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Old April 21st, 2017, 16:50   #286
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I'm curious about what the engine RPMs are at in the 335d while cruisin' on the highway at 70 MPH indicated (68 MPH actual) and with the transmission in normal D mode.
2000 rpm's is exactly 80 mph by dial in mine. I think it turns 1800 at 70 mph.
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Old April 22nd, 2017, 12:51   #287
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Second fill up, so finally got to calculate MPGs:

A bit lower than I'd like, but that was very few highway miles. We'll see how it goes over the next few months. I think those 19" wheels aren't helping matters.
That's actually very respectable for mostly in-town fuel efficiency. I'm sure mostly highway driving will get you easily into the 40s.

FWIW, I tend to drive quickly on the freeway (i.e. not for fuel efficiency). But I'm averaging about 41.8 mpg with mostly highway driving, which is excellent considering my Jetta TDI averaged 37.5 mpg over 240K miles.
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Old April 23rd, 2017, 13:04   #288
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That's actually very respectable for mostly in-town fuel efficiency. I'm sure mostly highway driving will get you easily into the 40s.
Thing is.. that is lower than I ever got with my Golf. Lowest tank on my Golf was 39mpg.


I think the difference is that I'm in the enjoy-the-car, to-hell-with-mpg mode. That'll change as the honeymoon period is over. I did ~150 miles the past two days and averaged ~45mpg during that time. We'll see if I can keep it going for a whole tank.
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Old April 24th, 2017, 06:00   #289
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Thing is.. that is lower than I ever got with my Golf. Lowest tank on my Golf was 39mpg.


I think the difference is that I'm in the enjoy-the-car, to-hell-with-mpg mode. That'll change as the honeymoon period is over. I did ~150 miles the past two days and averaged ~45mpg during that time. We'll see if I can keep it going for a whole tank.
The Golf is a lighter car with a smaller engine. Of course it got better mileage. It's amazing these beasts do as well as they do...
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Old April 24th, 2017, 06:54   #290
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The Golf is a lighter car with a smaller engine. Of course it got better mileage. It's amazing these beasts do as well as they do...

The 328d is a also a 2.0L turbo and is pretty close in weight, in fact, from everything I've seen the BMW weighs just a bit less than the Golf.
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I think the 8 speed transmission is a big contributor to this car's overall performance and economy.
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Old April 27th, 2017, 13:57   #292
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Probably later in the year, but good to see BMW is committed to diesel. X3d and X5d available now.
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Old April 28th, 2017, 05:47   #293
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The 328d is a also a 2.0L turbo and is pretty close in weight, in fact, from everything I've seen the BMW weighs just a bit less than the Golf.
Not even close actually.

The Golf Diesel weighs more or less right at 3000lbs depending on transmission and doors. (my 4 door manual 2012 was 3073)

The '14 BMW 328d weighs in at 3460lbs, while the xDrive model is 3600-3700lbs.

A lot of extra weight to get moving every stops/start, but cruising is easier with the 8 speed gearing so highway is really similar.
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Not even close actually.
The Golf Diesel weighs more or less right at 3000lbs depending on transmission and doors. (my 4 door manual 2012 was 3073)

The '14 BMW 328d weighs in at 3460lbs, while the xDrive model is 3600-3700lbs.
It appears you are correct, not sure where I got my info previously.
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No worries; I was surprised at how much heavier the 328d xDrive was myself; but then I parked it in my garage in the same place my Golf fit... It wouldn't fit without hauling out my lawnmower, and even then it was really tight compared to the Golf.

The 328 is a much larger car in comparison, just drives well enough that it doesn't "feel" like it.
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