: AWD gas mileage?



Audioi
06-02-13, 09:22 PM
My wife is thinking of a dressed up AWD ATS. She is comparing it to the 328xi and wondering what your getting for fuel mileage. Hers would either be the 2.0 or 3.6.

bluecrayon
06-02-13, 10:09 PM
, with my normal "spirited" driving, I'm averaging only 18-20 over the first 1500 miles. I purposely drove rather gently for a while but still only got maybe 22. Honestly, I expected better. I was figuring 25 for gentle driving and 20 for normal sport car driving.

Audioi
06-03-13, 07:59 AM
, with my normal "spirited" driving, I'm averaging only 18-20 over the first 1500 miles. I purposely drove rather gently for a while but still only got maybe 22. Honestly, I expected better. I was figuring 25 for gentle driving and 20 for normal sport car driving.

Which engine/trans?

rustybear3
06-03-13, 08:17 AM
After close to 5000 miles, you should average with auto (as I do with AWD) about 24-25 MPG combination city and highway if you get the 2.0T. No idea about the 3.6, but expect it to be less.

Hohums
06-03-13, 08:23 AM
2.0T AWD here. Still in the break-in period, so easy driving, and have seen average of ~20mpg combined so far. Doing a 1hr highway stint over the weekend however I used cruise control the whole way and saw 31mpg for that trip. Note that AC has been cranked due to the weather lately, which doesn't help its case.

Personally I'm hoping for mid-20s once the engine has been run-in for a few thousand miles. Would be perfectly happy with that.

M5eater
06-03-13, 09:23 AM
After close to 5000 miles, you should average with auto (as I do with AWD) about 24-25 MPG combination city and highway if you get the 2.0T. No idea about the 3.6, but expect it to be less.

They're all 6 speed autos, your results are exceptional. From what I've seen most RWD people don't see that even.

huna
06-03-13, 01:12 PM
3.6 AWD here - my commute is a mix of interstate and stoplights, and I get 22 mpg. I average about 38 mph, according to the trip computer - that should give you a feel for the mix. I don't drive it hard at all.

chadillacATS
06-03-13, 10:01 PM
My 2.0T AWD is averaging about 20.6 mpg right now, after 1600 miles. The best I've seen so far was just over 23 mpg after a 100 mile road trip. I'm still hoping it will continue to get better.

bluecrayon
06-03-13, 11:32 PM
Which engine/trans?

Oh I swore I wrote that....it's the 3.6 awd auto.

slepr
06-04-13, 12:08 AM
Just over 6500 miles. 2.0 AWD. Combined city/highway tankful started at 22 early on. Now 26.76 on most recent tank but more highway miles than normal.

JSATS
06-04-13, 12:49 AM
Last week I went on a trip that included highway, city and some mountain driving. My speeds ranged from 75 mph to bumper to bumper crawling. Total miles were around 1100 miles and I kept records of all my fuel purchases. I ended up with a combined total of 28 MPG. This was with my 2.0 Premium turbo AWD.

danscrim
06-04-13, 08:38 AM
3.6 AWD here with 9k miles. I usually average around 21 (75% city). On long road trips with literally all highway mileage I have seen averages around 24. Nothing higher than that. Conversely, on long city stints (combined with "spirited driving") I have seen as low as 17-18.

Audioi
06-05-13, 08:10 AM
This might be a spot where the 3 series is winning, I posted the same on a BMW group and the 2.0t seems to do much better MPG and after all since it's the wife's car she will be checking it.

rustybear3
06-06-13, 02:32 PM
Last week I went on a trip that included highway, city and some mountain driving. My speeds ranged from 75 mph to bumper to bumper crawling. Total miles were around 1100 miles and I kept records of all my fuel purchases. I ended up with a combined total of 28 MPG. This was with my 2.0 Premium turbo AWD.
I'm averaging about the same as you and have the same configuration....it appears from what I've seen so far on these and other threads that the 2.0T is getting substantially better mileage than the 3.6....bottom line IMO it seems the MPG increases substantially over the 5000 odometer mark...

Audioi
06-06-13, 02:36 PM
I am thinking that the new 9 speed trans will rectify the gas mileage woes on the ATS. Too bad it was not ready for the original inception of the car, just think of the reviews!
Fix the Cue and add the trans and USA could own this segment of the market.

Yplus
06-07-13, 10:10 AM
I get 27-28 on the highway with the flow of traffic (which is definitely not the speed limit). In town it's more like 21/22, but that's mainly because I'm addicted to low boost torque. My first 2000 miles I got something like 17 mpg since after break in, I sped around with a big grin on my face for a month. But there is no doubt if you drove the speed limit on a highway that you would get about 30 mpg with the 2.0T AWD.

Fraggy
06-07-13, 10:20 AM
Shit... 2.0 RWD here with 6300 miles and I'm getting 17.9 lol. Very disappointing.

slepr
06-08-13, 12:18 PM
Just over 6900 miles on 2.0 AWD. Last tank was mostly highway and it was 27.79. My normal mix of city/highway was 24 +/- 1 in the last few tanks.