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      04-05-2015, 04:49 PM   #6
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A couple of other notes. The trip computer screen told me I was getting 4.1 m/kWh just before the ICE kicked in. And I was hoping to capture everything on the i App's "statistics" with a screen capture. But for some reason it decided to tell me only what my last 5 miles of my drive were. Consumption for that part of my drive was 47.0 mpg and 15.9 m/kWh. But my total fuel consumption average jumped from 60.0 to 60.5 mpg.

If any L.A. drivers want to do a run with me on the route that I took, I'll be happy to recreate it some Sunday and you can see what your range is. The terrain is gentle hills, but some hills nevertheless, for the first 7 miles. Then pretty much city streets.

Also, the car was charged with my BMW 240v wall charger. I charged it last night and disconnected the charger at about 9 pm. Last month when I did the 12 mile test I had recharged the car from the 110v charger provided with the car. I do not know if there is a difference in charging, but report this anecdote so that we can gather data. That test began with an initial uphill run. This test began with an initial run for the first 6 miles that was gently downhill, from 1050 to 790 feet (with one 1120 foot high hill in between). I never exceeded 50 MPH.

When my ICE started my elevation was 1020 feet above sea level. On Topanga Canyon Blvd near Mulholland Drive.
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.)