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      11-11-2009, 04:31 AM   #1
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e89 Statistics: Miles?, MPG?, Top Speed attained?, 0-60?, etc

I am just curious how people "use" their cars. I live in Germany so yes, I've romped on my car a bit. Picked up car in June and almost have 9000 miles on it! That number makes me sick, but I can't stop driving it!

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Miles: about 9000

MPG average: about 21MPG

Top speed: 155mph!!

0-60: no way to measure...don't have on of those accelerometer thingys...yet!

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      11-11-2009, 08:31 AM   #2
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mostly weekend getaways, 19 mpg, 700 miles on the odometer, maybe 100 mph tops, there is this funny thing called speed limit here in the US
I won't try the 0-60 until maybe 1500miles
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      11-11-2009, 11:45 AM   #3
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yeah, im gonna get so many tickets when i get stationed back stateside...ungh!
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      11-11-2009, 01:39 PM   #4
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Kilometers: about 17,000

MPG average: about 29.7

Top speed: 250kph, can't afford the remap to rise it to 286kmh

0-60: also no way to measure...don't have on of those accelerometer thingys...and don't think I will ever get one as this car was my wife's idea [really long story]
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      11-11-2009, 02:46 PM   #5
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I am just curious how people "use" their cars. I live in Germany so yes, I've romped on my car a bit. Picked up car in June and almost have 9000 miles on it! That number makes me sick, but I can't stop driving it!

sDrive30i

Miles: about 9000

MPG average: about 21MPG

Top speed: 155mph!!

0-60: no way to measure...don't have on of those accelerometer thingys...yet!
SOOOOOOO JEALOUS!!!!!! I wish we could do that in the states....damn Puritan's that founded our country
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      11-11-2009, 04:35 PM   #6
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How fast do you guys find your 30is when you let loose? is there enough torque for a decent kick? I drove a 23i last weekend and didn't find it as exciting as I'd hoped, trying a 30i this coming Sat.
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There is more than enough kick to max out your fun meter, I favorably compare it to my last Gen 4 Z28 Camaro with the LT-1 and a manual 6 sp, but a lot more refined, and much more forgiving when you violate the laws of physics. i drove the 35 and while it has a bit more power, it did come across a bit heavier in the front end, so went with the 30 as it just seems better balanced for the twisties
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      11-12-2009, 10:39 AM   #8
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How fast do you guys find your 30is when you let loose? is there enough torque for a decent kick? I drove a 23i last weekend and didn't find it as exciting as I'd hoped, trying a 30i this coming Sat.
IMHO, the 30i is plenty fast to get you in trouble
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      11-12-2009, 10:50 AM   #9
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IMHO, the 30i is plenty fast to get you in trouble
Hope you're right.Picking my 30i up on 21st!
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      11-12-2009, 11:11 AM   #10
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well, i keep up with porsches on the autobahn. my buddy picked up a new 335i when i got my z4 and we are gonna race em...cept his car is constantly in the shop with engine failure...i'll let ya know the winner.
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      11-12-2009, 11:26 AM   #11
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well, i keep up with porsches on the autobahn. my buddy picked up a new 335i when i got my z4 and we are gonna race em...cept his car is constantly in the shop with engine failure...i'll let ya know the winner.
In a coupe he might have you by a tenth of a second but sedan is dead even (according to the official BMW specs)....gotta love physics, weight to power ratios
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      11-12-2009, 11:51 AM   #12
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my buddy has the coupe...if he starts to pull ahead then ill pray for his engine to crap out again! naw...wouldn't wish that on him lol. I really can't wait til some serious performance parts designed for the 30i come out. its gonna be sick!
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      11-12-2009, 12:29 PM   #13
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my buddy has the coupe...if he starts to pull ahead then ill pray for his engine to crap out again! naw...wouldn't wish that on him lol. I really can't wait til some serious performance parts designed for the 30i come out. its gonna be sick!
Your buddy has the 335i or 328i coupe?
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      11-12-2009, 12:36 PM   #14
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Your buddy has the 335i or 328i coupe?
about 2-3 posts above

of course this whole thread has be hijacked
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don't most threads get hijacked at some point - anyway, not quite 1,000 miles yet on the car so I will hold off on mpg and 0-60 statements until it is truly broken in
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      11-12-2009, 02:42 PM   #16
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yes, hijacked...and im pretty sure i did it...oops! I mean, can you hijack your own thread? well yeah, i'm still trying to figure out an accurate way of measuring 0-60 time. i know BMW always posts a higher number than what their cars are capable of.
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      11-12-2009, 02:42 PM   #17
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Yeah....they do......but I've been dieing to use that little smiley
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      11-12-2009, 04:51 PM   #18
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yes, hijacked...and im pretty sure i did it...oops! I mean, can you hijack your own thread? well yeah, i'm still trying to figure out an accurate way of measuring 0-60 time. I know BMW always posts a higher number than what their cars are capable of.
Road & Track ran a full road test and did 0-60 in 4.8 sec. in the 35i. That is a full .2 seconds better that the BMW claim of 5.0 sec.
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      11-12-2009, 04:58 PM   #19
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In a coupe he might have you by a tenth of a second but sedan is dead even (according to the official BMW specs)....gotta love physics, weight to power ratios
How is a 30i going to keep pace with a 335i coupe?
The 35i would run right along with the 335i, but the 30i would be about .5 - .7 seconds behind both the 335i and 35i.
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      11-12-2009, 06:14 PM   #20
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I've got 4000 miles on my 35i. I've averaged about 23 mpg, with mostly commuting, and 2 long trips. The first was mostly highway with a 27-28 mpg average, the second was 1600 miles with hard running and a 23 mpg average.

I think I hit 120mph once just to open her up a bit after break in.
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      11-12-2009, 09:37 PM   #21
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How is a 30i going to keep pace with a 335i coupe?
The 35i would run right along with the 335i, but the 30i would be about .5 - .7 seconds behind both the 335i and 35i.
look on the BMW website and the specs....35i kills the 335i and the 30i will keep up with the 335i.........the 3 series weighs way more than the Z......weight power ratio dude!
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      11-13-2009, 06:13 AM   #22
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yep...a fat ass cant keep up man...oh, and the gearing is different too
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