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BMW 5-Series MPG

 

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Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2000 2000 4dr Sedan turbocharged 443hp 4.4L V8 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 19
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With the turbocharged 443hp 4.4L V8 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2000 BMW 5-Series has been averaging 19 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2000 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 15 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (0 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (0 percent), and in heavy traffic (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.
2000 2000 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 25.2
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2000 2000 4dr Sedan 360-hp 4.8L V8 6-sp automated manual RWD 11.6
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2000 2000 4dr Sedan turbocharged 400hp 4.4L V8 6-sp manual RWD 23.4
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2000 2000 4dr Wagon 193-hp 2.8L I6 4-sp automatic RWD 29.03
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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the BMW 5-Series

BMW 5-Series Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2014 The BMW 535d isn't the class's fuel economy champ. That title goes to the Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTEC, with EPA ratings of 28 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway (27/38 with AWD). But, considering that the BMW's engine has two more cylinders (for a total of six) and 60 more horsepower, it comes surprisingly close: 26/38 with rear-wheel-drive (as tested) and 26/37 with all-wheel-drive. Audi's similarly sized 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel, though 15 horses less powerful than BMW's, is less efficient in "city" driving, with EPA ratings of 24/38 (with mandatory AWD). In the real-world, the trip computer reports suggested an even larger BMW advantage, especially at lower speeds. My suburban averages with the 535d ranged from 34.6 to 47.2, with high 30s fairly easily achievable (if I avoided the temptation to bury the go-pedal). The Audi's suburban averages were stuck in the mid-30s, with a high (in fewer attempts) of 38.4. On the highway, the Audi managed a coupe mpg over 40 where the speed limit was 60, and a couple under 40 where the speed limit was 70. The rear-wheel-drive BMW virtually tied the all-wheel-drive Audi at high speeds, but achieved 53.8 mpg on one 65-mph freeway trip. This is incredible (yes, I'm wondering about the accuracy of the trip computer myself) for a sedan with the 535d's mass and performance. As with other BMW's, selecting the "eco pro" mode can substantially improve fuel efficiency. Engage this mode, and it becomes easy to drive a powerful BMW like a hypermiler would a Prius. Audi and Mercedes-Benz do not offer a similar mode. see full BMW 5-Series review
 

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). see full BMW 5-Series review
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 see full BMW 5-Series review
2007 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
Much higher than expected. see full BMW 5-Series review
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 see full BMW 5-Series review
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] see full BMW 5-Series review
2006 4dr Wagon 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
very good for large AWD car see full BMW 5-Series review
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
I am seeing 22mpg in the city, not bad for 255hp see full BMW 5-Series review
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. see full BMW 5-Series review
2004 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
28 mpg highway - 20 mpg city. see full BMW 5-Series review
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. see full BMW 5-Series review
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. see full BMW 5-Series review
2008 4dr Sedan 360-horsepower 4.8L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
current gas prices. see full BMW 5-Series review
2007 4dr Sedan 360-horsepower 4.8L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
19 MPG overall see full BMW 5-Series review
2005 4dr Sedan 325-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
V8 19 city/25 highway see full BMW 5-Series review
2004 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
could be better for city driving and daily driver see full BMW 5-Series review
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. see full BMW 5-Series review
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. see full BMW 5-Series review
2002 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed manual RWD
requires premium gas. see full BMW 5-Series review
 

2000 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.