Tank on EmptyTank on Empty

2003 E46 330I Sedan, 5Speed, Sport & Premium Pkgs

June 22, 2007 about BMW 3-Series

When the light goes on I have around 58 miles left to go, so says the onboard computer. I've had it down to around 15 miles distance-to-empty but never dared go any further than that.

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January 7, 2008 by Mark in Texas (2002 330i w/Sport Pkg and manual transmission)

There's still gas in the tank, even with your trip computer counts down to one, followed by four dashes. Tricks to help keep you from walking: Slow down. Turn off the AC and keep the windows up. Turn off the engine at lights. Avoid traffic--slow and steady works best. I've put 16.65 gallons in and will try for 16.7 next time (and to think the tank only holds 16.6 . . . ).

May 7, 2008 by BMW Driver

I agree with everything Mark says except turning the engine off at lights. That's a guaranteed way to kill whatever gas you have left! It'd be a better idea to put it in neutral at lights..... Max I've ever put in is 16.3(last night!!)

May 8, 2008 by Geeek204

According to a recent test, it is more efficient to turn your engine off if you are going to be stopped for more than about 30 seconds. Any less than that and you should leave it on.

May 8, 2008 by BR

I went to 3 miles left yesterday in my 2002 330Ci. Terrified me, but I made it. It's all because I WILL NOT buy Citgo gas. ;-)

June 22, 2008 by yaya

what are you talking about ?? shit for this google he throw me to this strange site

July 5, 2008 by 2006 330ci

Shoot, you can go at least 10 miles past the point where it has 4 dashes on the sreen. Trust me, I do it all the time and have never run out.

May 15, 2009 by Millie

You use more petrol turning the car on and off! Thats a fact!

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