Typical mpg for e89 20i ‘13 plate??

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Post by Z4e89G » Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:23 pm

Hi all

Just recently picked up a e89 Msport 20i and very happy with it, but I am still getting use to the higher fuel consumption than my previous 1 series. I’ve accepted that I’ve just got to swallow it and just enjoy the car, but I was curious as to what a ‘typical’ average mpg should sit at for the car?

Currently running at 29mpg with some ‘spirited’ driving.

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Post by mr.tourette » Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:27 pm

sounds low to me but ill wait for an actual 2.0 owner to chime in
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Post by Z4e89G » Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:36 pm

mr.tourette wrote: Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:27 pm sounds low to me but ill wait for an actual 2.0 owner to chime in
Thanks - must admit I have only really been town driving. Milton Keynes isn’t the most mpg friendly of driving towns....

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Post by obewan » Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:41 pm

On my runs to work (6 miles) and in mainly 30-40 mph limits, I get 28-30 in winter and about 32-33 in summer
Long runs (dual carriageway/motorway) sticking to around the limit :wink: I get 38-42
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Post by Ole gits rule » Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:39 pm

Wow can get that from my 6 cyl 23i and did 80 miles last week 60 on M/way and saw 45 :thumbsup:
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Post by Silverstar » Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:48 pm

Ole gits rule wrote: Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:39 pm Wow can get that from my 6 cyl 23i and did 80 miles last week 60 on M/way and saw 45 :thumbsup:
Very true! The NA 6 cylinder on the motorway is extremely good, on a long run I get around 40 to 44MPG. If it's strictly town driving then the economy suffers a bit but I can still achieve 24MPG if I am light footed.

OP what version of the 1 series did you have that you are comparing the Z4 20i to?
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Post by Ole gits rule » Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:50 pm

Silverstar wrote: Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:48 pm
Ole gits rule wrote: Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:39 pm Wow can get that from my 6 cyl 23i and did 80 miles last week 60 on M/way and saw 45 :thumbsup:
Very true! The NA 6 cylinder on the motorway is extremely good, on a long run I get around 40 to 44MPG. If it's strictly town driving then the economy suffers a bit but I can still achieve 24MPG if I am light footed.

OP what version of the 1 series did you have that you are comparing the Z4 20i to?
Yes I was amazed at the mpg on a run and round town(iso), I am getting high 20's so more than happy with that all round :D
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Post by jabber » Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:06 pm

My 14 plate 2.0 averages about 28-30 most of my trips are fairly short and in traffic, my previous 3.0 e89 used to do 30mpg with the same use
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Post by SV8Predator » Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:06 pm

32mpg with mine as an average, but if I was just driving from roundabout to roundabout in MK, then I'd be happy with 29.
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Post by Z4e89G » Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:09 pm

Silverstar wrote: Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:48 pm
Ole gits rule wrote: Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:39 pm Wow can get that from my 6 cyl 23i and did 80 miles last week 60 on M/way and saw 45 :thumbsup:
Very true! The NA 6 cylinder on the motorway is extremely good, on a long run I get around 40 to 44MPG. If it's strictly town driving then the economy suffers a bit but I can still achieve 24MPG if I am light footed.

OP what version of the 1 series did you have that you are comparing the Z4 20i to?
Cheers for the reply - Seems similar to what I’m getting at the moment.

I previously had a 120d Msport so quite the difference in economy. But as expected!

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Post by Z4e89G » Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:09 pm

SV8Predator wrote: Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:06 pm 32mpg with mine as an average, but if I was just driving from roundabout to roundabout in MK, then I'd be happy with 29.
Ah, good to know, thanks

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Post by Silverstar » Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:32 pm

Z4e89G wrote: Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:09 pm
Silverstar wrote: Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:48 pm
Ole gits rule wrote: Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:39 pm Wow can get that from my 6 cyl 23i and did 80 miles last week 60 on M/way and saw 45 :thumbsup:
Very true! The NA 6 cylinder on the motorway is extremely good, on a long run I get around 40 to 44MPG. If it's strictly town driving then the economy suffers a bit but I can still achieve 24MPG if I am light footed.

OP what version of the 1 series did you have that you are comparing the Z4 20i to?
Cheers for the reply - Seems similar to what I’m getting at the moment.

I previously had a 120d Msport so quite the difference in economy. But as expected!
Yep as you say coming from the diesel, it's to be expected. :thumbsup:
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Post by Ole gits rule » Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:54 pm

Yep as you say coming from the diesel, it's to be expected. :thumbsup:
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120D is pretty economical, ours is great.

My Alfa Spider diesel was terrible, getting more on a run out of the Z4 :D
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Post by MACK » Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:36 pm

Pottering around town short trips circa 33ish. Only 2-3 up on my e85 3.0i. Its actually gone up a bit since my remap last summer, it was more like 30 before. Still its alot better than our old 2.0 remapped scirroco, similar around town driving and that was returning circa 27mpg
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Post by tiglon » Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:56 am

Surprised it's so low for the 20i. My 30i averaged 31.5 and that was living in Central London, so definitely not spending much time cruising at 70!

I suppose smaller turbo engines are designed for low emissions not high mpg. I have a 3 cylinder focus that is only mid-high 30's, and its less than a third of the size of the 30i...
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