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      04-05-2015, 04:10 PM   #5
MalibuBimmer
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Drives: 2015 M4 and 2018 AMG GT
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Location: The Santa Monica Mountains, CA

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Holy crap!

I just got back. I'll start with the electric only range first: 21.3 miles!

Before I start the car the electric range is indicated to be 18 miles. We shall see.

My starting elevation was 1050 feet above sea level. I hit 1120 feet on my trip twice. My lowest elevation was 590 feet. Most of my travel was in the 850-950 elevation range, 8 miles on suburban roads and the rest on urban roads. Instead of travelling north as I usually do (which is quite hilly) I went south.

Ambient temperature was between 63-69 degrees F. (Temperature at the wheels, per the temperature gauge that v12 activated the code for, was 77 degrees F.) My tires were inflated to 33 ppsi cold. I currently have 2,303 miles on the odometer. (After the test.)

I averaged about 35 MPH but had a lot of stops at traffic lights and stop signs. I accelerated gently and never really stepped on it. But other traffic wasn't going around me, either.

I had a full tank of gas and weigh 230 lbs. I drove in Eco Pro and eDrive. I suspect that if I had been on entirely level ground, with very few stops, I could have gone 23 miles on electric only. I was 8 miles from home when the ICE kicked in. I knew it had because the screen told me I was now out of eDrive. But the car stayed on "0" for well over a mile on eDrive only. Then instead of a number for range I got a "-" mark. I put it in sport on the way back and then coasted home from the north and had 2 miles of electric range. I'm now charging the car and it says it will be fully recharged in 1 hour 50 minutes.

I have a new-found respect for the car.
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Previously: 2014 i8; 2013 650i convertible; 2013 650i Gran Coupe; 2013 X1; 2010 550i GT; 2010 535 GT; 2010 Z4 3.5; 2008 535ixt; 2007 M6 convertible; 2006 650i convertible; 1996 Z3; 1980 633CSi; 1978 630CS; 1972 3.0CS; 1971 Bavaria. (1971; 1979-2005 & 2017 - ? -- the Mercedes years.)

Last edited by MalibuBimmer; 04-05-2015 at 04:19 PM.. Reason: Added current mileage