Hey guys and fellow M45 owners .. just wondering how your gas mileage has been on the M ...
Now that I'm close to the 3000 mile mark, it seems to be getting a LITTLE bit better. I can usually get around 300-350 miles to a tank (before I have to fill up again and the gas light comes on) -- By the way, after the light comes on, I usually fill up, and it will only take 17-17.5 gallons, meaning there's still almost FOUR gallons left in the tank - this leads me to believe I can probably squeeze between 350-375 miles out of an almost full tank.
I've noticed that after I fill up, I'll get close to around 50-75 miles before the needle even dips below the 'F', and then it seems to fall rapidly. Have you ever noticed how between 3/4 full and 1/2 tank that if you REALLY floor it on the highway, or take some steep curves, you can actually WATCH the needle drop ?! Boy, this car really CAN be thirsty -- but the exhiliration is worth it !!!
The other day on the highway, RIGHT after a fill-up I reset the Fuel Economy computer and actually (for about 2 minutes anyway) was averaging 28.2 MPG -- well, of course it didn't last long, as I started punching it, and it settled on around 22 MPG for the rest of the trip - which I guess is OK for highway driving. But, in the city, I still can't seem to manage better than around 18 MPG !!!
Oh well -- sorry for the long post !!! Hope everyone is enjoying their M like I am !!!