Those figures are good, bit mad at the high speeds though.
It was very safe, Dougie. Good streches of AutoBahn and not too much traffic about, so it was quite possible to sit at those speeds for a few miles at a time. It's funny, though, when you're doing 130mph in the middle lane because you've had to move across, as someone is coming past you one hell of a lot quicker
I have the same model as yours (Mine is 220bhp, Is yours the same or 226bhp?) - on the motorway at a constant 80 mine reads around 35mpg - I have checked
Mine is supposed to be 226bhp. Of course, it will be nowhere near that after 8 years
. 35mpg at 80mph is a massive difference over my figure. I use STR all the time, as I don't like the feel of the car without it. I don't know whether using Super Plus (Super Unleaded in the UK) would make any difference - or, come to think of it, the Shell Ultimate 100 RON stuff they sell over here. Do you have that in the UK?
My car will be 4 years old in the next couple of months, has done 91k miles - Mainly motorway runs until I bought it (Previous owner done 73k miles in 2 years!) and well serviced. Maybe it is down to the life it has lead, or I am just lucky!
Well, mine has done 120,000 miles, so it has covered 30% more mileage, which is a significant amount. However, it has always been serviced correctly and doesn't seem to burn oil, have any leaks, rattles or other engine issues.
Another section with MPG comments, interesting on the new 3.2. It is compared at one point to the owners other car 4.4 V8 BMW545i that you mentioned in your consumption thread
Yes, that's interesting. Also, he's talking about the 159, which is smaller and lighter than the 166!
I would be interested to try the 159 2.4 JTD with 200PS. Apart from initial acceleration, I reckon it would be very quick, with all that torque. I guess diesel is the way to go for economy - and some of the big diesels (eg. BMW 535d) have a decent amount of power and huge torque. The down side is always the sound. Despite big improvements, no diesel will ever sound like the Alfa V6, a Maserati V8 or an Aston V12...