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BMW 5-Series MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
14 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
15 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
16 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
17 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
18 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 6 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 7 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 6 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
33 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
34 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
35 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
36 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
37 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
38 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
39 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
40 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
41 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2008 2008 4dr Sedan 500-hp 5.0L V10 7-sp automated manual RWD 13.8
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With the turbocharged 560hp 4.4L V8 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 heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the suburbs (0 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.
2008 2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 443hp 4.4L V8 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 21.38
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 22.65
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 23.79
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 23.33
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 240-hp 3.0L I6 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 25.7
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 400hp 4.4L V8 6-sp manual RWD 22
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 232hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 28.3
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 181hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 39.6
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 500-hp 5.0L V10 6-sp manual RWD 15
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2008 2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 20.45
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2008 2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 232hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 26.1
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2008 2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 229hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 25
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2008 BMW 5-Series

2008 BMW 5-Series Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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
2008 BMW 5-Series Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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
 

2008 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.