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    Posted: 07-March-2011 at 19:12

I've recently bought a BMW 120d automatic - 05 reg with 40K miles. I'm getting about 40mpg from very light-footed motoring. I'd expected to get more than that. I went for the diesel for the sake of economy (and the nice torque, of course).

My previous car was a VW Jetta 2.0TDI with DSG gearbox and over the same journey types I'd see about 47mpg, without being so economy minded in driving style, even more on M-way cruising. I'm not often in urban areas/heavy traffic, driving mainly on trunk routes and dual-carriageways and not accelerating hard or running at high speeds.

I know the 120d is a more powerful engine than the VW and the auto box will steal some mpg compared to the DSG, but is 40mpg likely to stay my average with economy-style driving?

What do other 120d auto drivers get as their average mpg?

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Hi Alan,have 58 E88 118d 20k manual gearbox,am getting about 56mpg.daily commute 80mls on similar roads to what you describe.you could try some of the diesel treatments additives(forte,redex,etc)dont know if any of this helps.
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