1985 BMW 5 Series MPG and Fuel Economy

On this page, you will find a complete guide to the miles per gallon and fuel efficiency data for the 1985 BMW 5 Series.

The 1985 BMW 5 Series has 5 model options: Automatic 4-spd 6-cyl, 2.4 L, Automatic 4-spd 6-cyl, 2.7 L, Manual 5-spd 6-cyl, 2.7 L, Automatic 4-spd 6-cyl, 3.4 L and Manual 5-spd 6-cyl, 3.4 L.

The 1985 BMW 5 Series Automatic 4-spd 6-cyl, 2.4 L runs on diesel and is in the Compact Cars car class.

The 1985 BMW 5 Series Automatic 4-spd 6-cyl, 2.7 L runs on regular gasoline and is in the Compact Cars car class.

The 1985 BMW 5 Series Manual 5-spd 6-cyl, 2.7 L runs on regular gasoline and is in the Compact Cars car class.

The 1985 BMW 5 Series Automatic 4-spd 6-cyl, 3.4 L runs on regular gasoline and is in the Compact Cars car class.

The 1985 BMW 5 Series Manual 5-spd 6-cyl, 3.4 L runs on regular gasoline and is in the Compact Cars car class.

🛣 How Many Miles per Gallon (MPG) Does a 1985 BMW 5 Series Get?

Across all models, the combined average MPG for the 1985 BMW 5 Series is 20 miles per gallon.

The table below breaks down the MPG for each model option:

Model Option Combined MPG City MPG Highway MPG
Automatic 4-spd 6-cyl, 2.4 L 24 21 28
Automatic 4-spd 6-cyl, 2.7 L 20 18 24
Manual 5-spd 6-cyl, 2.7 L 20 18 23
Automatic 4-spd 6-cyl, 3.4 L 17 15 20
Manual 5-spd 6-cyl, 3.4 L 17 14 20

💵 What is the Average Yearly Fuel Cost for a 1985 BMW 5 Series?

The average fuel costs for all models of the 1985 BMW 5 Series is $3,380.

The average fuel costs have been estimated by government regulators based on 15,000 miles driven per year, using regular gasoline, and a split of 55% city driving and 45% highway driving.

Comparing a 1985 BMW 5 Series to an average vehicle over 5 years, you will spend $5,400 more on fuel.

The table below shows the fuel costs and 5-year save/spend for each model option:

Model Option Fuel Cost 5-Year Save/Spend
Automatic 4-spd 6-cyl, 2.4 L $3,200 spend $4,500 more
Automatic 4-spd 6-cyl, 2.7 L $3,150 spend $4,250 more
Manual 5-spd 6-cyl, 2.7 L $3,150 spend $4,250 more
Automatic 4-spd 6-cyl, 3.4 L $3,700 spend $7,000 more
Manual 5-spd 6-cyl, 3.4 L $3,700 spend $7,000 more

🛢 How Many Barrels of Petroleum Does a 1985 BMW 5 Series Consume?

Across all models, the average number barrels of petroleum that the 1985 BMW 5 Series will consume in one year is 16 barrels.

The majority of the world's petroleum is sourced from countries like Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iraq, and the United States.

Model Option Barrels
Automatic 4-spd 6-cyl, 2.4 L 15
Automatic 4-spd 6-cyl, 2.7 L 15
Manual 5-spd 6-cyl, 2.7 L 15
Automatic 4-spd 6-cyl, 3.4 L 18
Manual 5-spd 6-cyl, 3.4 L 18

Overview

The tables below cover all of the miles per gallon, engine specifications, and emission details we have for the 5 1985 BMW 5 Series model options.

Automatic 4-spd 6-cyl, 2.4 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 1985 BMW 5 Series Automatic 4-spd 6-cyl, 2.4 L:

City MPG 21
Highway MPG 28
Combined MPG 24
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $4,500
Fuel Cost $3,200
Fuel Type 1 Diesel
ATV Type Diesel
Barrels of Petroleum 15
Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 6
Transmission Automatic 4-spd
Vehicle Class Compact Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Automatic 4-spd 6-cyl, 2.7 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 1985 BMW 5 Series Automatic 4-spd 6-cyl, 2.7 L:

City MPG 18
Highway MPG 24
Combined MPG 20
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $4,250
Fuel Cost $3,150
Fuel Type 1 Regular
Barrels of Petroleum 15
Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 6
Transmission Automatic 4-spd
Vehicle Class Compact Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Manual 5-spd 6-cyl, 2.7 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 1985 BMW 5 Series Manual 5-spd 6-cyl, 2.7 L:

City MPG 18
Highway MPG 23
Combined MPG 20
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $4,250
Fuel Cost $3,150
Fuel Type 1 Regular
Barrels of Petroleum 15
Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 6
Transmission Manual 5-spd
Vehicle Class Compact Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Automatic 4-spd 6-cyl, 3.4 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 1985 BMW 5 Series Automatic 4-spd 6-cyl, 3.4 L:

City MPG 15
Highway MPG 20
Combined MPG 17
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $7,000
Fuel Cost $3,700
Fuel Type 1 Regular
Barrels of Petroleum 18
Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 6
Transmission Automatic 4-spd
Vehicle Class Compact Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Manual 5-spd 6-cyl, 3.4 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 1985 BMW 5 Series Manual 5-spd 6-cyl, 3.4 L:

City MPG 14
Highway MPG 20
Combined MPG 17
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $7,000
Fuel Cost $3,700
Fuel Type 1 Regular
Barrels of Petroleum 18
Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 6
Transmission Manual 5-spd
Vehicle Class Compact Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Disclaimer

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