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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.

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BMW 5-Series Gas Mileage

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 20.5
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, 2014 BMW 5-Series fuel economy 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.
 
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 18.5
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, the 2011 BMW 5-Series 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.
 
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 light light 15 10 10 65 99 33.6
  mtns med none 15 5 5 75 93 39.2
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 gas mileage 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.
 
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 26.0
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, 2011 BMW 5-Series fuel economy 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.
 
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 42.2
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, the 2011 BMW 5-Series 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.
 
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 light light 2 3 50 45 60 24.8
  flat light none 2 3 45 50 60 24.0
  flat light hvy 0 65 0 35 60 22.7
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 70 28.1
  flat med hvy 5 10 15 70 74 32.9
2011 4dr Sedan 240-horsepower 3.0L I6
8-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 2 16 22 60 65 26.5  
  Averages flat light light 2 16 22 60 65 26.5
With the 240-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2011 BMW 5-Series gas mileage has been averaging 26.5 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 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (22 percent), in the city (16 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 on only some of the time.
 
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 18.0
  hills light light 5 20 50 25 60 23.0
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 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2010 BMW 5-Series fuel economy 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.
 
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
hills lead light 5 20 40 35 80 24.0
  flat med hvy 0 0 40 60 60 21.0
  flat med light 5 15 40 40 60 23.2
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, the 2010 BMW 5-Series 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.
 
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 19.0
  flat med light 0 0 15 85 70 26.0
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 gas mileage 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.
 
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 23.2
  flat light hvy 0 0 100 0 N/A 23.2
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, 2010 BMW 5-Series fuel economy 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.
 
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 24.8
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, the 2010 BMW 5-Series 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.
 
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 25.0
  flat med none 5 5 25 65 60 20.1
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 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 BMW 5-Series gas mileage 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.
 
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 med none 0 10 60 30 65 27.0
  flat med none 0 0 90 10 65 24.3
  flat med none 0 20 60 20 65 27.7
  flat med none 0 20 60 20 65 25.3
  flat med none 0 0 0 100 75 29.4
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 10 54 36 67 26.7  
  Averages flat med none 0 10 54 36 67 26.7
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 BMW 5-Series fuel economy has been averaging 26.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 54 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (36 percent), in the city (10 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.
 
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 18.8
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, the 2009 BMW 5-Series 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.
 
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 37.9
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 gas mileage 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.
 
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 21.9
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, 2009 BMW 5-Series fuel economy 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.
 
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 21.0
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 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2008 BMW 5-Series 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.
 
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 25.0
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 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 5-Series gas mileage 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.
 
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 19.9
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 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 5-Series fuel economy 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.
 
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 26.1
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 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2008 BMW 5-Series 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.
 
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 22.0
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 gas mileage 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.
 
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 0 100 0 N/A 25.3
  flat light hvy 0 0 5 95 75 30.9
  flat light hvy 40 40 10 10 40 25.0
  flat med hvy 0 0 5 95 80 30.0
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 75 21.0
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light hvy 8 12 30 50 68 26.4  
  Averages flat light hvy 8 12 30 50 68 26.4
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 5-Series fuel economy has been averaging 26.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 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 most or all of the time.
 
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 0 0 0 100 70 24.7
  flat med light 5 20 25 50 70 20.5
  flat med none 5 15 30 50 70 22.1
  flat med light 0 0 15 85 70 26.0
  flat med light 0 0 0 100 70 29.4
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 2 7 14 77 70 24.5  
  Averages flat med light 2 7 14 77 70 24.5
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2008 BMW 5-Series has been averaging 24.5 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 77 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (14 percent), in the city (7 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 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.
 
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 28.3
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 gas mileage 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.
 
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 40.6
  flat light light 3 0 2 95 81 38.6
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, 2008 BMW 5-Series fuel economy 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.
 
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 13.8
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, the 2008 BMW 5-Series 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.
 
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 15.0
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 gas mileage 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.
 
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 23.5
  flat med light 5 10 20 65 85 20.0
  flat med none 10 20 35 35 80 20.6
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, 2008 BMW 5-Series fuel economy 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.
 
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 26.8
  flat med light 1 13 5 81 75 27.5
  flat light none 5 80 0 15 85 21.0
  flat light light 40 40 10 10 70 19.0
  flat med hvy 0 0 30 70 65 26.5
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 9 29 10 52 74 24.2  
  Averages flat med light 9 29 10 52 74 24.2
With the 240-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2008 BMW 5-Series has been averaging 24.2 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 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (29 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 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.
 
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 med none 20 0 0 80 60 28.8
  flat light light 10 15 50 25 65 19.7
  flat light light 10 15 50 25 65 21.5
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 gas mileage 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.
 
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 light 10 20 50 20 60 18.3
  flat med light 5 20 20 55 65 19.3
  flat med light 0 10 10 80 65 23.3
  flat med hvy 5 10 30 55 60 16.7
  flat med light 0 5 10 85 65 23.2
2007 4dr Wagon 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 4 13 24 59 63 20.2  
  Averages flat med light 4 13 24 59 63 20.2
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 BMW 5-Series fuel economy 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 63 miles per hour (about 59 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (24 percent), in the city (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 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.
 
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 22.0
  flat light none 25 25 25 25 60 22.0
  flat med light 10 10 35 45 74 26.4
  flat light light 8 8 24 60 65 25.0
  flat light light 10 10 15 65 60 28.0
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, the 2007 BMW 5-Series 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.
 
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 hvy 10 0 0 90 75 29.4
  flat light light 5 0 0 95 75 33.6
  flat light none 80 0 0 20 75 22.0
  flat light none 15 25 50 10 60 18.0
  flat med none 0 10 80 10 65 20.5
2007 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 22 7 26 45 70 24.7  
  Averages flat light light 22 7 26 45 70 24.7
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-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 70 miles per hour (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (26 percent), in heavy traffic (22 percent), and in the city (7 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.
 
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 11.7
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, 2007 BMW 5-Series fuel economy 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.
 
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 14.7
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, the 2007 BMW 5-Series 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.
 
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 18.9
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 gas mileage 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.
 
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 16.0
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, 2007 BMW 5-Series fuel economy 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.
 
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 med none 20 70 0 10 70 15.5
  flat light light 0 0 0 100 80 29.5
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, the 2007 BMW 5-Series 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.
 
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 26.0
  flat med hvy 0 16 74 11 70 19.0
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 gas mileage 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.
 
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 light 0 50 0 50 75 27.4
  flat med light 0 50 50 0 N/A 23.9
  flat med none 0 0 0 100 70 24.8
  flat med light 0 0 0 100 70 25.6
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, 2007 BMW 5-Series fuel economy 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.
 
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 26.8
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, the 2007 BMW 5-Series 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.
 
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 light 0 0 32 68 68 19.8
  flat med none 5 30 0 65 60 27.0
  flat med none 5 30 0 65 60 27.0
  mtns med hvy 5 10 0 85 60 24.5
  flat med none 5 30 0 65 60 26.0
2006 4dr Wagon 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 4 20 6 70 62 24.9  
  Averages flat med none 4 20 6 70 62 24.9
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 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 62 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in the suburbs (6 percent), and in heavy traffic (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.
 
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 24.3
  flat med hvy 1 1 3 95 75 29.6
  hills light hvy 0 0 90 10 70 26.0
  flat light none 5 15 65 15 60 28.0
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, 2006 BMW 5-Series fuel economy 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.
 
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 20.0
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, the 2006 BMW 5-Series 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.
 
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 37.2
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 gas mileage 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.
 
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 35.1
  hills lead light 10 60 10 20 59 35.1
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, 2006 BMW 5-Series fuel economy 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.
 
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 14.5
  flat med light 15 20 20 45 75 14.8
  flat med none 0 20 0 80 75 15.5
  flat med light 0 10 20 70 93 14.2
  flat v.lt light 0 60 10 30 60 15.7
2006 4dr Sedan 500-horsepower 5.0L V10
7-speed automated manual RWD
flat light light 3 34 12 51 73 14.9  
  Averages flat light light 3 34 12 51 73 14.9
With the 500-horsepower 5.0L V10 engine, 7-speed automated manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2006 BMW 5-Series 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 51 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (34 percent), in the suburbs (12 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 light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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 20.1
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 gas mileage 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.
 
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 0 5 95 75 31.0
  hills med hvy 0 65 5 30 70 21.0
  flat v.lt none 0 0 1 100 70 33.6
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, 2006 BMW 5-Series fuel economy 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.
 
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 22.1
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, the 2006 BMW 5-Series 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.
 
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 23.5
  flat med none 0 30 20 50 80 18.3
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 gas mileage 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.
 
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 27.3
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, 2004 BMW 5-Series fuel economy 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.
 
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 24.9
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, the 2004 BMW 5-Series 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.
 
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 14.6
  flat lead none 5 5 40 50 75 21.9
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 gas mileage 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.
 
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 21.5
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, 2004 BMW 5-Series fuel economy 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.
 
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 22.1
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, the 2004 BMW 5-Series 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.
 
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 30.2
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 gas mileage 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.
 
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 23.1
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, 2004 BMW 5-Series fuel economy 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.
 
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 21.0
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, the 2003 BMW 5-Series 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.
 
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 20.2
  flat light none 0 25 50 25 70 22.2
  flat light none 0 20 20 60 60 23.0
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 gas mileage 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.
 
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 22.0
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, 2003 BMW 5-Series fuel economy 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.
 
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 21.5
  flat med none 0 10 10 80 65 21.8
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, the 2003 BMW 5-Series 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.
 
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 26.0
  flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 75 27.0
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 gas mileage 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.
 
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 20.4
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 fuel economy 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.
 
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 20.6
  hills lead hvy 90 5 3 2 75 13.0
  flat med hvy 0 20 20 60 70 25.0
  flat lead hvy 0 20 20 60 85 20.8
  flat light none 0 100 0 0 N/A 18.0
2002 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 20 35 13 32 78 19.5  
  Averages flat med hvy 20 35 13 32 78 19.5
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2002 BMW 5-Series has been averaging 19.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 78 miles per hour (32 percent), in heavy traffic (20 percent), and in the suburbs (13 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.
 
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 med light 0 0 10 90 70 27.6
  flat light hvy 5 25 30 40 60 23.0
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, 2002 BMW 5-Series gas mileage 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.
 
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 21.0
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 fuel economy 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.
 
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 17.0
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, the 2002 BMW 5-Series 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.
 
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 24.2
  flat light hvy 22 23 26 29 70 31.4
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, 2002 BMW 5-Series gas mileage 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.
 
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 28.0
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 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-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 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.
 
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 28.0
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, the 2001 BMW 5-Series 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.
 
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 16.0
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, 2001 BMW 5-Series gas mileage 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.
 
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 16.7
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 fuel economy 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.
 
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 29.0
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, the 2000 BMW 5-Series 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.
 
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 23.4
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, 2000 BMW 5-Series gas mileage 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.
 
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 27.0
2000 4dr Sedan 193-horsepower 2.8L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med none 5 20 20 55 70 27.0  
  Averages flat med none 5 20 20 55 70 27.0
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2000 BMW 5-Series fuel economy has been averaging 27.0 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.
 
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 19.0
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, the 2000 BMW 5-Series 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.
 
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 11.6
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, 2000 BMW 5-Series gas mileage 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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BMW 5-Series Fuel Economy: Pros
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 8-sp 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 240-hp 3.0L I6 8-sp 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 turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 8-sp 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 turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD I am seeing 22mpg in the city, not bad for 255hp
2006 4dr Wagon turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD very good for large AWD car
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 8-sp 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]
2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD Averaging 25mpg combined and 30mpg expressway...not too shabby for full-size luxury vehicle.
2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 28 mpg highway - 20 mpg city.
2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 8-sp 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 Fuel Economy: Cons
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2010 4dr Wagon turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD Their quoted miles per gallon far lower than the Audi, although the car is likely fasgter.
2008 4dr Sedan 360-hp 4.8L V8 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD current gas prices.
2007 4dr Sedan 360-hp 4.8L V8 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 19 MPG overall
2005 4dr Sedan 360-hp 4.8L V8 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD V8 19 city/25 highway
2004 4dr Sedan 255-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp automated manual RWD could be better for city driving and daily driver
2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 8-sp 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 240-hp 3.0L I6 8-sp 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.
2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD requires premium gas.