Originally Posted by SCOTT26
Actually this shows why VAG are driving into trouble especially for their high end sport brands.
With the new M5 for example their is a clear observation in regarding fuel consumption compared to the E60. I used to have a Sedan before I got the Touring so I am seeing a considerable rise in the reduction of fuel consumption compared to both my current E61 and previous E60. Of course the M5 is not just about efficiency it also gets you from Munich - Frankfurt in rocketship-like effortless ease.
I think the point some of us are trying to make is that with the rest of the series production cars made by BMW, if the rest of the fleet was compliant, the ///M division can afford to have the numbers that current 911s have as far as efficiency and still not bring BMWs fleet average down.
Porsche doesn't have a lineup like BMWs with a bunch of less expensive cars that can focus more on efficiency vs. performance.