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      04-10-2019, 05:03 PM   #1
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Gas Mileage for Dense Traffic City Driving

Hi All,

Hoping someone can shed some light on an issue I'm having.

I drive a 2018 M240i with 1300 miles. Purchased new. I live in West Los Angeles and drive during normal hours, not in peak traffic hours, but it's still LA. According to Edmonds and BMW, I should be getting 20-22 mpg in city. Driving the car like an old lady in comfort mode, I'm getting between 12 and 13.5 mpg. I've tried driving in econo mode and I get 14.5. I've taken it the dealership that I purchased the car from several times and they tell me they find nothing wrong with the car. When my drive time is spent more on the freeway, the mileage is 18.9. Most of my drives are 4 to 6 miles each time. Typical city driving.

Does anyone have a similar car? What's been your experience driving in the city? (Not asking about freeway mpg)

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      04-10-2019, 06:50 PM   #2
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You're still super early in break in but for city mileage that is pretty accurate. I get around 15-16mpg when I'm heavy city, if it's free flowing city traffic I can get close to 21 and on the highway 25-30.
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Seems about right for early engine life, driving environment, and crappy CA gas. For reference, I get about 21-23 in mixed driving with my M235i.

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After break-in I average 17-18 city and 21 combined. I think 22 city is being VERY optimistic. Maybe on ECO 100% of the time and driving like a grandpa, but not in comfort driving normally.
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      04-11-2019, 04:18 PM   #5
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My 2018 with 4K miles on gets about 20mpg in dense traffic. My Lexus CT that I traded got 4O MpG on regular in same traffic. Which car is more fun?
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