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BMW 5-Series MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
20 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2003 2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 443hp 4.4L V8 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22
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With the turbocharged 443hp 4.4L V8 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2003 BMW 5-Series has been averaging 22 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 on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (22 percent), in the city (12 percent), and in the suburbs (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 most or all of the time.
2003 2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 21.81
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan 240-hp 3.0L I6 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 26.5
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan 360-hp 4.8L V8 6-sp automated manual RWD 21.65
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 400hp 4.4L V8 6-sp manual RWD 21
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2003 BMW 5-Series

2003 BMW 5-Series Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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
2003 BMW 5-Series Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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
 

2003 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.