~32 mpg cruising on I10 with some lively sprints.

To me that sounds like quite a drop going from I6 to V8.
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I just went from an '05 e46 to an '11 e90, and while I'm still in break in mode, the difference in mileage is significant. While I knew going in that the mileage would drop, the fact is, at least in my case, I was shocked how bad it is. I don't buy what the car computer is telling me its getting (I've put way more gas in the car than it says I should have), so I just started a log to track the actual mileage.

It'll be a couple tanks before I have enough info to compare actual mileage to what the car is telling me, but as a guess, I seem to be getting about half the mileage that I got on the e46 (and that was driving the old car harder than the new one, which only has 800 miles on it). I just hope it improves a bit as I get some more miles on the car.

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I used to average 17-19 mpg in 50/50 city/highway in my E46. In 100% city, probably around 15-17. In the E90 I get 13-15 mpg 100% city, and at best 19 mpg 50/50 city highway -- but more like 17 mpg.

In the E46 going 70-75mpg you can get > 25mpg. At the same speed in the E90, you will get about 22mpg. Do not buy this car if you are overly concerned with gas mileage.
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Interesting. Hopefully more people chime in with their experience.

I drive only city, and when I first got my car, I was getting 180 miles to a tank.

But since I don't drive balls to the wall every minute like I did when I first got it, I'm seeing about 215 a tank. Which cost me about 40 bucks everytime I fill up when the light comes on. And that's at about 3.00 a gallon.


How big is the e90 tank?
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I'll be curious as well. From what I've heard, these cars suck gas like no tomorrow. 12mpg is not uncommon. I'm only getting 16 mpg in my 911, so I'm sure I'd see mileage in the single digits!
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Somebody help me out - why are people concerned about gas mileage and then buying a car like the E9X M3?
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Somebody help me out - why are people concerned about gas mileage and then buying a car like the E9X M3?



Somebody help me out and explain to me where I said I was concerned about the gas mileage? I'm 19, gas mileage is the last thing on my mind.

I was asking for a comparison of the two. Thanks for your very informative post though.
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I've had both but the E93 is still finding its legs with only 1475 miles on it. Giving that it's heavier in the HT vert form it will be even less than a coupe to coupe comparison but it won't be nearly half as much as cited above. Even at the current mileage it's better than half. I've gotten over 20 mpg with only a few hundred miles on it while doing some hwy cruising. Only getting 10-11 thus far in DC area commuting. As posted above, expect 15-17ish when things settle out.
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