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B5 and mpg

Post by vblanche » Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:45 pm

What kind of mpg (city driving) should you expect from a B5?

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Post by E24man » Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:24 pm

It's an Alpina 4.4 V8 with a sodding great supercharged clamped to it's side..... be happy if it's two figures :lol:

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Post by Chas » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:55 pm

So much depends on the number of short cold journeys you undertake. At normal temperature in the city you should get around 20mpg. If the oil never gets a chance to warm up (<10 miles) I'd guess you'd be looking at less than 15mpg.

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Post by ade and liz flint » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:14 am

Urban 'book' value is 15mpg :shock:
Expect less in the real world :cry:
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Post by vblanche » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:17 am

scary...forget it then, maybe an used D5 in few years then :wink:

thanks to you all for your comments.
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Post by simon13 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:30 am

either way they're miles better on fuel than an e60 M5!
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Post by Peter&Janet » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:32 am

I'm stunned, I was expecting possibly low 20's from some of the owners.

I think I'm very happy now with the B3, any dreams of owning a B5 are totally dashed.

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Post by Crombers » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:34 am

Are B5s all lead lined or is this all speculation?

The B7s long term average is nearly 22mpg. I'll be nearly 30 on a gentle motorway jaunt and 17 around town.

Drive it like you stole it and you'll get what you deserve.

It's not a V10 M5!

I should add, 75% of my journeys are less than 3 miles.
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Post by E24man » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:33 am

Crombers wrote: The B7s long term average is .......
Hi Crombers, any chance of some pics, I need a B7 fix :D

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Post by bfive » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:08 am

I used to get around 18 mpg on my B5 and that was driving it quite hard. Currently get around the same in the B6. That would be based upon mainly "Fun" back roads. Never really done an urban run in rush hour - what's the point!! The problem really is the fuel tank - it really is too small! Don't know what you could get on a long run at a moderate speed -never done that!

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Post by neil » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:10 pm

E24man wrote:
Crombers wrote: The B7s long term average is .......
Hi Crombers, any chance of some pics, I need a B7 fix :D
Some from the last Wet Handling day:

http://www.thealpinaregister.com/photos ... -stuart-b7

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http://www.thealpinaregister.com/photos ... /am-sevens

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Post by Duncan » Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:54 pm

I averaged 23.7 mpg over the whole time I owned the B5. If I drove like a nun on the motorway I could get 30, but realistically how many times do you want to do that other than in an average speed recording section!?
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Post by jacoda434 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:21 pm

neil wrote:
E24man wrote:
Crombers wrote: The B7s long term average is .......
Hi Crombers, any chance of some pics, I need a B7 fix :D
Some from the last Wet Handling day:

http://www.thealpinaregister.com/photos ... -stuart-b7

and

http://www.thealpinaregister.com/photos ... /am-sevens
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Post by LeeD3 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:33 pm

Like the previous replies our old B5 managed 22mpg on average up to 30mpg on the motorway.
Currently the new Biturbo is only managing around 19mpg. Not sure if this is down to still running in or to the New car factor. Does make a lovely noise though! :D :D :D :D :D

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Post by Hodge » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:50 pm

Not really helping with this but, the recent Twitter feed from Matt Stripling showed his trip from Nottm to London as 39.6 mpg av, in the new D5, and that's door to door not just the motorway section.

Said it wouldn't help :oops:
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