2002 540i Sport I've had a 2002 540i Sport, Six Speed since 2005. On a recent trip of 200 miles, we averaged 71mph and got 27mpg. I've gotten as high as 30mpg with slower speeds. However, it has 60,000 miles and I just took it in for "old school maintenance" including new plugs. Perhaps I'll get a few more mpg now. Maintenance under factory & extended warranty includes CD changer, broken plastic radiator reservoir, valve cover leaks, bad final stage blower motor discharging battery. This is my first BMW after many years with Mercedes, and I love the handling over MB. I'm not convinced BMW has reliability equal to MB now that MB has recovered. But I won't buy an early 2000s MB. Considering a 2006 500CL coupe, however. See you at Octoberfest 2009!