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"Gas Guzzler" is a relative term

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

When examining this Telegraph report about proposed toll charges for "gas guzzlers" in the U.K., one's natural inclination is to read the headline, look at the mid-size SUV, then think, "Where's the gas guzzler?"

It seems that in other parts of the world, the term has an entirely different meaning than it does stateside. Most Americans would surely think that this bitty thing is what you'd pick up and stick in the back of an American gas guzzler.

IMAGEIt's not clear exactly what kind of car this is - at first I thought it was a BMW X3 or X5 which both get over 20 mpg on the highway, but after comparing the wheels and the lights to photos, that no longer seems likely.

Whatever it is, it's probably only considered a gas guzzler when it's outside the U.S.

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Anonymous said...


This is the previous generation BMW X5 (2000-2006). Looking at the wheels, I believe this is the 4.4 liter V8 version.

Tim said...

Maybe it is a gas guzzler - it looks like one of those cute little crossovers.

Anonymous said...

I'd call it a gas guzzler. These days IMO you need 30 MPG highway to be rational.

Anonymous said...

The V8 gets 19 mpg

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