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    Hey, firstly, great forum guys, very helpful topics!

    Ive just purchased my 2002 318CI Coupe M-sport, it has 74,000 miles on the clock and runs very smoothly, i could'nt be more happy with it!

    Although recently i drove from Sheffield to Leeds and back (roughly 100 mile journey) and it drank £20 fuel - does this seem a little excessive to you people? Unfortunantly i have nothing of this engine size to compare it to so any help would be appreciated.

    I have noticed the front right tyre has a slow leak which im getting sorted asap which could affect MPG performance.

    I do not drive with a heavy foot either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msport02 View Post
    Hey, firstly, great forum guys, very helpful topics!

    Ive just purchased my 2002 318CI Coupe M-sport, it has 74,000 miles on the clock and runs very smoothly, i could'nt be more happy with it!

    Although recently i drove from Sheffield to Leeds and back (roughly 100 mile journey) and it drank £20 fuel - does this seem a little excessive to you people? Unfortunantly i have nothing of this engine size to compare it to so any help would be appreciated.

    I have noticed the front right tyre has a slow leak which im getting sorted asap which could affect MPG performance.

    I do not drive with a heavy foot either.

    Thank you!
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    £20 sounds fair for a 100 mile round trip to be honest.
    The (fraudulently expensive) cost of fuel is a major impacct on things like that so you should be really measuring the number of litres it uses and working it out from there!

    A slow puncture will affect mpg,but not by a huge amount in this instance I dont think.
     
     

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    Not sure how much your 318 should be taking.

    If fellow 318 owners think thats a bit on the high side, then, I suppose the usual starting point is looking at the efficiency of your 02 sensor (should ideally be replace by 60,000miles) and you MAF metre.
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    mines a 1.8 4 door 1999 e46 and i can do 70-100 miles on £10 so that does seem a bit of a thirsty motor, you sure you dont got a heavy foot???
     
     

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    Mines a 53' 318ci coupe & average 30 mpg on a run (with a slightly heavy right foot)
     
     

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    msport02 welcome to the forum
     
     

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    E36 318 compact returns 80-90 miles for £10-15 and thats driving on the isle of wight!!! You never have to drive longer than half hour to get where you want to go!! Not good for fuel comsumption all that stopping and starting!!!
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    Welcome. Assuming you are paying £1.10 for fuel, that works out at just under 25mpg which is a a little poor.

    I would be expecting around the 30 mark. I would probably monitor it by resetting the trip meter and filling the tank up and then recording how much you put in at the next fill and working out the consumption.
     
     

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    I've recently bought a 51 reg 316ti se auto and for £30 am only getting about 130 miles! I reset the trip computer when I bought the car and its showing avergae 26mpg but at say £5 a gallon, means 6 gallons for the £30 which equals about 21mpg. Its mostly London driving and ok the right foot can get a bit heavy but surely from a 1.8 it should be better than that??
     
     

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