1. Fuel economy promises and delivers
The M35h carries an EPA fuel rating of 27 mpg city, 32 mpg highway and 29 mpg combined, besting the V6 powered M37 by 9 mpg in the city. In our time with the car, we managed 28 mpg between a mix of highway cruising and city driving. Due to the plentiful amount of smooth power that come when the accelerator is pressed, we had trouble keeping our foot out of the gas, but thankfully, the car still returned decent fuel numbers with no extra effort from the driver.
While it doesn’t compete power wise with the M56’s 420-hp V8 option, it delivers solid performance and a solid 11 extra mpg combined over the big V8.