Does the 2022 BMW Z4 sDrive30i get good gas mileage?
The fuel economy of this Z4 model is:
- Great compared to all other cars.
- Great compared to other non-hybrid cars.
- Excellent compared to other luxury cars.
- Excellent compared to other sports cars.
- Decent compared to other 4-cylinder cars.
The 2022 Z4 sDrive30i has a great fuel economy, with a combined gas mileage of 28 MPG (25 MPG city – 32 MPG highway). In comparison, the average car in 2022 has a gas mileage of 23.95 MPG (not including fully electric vehicles).
The 2022 Z4 sDrive30i is 17% more fuel-efficient than the average vehicle and is in the 77th percentile of fuel economy for all cars.
The 50th percentile or median gas mileage for all cars in 2022 is 23 MPG. You can generally gauge how good a car’s fuel economy is by looking at which percentile of gas mileage it falls under.
If your gas mileage is above the median, you are better than the majority. If your gas mileage falls below the 50 percentile, then most people have a better gas mileage than you.
Consider the 0-35th percentiles as bad, the 40th-60th percentiles as acceptable, and the 65th-100th percentiles as good.
Cost of Fuel
The 2022 BMW Z4 sDrive30i takes premium unleaded (recommended), the price of which will vary depending on where you live.
At $4.25 per gallon of premium unleaded (recommended), driving this convertible will cost you:
- 1-mile trip: $0.15
- 5-mile trip: $0.76
- 15-mile trip: $2.28
- 10000 miles per year: $1517.86
- 12500 miles per year: $1897.32
- 15000 miles per year: $2276.79
When driving 15000 miles per year, the average and median cost of fuel for all cars is $2676.92 and $2550 respectively (in 2022).
The 2022 Z4 sDrive30i is 14.9% less costly to drive than the average vehicle in 2022. It is in the 28th percentile of fuel costs for all cars, meaning it’s less expensive to drive than most vehicles.
The 2022 BMW Z4 sDrive30i can go 383.6 miles on a full tank of gas.
Compared to other cars, the range of the Z4 sDrive30i fares poorly. The average range for all vehicles, in 2022, is 417 miles. Its range falls into the 33rd percentile, below the median of 414 MPG.
By Vehicle Category
The 2022 BMW Z4 sDrive30i is classified as a sports car. The average and median fuel economy for this segment is 20.5 MPG and 19 MPG, respectively. This puts it in the 90th percentile of the gas mileage for sports cars.
The 2022 Z4 sDrive30i is a luxury vehicle. Luxury cars are, on average, 17.2% less fuel-efficient than their non-luxury counterparts.
The average gas mileage for luxury cars is 21.95 MPG.
The average convertible has a gas mileage of 23 MPG. The 2022 Z4 sDrive30i is 21.74% more fuel-efficient than the average convertible.
The 2022 BMW Z4 sDrive30i is a gas car. This means that the car is powered by a gasoline engine, which takes gasoline as a fuel source.
The average combined gas mileage for a gas car is 22.75 MPG. At 28 MPG, the 2022 Z4 sDrive30i is 23.08% more fuel-efficient than the average gas vehicle. It is in the 81st percentile of gas mileage for the segment, putting it above the median of 22 MPG.
The 2022 BMW Z4 sDrive30i is fitted with a 4-cylinder engine. The average and median fuel economy for a 4-cylinder car is 28.67 MPG and 27 MPG respectively. The engine is turbocharged. Turbocharged engines are generally 20-30 percent more fuel-efficient than non-turbocharged engines.
Horsepower-Gas Mileage Multiple
The 2022 BMW Z4 sDrive30i has a gas mileage-horsepower multiple of 7140 MPG.HP. The average sports car has an MPG-HP multiple of 8814. The higher the number, the better.
The gas mileage-horsepower multiple is an easy-to-understand indicator of how efficiently the powertrain moves the vehicle, relative to its power.
Heavier vehicles and cars with undersized engines will typically have lower scores. Sports cars and hybrids typically score higher. It’s best to compare scores with cars that are in the same vehicle category.
Vs. Other BMW Cars
2022 BMW cars have an average fuel economy of 22.31 MPG. The median (50th percentile) is 23 MPG. With a gas mileage of 28 MPG, the Z4 sDrive30i is one of the brand’s more fuel-efficient vehicles in 2022.
There are 54 2022 BMW models and trims (by per engine spec) sold in the United States. The Z4 sDrive30i ranks 3 by fuel economy, tied with the 2022 2 Series Gran Coupe 228i, 2022 3 Series 330e, 2022 4 Series 430i, 2022 4 Series M440i, 2022 4 Series Gran Coupe 430i, and 2022 5 Series 530i.
The 2022 Z4 sDrive30i emits 10495 pounds of carbon per year.
The average 2022 automobile, driving 15000 miles, burns roughly 13149 pounds of carbon per year.
We score the fuel economy of the 2022 BMW Z4 sDrive30i based on how well it fares when compared to other vehicles of its year. An average or standard score is 50.
Many factors are considered, such as the vehicle’s category, power, weight, and engine size (relative to other vehicles). For example, if a full-size pickup truck and a small sedan both do 25 MPG, the full-size pickup truck will typically have the higher score. This is because 25 MPG is considered excellent gas mileage for a pickup truck, but bad gas mileage for a small sedan.
All factors are not weighed equally, however. Most points go towards the fuel economy relative to all vehicles.