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      10-18-2020, 08:02 AM   #133
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Drove a Taycan yesterday. OMFG, it pushed my eyes into my skull Torque and acceleration is insane.
A relatively cheap Model 3 Performance or even a regular Long Range with acceleration boost has the similar neck snapping acceleration. Too bad the 45e didn't get a more powerful electric motor with the larger battery, electric torque is just addictive.
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      10-18-2020, 08:13 AM   #134
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In sport mode you also have electric boost. Max power should be in sport mode

You can see your total hp and torque in the sports display. So you can try both modes.
The location where the eboost is in hybrid turns blue when it kicks in. But in sports mode that location is always red. So you don't know if the boost kick in. Or does it kick in directly in sport?

Gonna try the sport displays.
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      10-18-2020, 04:37 PM   #135
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It's my understanding that EV boost is always enabled. Hard to prove. It's designed to help fill in before the turbo is coming on, but with BMW's turbo control, that's fairly quickly anyway.
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      10-23-2020, 02:35 PM   #136
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Here is my one month update.
1,137 miles driven so far, about 87% electric.
Still have well over half a tank of gas, never have filled it up yet.

Here is a quick video I made of it.

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      10-23-2020, 10:22 PM   #137
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Rocket - That is amazing. Share a pic of your BC, is your mpg around 125??? Who crazy is that!

I took mine to upstate NY today, 400 mile trip. I got 22mpg on ICE for my first tank to those that want to know. Primarily highway, at 80-90mph. I left the house with a full charge showing 40 miles of range. I came home, and the car showed I drove 45 miles on electric today. It appears, even if you fully drain the battery - there is always enough juice to use from a stop - is this what everyone else is seeing? I drove the entire day on hybrid btw.

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      10-23-2020, 10:33 PM   #138
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Rocket - That is amazing. Share a pic of your BC, is your mpg around 125??? Who crazy is that!

I took mine to upstate NY today, 400 mile trip. I got 22mpg on ICE for my first tank to those that want to know. Primarily highway, at 80-90mph. I left the house with a full charge showing 40 miles of range. I came home, and the car showed I drove 45 miles on electric today. It appears, even if you fully drain the battery - there is always enough juice to use from a stop - is this what everyone else is seeing? I drove the entire day on hybrid btw.

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This is exactly what I was trying to find out, long road trips MPG data. Thanks!
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      10-23-2020, 11:10 PM   #139
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FWIW, the speed limit in NYS max is 65mph...80-90, no vehicle gets great mpg. At that speed, 22mpg is actually pretty good! ANd, yes, I realize if you aren't going 70-75 on say the Thruway, you are a moving roadblock. Drag goes up non-linearly with speed.
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      10-23-2020, 11:56 PM   #140
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Rocket - That is amazing. Share a pic of your BC, is your mpg around 125??? Who crazy is that!

I took mine to upstate NY today, 400 mile trip. I got 22mpg on ICE for my first tank to those that want to know. Primarily highway, at 80-90mph. I left the house with a full charge showing 40 miles of range. I came home, and the car showed I drove 45 miles on electric today. It appears, even if you fully drain the battery - there is always enough juice to use from a stop - is this what everyone else is seeing? I drove the entire day on hybrid btw.

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Nice figure this is about what we get here in Europe. I am around 23-24 mpg but my speed on the highway is a bit lower 80-83 mph.

The total electric driven also includes the parts of the trip when the ICE is off like coasting, going downhill or slowing down for a traffic light. This could explain the 45 miles electric.
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      10-24-2020, 08:06 AM   #141
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Totally agree guys on the 22mpg - its really great for a 5600 lb truck!
45e - thx for the info on the battery - that makes sense.

I have the Drivers assistance Pro package, and i used the cruise for the first time on this trip. Must say - the steering intervention for me was a little to aggressive - i switched to the mode where it was just radar cruise with no steering assistance. I started this tank with a combined mpg of 60, but ended at 45 all that high speed driving brings it down bigtime!
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      10-24-2020, 01:20 PM   #142
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A little over a month since we got the X5 and out of 1573 mikes 836 of them have been all electric. If it was not for trips every weekend from our house in the city to the country house of 70 miles one way we could probably be 80-90% electric. Average 46.5 MPG at an average speed of 33MPH. Best speed seems to be about 50-60 MPH for range as I'm averaging 2.1 miles per KWH. Doing 50mph you can get almost 4miles per KWH.
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      10-24-2020, 03:51 PM   #143
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Rocket - That is amazing. Share a pic of your BC, is your mpg around 125??? Who crazy is that!

I took mine to upstate NY today, 400 mile trip. I got 22mpg on ICE for my first tank to those that want to know. Primarily highway, at 80-90mph. I left the house with a full charge showing 40 miles of range. I came home, and the car showed I drove 45 miles on electric today. It appears, even if you fully drain the battery - there is always enough juice to use from a stop - is this what everyone else is seeing? I drove the entire day on hybrid btw.

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I think the maximum it shows is 90.0 MPGe even if you are higher than that.

The bottom line is that it is fairly easy to stay in electric mode as much as you want if your driving is 30-35 miles per day. If you have a work recharging option then it could easily be double that.

I have 16 kW of solar panels on my roof and I usually work from home, so my X5 45e is here during the middle of the day. I go out to run errands, then come home. So my recharging is scheduled to occur between 10 am till 6 pm while the sun is up. So effectively, my driving is mostly on solar power.

During the day, my solar panels can easily exceed 8 to 15 kW depending on how sunny/cloudy it is and the time of day.
The maximum I have ever seen was 15.3 kW between Noon and 1 pm.
The BMW only pulls about 3.6 kW while recharging.

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Best speed seems to be about 50-60 MPH for range as I'm averaging 2.1 miles per KWH. Doing 50mph you can get almost 4miles per KWH.
My long term average numbers are the same. 2.1 miles per kWh.
But when I really try I can do 4 miles per kWh if the road conditions are steady at 40-50 mph.

It is not very efficient in terms of miles per kWh. Teslas are way more efficient, approaching 4 miles per kWh. But even the BMW 45e cost per mile in electricity is about 50% cheaper than the cost per mile in gasoline, at our prices in Florida.

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