Fuel Economy Update for April - 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo Long-Term Road Test

2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo Long-Term Road Test

2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo: Fuel Economy Update for April

May 6, 2014

2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo

Since our last fuel economy update, the 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo has added more than 4,000 miles to its odometer. Over that distance we've managed the best range thus far (497.1 bladder-busting miles), the most efficient tank (33.2 mpg), the least efficient (14.9 mpg) and upped the lifetime fuel economy up considerably to 24 mpg.

That still falls below its EPA combined estimate of 26 mpg, though in March we ran the GT on our 116-mile Edmunds evaluation loop where it returned 27 mpg.

Worst Fill MPG: 14.9 MPG
Best Fill MPG: 33.2 MPG
Average Lifetime MPG: 24.0 MPG
EPA MPG Rating: 26 Combined (22 City/33 Highway)
Best Range: 497.1 miles
Current Odometer: 8,022 miles

James Riswick, Automotive Editor @ 8,022 miles


  • s197gt s197gt Posts:

    24 is what my wife averages in her 2006 330i. the n52 was the pinnacle of the NA inline bmw 6; probably why we will run our car into the ground. you guys had a 06 330i long-term vehicle. can you look up what the average lifetime fuel mileage was? i don't see it listed anymore; searched, posts gone. i've driven an f30 loaner, 328i, it was wicked fast i'll admit.

  • legacygt legacygt Posts:

    Just ran a quick comparison between this car and a Subaru Impreza. You had the Impreza in the LT fleet and I found it pretty disappointing from a fuel economy standpoint. It missed it's EPA numbers by a lot. The BMW is getting much closer to it's (lower) EPA numbers and very close to the actual numbers you achieved with the Subaru. I figured the cars were similarly matched. Turns out I was off base. The BMW is more than a foot longer. It's a lot heavier. It is much more powerful. And we know it's more enjoyable to drive. It's also double the price. But still, why can't Subaru deliver better efficiency. I always thought that AWD was what was holding them back but BMW has figured it out. Why can't Subaru?

  • ebeaudoin ebeaudoin Posts:

    I think it would be cool if Edmunds had a Fuelly profile.

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