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Old September 7th, 2017, 17:08   #451
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Congrats. Fabulous car. I really love mine. I've gotten mid 40s mpg driving between Boston and Philly on I95. Pretty good for that much luxury and power. Driving around Boston commuting to work I still get lower 30s. Pretty close to a Toyota Corolla I just picked up for the kids!
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Old September 7th, 2017, 17:42   #452
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Loving my 328D
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Old September 9th, 2017, 06:33   #453
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Ditto. Love the power, the balanced chassis, and the great fuel economy. It's equaling if not exceeding what I got on my 2011 Jetta TDI, but with more power and at higher highways speeds.

Things I don't like: higher service costs. Thankfully the 328d has pretty easy DIY oil changes.
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Old September 9th, 2017, 07:18   #454
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Ditto. Love the power, the balanced chassis, and the great fuel economy. It's equaling if not exceeding what I got on my 2011 Jetta TDI, but with more power and at higher highways speeds.
Things I don't like: higher service costs. Thankfully the 328d has pretty easy DIY oil changes.
Yes I know .....I purchased an extended service plan and I am covered through 2020
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Old September 9th, 2017, 15:18   #455
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Loving my 328D
I love the D as well...

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Old September 12th, 2017, 08:03   #456
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First tank update - 35.4 mpg according to pencil and paper. But take it with a grain of salt - the dealer filled the tank so not sure how full it was, plus we sat and idled for the better part of an hour during the delivery process while I learned about idrive etc.

I feel like I can probably crack 40 if I'm careful and keep out of Sport mode. Stay tuned.
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Old September 12th, 2017, 12:46   #457
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I feel like I can probably crack 40 if I'm careful and keep out of Sport mode. Stay tuned.
40mpg is definitely possible if you don't have to drive in a lot of stop and go driving. In my daily driving I'm getting pretty much exactly what I got in my MKVI Golf (~42mpg). Over long highway trips I get a good bit better mileage in the 328d.

Overall I'm very impressed with the performance/efficiency ratio of the 328d. I expected to get worse mileage than the Golf, but that hasn't been the case.


Edit: Just saw you got a 535d, nevermind! Totally different beast. 35mpg is pretty good for a car/engine that size.
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Old September 12th, 2017, 14:40   #458
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My 335d has been right at 36mpg over the past 25k miles with stage 2 tune. I recently drove my Malone tuned B5.5 5 speed converted car for a couple of weeks to make sure its ready to sell and while I got 44 mpg over the 1400 miles, it further reinforced why I migrated all of our daily drivers at my house to the BMW brand.
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Old September 20th, 2017, 14:12   #459
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I have the following M57 335d engine parts for sale. PM me with questions, or for pics.

1 LP Hybrid Turbo - rated up to 500 whp and 700 wtq. This Turbo has 500 miles actual install and run time.

1 M57 Head as well as OEM lifters and springs

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OEM (Base) head unit, non-nav/iDrive

I have a box of 'other various parts' that you may need - PM me and I'll look to see if i have the part needed.
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Old October 4th, 2017, 05:22   #460
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I took delivery of my 2017 F31 328d M Sport M Performance mid July. So for I put 14xxxKM on the car. From the first fill I have been using OptiLube summer blend (green). My tank average with 80% hwy driving have been 5.6 L/100 KM. I can get under 5 L/100 km cruising SB on HWY 400 at 125km/h. I love this car! The only issue I have is the ****ty steering feel, I feel like I'm fighting contently to keep the car straight on the HWY (very sloppy with too much free play). Its improves if I put it in sport mode and select chassis (shouldn't have to)...
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Old October 4th, 2017, 07:32   #461
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The only issue I have is the ****ty steering feel, I feel like I'm fighting contently to keep the car straight on the HWY (very sloppy with too much free play). Its improves if I put it in sport mode and select chassis (shouldn't have to)...

I have very little on center feel (making it difficult to stay straight), but there is absolutely no play in the wheel at all. Also, moving to sport shouldn't affect play in the wheel as the sport mode just adds fake "resistance" to the wheel making it feel heavier. If you really do have play in your wheel I'd take it back to the dealership, or perhaps an alignment is necessary..
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I have very little on center feel (making it difficult to stay straight), but there is absolutely no play in the wheel at all. Also, moving to sport shouldn't affect play in the wheel as the sport mode just adds fake "resistance" to the wheel making it feel heavier. If you really do have play in your wheel I'd take it back to the dealership, or perhaps an alignment is necessary..
I think free play was the wrong term. Yes sport mode creates more resistance, thus its easier to keep the car centered in the lane, due to the wheel not able to move as easy.

Any mod for permanent sport steering only? Fuse?
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Old October 4th, 2017, 09:57   #463
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I think free play was the wrong term. Yes sport mode creates more resistance, thus its easier to keep the car centered in the lane, due to the wheel not able to move as easy.

Any mod for permanent sport steering only? Fuse?
What tires are on the car? Runflats are famous for driving like crap.
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Old October 4th, 2017, 10:00   #464
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I have had them on every VW TDI and my Hybrid Jetta except my 15 Jetta which has blind spot monitoring! wish I have this on my 328d but it doesn't however these Asphirical mirrors are Great and we're play and play! Love these! My 328D is highly optioned however it does not have Blind Spot and lane departure....
I swapped my N/A mirrors to the euro convex ones. Huge difference! I too have BSM.
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Old October 5th, 2017, 12:26   #465
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I think free play was the wrong term. Yes sport mode creates more resistance, thus its easier to keep the car centered in the lane, due to the wheel not able to move as easy.

Any mod for permanent sport steering only? Fuse?
As far as I know you cannot code the car to start in Sport mode (you can code it to start in either Eco Pro or Comfort). But, there may be some coding that will change the steering resistance in either Comfort or Eco Pro...

Edit: It appears that this is possible:
http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho....php?t=1086229
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