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Specific discussion about the E89 2009 Z4 (sDrive35is, sDrive35i, sDrive30i, sDrive23i)
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Post by Smartbear » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:51 pm

Very pleased with my z4 as a daily driver, it's comfortable & makes driving to work a pleasure.
The economy is pretty good as well 👍
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Post by srhutch » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:53 pm

Daily driver, work, you got less than a month to go :poke:
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Post by Vonlipvig » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:53 pm

I concur with this, great as a daily. Although I don't see that range at half a tank :tumbleweed:
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Post by pvr » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:14 pm

srhutch wrote:
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Daily driver, work, you got less than a month to go :poke:
Those are train times, so that is 3 years in human terms :evil:
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Post by SteveSmith » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:30 pm

You sure you haven’t just forgotten to reset the trip!?

I saw over 300 Miles out of the last tank and I was pretty happy!
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Post by Smartbear » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:20 pm

SteveSmith wrote:
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You sure you haven’t just forgotten to reset the trip!?

I saw over 300 Miles out of the last tank and I was pretty happy!
Nope, that’s pretty normal for my car-getting on for 500 Miles a tank :thumbsup:
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Post by mcbutler » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:48 pm

Ditto Rob,
I can drive mine Plymouth to Hull, 340 miles door to door with .25 of a tank left.
That's on Tesco super unleaded, car is treated to a Terraclean every 10k.
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Post by idej_z4 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:58 pm

Smartbear wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:51 pm
Very pleased with my z4 as a daily driver, it's comfortable & makes driving to work a pleasure.
The economy is pretty good as well 👍
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Surely you've had it mapped for that type of economy? I only just about manage 550 miles in my Honda Civic Diesel!
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Post by philbo909 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:03 pm

Smartbear wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:20 pm

Nope, that’s pretty normal for my car-getting on for 500 Miles a tank :thumbsup:
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What mpg do you get? I only manage 40 out of our 1.2 polo!
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Post by Smartbear » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:07 pm

philbo909 wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:03 pm
Smartbear wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:20 pm

Nope, that’s pretty normal for my car-getting on for 500 Miles a tank :thumbsup:
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What mpg do you get? I only manage 40 out of our 1.2 polo!
I can get over 40mpg from it, nearer 45 if i really try :P
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Post by Smartbear » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:08 pm

idej_jedi wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:58 pm
Smartbear wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:51 pm
Very pleased with my z4 as a daily driver, it's comfortable & makes driving to work a pleasure.
The economy is pretty good as well 👍
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Surely you've had it mapped for that type of economy? I only just about manage 550 miles in my Honda Civic Diesel!
Fuel economy is unaffected by mapping, it seems only diesels improve this way with a remap :?
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Post by salb » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:19 pm

hi,

My 2.0 M Sport AUTO only gives me 32MPG, i was very surprised as i expected around 38ish.... but my Landcover Discovery 3.0 diesel gives

me 32 mpg and on a run around 35mpg, and its bigger in every way.

As my daily driver the Z4 i am surprised at the MPG.

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Post by Smartbear » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:24 pm

salb wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:19 pm
hi,

My 2.0 M Sport AUTO only gives me 32MPG, i was very surprised as i expected around 38ish.... but my Landcover Discovery 3.0 diesel gives

me 32 mpg and on a run around 35mpg, and its bigger in every way.

As my daily driver the Z4 i am surprised at the MPG.

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It’s all to do with the way you drive it, I could easily get 25mpg if I wanted to :o
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Post by salb » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:34 pm

i have been commuting around 35 miles round trip, its an auto box but still can't get it up yo 38ish, and i didn't think i had a heavy

right foot.

Interesting to see all those 2.0 owners on here what they are getting.

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Post by mr wilks » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:35 pm

None of my Zs have been daily's so MPG never really been a thought but its hard not to be impressed by your car's capabilities Rob , mighty impressive numbers for the BHP & torque on offer .
The 35i on last weeks 1300 mile France trip averaged around 32-33mpg which i was more than happy with but soon drops to 22mpg on a sporty drive out :driving: for direct comparison on the Mway run home from eurotunnel i managed 330miles at 74-78 mph but arrived home with just 12miles left :cry:
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