Along with voodoo laserlights and voodoo suspension, there's clearly some sort of witchcraft going on with the engine as well.
Did my first two motorway journeys today. The first one is from the far side (relative to the motorway) of Banbury to Walsall and the second is back home. I wasn't trying for a decent mpg, just driving normally / keeping up with the flow, but not in a huge rush either. Reasonable average speed on the first journey, through Banbury followed by a full bore motorway merge, 75-80mph on the M40, restricted to 60mph on the M42 (for a change....) and then around 70-75mph due to a reasonable amount of traffic on the M6. Much heavier traffic on the way home plus all the 50mph speed restrictions down the M6, then all too often slowing down to 55mph on the A14 for lorries slowly overtaking each other . I only used eco pro in the 50mph zone with the cruise on, but it makes a much bigger difference than it did in the 535d thanks to the coasting function. It's reasonably high geared too, 80mph is 1,700rpm.
Not something I will see every day, but seriously impressive anyway....Efficient Dynamics really does work!
Based on that economy, I think you actually bought a 735d and just told us it was a 750i.
That is seriously impressive economy. Based on that, why do people buy 735d's anyway! Much better a V8 anyday.
They’ve all taken a step forward in the last few years, my dad has a new 630d GT (which is bigger than a 5) and he gets a fairly eady 50mpg on the motorway. His 2011 525d (6 cylinder, destined 530d engine) did about 10mpg less.
Bit of balance today, 28mpg travelling down to MK station. Lots of traffic and the opportunity for a couple of roundabout GPs
Thought so - just been on eBay and there's a guy down Milton Keynes way selling a set of 718d badges..
718d....shudder the thought! There are two 4 cylinder engine options, 725d and 740e. Neither are of any interest to me at all, although I was pretty impressed with a ride in one of my guys new 330e, it does go well and would be my choice over a 320d.
As a mark of progress, it was exceptional to get 30+ for a trip in the GTA even under the best circumstances - with 3.2 litres and 250bhp in a light car. The XFR is about the same for double the power, this BMW result is incredible.
It's hard to get proper news about real life MPG from these sorts of cars - whenever you go near owners groups they are full of people quoting things like "mid teens and 8MPG if you go for it" and my increasing belief is that they all drive like total wankers all the time, on mostly short journeys.
my increasing belief is that they all drive like total wankers all the time, on mostly short journeys.
I agree. Our local Kwik-Fit emporium manager has stopped doing his daily full throttle fly by in the C63 and is now doing it in a Giulia Quadrifoglio. I reckon the way he drives, double digit mpg would be an achievement.
That is truly amazing economy for a car of that size and performance. I presume that cruise control and ECO+ are required to get that kind of economy.
Cruise control and eco through the 50mph bits as the coasting seems to make a difference at those speeds. But there were some full throttle moments as well and Adaptive mode was used when back to normal speeds. The toll booth GP was an easy win!
i wonder what would be achievable if I really tried.