Fuel Economy Update For October - 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo Long-Term Road Test
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2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo: Fuel Economy Update For October

November 6, 2014

2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo

October was a pretty quiet month for our 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo as we added only around 650 miles. Those miles were spent just commuting around Southern California as well.

For the month, we averaged 22.2 mpg. I've also got an explanation about last month's low 9.8 mpg entry.

First, our 22.2 mpg for the month was a little worse than our lifetime average of 23 mpg. We're also still off from the EPA's estimate for combined driving, which stands at 26 mpg. I'm discouraged to see that, honestly, as I've previously has the impression that BMW's turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder is a pretty efficient little mill. Granted, we're almost always a couple of mpg lower than EPA combined in our long-term cars, but we've also racked up more than 17,000 miles of testing in our 3 GT so far. I don't think the car's numbers are going to improve much.

As for September's fuel entry, we noted how we observed a record-low 9.8 mpg on a tank of gas. Some of our readers added comments asking for more explanation. Well, here you go: someone wrote the wrong digits. I looked at the numbers and found the actual fuel economy for that tank of gas was 21.1 mpg.

Worst Fill MPG: 14.9
Best Fill MPG: 33.2
Average Lifetime MPG: 22.8
EPA MPG Rating: 26 Combined (22 City/33 Highway Combined)
Best Range: 497.1 miles
Current Odometer: 17,372 miles

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 17,372 miles


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