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BMW 5-Series MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
15 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
16 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
17 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
18 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2004 2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 443hp 4.4L V8 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 18.27
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With the turbocharged 456hp 4.4L V8 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2004 BMW 5-Series has been averaging 18.27 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 42.5 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (17.5 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the suburbs (0 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.
2004 2004 4dr Sedan 255-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp automated manual RWD 22.1
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 24.89
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 27.3
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan 184-hp 2.5L I6 6-sp manual RWD 23.1
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan 240-hp 3.0L I6 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 26.21
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan 360-hp 4.8L V8 6-sp automated manual RWD 21.5
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2004 BMW 5-Series

2004 BMW 5-Series Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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
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
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
2004 BMW 5-Series Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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
 

2004 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.