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I get get 6-8 in my V8It's the European model - was purchased by a military officer in Germany. Have all of the service records (in German ). I am keeping my fingers crossed for timing chain longevity. Thus far - I get a little less than that average 14-17. I don't know about the side covers - but it looks like a super secret machine when I pop the bonnet up. You would almost think there weren't any moving parts. hahaha.