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21-23 mpg (archive)

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Posted by Greg Young on March 28, 1999 at 21:36:15:

In Reply to: Gas mileage on the "Big 6" posted by Tim Collins on March 28, 1999 at 12:49:52:

I've owned my '89 535i w/ an automatic for about 5 years. It now has about 140k on the odometer. The gas mileage always falls in the 21-23 mpg range regardless of whether I drive on two-lane or freeway. And I'm a serious lead-foot. You didn't say whether your number is from the OBC or by calculation. I calculate it from dividing the gallons into the miles when I fill up because my OBC always reads about 2 mpg low (which can probably corrected thru calibration). Anyway, I would guess that your 5-speed should do a little better on the fuel than my automatic


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