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Audi A3 / S3 vs. BMW 1-Series MPG

Chart is based on 179 fuel economy reports for the Audi A3 / S3 and 176 fuel economy reports for the BMW 1-Series.

Audi A3 / S3 MPG

Audi A3 / S3 Audi A3 / S3 2015 28.8 MPG Highway Percentage 47 percent Audi A3 / S3 Audi A3 / S3 2015 30.2 MPG Highway Percentage 32 percent Audi A3 / S3 Audi A3 / S3 2013 42.0 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Audi A3 / S3 Audi A3 / S3 2012 37.8 MPG Highway Percentage 49 percent Audi A3 / S3 Audi A3 / S3 2011 39.3 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent Audi A3 / S3 Audi A3 / S3 2010 16.7 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent Audi A3 / S3 Audi A3 / S3 2010 24.5 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Audi A3 / S3 Audi A3 / S3 2010 36.8 MPG Highway Percentage 56 percent Audi A3 / S3 Audi A3 / S3 2009 28.2 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Audi A3 / S3 Audi A3 / S3 2009 26.0 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Audi A3 / S3 Audi A3 / S3 2009 25.2 MPG Highway Percentage 34 percent Audi A3 / S3 Audi A3 / S3 2008 25.5 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent Audi A3 / S3 Audi A3 / S3 2008 27.5 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Audi A3 / S3 Audi A3 / S3 2008 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Audi A3 / S3 Audi A3 / S3 2007 26.8 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent Audi A3 / S3 Audi A3 / S3 2007 29.4 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent Audi A3 / S3 Audi A3 / S3 2007 22.2 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Audi A3 / S3 Audi A3 / S3 2006 26.2 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Audi A3 / S3 Audi A3 / S3 2006 24.9 MPG Highway Percentage 33 percent Audi A3 / S3 Audi A3 / S3 2006 33.6 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Audi A3 / S3 Audi A3 / S3 2006 19.8 MPG Highway Percentage 32 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr Sedan turbocharged 220hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual AWD
hills med light 33 16 5 47 68 28.8  
2015 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light light 3 27 38 32 66 30.2  
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
hills med hvy 0 0 20 80 70 42.0  
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light none 6 36 10 49 84 37.8  
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 1 24 21 54 69 39.3  
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med hvy 0 100 0 0 0 16.7  
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual AWD
mtns light none 10 10 50 30 60 24.5  
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 9 5 30 56 75 36.8  
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med none 20 20 20 40 75 28.2  
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat med light 9 31 39 20 68 26.0  
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual AWD
flat med light 9 40 17 34 74 25.2  
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 16 21 16 46 86 25.5  
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
hills light light 12 19 12 57 71 27.5  
2008 4dr Hatch 250-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed automated manual AWD
flat med light 27 27 2 45 70 19.0  
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 11 34 20 36 74 26.8  
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
hills med light 4 17 22 58 83 29.4  
2007 4dr Hatch 250-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed automated manual AWD
flat med light 6 14 30 50 71 22.2  
2006 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 4 35 16 45 85 26.2  
2006 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
flat light light 17 28 22 33 89 24.9  
2006 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
hills light hvy 0 20 60 20 100 33.6  
2006 4dr Hatch 250-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed automated manual AWD
flat med light 1 34 33 32 74 19.8  

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BMW 1-Series MPG

BMW 1-Series BMW 1-Series 2013 30.9 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent BMW 1-Series BMW 1-Series 2012 23.0 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent BMW 1-Series BMW 1-Series 2012 25.0 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent BMW 1-Series BMW 1-Series 2011 23.0 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent BMW 1-Series BMW 1-Series 2011 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 100 percent BMW 1-Series BMW 1-Series 2011 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 19 percent BMW 1-Series BMW 1-Series 2009 37.9 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent BMW 1-Series BMW 1-Series 2009 22.1 MPG Highway Percentage 49 percent BMW 1-Series BMW 1-Series 2009 22.8 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent BMW 1-Series BMW 1-Series 2009 29.5 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent BMW 1-Series BMW 1-Series 2009 24.2 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent BMW 1-Series BMW 1-Series 2009 19.3 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent BMW 1-Series BMW 1-Series 2009 22.7 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent BMW 1-Series BMW 1-Series 2009 31.0 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent BMW 1-Series BMW 1-Series 2008 21.7 MPG Highway Percentage 41 percent BMW 1-Series BMW 1-Series 2008 22.5 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent BMW 1-Series BMW 1-Series 2008 27.7 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent BMW 1-Series BMW 1-Series 2008 29.2 MPG Highway Percentage 68 percent BMW 1-Series BMW 1-Series 2008 23.2 MPG Highway Percentage 66 percent BMW 1-Series BMW 1-Series 2008 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent BMW 1-Series BMW 1-Series 2008 22.9 MPG Highway Percentage 23 percent BMW 1-Series BMW 1-Series 2008 26.0 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 215hp 2.0L I4
8-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 0 0 10 90 120 30.9  
2012 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
7-speed automated manual RWD
flat lead hvy 0 0 70 30 70 23.0  
2012 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med hvy 0 5 30 65 70 25.0  
2011 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
7-speed automated manual RWD
flat lead hvy 5 10 35 50 80 23.0  
2011 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 0 0 0 100 60 27.0  
2011 2dr Convertible 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 5 29 48 19 65 24.0  
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 141hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 14 7 34 46 120 37.9  
2009 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 13 20 17 49 65 22.1  
2009 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 9 20 19 51 66 22.8  
2009 2dr Coupe turbocharged 201hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 0 40 20 40 130 29.5  
2009 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 0 25 0 75 90 24.2  
2009 2dr Coupe 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med hvy 79 6 0 15 100 19.3  
2009 2dr Convertible turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat light none 5 0 45 50 70 22.7  
2009 2dr Convertible 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 0 0 10 90 75 31.0  
2008 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 19 27 13 41 69 21.7  
2008 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 12 27 15 46 82 22.5  
2008 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 14 24 16 46 70 27.7  
2008 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat light none 3 8 22 68 71 29.2  
2008 2dr Convertible turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med none 0 3 32 66 65 23.2  
2008 2dr Convertible turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead none 5 0 10 85 90 20.0  
2008 2dr Convertible 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 2 3 72 23 63 22.9  
2008 2dr Convertible 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat light light 0 16 30 54 70 26.0  

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Audi A3 / S3 vs. BMW 1-Series MPG

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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Audi A3 / S3

Audi A3 / S3 Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2016 For a car that can get from zero to 60 mph in under five seconds, the Audi S3 can be quite economical. The tested 2016's EPA ratings were 23 mpg city, 31 mpg highway. For 2017, the S3's ratings have fallen to 21/28 for no obvious reason. Maybe the updates pushed the car into a higher test weight class. I doubt the car's real-world fuel economy has changed. I observed 25 mpg in suburban driving (with a light foot) and nearly 30 mpg on the highway. Despite its more powerful engine, the Mercedes-AMG CLA45 scores even better than the 2017 S3 (if not quite as good as the 2016): 23/30. see full Audi A3 / S3 review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Audi A3 / S3

Audi A3 / S3 Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
Spectacular. I'm completely sold on diesel. Car can get well over 40mpg on the highway. Worst I've seen thus far is ~36mpg on a tank. see full Audi A3 / S3 review
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual AWD
Good fuel economy for a sport car w/ some cargo space. see full Audi A3 / S3 review
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
I am getting 30+ MPG in mixed 50/50 city/hwy driving. Hwy MPG if <70 MPH is easily 34 MPG+. If it had 7 gears, MPG at 70+ would be far better. see full Audi A3 / S3 review
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Higher than expected for a turbo engine (average about 30 highway and 22 city). see full Audi A3 / S3 review
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
28-30mpg while getting o it! see full Audi A3 / S3 review
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
Great for its performance class see full Audi A3 / S3 review
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
While the 2.0T has power to spare, it can also achieve excellent economy when driven lightly. I average 26 mpg/city with spirited driving, and I hit 32 mpg/highway easily (36+ mpg when babying it). The DSG transmission is more efficient than a manual too! see full Audi A3 / S3 review
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
26mpg real life see full Audi A3 / S3 review
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
23 cty/30 hwy - this is great fuel economy in a car that can get up and go on the interstate, but still zip around town in style. see full Audi A3 / S3 review
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
20mpg city 24 mpg highway see full Audi A3 / S3 review
Audi A3 / S3 Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr Hatch 250-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed automated manual AWD
22 Highway. see full Audi A3 / S3 review
2007 4dr Hatch 250-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed automated manual AWD
A car this size should weight 3600+ lbs. see full Audi A3 / S3 review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the BMW 1-Series

BMW 1-Series Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 2dr Coupe 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
fuel economy in this car compares and even competes with 2L 4 cylinders cars. see full BMW 1-Series review
2008 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
Better than expected, given the performance (and how I drive it!) see full BMW 1-Series review
2008 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Near 30 mpg combined see full BMW 1-Series review
BMW 1-Series Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
Just ecause it's now 2012? Where's the diesel 123d? see full BMW 1-Series review