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karmad

New BMW arriving shortly

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Hi folks..... excited about my new acquisition.

Its an 07 3 series 330d SE coupe Auto,metalilc black with black leather...all the usual trimmings,im having M sport alloys as im not a fan of the SE alloys,think theyre about 500 quid inc tyres.....does anyone know anywhere cheaper

I was wanting an Msport but couldnt find one at right money,so i took a test drive in this SE and talk about powerful !thats why im getting the m alloys to satisfy my sporty taste....was wondering what mpg,s people were getting....cos that is the only downside to gettin the 3.0L....I can live with 40+ mpg.....whereas the 2.0L returns around 50mpg so im led to believe....prob getting it in a week...........so will post a few pics if i can find a nice country backdrop.

thanks in anticipation.....Karmad

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Doubt you'll make 40+

I think I just scraped 30, however it seen a lot of town driving.

Good cars though, I liked mine.

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I must admit from my research I was led to believe most 330d's would return 35-36 mpg and not 40+.

It's easy to forget it is a very powerful diesel unit and not tuned to ultimate economy, but I'm sure careful driving could return 40 mpg no problem.

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Best I ever saw from mine (57 plate saloon so same 'old' engine as yours will be) was about 45mpg (indicated) during a cruise-control stint through Switzerland a few years ago.

Normal consumption was around 35-37. And that was with a re-map.

As Maxyboy says, it's a good car. Enjoy it!

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Cool..... nothing like a new car to make you excited.

BM turbo diesel is a great lump, really does benefit from a remap if you are into that sort of thing +++

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I had the phone call today, 318d Touring Sport Plus being delivered tomorrow afternoon!

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it's easy to forget it is a very powerful diesel unit and not tuned to ultimate economy, but i'm sure careful driving and correctly inflated tyres could return 40 mpg no problem.

efa +++

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cheers for the replies guys.....ive been reading about remapping and it looks interesting,particularly as it might increase mpg...anybody tried it ?......also as i said im having some MV3 alloys and the guy at the garage said he recommends larger wheels for the back axle.....never knew this seems to be the norm,is it worth the extra ton to buy em......by the way the garage is not making owt on them theyre just fitting em for me.......any thoughts ?

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