E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > E46 BMW > E46 Xi Forum

E46 Xi Forum
The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 03-05-2013, 05:27 PM   #21
Trondxd
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Norway
Posts: 5
My Ride: 330xd
Sorry I know the XD's are not common in the US. But I can tell you with about 250 hp and 520Nm The XD is quite fun to drive as well. The perfect combination of fun and convenience. In addition I climb any hill in The winter...
Trondxd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013, 05:32 PM   #22
2000beamer
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: SoFlo
Posts: 531
My Ride: 2000 323i
The ole 323i sedan sees anywhere from 60 to 100 miles per weekday. I set cruise control at 79 MPH (speed limit 70) and the needle stays at about thirty to thirty one MPG. She only drinks Sunoco Premium (I'd do s
Shell if it was more convenient than Sunoco,) and runs like a dream. I'd probably consider driving a 330 if I didn't spend the entire freaking day on the highway. The fewer horses in my 323i are enough to get me in trouble but still give me pretty great gas mileage.
__________________
[/SIGPIC]
2000beamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 05:05 PM   #23
MikeyyyC
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: 07512
Posts: 1
My Ride: 330xi
Whoa....I get 16-18mpg mostly because I only do city driving but not sitting in traffic. Is this normal?
MikeyyyC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 05:10 PM   #24
NOVAbimmer
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: VA
Posts: 12,629
My Ride: 14 Impala FXST M796
I run premium in my car, lifetime average of 19 mpg. Maybe tops out at 22-23 on the highway.
__________________
NOVAbimmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 05:11 PM   #25
330xigraham
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 16
My Ride: 2004 330xi
Yes. EPA's revised testing resulted in 16mpg city 23mpg highway.
330xigraham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 05:18 PM   #26
NOVAbimmer
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: VA
Posts: 12,629
My Ride: 14 Impala FXST M796
Mine has nothing to do with the EPA, just a thirsty V8
__________________
NOVAbimmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 05:20 PM   #27
SamDoe1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Minnesnowta
Posts: 3,577
My Ride: Clubs baby seals
Quote:
Originally Posted by 330xigraham View Post
Yes. EPA's revised testing resulted in 16mpg city 23mpg highway.
For what car?

Quote:
Originally Posted by NOVAbimmer View Post
Mine has nothing to do with the EPA, just a thirsty V8
Stang only does 19mpg??? Hmm...maybe the Corvette just moved up on my list.
SamDoe1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 05:24 PM   #28
NOVAbimmer
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: VA
Posts: 12,629
My Ride: 14 Impala FXST M796
Quote:
Originally Posted by SamDoe1 View Post
For what car?



Stang only does 19mpg??? Hmm...maybe the Corvette just moved up on my list.
Pro Tip: Don't cross shop sports cars based on gas mileage.
__________________
NOVAbimmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 05:34 PM   #29
SamDoe1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Minnesnowta
Posts: 3,577
My Ride: Clubs baby seals
Quote:
Originally Posted by NOVAbimmer View Post
Pro Tip: Don't cross shop sports cars based on gas mileage.
Note to self: Sarcasm doesn't translate well over the internets.

I want to be able to carry 4 people so the Vette is already out of the question even though the back seats on a Mustang are tight.

Last edited by SamDoe1; 03-12-2013 at 05:34 PM.
SamDoe1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 06:36 PM   #30
NOVAbimmer
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: VA
Posts: 12,629
My Ride: 14 Impala FXST M796
Quote:
Originally Posted by SamDoe1 View Post
Note to self: Sarcasm doesn't translate well over the internets.

I want to be able to carry 4 people so the Vette is already out of the question even though the back seats on a Mustang are tight.
Definitely don't get a mustang with the expectation that anyone other than short midgets will fit comfortably in the back.
__________________
NOVAbimmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 12:37 PM   #31
NCLee
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 53
My Ride: 2004 330xi
Send a message via AIM to NCLee
No matter what I seem to do, my average always ends up at 21 mpg. I can usually get in the high 20s or even low 30s if I'm on the highway at reasonable speeds in the summertime. But of course most of my miles are commuting, starting, stopping, and trying to avoid SUV drivers with a phone in one hand and a sandwich in the other. I feel "safer" with the Steptronic set to 'S' on my commute. This of course only encourages my pedal foot, and I end up arriving home with another 21 mpg commute.

In my area, Shell 93 octane is often 10 to 15 cents more expensive than Kroger or Speedway. Does it make much of a difference?

In the end, I doubt any part upgrade, fuel change, or $900 tire swap is going to be any more effective than smooth controlled acceleration, staying in the right lane, and simply embracing my soul-sucking commute time under or at the speed limit. But on my commute, I have to ask myself: is it worth the 92 extra in gas to arrive home 5 minutes sooner and get out of traffic? I'll answer that with a "yes" every single day.
__________________
What I've learned so far:
  • don't start working on the car unless you have a ride to the parts shop.
  • whatever you're doing, Mango's guide is probably right.
  • the Bentley manual skips steps. LOTS of them. Don't tear your hair out when the next step makes no sense.
NCLee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 10:15 PM   #32
JohnnyPhoenix
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: South central WI
Posts: 8
My Ride: '05 330Xi 6MT
Well, I average about 26 mpg, can get 30+ on the interstate. My "average" driving area is hilly, somewhat open country roads, and limited access 65 mph highway. My Honda gets better, around 29, my Subarus do a little worse, 23ish. Overall, I can't complain given the level of performance and comfort the car provides.

JP
JohnnyPhoenix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 03:29 PM   #33
Count Zero
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: EU
Posts: 6
My Ride: 330xd
Hi guys.. first post here, but my e46 is also 330xd and not xi... stock and no mods at all.

So average, last reset 1 year ago, I have 27mpg and on highway i do 40mpg.... well in the city situation is much worse. City I get only 21mpg.
Count Zero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 03:37 PM   #34
customisbetter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: East Lansing
Posts: 255
My Ride: 02 325xi
I've never gotten more than 21 mpg on a tank.
__________________
customisbetter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 03:53 PM   #35
simsima325
'a certain moderator'
 
simsima325's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Hyattsville, MD
Posts: 37,829
My Ride: Honda Civic
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trondxd View Post
I average 53 mpg in my 330 xd - tuned with EES software
Imperial vs. US gallon...
__________________
-Brendan
simsima325 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 04:13 PM   #36
Count Zero
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: EU
Posts: 6
My Ride: 330xd
Quote:
Originally Posted by simsima325 View Post
Imperial vs. US gallon...
I suppose he means... imperial
Count Zero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 03:09 PM   #37
Trondxd
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Norway
Posts: 5
My Ride: 330xd
US gallon. 53 mpg - highway driving 70-75mph. Better than 60 mpg possible on trips with constant driving in 50 mph. 35-40 mpg in more city like driving
Trondxd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 04:13 PM   #38
SamDoe1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Minnesnowta
Posts: 3,577
My Ride: Clubs baby seals
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trondxd View Post
US gallon. 53 mpg - highway driving 70-75mph. Better than 60 mpg possible on trips with constant driving in 50 mph. 35-40 mpg in more city like driving
I wish we got diesels here.
SamDoe1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 05:43 PM   #39
Count Zero
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: EU
Posts: 6
My Ride: 330xd
Sam, this is extreme achievement for 330xd, don't be over-impressed... just very few highly tuned can give such consumption.... but for 320d... that would be normal.
Count Zero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 07:06 PM   #40
Nateweav
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 38
My Ride: 2001 330Xi
Really?! A thread about gas mileage gets 40+ posts?
Nateweav is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use