Mileage Update - 2008 BMW 1 Series Long Term Road Test

2008 BMW 1 Series Long Term Road Test

2008 BMW 135i: Mileage Update

June 09, 2008

With over 3,000 miles on the odometer, it's high time for a mileage update on our BMW 135i. I'll confess to not paying much attention to efficiency when it comes to driving the 300hp coupe. For most of this weekend, if the road was open, the big pedal was down.

And the result?..

A paltry 17.1mpg. Not good, especially when the local Union 76 station is charging $5.09 for a gallon of premium.

So far, the car's overall average is a slightly more respectable 20.2mpg. Still not good, but when you consider that it will go from 0-to-60 mph in 5.0-seconds flat and run low-13s in the quarter mile, the 135i isn't too shabby on gas.

Ed Hellwig, Senior Editor @ 3,837 miles

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