BMW 5 Series
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What are the best BMW models for fuel economy?

New technology and innovative craftsmanship have made some BMW models more fuel efficient than ever, we’ve collated a list of some of the best.

When it comes to fuel-efficient cars, although they’re not so popular nowadays, a diesel engine BMW or plug-in hybrid is probably your best bet if you’re not looking to switch to electric at the moment.

BMW has created an extensive range of premium cars, meaning you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing from our best car lease deals.

As you’d expect for premium-badged cars, they have a good reputation for reliability and their efficient engines mean savings made on fuel costs can be considerable.

If you’re looking for a more sustainable and efficient BMW lease, then you’ve come to the right place. For anyone looking to save some cash, here’s a rundown of the most fuel-efficient BMW models.*

*MPG figures are correct at the time of writing

BMW 5 Series Saloon

BMW 5 Series

Exceptionally high quality and elegant, the roomy BMW 5 Series is a brilliant companion. Taking sportiness and confidence to the next level, any 5 Series engine offers ultimate driving pleasure.

Expect low running costs with the BMW 5 Series. Despite being big bodied, spacious and fast, the 5 Series has an excellent return on fuel economy. The 520d M Sport has a combined fuel consumption of up to 57.6 mpg.

To take some of the load off the engine, every 5 Series engine comes with a mild-hybrid system to help improve fuel economy.

The 5 Series also comes with plenty of driver assistance features to make every drive and parking job a breeze to tackle.

Pretty efficient for such a big car, the BMW 5 Series is a great option for your next BMW business lease.

BMW 1 Series

BMW 1 Series

Opt for the frugal BMW 1 Series.

Attracting all the admiring glances, the 1 Series has the progressive design language that distinguishes it from the crowd. The interior has an outstanding design too, with a modern atmosphere and openness that emits premium quality.

It not only looks good, but the diesel engine has a great return on fuel economy too. The 116d M Sport has a combined fuel consumption of up to 58.9 mpg.

And don’t worry about lack of performance, the front-wheel drive and state-of-the-art chassis technologies guarantee a driving experience full of dynamics and agility.

One of the best premium hatchbacks on the market: the efficient engine, innovative technologies and driver assistance systems will ensure you always reach your destination with low CO2 emissions and efficient fuel consumption.

BMW 2 Series

BMW 2 Series

Built for driving, the BMW 2 Series really is the car for anyone. Whether you’re looking for a personal or business lease, the 2 Series copes with people or your clutter well.

Complete with a highly efficient TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder diesel engine, the 218d M Sport has a fuel economy of up to 60.1 mpg. As offered in all BMW models, the 2 Series has an ECO PRO mode to keep your fuel consumption as low as possible.

This doesn’t come at the cost of speed either; the rear-wheel drive architecture provides a sporty driving sensation and can reach 62 mph in 7.5 seconds.

So, if you feel the need for speed but are looking to save a few pennies too, the BMW 2 Series might be the car for your next car lease.

BMW 4 Series

BMW 4 Series

Impressing with unique aesthetics, sporting dynamics and a premium look, anyone will develop a high attraction to the BMW 4 Series.

The 4 Series is available with a diesel engine and offers a fuel economy of up to 60.1 mpg.

We’ve looked at the entry-level petrol engine to highlight the difference in fuel economy. The 420i has a combined fuel economy of up to 37.7 mpg which is a fair standard but when compared to its diesel counterparts, it’s not as economical.

The car is nice to spend time in too by placing the driver at the centre of attention and the use of high-quality materials creates a modern and independent aura.

With plenty of room and crammed with digital systems, the 4 Series is prepared for any challenge.

BMW 3 Series

BMW 3 Series

Along with the 2 Series and 4 Series, the BMW 3 Series leads the way with impressive fuel economy.

The 320d M Sport offers up to 60.1 mpg. The latest diesel 3 Series also come with mild-hybrid technology as a standard, which improves fuel economy even further.

In addition to fantastic performance, the 3 Series also offers innovative technologies to make every drive an easy one. A curved display provides a full overview of all the important information you’ll need, and you can even use voice commands.

Plus, smartphone integration allows you to conveniently plan all your routes on your phone and transfer them to your vehicle with ease.

Regarded as one of the best cars on the market and with a great return on fuel economy, the BMW 3 Series is a fantastic option, especially if you’re thinking of business car leasing.

For more information about the BMW range we offer at Carparison, including features and specifications, take a look at our best BMW car lease deals.

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