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      05-31-2014, 10:55 PM   #1
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Official F80 M3 / F82 M4 EPA MPG gas mileage: 17/26 MPG

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Just noticed bmwusa.com now lists EPA estimates of:

17 MPG city, 26 MPG highway (Manual), 24 MPG highway (DCT)

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Also directly from BMW - 20 MPG combined (Manual), 19 MPG combined (DCT)

- There is no Gas Guzzler Tax. The formula used for combined gas mileage as it applies to the GGT is different from the one used for the EPA combined number on the window sticker.
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      05-31-2014, 11:06 PM   #2
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As the S54 actually delivered 24 mpg on highways, is this another instance of understating mpg or the real deal? If it's the latter, 2 mpg more with all the new tech from the last fifteen years plus FI isn't exactly overwhelming.
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      05-31-2014, 11:24 PM   #3
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26mpg highway is pretty low. Combine that with city mpg, and the result will be awfully close to the gas guzzler tax cutoff.
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      05-31-2014, 11:32 PM   #4
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Still no mention of one in the configurator
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      05-31-2014, 11:34 PM   #5
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I think 26 is respectable for a 425 hp 3.0 liter twin turbo.
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26/17. Well, my 435i xDrive 8 AT is rated at 30/20. Right now I'm averaging 11.1 l/100 km versus 12.4 with my E92 M3 DCT (same roads, same speeds). Oops! Could be that there is really no improvement here.
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      05-31-2014, 11:37 PM   #7
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As the S54 actually delivered 24 mpg on highways, is this another instance of understating mpg or the real deal? If it's the latter, 2 mpg more with all the new tech from the last fifteen years plus FI isn't exactly overwhelming.
Physics? The S54 made 333 hp. More power = more fuel.
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      06-01-2014, 12:01 AM   #8
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Physics? The S54 made 333 hp. More power = more fuel.
seriously?

Higher rpm = increased fuel consumption.
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      06-01-2014, 12:25 AM   #9
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Just noticed bmwusa.com lists EPA estimates of 26mpg highway

http://www.bmwusa.com/standard/conte...n/default.aspx
Thoroughly discussed in the fuel economy thread.
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Thoroughly discussed in the fuel economy thread.
Hey we are already in hippies, so you could just take your bra off for us Greg, and we have this thread in the bag again!

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      06-01-2014, 12:59 AM   #11
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26mpg highway is pretty low. Combine that with city mpg, and the result will be awfully close to the gas guzzler tax cutoff.
who cares? who buys the M4 for economy.
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26mpg is good mileage for the performance this car delivers
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who cares? who buys the M4 for economy.
I got pretty sick and tired of filling up my BMW V8 every few days!!
I'm sure I'm not the only one.

It really sucked driving across country, the new M3 should be much better on my 950 mile treks I do multiple times a year, but I would have liked to get closer to 30 mpg when cruising at 70 MPH, I'll be happy with the better mileage though.

But I'll be the first to admit that if I get more than 15 MPG in the first month of ownership, I'll be surprised!!

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As the S54 actually delivered 24 mpg on highways, is this another instance of understating mpg or the real deal? If it's the latter, 2 mpg more with all the new tech from the last fifteen years plus FI isn't exactly overwhelming.
Notice a huge gap in performance between two cars and then read your above post again.
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The F80 is not an f30 nor a e90 335. It's comparison is to the performance and output of the last m3
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      06-01-2014, 07:27 AM   #16
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seriously?

Higher rpm = increased fuel consumption.
Generally, but keep in mind:

- Redline for the S55 is only 300 RPM lower than the S54

- EPA testing probably does not even take the engines near redline, or if it does it would be only very briefly.

- The S55 makes about 100 more horsepower than the S54.

It seems like a reasonable trade-off.
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- Although 6MT is standard, the 26 mpg applies to the DCT. The 6MT achieves 24mpg as noted in parentheses.
Source? All of the other BMWs with DCT and manual options get better mileage with the manual (M6, Z4is, 135i)

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Notice a huge gap in performance between two cars and then read your above post again.
The subject is engine fuel efficiency; nothing else. Notice huge gap in technology between two I6 engines built some fifteen years apart then read your above post again.


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Generally, but keep in mind:

- Redline for the S55 is only 300 RPM lower than the S54

- EPA testing probably does not even take the engines near redline, or if it does it would be only very briefly.

- The S55 makes about 100 more horsepower than the S54.

It seems like a reasonable trade-off.

Redline: Reports to date indicate widespread shortshifting of the S55 which would improve mpg versus redline shifting.

EPA: That's speculation but reasonable IMO.

HP: Yes, but you're not saying hp is greater factor than rpm where mpg is the subject, are you?

Some will certainly find the trade off reasonable while others will not. It is what it is.
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seriously?

Higher rpm = increased fuel consumption.
Power output is generally directly proportional to more fuel used. You need 30% more fuel to produce 30% more power.

Running at higher RPM also uses more fuel due to higher friction losses, but not at the same rate as the RPM increase. Running at 30% higher RPM does not necessarily burn 30% more fuel.

Since during the EPA test, redline and maximum power are not used often if at all, both would have little impact on the EPA rating.

How efficient an engine is at low power and low RPM usually translates in good EPA ratings.
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Source? All of the other BMWs with DCT and manual options get better mileage with the manual (M6, Z4is, 135i)
You'd have to read the other thread. BMW genius confirmed it in an email.
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The subject is engine fuel efficiency; nothing else. Notice huge gap in technology between two I6 engines built some fifteen years apart then read your above post again.
You're not a very bright fellow, are you? It is all proportional as someone already mentioned. In any event I'm done responding to you.
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Redline: Reports to date indicate widespread shortshifting of the S55 which would improve mpg versus redline shifting.
Exactly, so that favors the S55 even more over the S54 because of their respective power curves. EPA tests likely out S55 closer to peak power than S54.

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HP: Yes, but you're not saying hp is greater factor than rpm where mpg is the subject, are you?
Power and RPM are interdependent. I'm merely saying it is important to consider the whole picture.

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Some will certainly find the trade off reasonable while others will not. It is what it is.
The huge power increase is key. Check out the non-M I6 for what the technology has done for EPA numbers when power is kept similar to the S54.
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