As a site dedicated to restoring BMWs - specifically older model BMW 2002's - I imagine most of us have early model BMWs.

I found this info on http://www.fueleconomy.gov/ and thought I'd pass it along.

There is also an interesting video on how the EPA has changed the way it estimates MPG. Watch the video or read the text transcription.

Video also posted here.

1989 BMW Vehicle Fuel Economy

ModelMPG (City)MPG (Hwy)Annual Fuel Cost*Greenhouse Gas Emissions (tons/yr)*EPA Air Pollution Score From 0 to 10 (best)
BMW 325i Convertible
6 cyl, 2.5 L,
Automatic
4-spd, Regular
1621$3,10210.20NA
BMW 325i Convertible
6 cyl, 2.5 L,
1622$3,10210.20NA
BMW 325i/325is
6 cyl, 2.5 L,
Automatic
4-spd, Regular
1620$3,10210.20NA
BMW 325i/325is
6 cyl, 2.5 L,
Manual 5-spd,
Regular
1622$3,10210.20NA
BMW 325ix
6 cyl, 2.5 L,
Automatic
4-spd, Regular
1720$3,102NA
BMW 325ix
6 cyl, 2.5 L
Manual
5-spd, Regular
1521$3,28110.80NA
BMW 525i
6 cyl, 2.5 L,
Automatic 4-spd,
Regular
1621$3,10210.20NA
BMW 525i
6 cyl, 2.5 L,
Manual 5-spd,
Regular
1620$3,10210.20NA
BMW 535i
6 cyl, 3.4 L,
Automatic 4-spd,
Regular
1418$3,72212.20NA
BMW 535i
6 cyl, 3.4 L,
Automatic 4-spd,
Regular
1420$3,48811.40NA
BMW 535i
6 cyl, 3.4 L,
Manual 5-spd,
Regular
1421$3,48811.40NA
BMW 635csi
6 cyl, 3.4 L,
Automatic 4-spd,
Regular
1418$3,72212.20NA
BMW 635csi
6 cyl, 3.4 L,
Manual 5-spd,
Regular
1421$3,48811.40NA
BMW 735i
6 cyl, 3.4 L,
Automatic 4-spd,
Regular
1418$3,72212.20NA
BMW 735i
6 cyl, 3.4 L,
Automatic 4-spd,
Regular
1420$3,48811.40NA
BMW 735i
6 cyl, 3.4 L,
Manual 5-spd,
Regular
1421$3,48811.40NA
BMW 735il
6 cyl, 3.4 L,
Automatic 4-spd,
Regular
1418$3,72212.20NA
BMW 735il
6 cyl, 3.4 L,
Automatic 4-spd,
Regular
1420$3,48811.40NA
BMW 750il
12 cyl, 5.0 L,
Automatic 4-spd,
Regular
1116$4,29114.10NA
BMW 750il
12 cyl, 5.0 L,
Automatic 4-spd,
Regular
1117$4,29114.10NA
BMW M3
4 cyl, 2.3 L,
Manual 5-spd,
Premium
1526$3,1249.60NA
BMW M6
6 cyl, 3.5 L,
Manual 5-spd,
Premium
917$4,94815.20

Annual Fuel Costs and Greenhouse Gas Estimates are based on 45% highway driving, 55% city driving, and 15000 annual miles.

Assumed Fuel Prices:

  • Regular: 3.72
  • Premium: 3.96
  • Diesel: 3.96
  • CNG: 1.65
  • Electricity: 0.08 per kilowatt hour
  • E85: 3.27
  • LPG: 2.10