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BMW 5-Series MPG

 

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Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2014 2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 443hp 4.4L V8 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 21.52
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With the turbocharged 456hp 4.4L V8 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2014 BMW 5-Series has been averaging 21.52 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2014 BMW 5-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 12.5 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (2.5 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2014 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.
2014 2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 20.5
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2014 2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 443hp 4.4L V8 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 29
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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the 2014 BMW 5-Series

2014 BMW 5-Series Real Gas Mileage: Pros
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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
 

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2014 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.