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04-06-2012, 11:20   #1
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fuel consumption BMW 318 1.9 2000

hello people, I am going to get a BMW, but people told me that the fuel consumption is very high,
but I am wondering how much it really is. This is the car: BMW 318 1.9 liter petrol 2000
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http://www.whatmpg.co.uk/BMW%20MPG%20Information.html
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It depends how heavy your right foot is and what kind of driving you're doing. It could vary between 25-35mpg.
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i owned one years ago, i think around 35 mpg
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Completely depends on the type of driving you do. City driving, its going to be poor no matter what. On a motorway it'll be a lot better. 25~ in town, maybe less. And 35ish on a run.
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hello people, I am going to get a BMW, but people told me that the fuel consumption is very high,
but I am wondering how much it really is. This is the car: BMW 318 1.9 liter petrol 2000
thx
I bought one of these in January.
I have to say it is not as thirsty as I thought it would be.
80% of my driving is motorway and the MPG needle generally hovers between 40 and 50 with CC set to 120.

Around town said needle is all over the place,so I would say not the best for city driving.

Off topic: Does anyone know how accurate that gauge is in a BMW?
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Thx everyone for their advice.
These cars are quite cheap compared to mainland Europe, so that's why I am thinking of getting this one. Will have a look tomorrow or Wednesday.
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I currently drive a 2000 318 (1.9l) with a decent mix of town and motorway driving. I get through about €100 petrol a week at the moment, getting approx 35 mpg.
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all cars in Ireland and UK are cheap compared to mainland Europe, not just a 318 BMW.

In the UK its a car buyers paradise with whats out there.
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I currently drive a 2000 318 (1.9l) with a decent mix of town and motorway driving. I get through about €100 petrol a week at the moment, getting approx 35 mpg.

100 euro's per week is a lot, but you are probably driving a lot,
how big is the fuel tank btw?
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04-06-2012, 18:00   #11
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all cars in Ireland and UK are cheap compared to mainland Europe, not just a 318 BMW.

In the UK its a car buyers paradise with whats out there.
yeah, I noticed and its good just too bad the steering wheel is on the wrong side (well at least for me)
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100 euro's per week is a lot, but you are probably driving a lot,
how big is the fuel tank btw?
I do about 600+ km on motorway alone during the week. I think the fuel tank is 60l.
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04-06-2012, 20:28   #13
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2001 facelifted 318i gained a new 2.0 litre engine. It is more powerful yet more fuel efficent than the old 1.9 litre it replaced.
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op as has been mentioned, this engine was replaced with a 2L 143bhp one in 02, 25bhp more and better fuel consumption, also the incredibly stiff accelerator pedal on that car up to 02, drove me crazy! are you looking at a saloon or a coupe?
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