Fuel Economy Update For June and July - City Driving Drags It Down - 2016 BMW 340i xDrive Long-Term Road Test

2016 BMW 340i: Fuel Economy Update For June and July - City Driving Drags It Down

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on August 8, 2016

2016 BMW 340i

We neglected to report on our 2016 BMW 340i last month, but I'll make up for it today. Consider it a special double-issue of fuel economy! Alas, you could also consider it a riposte to our initial fuel economy update, in which James provided a rather sunny forecast.

This time, the MPG clouds are darker.

The bulk of our driving the past two months happened within the confines of Los Angeles. That traffic-heavy diet resulted in a string of fill-ups that didn't even meet the EPA estimate for city driving. In fact, we posted our worst tank yet during this period: 14.2 mpg.

We did have one bout of highway driving in which we netted 29 mpg from a tank. But the 340i's lifetime fuel economy stands at 22.6 mpg now. Back in June, we were at 24 mpg combined.

Hopefully, we can balance things out with a long road trip or two in the coming months.

Worst Fill MPG: 14.2
Best Fill MPG: 31.1
Average Lifetime MPG: 22.6
EPA MPG Rating: 26 Combined (22 City/33 Highway Combined)
Best Range: 406.3 miles
Current Odometer: 6,023 miles

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 6,023 miles

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