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Old 19th June 2011, 09:26   #21
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My Video does represent when I am in the M mode, but I do keep it 80% of the time in the 400 mode. With that in mind, it is rare that any one passes me on the road at any given time. I always drive 5 mph faster than the next guy, part of the reason is so I am never in any ones blind spot for more than a blink of an eye. And I do not let any other hot rod even get close to passing me and that is when the M button is pushed. This happens daily (my license plate attracts) so I do get my rush with the M Button often. And since I have the 9500Ci detector I feel pretty protected while in the M mode. And my tires wear faster than most, especially the rears. NOTE: With the mods I have, in the 400 mode it is close to the stock M mode. I know as once I was in a race with someone and naturally my M won. Once the race was over, I went to turn off the M button, it was already off. I guess I never turned it on and still won the challenge. And I am with others on this thread and the forum, I can go a day without driving the M, but the 2nd day I am in need of the rush.
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Old 19th June 2011, 19:46   #22
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In pure cruise mode, say Interstate highway, light traffic, relatively flat terrain, cruise control set at 75mph, what sort of mileage do you get? I assume under these conditions where you are holding a constant speed with no significant hills and such that the M6 in 7th gear should return perhaps 21-22mpg?
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Old 19th June 2011, 20:18   #23
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I get 23mpg on cruise control at 75mph on 7th gear on M Mode consistently on long drives.

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In pure cruise mode, say Interstate highway, light traffic, relatively flat terrain, cruise control set at 75mph, what sort of mileage do you get? I assume under these conditions where you are holding a constant speed with no significant hills and such that the M6 in 7th gear should return perhaps 21-22mpg?
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Old 20th June 2011, 01:23   #24
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In pure cruise mode, say Interstate highway, light traffic, relatively flat terrain, cruise control set at 75mph, what sort of mileage do you get? I assume under these conditions where you are holding a constant speed with no significant hills and such that the M6 in 7th gear should return perhaps 21-22mpg?
Same as Dan. I get between 22 to 23 MPG. I usually drive with cruise set at 79, 7th gear, and keep it at 500 HP (this is always).
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I just got my 06 M6 a few weeks ago and i had no clue the mpg was so bad. Im in the city with a lot of stop and go but i must only be getting about 10mpg and i dont keep it in M mode. the mpg is stuck at 12.3mpg, must be from previous owner, i need to figure out how to change that.

But what i have found is when driving the car in automatic mode its worse on gas mileage. It will shift the car sometimes at 4krpms's, but keeping in shift mode i can usually drive around town and keep the rpm's less than 3k max.
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Old 25th July 2011, 07:29   #26
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I just got my 06 M6 a few weeks ago and i had no clue the mpg was so bad. Im in the city with a lot of stop and go but i must only be getting about 10mpg and i dont keep it in M mode. the mpg is stuck at 12.3mpg, must be from previous owner, i need to figure out how to change that.

But what i have found is when driving the car in automatic mode its worse on gas mileage. It will shift the car sometimes at 4krpms's, but keeping in shift mode i can usually drive around town and keep the rpm's less than 3k max.
You can easily go into the I-Drive and reset the Miles Per Gallon, Average Speed etc. If the previous owner has never set that, it will not change much until you reset it. I'm not in my M, so I can't say exactly where its at.
If your M is shifting at 4k rpms, you can change it to shift sooner (lower RPM) with that button right above the I-Drive. This sets the shifting points. But it will default to factory after you turn the car off. FYI I rarely use the auto mode as I want to always control when it shifts. I get 14 plus in town and as high as 20 to 22 on the freeway.
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Thanks i'll check idrive to reset mpg. even when i set the bars to the lowest for shifting, in auto mode if find it still shifts at much higher rpm's than using it in manual mode.
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I live life to the fullest as well. I like the way you think.

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Well, as I have always said - To each his own. And as long as we are happy with our own property - that is all that matters.
Do whatever makes you happy.

I just want to add that I am actually very surprised to hear that from you.
FYI, I have seen your Challenge Me video many times and that video always put a smile on my face.
I said to myself - Now that's how you drive a high performance vehicle! Wow!

Again, I just fail to understand so perhaps someone here can chime in and explain it to me better:

Why drive a high performance vehicle and drive it like a grandma?
Why drive a V10 and not utilize its full power?
Why drive a powerful machine and drive it a reduced power?

Why have a partial smile on my face when I can always have a full smile on my face?
Why have a little bit of fun when I can always have fun?
All to save a couple of gallon of gas?

I remember growing up (Asian) we had nice fine china and silverware but my parents never used it so I asked why?
They said "those are for guests and special occasions only."
I learned from that - in my home we use our nice plates and nice silverware everyday.
In my opinion - I worked very hard to have nice things in life, so if anybody deserves to use it - it is us; me, my wife and my son.
Heck with the guests. Heck they may never leave.

In my opinion - every day is a special occasion.
Every time I wake up in the morning, alive and well - its a special occasion as I know life is too short.
Like Aerosmith song - I dont want to miss a thing.
I want to experience everything that life has to offer while I am still alive and well and able.

My nephew Nathan, a car fan like me, always wanted to have a BMW. He admired my car so much and said he will own one one day.
Sadly, Nate died at the very young age of 21 four years ago now.
He was not able to fulfill his dream of owning a BMW one day and drive the ultimate driving machine and put a smile on his face too as he always see me with a smile on my face whenever I drive my beast.

I miss him badly. I cry every time I think of him and I visit him regularly at the cemetery asking him for forgiveness for I feel I did not do enough for him while he was still alive.

FYI, I dress nicely at work pretty much everyday.
My colleagues and people I meet always ask me - "Job interview today?"
So I finally had to answer their question.

Why have nice clothes in your closet and not use it? What a waste.
Why do you need a job interview or a special occasion to look good?
Dont you feel good when you look good?

At any rate - again, just sharing my thoughts and my personal opinion. We are all entitled to one.
And again, do whatever makes you happy. Life is too short.

And I always welcome other people's input as I like to learn something everyday.

Peace to all of you.

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