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Re: 225xe M Sport

Post by Kiwi » Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:52 am

I'm totally impressed with the car after a 1h 20m drive out in the country side. It was not a drive to show the battery usage as most of driving was using the engine. Consumption was 6.2l/100km and 28% battery with a 52% level of efficiency. First tank of petrol will be high until engine settles down. It's a really wet day so no photos and really not much to show over the last lot of photos.

The BMW app find my car was fast finding the 225xe but in saying that the 220i is a lot faster as well.

With the XE being an AWD their was no sign of the XE being front wheel drive. It is certainly quick and nimble to drive and the M Sport suspension is very nice over bumps which I usually have to slow down or avoid in the 116i or the 220i.
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Re: 225xe M Sport

Post by Kiwi » Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:26 am

I've found a way to charge the XE battery a lot faster then electric power and this is by moving the auto select lever to sport which allows the battery to charge when you are driving. Freeways or motorways driving the XE will use the engine only so why not charge the battery free as well.

After 2 weeks of ownership the 225xe M Sport is a brilliant drive and it cost me a lot less than a X1 20i M Sport.

What problems have I noticed? None at this stage.

The car is still on it's first tank of petrol and traveled 654 km with an electric only distance of 301.7 km. I still have 122 km petrol left.

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Re: 225xe M Sport

Post by dorsetred » Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:31 pm

Looking good, we travelled up to Cheshire from Dorset and having found how to set the Trip details you can imagine how pleased we were at the resulting figures 440 miles at 56.1 mpg from our 218d M Sport Active Tourer version which did surprise me as it's certainly closer to BMW figures and I suspect like yourself you don't exactly drive slowly!!

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Re: 225xe M Sport

Post by Kiwi » Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:38 am

The engine is running @7.5L per 100km but the overall is 4.1L. I expect this figure to drop once the engine runs in. It's still on it's first tank of petrol which only holds 36L. The xe has traveled 678km and 323km was battery since it drove out of the factory in Germany with no reset. I will reset once I fill up with petrol this week.


56.1mpg = 5.03L per 100km which is very good. I never get close to BMW figures. My 2015 116i was 7.5L and my 2015 220i is 8.6L.
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Re: 225xe M Sport

Post by dorsetred » Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:10 pm

Kiwi

Yes I agree regarding the figures because although I was trying to keep it down to around 70-75mph (120Kph) due to speed cameras etc there were several occasions where I was pushing 85mph + and as no doubt you're well aware the main issue is trying not to exceed that as it's obvious there's plenty left under the pedal! :lol:

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Re: 225xe M Sport

Post by Kiwi » Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:14 am

Washed my 225xe for the first time today and what a prick of the car to wash compared to my 116i was.
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Re: 225xe M Sport

Post by dorsetred » Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:37 am

Kiwi wrote:Washed my 225xe for the first time today and what a prick of the car to wash compared to my 116i was.
I know that feeling only too well after having our E82 1 series, the tourer doesn't look big until you start to wash it! :lol: :lol: I took the other option and had to take it to a decent hand washing unit on Sunday as I flew back to Bahrain yesterday after my vacation which was a real pain.

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Re: 225xe M Sport

Post by Kiwi » Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:08 am

Its winter down under and its bean wet off and on for the last 4 weeks so never got to clean it.
They look so small but washing the roof you almost need a step ladder or longer arms even standing up on the door sills with the doors open as well there are so many bits to clean.
I'm still enjoying the drive and what has surprised me was the huge difference going from comfort to sport in the way the tourer drives on the open road. I do like driving back roads as hardly no traffic and plenty of corners.
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Re: 225xe M Sport

Post by dorsetred » Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:48 am

I've got to admit I've not had much of an opportunity to try in Sport as yet and wouldn't even consider Eco as that would probably drive me insane, that along with wanting to fit front and rear dash cams but as usual never enough time during three weeks vacation to do the things I'd like to get done which is very frustrating at times.

One thing I did have done when we bought the car was have "Alloygaiters" fitted on the rims and now having kerbed twice yet again they've definitely saved a considerable amount in relation to preventing rim damage. Problem being a natural one really in that most of the time when at work I'm driving a Land Cruiser (left hand drive) and when back in the UK obviously the Tourer is right hand drive which is fine but sometimes judging the gap on the left is needing a bit more care from my point of view! Needless to add the other half was distinctly not amused to say the least, especially after slight contact with my response being "it's a man thing".

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Re: 225xe M Sport

Post by Jpick11 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 11:30 am

the XE looks to be a very capable all round car!

We were looking at the tourers the other day in BMW and the front visibility (i.e seeing the end of the bonnet) seemed shocking is this not an issue that you have found?

out of interest Kiwi, where abouts in Auckland are you? i lived in Mt. Eden for a year. lovely place! I worked on Customs Street East for some time, so there are some familiar views there from the ship bringing your car in :)

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Re: 225xe M Sport

Post by Kiwi » Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:34 am

Scrapped the rear rim today and first time since my 225i compact. :banghead:
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Re: 225xe M Sport

Post by dorsetred » Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:30 pm

Kiwi wrote:Scrapped the rear rim today and first time since my 225i compact. :banghead:
I know that feeling only too well but thankfully I've got a set of Alloygators fitted so that took the damage instead of the rim, have look at their site and see what you think?

https://www.alloygator.com/

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