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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Fri, Dec-04-2009, 04:33:07 AM   #21
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if you cant afford the gas you probably should not switch cars.... not trying to sound like a dick but things get expensive on these cars.
well it is about gas but affording it is not a problem (in fact I dont think the increase was significant at all going from a corolla to the M3, surprisingly). But instead I can avoid $5 of toll a day by going on secondary highway which takes the same amount of time but its a local highway (60mph or so) with a fair amount of lights in between. I need to put together some data so I can see which is more cost effective.

Besides I guess since I am an Engineer, its second nature for me to analysis the scenarios and go with the most logical one.

PS: I kind of want to compile a chart that shows different MPG vs SPEED anyways so when I take long trips I have something to convince myself not to cruise at triple digit
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Guys, he already has an M3 (see sig). It sounds like some of you are confused about his question.
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I think that one thing that is missing from this discussion is the state of tune of the car. Also, your tire pressures have some bearance on this as well.

I recently had a tire rotation/on-car balance and replaced my air and fuel filters and saw a 2-3 mpg increase on the highway. In town, not so much.

I drove from ATL to Jacksonville at about 85-100mph (traffic was not much slower) most of the way and saw about 24-25mpg using the cruise control as much as possible. I doubt that I would have seen that with the old filters still in place.
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average 21-22 I drive 60 miles/day mostly highways going 80 mph @ 3k rpm. City driving I keep rpm @ 2500 - 3500.
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I have owned my car since 2005, and i have never averaged above 20 mpg. I do about 70% highway 30% city. I am not an agressive driver by any means and i usually shift around 3k. I never changed the fuel filter (im at about 55K). Currently i am averaging 19,would changing the fuel filter make a noticable difference?
P.S i have a afe drop in air filter.
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I have owned my car since 2005, and i have never averaged above 20 mpg. I do about 70% highway 30% city. I am not an agressive driver by any means and i usually shift around 3k. I never changed the fuel filter (im at about 55K). Currently i am averaging 19,would changing the fuel filter make a noticable difference?
P.S i have a afe drop in air filter.
I think you'd be very suprised at the increase in highway mileage and the restoration of low end torque and horsepower. It won't be overwhelming, but you'll notice it. Even moreso if you haven't done a full tuneup in a while. (plugs, belts, fluids, valve adjustment)
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I have owned my car since 2005, and i have never averaged above 20 mpg. I do about 70% highway 30% city. I am not an agressive driver by any means and i usually shift around 3k. I never changed the fuel filter (im at about 55K). Currently i am averaging 19,would changing the fuel filter make a noticable difference?
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Im in the same boat. I just had my inspection II done at 50k miles in July and I have yet to see over 20. I avg 19.7 with about 80% highway at 80 mph.
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Guys, he already has an M3 (see sig). It sounds like some of you are confused about his question.
Thank you haha. It seems like whenever people ask about price thats not related to mods, everyone seems to jump on you and tell you not to buy an M3.

Good thing I didn't check this forum before buying my car or else I mightve bought something like an IS 300 instead. Or a Mustang ... (I'm ashame that I actually seriously consider that as an option for a while)
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