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      12-06-2012, 05:39 PM   #1
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Fuel tank size?

I can't seem to nail down whether it's 14.5 or 15.5 gallons (US). Both numbers seem to show up in Google search. Anyone knows?
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While I am unsure of the official size, I can say I have never put more than 12.5 US gallons in my Z4. So either the reserve is much bigger than I think or the gauge is off. Maybe others can share their largest fill and typical fill numbers.
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my largest fillup on fumes was jsut under 14 gallons. I was under the impression it was a 14 gal tank.
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While I am unsure of the official size, I can say I have never put more than 12.5 US gallons in my Z4. So either the reserve is much bigger than I think or the gauge is off. Maybe others can share their largest fill and typical fill numbers.
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my largest fillup on fumes was jsut under 14 gallons. I was under the impression it was a 14 gal tank.
Hmm 14.5 sounds about right then. Supposedly reserve is 2.1 gallons.
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Hmm 14.5 sounds about right then. Supposedly reserve is 2.1 gallons.
page 206 in the manual.. Appox 14.5 US gal / 55 liters
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page 206 in the manual.. Appox 14.5 US gal / 55 liters
Therein lies the discrepancy. Mine is on page 148 of the manual (both print version and PDF version):
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Wait a second... I think I figured it out! Google says 55 Liters = 14.5 Gallons! That must mean there's a misprint in the manual!
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I've filled close to 14.5 several times. car car says range _ _ _ and i drove for an additional 10-15 miles then fill up so 14.5 sounds about right
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I checked the manuals. For 2009 and 2010 it says 15.5 gallons, but for 2011 and 2012, it says 14.5. But all 4 years say 55L, so I really think it's a misprint.
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I checked the manuals. For 2009 and 2010 it says 15.5 gallons, but for 2011 and 2012, it says 14.5. But all 4 years say 55L, so I really think it's a misprint.
Good catch!
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Gotta love duh MISPRINT...
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