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BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2014 29.0 MPG Highway Percentage 95 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 443hp 4.4L V8
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat v.lt none 0 0 5 95 75 29.000
2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 443hp 4.4L V8
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat v.lt none 0 0 5 95 75 29.0  
  Averages flat v.lt none 0 0 5 95 75 29.0
With the turbocharged 443hp 4.4L V8 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2014 BMW 5-Series fuel economy has been averaging 29.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2014 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 95 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (5 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2014 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2014 20.5 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat v.lt light 10 30 10 50 62 20.500
2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat v.lt light 10 30 10 50 62 20.5  
  Averages flat v.lt light 10 30 10 50 62 20.5
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2014 BMW 5-Series has been averaging 20.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2014 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the suburbs (10 percent).

In addition the average 2014 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2011 18.5 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 400hp 4.4L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 20 30 30 20 70 18.465
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 400hp 4.4L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 20 30 30 20 70 18.5  
  Averages flat med light 20 30 30 20 70 18.5
With the turbocharged 400hp 4.4L V8 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2011 BMW 5-Series gas mileage has been averaging 18.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 30 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in heavy traffic (20 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (20 percent).

In addition the average 2011 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2011 36.4 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
8-speed shiftable automatic RWD
mtns med none 15 5 5 75 93 39.200
  mtns light light 15 10 10 65 99 33.600
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
8-speed shiftable automatic RWD
mtns med none 15 8 8 70 96 36.4  
  Averages mtns med none 15 8 8 70 96 36.4
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2011 BMW 5-Series fuel economy has been averaging 36.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 96 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (15 percent), in the suburbs (8 percent), and in the city (8 percent).

In addition the average 2011 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on mountainous terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2011 26.0 MPG Highway Percentage 86 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
hills v.lt none 0 0 14 86 65 26.000
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
hills v.lt none 0 0 14 86 65 26.0  
  Averages hills v.lt none 0 0 14 86 65 26.0
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2011 BMW 5-Series has been averaging 26.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 86 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (14 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2011 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2011 42.2 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 181hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
8-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 2 8 5 85 62 42.200
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 181hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
8-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 2 8 5 85 62 42.2  
  Averages flat light none 2 8 5 85 62 42.2
With the turbocharged 181hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2011 BMW 5-Series gas mileage has been averaging 42.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 85 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (8 percent), in the suburbs (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2011 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2011 26.7 MPG Highway Percentage 59 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Sedan 240-horsepower 3.0L I6
8-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 5 10 15 70 74 32.900
  hills light light 25 25 0 50 70 34.400
  flat light hvy 0 65 0 35 60 22.727
  flat med none 0 65 0 35 60 23.167
  flat light none 2 10 0 88 70 23.651
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 70 28.136
  flat light light 2 3 50 45 60 24.827
  flat light none 2 3 45 50 60 24.038
2011 4dr Sedan 240-horsepower 3.0L I6
8-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 5 23 14 59 66 26.7  
  Averages flat light light 5 23 14 59 66 26.7
With the 240-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2011 BMW 5-Series fuel economy has been averaging 26.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 59 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (23 percent), in the suburbs (14 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2011 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2010 20.5 MPG Highway Percentage 22 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Wagon turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 5 18 59 18 60 18.000
  hills light light 5 20 50 25 60 23.000
2010 4dr Wagon turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light light 5 19 55 22 60 20.5  
  Averages hills light light 5 19 55 22 60 20.5
With the turbocharged 443hp 4.4L V8 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2010 BMW 5-Series has been averaging 20.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (22 percent), in the city (19 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2010 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2010 22.7 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 5 15 40 40 60 23.200
  hills lead light 5 20 40 35 80 24.000
  flat med hvy 0 0 40 60 60 21.000
2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 3 12 40 45 67 22.7  
  Averages flat med light 3 12 40 45 67 22.7
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2010 BMW 5-Series gas mileage has been averaging 22.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (40 percent), in the city (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2010 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2010 22.5 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 10 30 30 30 70 19.000
  flat med light 0 0 15 85 70 26.000
2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 5 15 23 58 70 22.5  
  Averages flat med hvy 5 15 23 58 70 22.5
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2010 BMW 5-Series fuel economy has been averaging 22.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (23 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2010 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2010 23.2 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light hvy 0 0 100 0 N/A 23.200
  flat light hvy 0 0 100 0 N/A 23.200
2010 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light hvy 0 0 100 0 N/A 23.2  
  Averages flat light hvy 0 0 100 0 N/A 23.2
With the 240-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2010 BMW 5-Series has been averaging 23.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 100 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (0 percent), in the city (0 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of N/A miles per hour (0 percent).

In addition the average 2010 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2010 24.8 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 5 5 10 80 50 24.800
2010 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 5 5 10 80 50 24.8  
  Averages flat light none 5 5 10 80 50 24.8
With the 230-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2010 BMW 5-Series gas mileage has been averaging 24.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 50 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (10 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the city (5 percent).

In addition the average 2010 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2009 22.6 MPG Highway Percentage 73 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Wagon turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 11 3 6 80 60 25.000
  flat med none 5 5 25 65 60 20.134
2009 4dr Wagon turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 8 4 16 73 60 22.6  
  Averages flat med light 8 4 16 73 60 22.6
With the turbocharged 443hp 4.4L V8 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 BMW 5-Series fuel economy has been averaging 22.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 73 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (16 percent), in heavy traffic (8 percent), and in the city (4 percent).

In addition the average 2009 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2009 25.6 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light hvy 0 0 50 50 65 25.348
  flat med none 0 20 70 10 60 23.990
  flat med light 0 0 30 70 65 25.532
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 70 24.965
  flat med light 0 10 60 30 60 27.087
  flat med light 0 0 20 80 70 26.899
  flat med light 0 0 30 70 65 25.698
  flat med none 0 0 15 85 70 26.007
  flat med hvy 0 0 10 90 65 27.618
  flat med light 0 0 10 90 70 29.363
  flat med none 0 0 95 5 65 23.415
  flat med hvy 0 10 80 10 55 21.202
  flat light hvy 0 0 90 10 65 23.320
  flat light hvy 0 0 10 90 65 27.616
  flat med light 0 0 40 60 60 25.588
  flat med none 0 10 30 60 65 22.561
  flat med hvy 0 10 60 30 60 22.824
  flat med light 0 0 5 95 70 29.253
  flat med none 0 15 65 20 60 21.975
  flat med light 0 0 45 55 55 24.837
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 25.877
  flat med none 0 0 15 85 70 26.617
  flat med hvy 0 0 50 50 60 25.517
  flat med none 0 0 0 100 75 29.373
  flat light hvy 0 0 75 25 65 22.743
  flat med hvy 0 0 60 40 50 25.315
  flat med none 0 0 10 90 70 26.464
  flat med none 0 10 60 30 65 27.034
  flat med light 0 0 20 80 60 24.897
  flat med none 10 30 50 10 65 24.504
  flat med light 0 0 0 100 75 27.893
  flat med none 0 25 60 15 60 27.115
  flat med light 0 40 25 35 50 24.333
  flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 65 27.582
  flat med light 0 0 0 100 75 29.070
  flat med none 0 10 70 20 60 23.293
  flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 70 29.161
  flat med none 0 10 0 90 70 26.425
  flat med hvy 0 10 80 10 60 24.872
  flat med none 0 20 60 20 65 25.285
  flat med hvy 0 0 5 95 70 28.550
  flat med hvy 0 0 0 100 70 28.859
  flat med none 0 0 90 10 65 24.314
  flat med none 0 0 0 100 75 27.646
  flat med hvy 0 40 40 20 60 18.456
  flat light light 0 0 90 10 70 22.454
  flat med none 0 0 10 90 70 28.198
  flat med none 0 0 20 80 65 25.677
  flat med hvy 0 15 75 10 60 22.304
  flat med none 0 0 25 75 65 24.704
  flat med none 0 20 60 20 65 27.671
  flat med light 0 0 10 90 65 26.099
  flat med hvy 0 0 0 100 70 29.720
  flat med none 0 0 10 90 70 26.626
  flat med light 0 0 0 100 75 29.042
  flat med hvy 0 10 80 10 55 21.158
  flat med none 0 0 9 91 70 28.479
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 25.049
  flat med light 0 0 27 73 65 27.047
  flat med light 0 0 10 90 70 21.737
  flat med light 0 0 25 75 65 26.027
  flat med hvy 0 11 67 22 50 24.025
  flat med hvy 0 0 5 95 65 28.927
  flat light light 0 0 80 20 70 21.833
  flat med light 0 80 20 0 N/A 21.090
  flat light hvy 0 0 20 80 60 24.799
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 6 36 58 65 25.6  
  Averages flat med light 0 6 36 58 65 25.6
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2009 BMW 5-Series has been averaging 25.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (36 percent), in the city (6 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2009 18.8 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 50 35 15 65 18.756
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 50 35 15 65 18.8  
  Averages flat med none 0 50 35 15 65 18.8
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 BMW 5-Series gas mileage has been averaging 18.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (35 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2009 37.9 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 174hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual RWD
flat light hvy 0 60 0 40 56 37.900
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 174hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual RWD
flat light hvy 0 60 0 40 56 37.9  
  Averages flat light hvy 0 60 0 40 56 37.9
With the turbocharged 174hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2009 BMW 5-Series fuel economy has been averaging 37.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 56 miles per hour (40 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2009 21.9 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 15 50 20 15 60 21.900
2009 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 15 50 20 15 60 21.9  
  Averages flat med hvy 15 50 20 15 60 21.9
With the 230-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2009 BMW 5-Series has been averaging 21.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in heavy traffic (15 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (15 percent).

In addition the average 2009 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2008 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 0 10 90 65 21.000
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 0 10 90 65 21.0  
  Averages flat med light 0 0 10 90 65 21.0
With the turbocharged 443hp 4.4L V8 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 5-Series gas mileage has been averaging 21.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (10 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2008 25.0 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 232hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 15 50 10 25 53 25.000
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 232hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 15 50 10 25 53 25.0  
  Averages flat med hvy 15 50 10 25 53 25.0
With the turbocharged 443hp 4.4L V8 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 5-Series fuel economy has been averaging 25.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 53 miles per hour (25 percent), in heavy traffic (15 percent), and in the suburbs (10 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2008 19.9 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light hvy 10 0 60 30 70 19.900
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light hvy 10 0 60 30 70 19.9  
  Averages hills light hvy 10 0 60 30 70 19.9
With the turbocharged 443hp 4.4L V8 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2008 BMW 5-Series has been averaging 19.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (30 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2008 26.1 MPG Highway Percentage 21 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 232hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat lead light 29 26 24 21 81 26.100
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 232hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat lead light 29 26 24 21 81 26.1  
  Averages flat lead light 29 26 24 21 81 26.1
With the turbocharged 443hp 4.4L V8 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 5-Series gas mileage has been averaging 26.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 29 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (26 percent), in the suburbs (24 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 81 miles per hour (21 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2008 22.0 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Sedan 360-horsepower 4.8L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat light none 20 10 20 50 70 22.000
2008 4dr Sedan 360-horsepower 4.8L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat light none 20 10 20 50 70 22.0  
  Averages flat light none 20 10 20 50 70 22.0
With the turbocharged 400hp 4.4L V8 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 5-Series fuel economy has been averaging 22.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (20 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2008 23.8 MPG Highway Percentage 38 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light hvy 0 0 5 95 75 30.927
  flat light hvy 0 0 100 0 N/A 25.319
  flat med none 30 40 10 20 65 21.533
  flat med hvy 0 0 5 95 80 30.000
  flat light none 22 33 33 11 65 21.923
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 75 21.000
  hills med light 10 45 25 20 62 18.000
  hills med none 10 25 25 40 62 20.400
  flat light hvy 40 40 10 10 40 25.000
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 12 23 27 38 66 23.8  
  Averages flat light light 12 23 27 38 66 23.8
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2008 BMW 5-Series has been averaging 23.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 38 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (27 percent), in the city (23 percent), and in heavy traffic (12 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2008 22.6 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 10 10 10 70 70 19.843
  flat med light 5 20 25 50 70 20.500
  flat med none 0 0 0 100 70 24.700
  flat med none 5 15 30 50 70 22.100
  flat med light 0 0 15 85 70 26.000
  flat lead none 10 10 10 70 70 20.622
  flat med hvy 14 27 32 27 70 20.600
  flat med light 0 0 0 100 70 29.400
  flat med none 10 30 30 30 70 20.400
  flat med light 0 50 0 50 70 22.300
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 5 16 15 63 70 22.6  
  Averages flat med none 5 16 15 63 70 22.6
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 5-Series gas mileage has been averaging 22.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 63 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (16 percent), in the suburbs (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2008 28.3 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 232hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 10 20 30 40 81 28.300
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 232hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 10 20 30 40 81 28.3  
  Averages hills med light 10 20 30 40 81 28.3
With the turbocharged 232hp 3.0L I6 Diesel engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 5-Series fuel economy has been averaging 28.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 81 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2008 39.6 MPG Highway Percentage 95 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 174hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 3 0 2 95 74 40.600
  flat light light 3 0 2 95 81 38.600
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 174hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 3 0 2 95 78 39.6  
  Averages flat light light 3 0 2 95 78 39.6
With the turbocharged 181hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2008 BMW 5-Series has been averaging 39.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 78 miles per hour (about 95 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (3 percent), in the suburbs (2 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2008 13.8 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Sedan 500-horsepower 5.0L V10
7-speed automated manual RWD
hills lead hvy 5 35 10 50 85 13.800
2008 4dr Sedan 500-horsepower 5.0L V10
7-speed automated manual RWD
hills lead hvy 5 35 10 50 85 13.8  
  Averages hills lead hvy 5 35 10 50 85 13.8
With the 500-horsepower 5.0L V10 engine, 7-speed automated manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 5-Series gas mileage has been averaging 13.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 85 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (35 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a lead foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2008 15.0 MPG Highway Percentage 95 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Sedan 500-horsepower 5.0L V10
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead light 0 5 0 95 75 15.000
2008 4dr Sedan 500-horsepower 5.0L V10
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead light 0 5 0 95 75 15.0  
  Averages flat lead light 0 5 0 95 75 15.0
With the 500-horsepower 5.0L V10 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 5-Series fuel economy has been averaging 15.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 95 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (5 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2008 21.4 MPG Highway Percentage 66 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Sedan 360-horsepower 4.8L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 0 3 0 97 80 23.500
  flat med light 5 10 20 65 85 20.000
  flat med none 10 20 35 35 80 20.625
2008 4dr Sedan 360-horsepower 4.8L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 5 11 18 66 82 21.4  
  Averages flat med light 5 11 18 66 82 21.4
With the 360-horsepower 4.8L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2008 BMW 5-Series has been averaging 21.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 82 miles per hour (about 66 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (18 percent), in the city (11 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2008 25.7 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 1 13 5 82 75 26.849
  flat med hvy 1 13 5 81 75 28.000
  flat light none 5 80 0 15 85 21.000
  flat light light 0 10 10 80 70 31.000
  flat med hvy 0 0 30 70 65 26.500
  flat med light 1 13 5 81 75 27.556
  flat light light 40 40 10 10 70 19.000
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 7 24 9 60 74 25.7  
  Averages flat med light 7 24 9 60 74 25.7
With the 240-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 5-Series gas mileage has been averaging 25.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (24 percent), in the suburbs (9 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2008 23.3 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 10 15 50 25 65 19.700
  flat med none 20 0 0 80 60 28.800
  flat light light 10 15 50 25 65 21.500
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 13 10 33 43 63 23.3  
  Averages flat light light 13 10 33 43 63 23.3
With the 230-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 5-Series fuel economy has been averaging 23.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 43 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (33 percent), in heavy traffic (13 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2007 20.2 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Wagon 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 5 20 20 55 65 19.800
  flat med light 0 10 10 80 65 23.300
  flat med none 5 20 50 25 55 16.600
  flat med none 5 35 35 25 60 15.900
  flat med hvy 0 5 30 65 65 21.500
  flat med light 10 20 50 20 60 18.300
  flat med light 5 20 20 55 65 19.300
  flat med none 5 30 40 25 65 18.000
  flat med light 0 5 10 85 65 23.200
  flat med none 5 30 40 25 55 16.500
  flat med hvy 0 0 0 100 75 28.000
  flat med hvy 5 10 30 55 60 16.700
  flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 75 25.681
2007 4dr Wagon 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 3 16 26 55 64 20.2  
  Averages flat med light 3 16 26 55 64 20.2
With the turbocharged 443hp 4.4L V8 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2007 BMW 5-Series has been averaging 20.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (26 percent), in the city (16 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2007 24.7 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 25 25 25 25 60 22.000
  flat med light 10 10 35 45 74 26.400
  flat light light 8 8 24 60 65 25.000
  flat light light 10 10 15 65 60 28.000
  flat light none 25 25 25 25 60 22.000
2007 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 16 16 25 44 64 24.7  
  Averages flat light light 16 16 25 44 64 24.7
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2007 BMW 5-Series gas mileage has been averaging 24.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (about 44 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (25 percent), in heavy traffic (16 percent), and in the city (16 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2007 23.3 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 5 0 0 95 75 33.600
  flat med none 0 11 26 63 70 23.700
  flat light none 80 0 0 20 75 22.000
  flat lead light 15 5 60 20 70 19.000
  flat light none 15 25 50 10 60 18.000
  flat med none 0 10 80 10 65 20.100
  flat med none 0 10 80 10 65 20.500
  flat light hvy 10 0 0 90 75 29.400
2007 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 16 8 37 40 69 23.3  
  Averages flat med light 16 8 37 40 69 23.3
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 BMW 5-Series fuel economy has been averaging 23.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (37 percent), in heavy traffic (16 percent), and in the city (8 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2007 11.7 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan 500-horsepower 5.0L V10
7-speed automated manual RWD
flat med none 0 20 20 60 75 11.700
2007 4dr Sedan 500-horsepower 5.0L V10
7-speed automated manual RWD
flat med none 0 20 20 60 75 11.7  
  Averages flat med none 0 20 20 60 75 11.7
With the 500-horsepower 5.0L V10 engine, 7-speed automated manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2007 BMW 5-Series has been averaging 11.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2007 14.7 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan 500-horsepower 5.0L V10
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 0 0 20 80 70 14.700
2007 4dr Sedan 500-horsepower 5.0L V10
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 0 0 20 80 70 14.7  
  Averages flat med light 0 0 20 80 70 14.7
With the 500-horsepower 5.0L V10 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2007 BMW 5-Series gas mileage has been averaging 14.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2007 18.9 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan 360-horsepower 4.8L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat lead hvy 20 20 5 55 70 18.900
2007 4dr Sedan 360-horsepower 4.8L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat lead hvy 20 20 5 55 70 18.9  
  Averages flat lead hvy 20 20 5 55 70 18.9
With the 360-horsepower 4.8L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2007 BMW 5-Series fuel economy has been averaging 18.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in heavy traffic (20 percent), and in the suburbs (5 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2007 16.0 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan 360-horsepower 4.8L V8
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat med hvy 10 50 0 40 70 16.000
2007 4dr Sedan 360-horsepower 4.8L V8
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat med hvy 10 50 0 40 70 16.0  
  Averages flat med hvy 10 50 0 40 70 16.0
With the 360-horsepower 4.8L V8 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2007 BMW 5-Series has been averaging 16.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (40 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2007 22.5 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat light light 0 0 0 100 80 29.500
  flat med none 20 70 0 10 70 15.500
2007 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 10 35 0 55 75 22.5  
  Averages flat med light 10 35 0 55 75 22.5
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2007 BMW 5-Series gas mileage has been averaging 22.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (35 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2007 22.5 MPG Highway Percentage 31 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat light none 20 5 25 50 60 26.000
  flat med hvy 0 16 74 11 70 19.000
2007 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat med light 10 11 50 31 65 22.5  
  Averages flat med light 10 11 50 31 65 22.5
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2007 BMW 5-Series fuel economy has been averaging 22.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (31 percent), in the city (11 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2007 25.4 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med none 0 0 0 100 70 24.800
  flat med light 0 0 0 100 70 25.600
  flat med light 0 50 0 50 75 27.400
  flat med light 0 50 50 0 N/A 23.900
2007 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 0 25 13 63 72 25.4  
  Averages flat med light 0 25 13 63 72 25.4
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2007 BMW 5-Series has been averaging 25.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (about 63 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in the suburbs (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2007 26.8 MPG Highway Percentage 99 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
mtns light none 0 0 1 99 75 26.800
2007 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
mtns light none 0 0 1 99 75 26.8  
  Averages mtns light none 0 0 1 99 75 26.8
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 BMW 5-Series gas mileage has been averaging 26.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 99 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (1 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on mountainous terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2006 24.9 MPG Highway Percentage 68 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Wagon 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 5 30 0 65 60 27.000
  flat med none 5 30 0 65 60 27.000
  mtns med hvy 5 10 0 85 60 24.500
  flat med none 5 30 0 65 60 26.000
  flat med none 5 30 0 65 60 23.500
  flat med none 5 30 0 65 60 24.100
  flat med none 5 30 0 65 60 27.600
  flat med light 0 0 32 68 68 19.800
  flat med none 5 30 0 65 60 25.000
2006 4dr Wagon 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 4 24 4 68 61 24.9  
  Averages flat med none 4 24 4 68 61 24.9
With the turbocharged 443hp 4.4L V8 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2006 BMW 5-Series fuel economy has been averaging 24.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 61 miles per hour (about 68 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (24 percent), in heavy traffic (4 percent), and in the suburbs (4 percent).

In addition the average 2006 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2006 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 31 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 5 85 5 5 60 24.300
  hills light hvy 0 0 90 10 70 26.000
  flat med hvy 1 1 3 95 75 29.600
  flat light none 5 15 65 15 60 28.000
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 3 25 41 31 66 27.0  
  Averages flat med hvy 3 25 41 31 66 27.0
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2006 BMW 5-Series has been averaging 27.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 41 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (31 percent), in the city (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2006 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2006 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 0 70 0 30 70 20.000
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 0 70 0 30 70 20.0  
  Averages flat med light 0 70 0 30 70 20.0
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2006 BMW 5-Series gas mileage has been averaging 20.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (30 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2006 37.2 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 229hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills lead light 5 10 60 25 68 37.200
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 229hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills lead light 5 10 60 25 68 37.2  
  Averages hills lead light 5 10 60 25 68 37.2
With the turbocharged 229hp 3.0L I6 Diesel engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2006 BMW 5-Series fuel economy has been averaging 37.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (25 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2006 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2006 35.1 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 161hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual RWD
hills lead light 10 60 10 20 59 35.100
  hills lead light 10 60 10 20 59 35.100
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 161hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual RWD
hills lead light 10 60 10 20 59 35.1  
  Averages hills lead light 10 60 10 20 59 35.1
With the turbocharged 174hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2006 BMW 5-Series has been averaging 35.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 59 miles per hour (20 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the suburbs (10 percent).

In addition the average 2006 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2006 14.9 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 500-horsepower 5.0L V10
7-speed automated manual RWD
flat v.lt none 0 60 10 30 60 14.500
  flat med light 0 10 20 70 93 14.200
  flat v.lt light 0 60 10 30 60 15.700
  flat med light 15 20 20 45 75 14.000
  flat med none 0 20 0 80 75 15.500
  flat med light 15 20 20 45 75 15.333
2006 4dr Sedan 500-horsepower 5.0L V10
7-speed automated manual RWD
flat light light 5 32 13 50 73 14.9  
  Averages flat light light 5 32 13 50 73 14.9
With the 500-horsepower 5.0L V10 engine, 7-speed automated manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2006 BMW 5-Series gas mileage has been averaging 14.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (32 percent), in the suburbs (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2006 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2006 20.1 MPG Highway Percentage 23 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 360-horsepower 4.8L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med none 2 25 50 23 75 20.100
2006 4dr Sedan 360-horsepower 4.8L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med none 2 25 50 23 75 20.1  
  Averages flat med none 2 25 50 23 75 20.1
With the 360-horsepower 4.8L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2006 BMW 5-Series fuel economy has been averaging 20.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (23 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2006 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2006 28.5 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med hvy 0 65 5 30 70 21.000
  hills med hvy 0 0 5 95 75 31.000
  flat v.lt none 0 0 1 100 70 33.600
2006 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills light light 0 22 4 75 72 28.5  
  Averages hills light light 0 22 4 75 72 28.5
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2006 BMW 5-Series has been averaging 28.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (22 percent), in the suburbs (4 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2006 22.1 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 10 0 80 10 85 22.100
2006 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 10 0 80 10 85 22.1  
  Averages flat med light 10 0 80 10 85 22.1
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2006 BMW 5-Series gas mileage has been averaging 22.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 85 miles per hour (10 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2005 20.9 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Sedan 325-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat light light 5 15 20 60 60 23.500
  flat med none 0 30 20 50 80 18.300
2005 4dr Sedan 325-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat med light 3 23 20 55 70 20.9  
  Averages flat med light 3 23 20 55 70 20.9
With the 360-horsepower 4.8L V8 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2005 BMW 5-Series fuel economy has been averaging 20.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (23 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2005 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2004 27.3 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 20 0 0 80 65 27.300
2004 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 20 0 0 80 65 27.3  
  Averages flat light none 20 0 0 80 65 27.3
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2004 BMW 5-Series has been averaging 27.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (20 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2004 24.9 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 0 5 95 0 N/A 24.885
2004 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 0 5 95 0 0 24.9  
  Averages flat med none 0 5 95 0 0 24.9
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2004 BMW 5-Series gas mileage has been averaging 24.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 95 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (5 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 0 miles per hour (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2004 18.3 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr Sedan 325-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 5 30 30 35 70 14.630
  flat lead none 5 5 40 50 75 21.900
2004 4dr Sedan 325-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat lead light 5 18 35 43 73 18.3  
  Averages flat lead light 5 18 35 43 73 18.3
With the 360-horsepower 4.8L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2004 BMW 5-Series fuel economy has been averaging 18.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (about 43 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (35 percent), in the city (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2004 21.5 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr Sedan 325-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat med light 0 20 10 70 60 21.500
2004 4dr Sedan 325-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat med light 0 20 10 70 60 21.5  
  Averages flat med light 0 20 10 70 60 21.5
With the 360-horsepower 4.8L V8 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2004 BMW 5-Series has been averaging 21.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2004 22.1 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat med none 10 49 5 37 75 22.100
2004 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat med none 10 49 5 37 75 22.1  
  Averages flat med none 10 49 5 37 75 22.1
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2004 BMW 5-Series gas mileage has been averaging 22.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 49 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (37 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the suburbs (5 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2004 30.2 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat v.lt hvy 10 20 40 30 70 30.189
2004 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat v.lt hvy 10 20 40 30 70 30.2  
  Averages flat v.lt hvy 10 20 40 30 70 30.2
With the 240-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2004 BMW 5-Series fuel economy has been averaging 30.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (30 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2004 23.1 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med hvy 10 10 20 60 62 23.100
2004 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med hvy 10 10 20 60 62 23.1  
  Averages flat med hvy 10 10 20 60 62 23.1
With the 184-horsepower 2.5L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2004 BMW 5-Series has been averaging 23.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2003 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 5 25 30 40 75 21.000
2003 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 5 25 30 40 75 21.0  
  Averages flat med none 5 25 30 40 75 21.0
With the turbocharged 400hp 4.4L V8 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2003 BMW 5-Series gas mileage has been averaging 21.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2003 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2003 21.8 MPG Highway Percentage 34 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light hvy 17 33 33 17 70 20.200
  flat light none 0 25 50 25 70 22.222
  flat light none 0 20 20 60 60 23.000
2003 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 6 26 34 34 67 21.8  
  Averages flat light light 6 26 34 34 67 21.8
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2003 BMW 5-Series fuel economy has been averaging 21.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 34 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (34 percent), in the city (26 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2003 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2003 22.0 MPG Highway Percentage 22 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 4.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 33 12 33 22 60 22.000
2003 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 4.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 33 12 33 22 60 22.0  
  Averages flat med hvy 33 12 33 22 60 22.0
With the 360-horsepower 4.8L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2003 BMW 5-Series has been averaging 22.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 33 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (33 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (22 percent), and in the city (12 percent).

In addition the average 2003 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2003 21.7 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr Sedan 394-horsepower 4.9L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 0 10 10 80 65 21.500
  flat med none 0 10 10 80 65 21.800
2003 4dr Sedan 394-horsepower 4.9L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 0 10 10 80 65 21.7  
  Averages flat med light 0 10 10 80 65 21.7
With the 360-horsepower 4.8L V8 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2003 BMW 5-Series gas mileage has been averaging 21.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (10 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2003 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2003 26.5 MPG Highway Percentage 100 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 75 27.000
  flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 75 26.000
2003 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 75 26.5  
  Averages flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 75 26.5
With the 240-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2003 BMW 5-Series fuel economy has been averaging 26.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 100 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (0 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2003 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2002 22.4 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med light 0 14 23 63 60 23.438
  hills med light 0 14 23 63 60 22.814
  hills med light 0 14 23 64 60 20.870
2002 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med light 0 14 23 63 60 22.4  
  Averages hills med light 0 14 23 63 60 22.4
With the turbocharged 443hp 4.4L V8 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2002 BMW 5-Series has been averaging 22.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 63 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (23 percent), in the city (14 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2002 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2002 20.4 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 10 0 40 50 75 20.400
2002 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 10 0 40 50 75 20.4  
  Averages flat med light 10 0 40 50 75 20.4
With the turbocharged 400hp 4.4L V8 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2002 BMW 5-Series gas mileage has been averaging 20.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (40 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2002 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2002 20.7 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat lead hvy 10 30 20 40 81 20.600
  flat lead hvy 0 20 20 60 85 20.800
  hills med hvy 0 0 0 100 75 26.800
  flat med hvy 0 20 20 60 70 25.000
  hills lead hvy 90 5 3 2 75 13.000
  flat light none 0 100 0 0 N/A 18.000
2002 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 17 29 11 44 77 20.7  
  Averages flat med hvy 17 29 11 44 77 20.7
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2002 BMW 5-Series fuel economy has been averaging 20.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 77 miles per hour (about 44 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (29 percent), in heavy traffic (17 percent), and in the suburbs (11 percent).

In addition the average 2002 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2002 25.3 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat light hvy 5 25 30 40 60 23.000
  flat med light 0 0 10 90 70 27.632
2002 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med hvy 3 13 20 65 65 25.3  
  Averages flat med hvy 3 13 20 65 65 25.3
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2002 BMW 5-Series has been averaging 25.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in the city (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2002 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2002 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 4.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 0 40 40 20 70 21.000
2002 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 4.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 0 40 40 20 70 21.0  
  Averages flat med light 0 40 40 20 70 21.0
With the 360-horsepower 4.8L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2002 BMW 5-Series gas mileage has been averaging 21.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (40 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2002 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2002 17.0 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 4dr Sedan 394-horsepower 4.9L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead light 5 5 20 70 75 17.000
2002 4dr Sedan 394-horsepower 4.9L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead light 5 5 20 70 75 17.0  
  Averages flat lead light 5 5 20 70 75 17.0
With the 360-horsepower 4.8L V8 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2002 BMW 5-Series fuel economy has been averaging 17.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the city (5 percent).

In addition the average 2002 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2002 27.8 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat light light 0 50 0 50 55 24.200
  flat light hvy 22 23 26 29 70 31.420
2002 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat light hvy 11 37 13 40 63 27.8  
  Averages flat light hvy 11 37 13 40 63 27.8
With the 184-horsepower 2.5L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2002 BMW 5-Series has been averaging 27.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (37 percent), in the suburbs (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (11 percent).

In addition the average 2002 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2001 28.0 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2001 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med light 2 3 5 90 60 28.000
2001 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med light 2 3 5 90 60 28.0  
  Averages flat med light 2 3 5 90 60 28.0
With the turbocharged 443hp 4.4L V8 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2001 BMW 5-Series gas mileage has been averaging 28.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2001 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (5 percent), in the city (3 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2001 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2001 28.0 MPG Highway Percentage 78 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2001 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 11 0 11 78 60 28.000
2001 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 11 0 11 78 60 28.0  
  Averages flat light light 11 0 11 78 60 28.0
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2001 BMW 5-Series fuel economy has been averaging 28.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2001 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 78 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (11 percent), in the suburbs (11 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2001 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2001 16.0 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2001 4dr Sedan 282-horsepower 4.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
mtns med hvy 15 15 0 70 65 16.000
2001 4dr Sedan 282-horsepower 4.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
mtns med hvy 15 15 0 70 65 16.0  
  Averages mtns med hvy 15 15 0 70 65 16.0
With the 360-horsepower 4.8L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2001 BMW 5-Series has been averaging 16.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2001 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (15 percent), in heavy traffic (15 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2001 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on mountainous terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2001 16.7 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2001 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 25 50 25 0 N/A 16.700
2001 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 25 50 25 0 0 16.7  
  Averages flat med hvy 25 50 25 0 0 16.7
With the 240-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2001 BMW 5-Series gas mileage has been averaging 16.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2001 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (25 percent), in the suburbs (25 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 0 miles per hour (0 percent).

In addition the average 2001 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2000 29.0 MPG Highway Percentage 100 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2000 4dr Wagon 193-horsepower 2.8L I6
4-speed automatic RWD
flat light none 0 0 0 100 55 29.027
2000 4dr Wagon 193-horsepower 2.8L I6
4-speed automatic RWD
flat light none 0 0 0 100 55 29.0  
  Averages flat light none 0 0 0 100 55 29.0
With the 193-horsepower 2.8L I6 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2000 BMW 5-Series fuel economy has been averaging 29.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2000 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 55 miles per hour (about 100 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (0 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2000 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2000 23.4 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2000 4dr Sedan 282-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead light 5 10 40 45 80 23.400
2000 4dr Sedan 282-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead light 5 10 40 45 80 23.4  
  Averages flat lead light 5 10 40 45 80 23.4
With the turbocharged 400hp 4.4L V8 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2000 BMW 5-Series has been averaging 23.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2000 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (40 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2000 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2000 25.2 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2000 4dr Sedan 193-horsepower 2.8L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med none 5 20 20 55 70 25.200
2000 4dr Sedan 193-horsepower 2.8L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med none 5 20 20 55 70 25.2  
  Averages flat med none 5 20 20 55 70 25.2
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2000 BMW 5-Series gas mileage has been averaging 25.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2000 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2000 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2000 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2000 4dr Sedan 282-horsepower 4.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills lead light 0 15 85 0 N/A 19.000
2000 4dr Sedan 282-horsepower 4.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills lead light 0 15 85 0 0 19.0  
  Averages hills lead light 0 15 85 0 0 19.0
With the 360-horsepower 4.8L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2000 BMW 5-Series fuel economy has been averaging 19.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2000 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 85 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (15 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 0 miles per hour (0 percent).

In addition the average 2000 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2000 11.6 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2000 4dr Sedan 394-horsepower 4.9L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead light 10 30 10 50 80 11.600
2000 4dr Sedan 394-horsepower 4.9L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead light 10 30 10 50 80 11.6  
  Averages flat lead light 10 30 10 50 80 11.6
With the 360-horsepower 4.8L V8 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2000 BMW 5-Series has been averaging 11.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2000 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the suburbs (10 percent).

In addition the average 2000 BMW 5-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the BMW 5-Series

BMW 5-Series Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
The turbo allows the ability to extract very excellent fuel economy if driven conservatively, and yet deliver exceptional power when needed (or just desired).
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
I drive 500+ highway miles weekly. I needed a comforable ride with good fuel economy. I am averaging 30 mpg on the highway at 70+ MPH in Florida
2007 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
21 mpg mixed city and highway, very good for car this size
2007 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
Much higher than expected.
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
At this moment the computer shows 27.6 mpg for combo city/freeway/around town driving. True, it uses premium but that is excellent for a car this size and performance.[mpg is without using A/C]
2006 4dr Wagon 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
very good for large AWD car
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
I am seeing 22mpg in the city, not bad for 255hp
2004 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
28 mpg highway - 20 mpg city.
2004 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
Averaging 25mpg combined and 30mpg expressway...not too shabby for full-size luxury vehicle.
2003 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Excellent fuel mileage on the highway. I can average 32MPG driving at 65 MPH. Problem is... tough to keep it at 65. 75-80 is like driving 55 in most other vehicles.
BMW 5-Series Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Wagon turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Their quoted miles per gallon far lower than the Audi, although the car is likely fasgter.
2008 4dr Sedan 360-horsepower 4.8L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
current gas prices.
2007 4dr Sedan 360-horsepower 4.8L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
19 MPG overall
2005 4dr Sedan 325-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
V8 19 city/25 highway
2004 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
could be better for city driving and daily driver
2003 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Seems to guzzle gas in stop-and-go regime, even if I watch the consumption report as I drive.
2002 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed manual RWD
requires premium gas.
2002 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
5 Series was terrific car but very poor on gas and used premium fuel. We knew about the mileage when purchased but this was one of the factors making us switch as we have 2 new drivers that would have kept this car driving more hours at a higher cost.
 

BMW 5-Series Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the BMW 5-Series's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.