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BMW 3-Series MPG

Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2015 2015 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 28.97 See details
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2014 2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 25.88 See details
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2014 2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual RWD 30.76 See details
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2014 2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 42.25 See details
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2014 2014 4dr Wagon turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 22.11 See details
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2013 2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 30.43 See details
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2013 2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 25.02 See details
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2012 2012 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 23.54 See details
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2011 2011 4dr Sedan 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 17.07 See details
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2011 2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 17.85 See details
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2011 2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 23.25 See details
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2011 2011 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 20.16 See details
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2011 2011 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 23 See details
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2011 2011 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 26 See details
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2011 2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 28.96 See details
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2011 2011 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 15.9 See details
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2011 2011 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 17.21 See details
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2011 2011 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 15.87 See details
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2011 2011 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 25.6 See details
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2011 2011 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 23 See details
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2011 2011 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 25.24 See details
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2011 2011 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22 See details
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2010 2010 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 18.9 See details
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2010 2010 2dr Hardtop conv. 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 20.4 See details
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 19.8 See details
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 22.4 See details
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 23.65 See details
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 23.81 See details
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 32.16 See details
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2010 2010 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 16.4 See details
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2010 2010 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 18 See details
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2010 2010 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 29 See details
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2009 2009 2dr Hardtop conv. 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 21.8 See details
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2009 2009 2dr Hardtop conv. 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 12.8 See details
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2009 2009 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22.7 See details
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 18.81 See details
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 23.3 See details
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 26.2 See details
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 20 See details
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 25.5 See details
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22 See details
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 20.9 See details
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 28.05 See details
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 23.48 See details
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 241hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 35.6 See details
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 30.29 See details
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2009 2009 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 15.58 See details
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2009 2009 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 24.28 See details
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2009 2009 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 21.98 See details
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2009 2009 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 19 See details
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2008 2008 2dr Hardtop conv. 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 16.9 See details
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2008 2008 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 18.9 See details
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 14.5 See details
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 16.92 See details
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 20.15 See details
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 23.3 See details
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 24.33 See details
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 23.64 See details
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 21.35 See details
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 21 See details
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 23.83 See details
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 23.75 See details
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2008 2008 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 15.84 See details
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2008 2008 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 16.62 See details
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2008 2008 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 19.95 See details
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2008 2008 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 24.23 See details
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2008 2008 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 23.69 See details
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2008 2008 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 23.2 See details
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2008 2008 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 21.69 See details
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2008 2008 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22.3 See details
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2007 2007 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 21 See details
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2007 2007 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 19.94 See details
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2007 2007 2dr Hardtop conv. 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22.7 See details
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 22.83 See details
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 26.5 See details
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 21.28 See details
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 21.31 See details
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 23.88 See details
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 26.22 See details
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 24.13 See details
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 25.14 See details
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2007 2007 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 22.15 See details
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2007 2007 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 24.47 See details
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2007 2007 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 24.37 See details
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2007 2007 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 20.6 See details
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2007 2007 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 22.4 See details
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2007 2007 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 24.81 See details
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2007 2007 4dr Wagon 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 21.14 See details
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2007 2007 4dr Wagon 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 19.43 See details
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2007 2007 4dr Wagon 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 25.5 See details
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2006 2006 2dr Convertible 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 24 See details
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2006 2006 2dr Convertible turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 20.3 See details
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2006 2006 2dr Convertible 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 24 See details
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan 255-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 24.21 See details
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan 255-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 24.29 See details
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 26.32 See details
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 22.69 See details
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan 215-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 24.07 See details
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan 215-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 25.2 See details
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan 215-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 25.25 See details
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2006 2006 2dr Coupe 255-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 29.13 See details
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2006 2006 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 20.5 See details
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2006 2006 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 17.43 See details
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2006 2006 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 22.41 See details
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2006 2006 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 29 See details
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2006 2006 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 21 See details
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2005 2005 2dr Convertible 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 20 See details
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2005 2005 2dr Convertible turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22.6 See details
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2005 2005 2dr Convertible 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 24.6 See details
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2005 2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual RWD 28.06 See details
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2005 2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 20.93 See details
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2005 2005 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 28.45 See details
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2005 2005 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 31 See details
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2005 2005 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 26.47 See details
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2005 2005 2dr Coupe 225-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp automated manual RWD 20.75 See details
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2005 2005 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 24.8 See details
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2005 2005 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 20.72 See details
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2005 2005 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 18.15 See details
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2005 2005 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 31.05 See details
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2005 2005 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 29.2 See details
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2005 2005 4dr Wagon 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 24.88 See details
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2005 2005 4dr Wagon 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 24 See details
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2004 2004 2dr Convertible 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 20.87 See details
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2004 2004 2dr Convertible 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 23.02 See details
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2004 2004 2dr Convertible turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 19.8 See details
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan 225-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp automated manual RWD 26.93 See details
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 22.25 See details
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 17.5 See details
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 23.1 See details
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22 See details
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 27.54 See details
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 25.78 See details
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22.19 See details
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2004 2004 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 19.87 See details
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2004 2004 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 22.8 See details
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2004 2004 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 20.8 See details
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2004 2004 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 26.1 See details
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2004 2004 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 23.85 See details
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2004 2004 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 23.72 See details
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2004 2004 4dr Wagon turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 20.97 See details
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2004 2004 4dr Wagon 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 23.51 See details
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2003 2003 2dr Convertible turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22 See details
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 23.25 See details
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 22.4 See details
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22.55 See details
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual RWD 24.2 See details
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22.1 See details
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 27 See details
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22.57 See details
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2003 2003 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 23.09 See details
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2003 2003 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 20.3 See details
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2003 2003 4dr Wagon turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 23.6 See details
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2003 2003 4dr Wagon turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual RWD 23.79 See details
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2003 2003 4dr Wagon turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 24.52 See details
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2003.5 2003.5 2dr Convertible 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 17.06 See details
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2003.5 2003.5 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 22.7 See details
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2002 2002 2dr Convertible 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 20.8 See details
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2002 2002 2dr Convertible 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 23 See details
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2002 2002 2dr Convertible turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 27.2 See details
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2002 2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 23.17 See details
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2002 2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 24 See details
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2002 2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 25.97 See details
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2002 2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 23.48 See details
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2002 2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22.65 See details
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2002 2002 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 32.14 See details
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2002 2002 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 23.82 See details
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2002 2002 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 18.4 See details
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2002 2002 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 24 See details
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2002 2002 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 26.32 See details
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2002 2002 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 27.09 See details
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2002 2002 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 26.4 See details
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2002 2002 4dr Wagon turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 19.7 See details
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2001 2001 2dr Convertible 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 19.2 See details
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2001 2001 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 28.71 See details
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2001 2001 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 25.5 See details
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2001 2001 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 26.9 See details
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2001 2001 4dr Wagon turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual RWD 26.16 See details
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2001 2001 4dr Wagon 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 22.72 See details
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2001 2001 4dr Wagon 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22.63 See details
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2000 2000 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 23 See details
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2000 2000 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 23 See details
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2000 2000 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 25 See details
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2000 2000 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 20.31 See details
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2000 2000 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 23 See details
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2000 2000 4dr Wagon 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 24.82 See details
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1999.5 1999.5 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 20.7 See details
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the BMW 3-Series

BMW 3-Series Real Gas Mileage: Pros
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2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4
8-speed shiftable automatic RWD
The new twin turbo I4 produces great fuel economy and performance. Estimated 36 highway is great for a performance car, I'll report my mpg after I've had it awhile. 3 different drive modes, (economy, comfort, sport) depending on your mood.
2010 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
18 - 22 mpg city; 31 mpg on 1600 mile trip to include some city driving, mostly highway.
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
42 mpg with cruise at 75. 30 mpg+ mix of freeway & town driving. 25 mpg with all in-town driving.
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
30 mpg on the highway at 70mph is just fine for a 3500 pound car.
2008 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Very good fuel economy on highway if you allow cruise control to manage speed - 26-29 mpg. In town it drops to 19-21 mpg and if you play boy racer then it'll drop to the 15 mpg area.
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
better than 20mpg in town, up to 30 on the highway
2008 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Very good fuel economy on highway if you allow cruise control to manage speed - 26-29 mpg. In town it drops to 19-21 mpg and if you play boy racer then it'll drop to the 15 mpg area.
2008 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
better than my previous car (Infiniti G35), reasonable mpg for the performance offered
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
averages 25+mpg for a mix of freeway/city driving
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
Averaging 21 MPG is 70% city/30% freeway driving. On a long road trip I average 29 MPG (includes a few mountain passes and 80 MPH average speed.)
BMW 3-Series Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I knew it would drink a lot of premium fuel, but my first day of driving around the city, mostly normally, was less than 15 mpg. I swear, I wasn't pounding the gas pedal either!
2010 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
can be better. It depends a lot on driving habits though. Premium fuel adds to the expense.
2009 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
Its a 414 hp V8. It drinks a lot.
2009 2dr Coupe 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
7-speed automated manual RWD
I only get 18. This car should get more like 23, much like a vette or cts.
2009 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
M3 averages 16.6 mpg. Spirited driving brings it to single digits. There is hardly any need for that, given the recent engine advances.
2009 2dr Coupe 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
16 mpg for light city/highway driving. 16 gallon fuel tank limits range to about 300 miles for typical owners (assuming you run the tank dry).
2008 2dr Coupe 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
While you might say 'why bitch if you can afford the car?' the mpg can be SHOCKINGLY bad. I knew what I was getting into, and yes, I can afford it, but wow. My True Delta average is 16.5mpg but that can dip into the 12's bumper to bum
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Need to burn a lot of dinosaurs if you have a lead foot like me.
2008 4dr Wagon 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Less than the A3. Though the base 328i has a larger 6 cylinder engine while the A3 is a 4 cylinder turbo. 328i is also larger and heavier. It is more closer toa wagon while the A3 is closer to a hatchback.
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I average 20-22 mpg. getting expensive to run the car. I wish it was in the mid 20s, but 6 cyl and awd I guess it could be worse. and its not direct injection engine (reminds me to buy the injector cleaner stuff!)
 

BMW 3-Series Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the BMW 3-Series's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.