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      09-22-2017, 03:41 AM   #1
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Anyone with an active tourer 218i auto , what mpg are you getting.
Doesnt seem to be many users on this forum?

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      09-22-2017, 06:29 AM   #2
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Don't get mine until next month , was impressed with the B38 1.8i engine [currently drive a 320D ] but on the test car when i checked the computer mpg it was only showing 26mpg
which has left me a little worried
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      09-30-2017, 04:27 AM   #3
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Wifes 218i urban is getting 9lt/ 100km or about 30MPG in conversion. Not the claimed 5-6. She has it on eco mode and thinks with her type of travel the start stop actually uses more fuel when on. She always turns that function off. She drives conservatively to school and to shops locally. Would be good to get better than the mileage than shes getting given the stated. Also only 3cylinders as apposed to the 220i with 4 and 2lts.
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      09-30-2017, 07:33 AM   #4
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Wifes 218i urban is getting 9lt/ 100km or about 30MPG in conversion. Not the claimed 5-6. She has it on eco mode and thinks with her type of travel the start stop actually uses more fuel when on. She always turns that function off. She drives conservatively to school and to shops locally. Would be good to get better than the mileage than shes getting given the stated. Also only 3cylinders as apposed to the 220i with 4 and 2lts.
[quote=BM Sport;22251964]Wifes 218i urban is getting 9lt/ 100km or about 30MPG in conversion. Not the claimed 5-6. She has it on eco mode and thinks with her type of travel the start stop actually uses more fuel when on. She always turns that function off. She drives conservatively to school and to shops locally. Would be good to get better than the mileage than shes getting given the stated. Also only 3cylinders as apposed to the 220i with 4 and 2lts.[/QUOTE

Thanks for your reply BM , thats really disappointing I was hoping to get around 35/40 , is your wifes car auto ? And is there much traffic on her driving route ?
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      10-06-2017, 07:12 AM   #5
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Had our 218i auto three years now, early days not great on mpg, now getting 35 to 40 on a regular basis
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      10-06-2017, 03:18 PM   #6
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thanks for your reply unknown , roughly how many miles was it before your mpg started to improve ? and what was the mpg to start with , I only do around 3 to 4 thousand miles a year , and would be quite happy to get 35/40 mpg
Are you generally happy with your 2at , is there anything that stands out , good or bad ?
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      10-06-2017, 08:09 PM   #7
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Started low 30s, only done 16k so also low mileage, started improving after 5k, engine is surprisingly good, never breaks sweat and is a dream on long journeys, I'd be hard pushed to pick anything else when replacing
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      10-07-2017, 10:56 AM   #8
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Thanks again for your reply , unknownsock, I'm happier now with your feedback that you are pleased with your 2at , theres hardly any info about them out there apart from the initial road tests from 2014, and they mostly focussed on the diesel variants I expect to get mine in about two weeks , can't wait !
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      10-15-2017, 04:28 AM   #9
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Most of her driving is urban start stop traffic. She has 6k km on it.
We went through at least 10 different cars till I found her the 2AT. Don't second guess your purchase. Its not just about the mileage.

Its the whole package. She hates the start stop so just switches if off since the buttons next to the start button. Its an Auto. Mostly kept on comfort or eco modes.

We had the Msport version. Looks great. The right is probably firmer than rivals, but I think that has a lot to do with the stupid run flats.

Enjoy your new 2AT
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      10-15-2017, 04:51 AM   #10
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She likes the driving position and handling and ride, the CD player(Old School - this was one of her primary items must have), & easy parking.

The car has many more features that she will probably not use. HUD only because she gets migranes which to here the led flickers. The auto dipping sensor on the mirror is another little thing that bugs her. I found it surprising that they removed the sliding panel to the rear seats of the rear cargo. Now when you have the rear seats forward it leaves a big gap in the floor behind the seat. 1200AUS for the 2 panels in Service parts. So skipped that one.
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      10-15-2017, 02:59 PM   #11
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Thanks for your further information BM ,Im sure I will enjoy the 2at , I have the M sport suspension option selected as I really want good handling, and as the tyres are not run flat on my car (SE) it should be just right for me
Im really looking forward to getting it now , about another two weeks to wait
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      11-07-2017, 07:23 AM   #12
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Got my 218i at auto a few days ago , must say I love it , beautiful drive , nice high driving position and the 218i engine is so responsive
it's hard to believe it's only 1500 cc , currently getting 38/39 mpg , but that's driving really carefully, I expect it to drop a bit with normal driving, overall VERY impressed
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      12-01-2017, 06:05 AM   #13
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Got my 218i at auto a few days ago , must say I love it , beautiful drive , nice high driving position and the 218i engine is so responsive
it's hard to believe it's only 1500 cc , currently getting 38/39 mpg , but that's driving really carefully, I expect it to drop a bit with normal driving, overall VERY impressed
My wife has the 218i Luxury manual and with town driving we only get around 28mpg but on the motorway I've seen 48mpg. We have a launch car so a 14 plate and it has had an engine replacement at 13000miles due to premature crankshaft bearing wear. This only affected the manual cars and there was a "BMW enhancement" so not a real recall and mine was picked up a few months before the warranty expired when I took it in for some little niggles I was unhappy about. One being a judder when pulling away on release of the clutch.

Anyway, with the new engine the car feels so much smoother and we really like the car. The HUD is excellent and really like the comfort access. Could do with surround view like I have in my F11 as the F45 is a little difficult to judge due to its shape and the deep dashboard.

For my wife who is much shorter than me 194cm vs 159cm she struggles with the thick A pillar so seeing cars coming from the left or right can be a little tricky.
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      12-03-2017, 10:59 AM   #14
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Thanks Mr Ashton , I too am not very tall and find I have to be extra careful due to the thick "A pillar's "
But at least my fuel consumption is quite good( I think ) at 38/39 mpg , but I have been doing more motorway miles than usual for me
The most annoying thing is trying to fasten the drivers seat belt there's just not enough room to get my hand in the correct position
To engage the tongue in the fastener
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      12-17-2017, 05:11 PM   #15
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Thanks Mr Ashton , I too am not very tall and find I have to be extra careful due to the thick "A pillar's "
But at least my fuel consumption is quite good( I think ) at 38/39 mpg , but I have been doing more motorway miles than usual for me
The most annoying thing is trying to fasten the drivers seat belt there's just not enough room to get my hand in the correct position
To engage the tongue in the fastener
Hi, I've noticed that with the seatbelt too and I find myself moving the armrest up and down to get the access I need. 38/39 mpg is very good I think. I wish our mpg was better but it doesn't detract from the car which overall is very good.

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      12-27-2017, 05:06 AM   #16
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Getting more used to fastening my seat belt now , but its still awkward ,I'm loving the responsive drive , its amazingly good considering its only a 1.5 litre engine
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      12-30-2017, 08:54 PM   #17
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If you guys are so worried about fuel milage way did you not buy the 225xe. Mine has done 15,000k on battery and 6,000k using petrol. With a 0-100kph of 6.7 seconds I'm soon gone from the traffic lights.
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      12-31-2017, 09:23 AM   #18
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If you guys are so worried about fuel milage way did you not buy the 225xe. Mine has done 15,000k on battery and 6,000k using petrol. With a 0-100kph of 6.7 seconds I'm soon gone from the traffic lights.
Not everyone can afford to !
the 218i is the cheapest in the range and is all i could afford, here the 225xe is almost 10,000 more expensive

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Not everyone can afford to !
the 218i is the cheapest in the range and is all I could afford, here the 225xe is almost 10,000 more expensive
You would soon get the 10k back just with the savings of your over priced petrol. Your price difference is a lot more than NZ and we get no tax subsidises on any EV's.

What about a dealers demo 225xe the discount price is at least 10% off?

I never look at my vehicles fuel consumption just milage between battery & 1.5 engine. I wish BMW would allow me to set sport mod as my default.

As long as you are happy with your 218 thats all that counts.
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Not everyone can afford to !
the 218i is the cheapest in the range and is all I could afford, here the 225xe is almost £10,000 more expensive
You would soon get the 10k back just with the savings of your over priced petrol. Your price difference is a lot more than NZ and we get no tax subsidises on any EV's.

What about a dealers demo 225xe the discount price is at least 10% off?

I never look at my vehicles fuel consumption just milage between battery & 1.5 engine. I wish BMW would allow me to set sport mod as my default.

As long as you are happy with your 218 thats all that counts.
I would never get the price difference back in fuel consumption, I only do low miles a year , its just a habit i have about watching the fuel costs
I didn't want to get a used / or ex demo car as this will probably be the last new one for me ,and i am very happy with it

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