Is it normal for my 2009 BMW 3 Series to use a litre of oil in 9000 miles?

For the past 10 years I have driven diesels and never needed to top up the oil in between services. I now have a BMW 3 Series petrol from new (Sept 2009) and it required one litre of oil after 9000 miles. Is this normal?
BMW says it is. Of course, in the past you would have changed the oil at 5000 miles and not even noticed that the engine was using any.
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