2018 BMW 540d xDrive MPG and Fuel Economy

On this page, you will find a complete guide to the miles per gallon and fuel efficiency data for the 2018 BMW 540d xDrive.

The 2018 BMW 540d xDrive runs on diesel and is in the Midsize Cars car class.

Whether you are considering a purchase of the car, or just wanting to find out how economical and environmentally friendly (or un-friendly) your 2018 BMW 540d xDrive is, we have the information you need.

🛣 How Many Miles per Gallon (MPG) Does a 2018 BMW 540d xDrive Get?

First off, the most commonly asked question. A 2018 BMW 540d xDrive gets up to 26 miles per gallon in the city, and 36 miles per gallon on the highway.

The combined average MPG for the 2018 BMW 540d xDrive is 30 miles per gallon.

💵 What is the Average Yearly Fuel Cost for a 2018 BMW 540d xDrive?

The estimated fuel costs for the 2018 BMW 540d xDrive is $2,550 per year.

That value has 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.

If you were to compare a 2018 BMW 540d xDrive to an average vehicle over 5 years, you will spend $1,250 more on fuel.

🛢 How Many Barrels of Petroleum Does a 2018 BMW 540d xDrive Consume?

The 2018 BMW 540d xDrive will consume roughly 12 barrels of petroleum per year, using the standard estimate of 15,000 miles per year.

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

💨 How Many Grams of CO2 Does a 2018 BMW 540d xDrive Emit?

For every mile driven, the 2018 BMW 540d xDrive will emit 341 grams of CO2, which is about 5,115,000 grams of CO2 per year.

🌳 To help you understand the impact of this, a normal tree will absorb around 21,000 grams of CO2 per year. This means that roughly 175 trees would be needed to offset emissions from the 2018 BMW 540d xDrive.


The table below covers all of the miles per gallon, engine specifications, and emission details we have for the 2018 BMW 540d xDrive.

City MPG 26
Highway MPG 36
Combined MPG 30
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $1,250
Fuel Cost $2,550
Fuel Type 1 Diesel
ATV Type Diesel
Barrels of Petroleum 12
Grams of CO2 5,115,000
Trees Needed to Offset 244
Drive All-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 6
Transmission Automatic (S8)
Vehicle Class Midsize Cars
Start/Stop? Yes
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? Yes

Related BMW Models from 2018

If you're interested in other BMW models from 2018, you can find them in the table below. You can click the model link to find miles per gallon and emission information for that model.


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