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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.

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BMW 3-Series Gas Mileage

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 Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4
8-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills light none 10 50 20 20 65 29.5
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4
8-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills light none 10 50 20 20 65 29.5
  Averages hills light none 10 50 20 20 65 29.5
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2013 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 29.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2013 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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 Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 0 25 75 70 30.4
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 0 25 75 70 30.4
  Averages flat med none 0 0 25 75 70 30.4
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2013 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 30.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (25 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2013 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light hvy 0 20 40 40 70 26.4
  flat med hvy 10 10 30 50 70 33.1
  flat med light 5 15 20 60 70 29.0
  hills v.lt light 20 20 40 20 65 31.4
  flat light hvy 0 10 40 50 70 25.2
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light hvy 7 15 34 44 69 29.0
  Averages flat light hvy 7 15 34 44 69 29.0
With the turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2011 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 29.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 44 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (34 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 percent).

In addition the average 2011 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2011 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
7-speed automated manual RWD
flat light none 5 15 20 60 70 17.1
  flat light none 5 15 20 60 70 17.3
  flat light none 5 15 20 60 70 16.8
2011 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
7-speed automated manual RWD
flat light none 5 15 20 60 70 17.1
  Averages flat light none 5 15 20 60 70 17.1
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2011 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 17.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2011 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2011 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 0 0 20 80 75 19.7
2011 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 0 0 20 80 75 19.7
  Averages flat med light 0 0 20 80 75 19.7
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2011 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 19.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2011 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2011 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light hvy 22 22 23 33 60 26.0
2011 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light hvy 22 22 23 33 60 26.0
  Averages flat light hvy 22 22 23 33 60 26.0
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2011 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 26.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 33 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (23 percent), in heavy traffic (22 percent), and in the city (22 percent).

In addition the average 2011 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2011 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 0 0 20 80 75 22.1
2011 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 0 0 20 80 75 22.1
  Averages flat med light 0 0 20 80 75 22.1
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2011 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 22.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2011 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2011 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 0 10 30 60 75 23.0
2011 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 0 10 30 60 75 23.0
  Averages flat med light 0 10 30 60 75 23.0
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2011 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 23.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2011 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 10 15 55 20 75 17.5
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 10 15 55 20 75 17.5
  Averages flat med none 10 15 55 20 75 17.5
With the 184-horsepower 2.5L I6 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2011 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 17.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (20 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2011 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills lead none 10 35 20 35 95 23.5
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills lead none 10 35 20 35 95 23.5
  Averages hills lead none 10 35 20 35 95 23.5
With the 184-horsepower 2.5L I6 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2011 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 23.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 95 miles per hour (about 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (35 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2011 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a lead foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead none 10 15 45 30 75 18.2
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead none 10 15 45 30 75 18.2
  Averages flat lead none 10 15 45 30 75 18.2
With the 184-horsepower 2.5L I6 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2011 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 18.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (30 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2011 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills lead none 10 35 20 35 95 23.0
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills lead none 10 35 20 35 95 23.0
  Averages hills lead none 10 35 20 35 95 23.0
With the 184-horsepower 2.5L I6 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2011 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 23.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 95 miles per hour (about 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (35 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2011 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a lead foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2011 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 20 20 20 40 60 23.0
2011 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 20 20 20 40 60 23.0
  Averages flat med light 20 20 20 40 60 23.0
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2011 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 23.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (20 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in the city (20 percent).

In addition the average 2011 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2011 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 5 20 25 50 75 23.5
  flat med hvy 22 9 39 30 70 26.7
  flat light light 22 9 39 30 65 26.6
2011 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 16 13 34 37 70 25.6
  Averages flat med light 16 13 34 37 70 25.6
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2011 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 25.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 37 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (34 percent), in heavy traffic (16 percent), and in the city (13 percent).

In addition the average 2011 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2011 2dr Coupe 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
7-speed automated manual RWD
flat lead light 5 40 0 55 80 17.0
  flat med light 10 60 10 20 130 13.8
2011 2dr Coupe 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
7-speed automated manual RWD
flat lead light 8 50 5 38 105 15.4
  Averages flat lead light 8 50 5 38 105 15.4
With the 414-horsepower 4.0L V8 engine, 7-speed automated manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2011 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 15.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 105 miles per hour (38 percent), in heavy traffic (8 percent), and in the suburbs (5 percent).

In addition the average 2011 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2011 2dr Coupe 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
hills med none 0 0 65 35 75 19.8
2011 2dr Coupe 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
hills med none 0 0 65 35 75 19.8
  Averages hills med none 0 0 65 35 75 19.8
With the 414-horsepower 4.0L V8 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2011 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 19.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (35 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2011 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2011 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 0 60 30 10 60 22.0
2011 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 0 60 30 10 60 22.0
  Averages flat light light 0 60 30 10 60 22.0
With the 230-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2011 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 22.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2011 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2011 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 10 10 10 70 75 23.8
  flat lead light 2 2 6 90 75 21.6
  hills med light 0 0 5 95 75 29.0
  flat med hvy 0 0 10 90 75 26.5
2011 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 3 3 8 86 75 25.2
  Averages flat med light 3 3 8 86 75 25.2
With the 230-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2011 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 25.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 86 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (8 percent), in heavy traffic (3 percent), and in the city (3 percent).

In addition the average 2011 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 0 15 15 70 80 32.3
  flat light light 0 40 20 40 65 32.0
2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 0 28 18 55 73 32.2
  Averages flat med hvy 0 28 18 55 73 32.2
With the turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2010 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 32.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (28 percent), in the suburbs (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2010 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2010 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 25 25 25 25 80 18.6
  flat light hvy 25 25 25 25 60 21.0
2010 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 25 25 25 25 70 19.8
  Averages flat med hvy 25 25 25 25 70 19.8
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2010 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 19.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 25 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in the suburbs (25 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (25 percent).

In addition the average 2010 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2010 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 0 10 30 60 70 24.1
2010 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 0 10 30 60 70 24.1
  Averages flat light none 0 10 30 60 70 24.1
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2010 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 24.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2010 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2010 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
hills med light 18 22 28 31 60 24.5
  flat med none 20 20 10 50 100 22.8
2010 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
hills med none 19 21 19 41 80 23.7
  Averages hills med none 19 21 19 41 80 23.7
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2010 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 23.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 41 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (21 percent), in heavy traffic (19 percent), and in the suburbs (19 percent).

In addition the average 2010 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2010 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 5 30 50 15 75 23.5
2010 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 5 30 50 15 75 23.5
  Averages flat light none 5 30 50 15 75 23.5
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2010 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 23.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2010 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 5 20 70 5 70 22.4
2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 5 20 70 5 70 22.4
  Averages flat med none 5 20 70 5 70 22.4
With the 184-horsepower 2.5L I6 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2010 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 22.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (5 percent).

In addition the average 2010 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2010 2dr Hardtop conv. 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 5 15 0 80 75 20.4
2010 2dr Hardtop conv. 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 5 15 0 80 75 20.4
  Averages flat med hvy 5 15 0 80 75 20.4
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2010 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 20.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (15 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2010 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2010 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat lead none 10 60 30 0 N/A 18.9
  flat lead none 10 60 30 0 N/A 18.9
2010 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat lead none 10 60 30 0 N/A 18.9
  Averages flat lead none 10 60 30 0 N/A 18.9
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2010 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 18.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of N/A miles per hour (0 percent).

In addition the average 2010 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2010 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med none 0 70 20 10 65 18.0
2010 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med none 0 70 20 10 65 18.0
  Averages flat med none 0 70 20 10 65 18.0
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2010 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 18.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2010 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2010 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 50 30 15 5 60 16.4
2010 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 50 30 15 5 60 16.4
  Averages flat med none 50 30 15 5 60 16.4
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2010 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 16.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 percent), in the suburbs (15 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (5 percent).

In addition the average 2010 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2010 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat light none 5 10 15 70 65 29.0
2010 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat light none 5 10 15 70 65 29.0
  Averages flat light none 5 10 15 70 65 29.0
With the 230-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2010 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 29.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (15 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2010 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med light 0 0 0 100 75 37.0
  hills med light 45 25 5 25 60 22.8
  hills med none 15 70 5 10 60 22.6
  flat light none 0 0 5 95 70 41.0
  hills med light 55 25 5 15 60 21.0
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med none 23 24 4 49 65 28.9
  Averages hills med none 23 24 4 49 65 28.9
With the turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2009 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 28.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 49 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (24 percent), in heavy traffic (23 percent), and in the suburbs (4 percent).

In addition the average 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 241hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 10 10 80 90 35.6
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 241hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 10 10 80 90 35.6
  Averages flat light none 0 10 10 80 90 35.6
With the turbocharged 241hp 3.0L I6 Diesel engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 35.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 90 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (10 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat v.lt none 10 30 40 20 70 20.0
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat v.lt none 10 30 40 20 70 20.0
  Averages flat v.lt none 10 30 40 20 70 20.0
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2009 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 20.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2009 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat light light 5 2 3 90 75 21.0
2009 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat light light 5 2 3 90 75 21.0
  Averages flat light light 5 2 3 90 75 21.0
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 21.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (5 percent), in the suburbs (3 percent), and in the city (2 percent).

In addition the average 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2009 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 5 5 15 75 70 24.5
2009 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 5 5 15 75 70 24.5
  Averages flat light none 5 5 15 75 70 24.5
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 24.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (15 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the city (5 percent).

In addition the average 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat light light 0 0 0 100 70 26.2
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat light light 0 0 0 100 70 26.2
  Averages flat light light 0 0 0 100 70 26.2
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2009 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 26.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 100 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (0 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2009 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat light light 5 5 10 80 70 20.2
  flat light light 5 5 15 75 70 20.6
  flat v.lt light 10 10 10 70 65 19.7
  flat med hvy 5 5 15 75 70 19.4
2009 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat light light 6 6 13 75 69 20.0
  Averages flat light light 6 6 13 75 69 20.0
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 20.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (13 percent), in heavy traffic (6 percent), and in the city (6 percent).

In addition the average 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2009 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 2 5 5 88 60 25.8
  flat med light 60 20 10 10 120 19.6
2009 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 31 13 8 49 90 22.7
  Averages flat med light 31 13 8 49 90 22.7
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 22.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 90 miles per hour (about 49 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (31 percent), in the city (13 percent), and in the suburbs (8 percent).

In addition the average 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2009 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 0 30 10 60 60 16.6
  flat med hvy 20 30 20 30 60 18.5
  flat med hvy 10 0 60 30 60 15.8
  flat light light 5 5 10 80 75 21.0
  flat v.lt none 5 0 5 90 75 21.0
2009 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat light light 8 13 21 58 66 18.6
  Averages flat light light 8 13 21 58 66 18.6
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2009 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 18.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (21 percent), in the city (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 percent).

In addition the average 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2009 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light hvy 17 17 25 42 75 22.8
  flat light light 0 0 50 50 70 27.5
  flat lead light 6 24 0 71 80 25.0
  flat med light 0 20 30 50 120 21.2
2009 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 6 15 26 53 86 24.1
  Averages flat med light 6 15 26 53 86 24.1
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2009 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 24.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 86 miles per hour (about 53 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (26 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2009 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat light hvy 0 30 5 65 60 26.4
2009 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat light hvy 0 30 5 65 60 26.4
  Averages flat light hvy 0 30 5 65 60 26.4
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2009 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 26.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 percent), in the suburbs (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2009 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
hills light none 0 30 0 70 80 20.9
2009 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
hills light none 0 30 0 70 80 20.9
  Averages hills light none 0 30 0 70 80 20.9
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2009 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 20.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2009 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 50 30 0 20 80 20.9
2009 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 50 30 0 20 80 20.9
  Averages flat med hvy 50 30 0 20 80 20.9
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2009 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 20.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (20 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med none 10 0 20 70 75 23.5
  flat med light 35 35 5 25 75 18.8
  hills med none 0 0 30 70 80 24.0
  flat light light 0 0 40 60 60 24.0
  hills med none 10 0 20 70 75 21.8
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med none 11 7 23 59 73 22.4
  Averages hills med none 11 7 23 59 73 22.4
With the 184-horsepower 2.5L I6 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 22.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (about 59 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (23 percent), in heavy traffic (11 percent), and in the city (7 percent).

In addition the average 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 0 25 0 75 75 25.5
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 0 25 0 75 75 25.5
  Averages flat med none 0 25 0 75 75 25.5
With the 184-horsepower 2.5L I6 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2009 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 25.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2009 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med none 10 10 50 30 70 19.9
  flat med light 23 23 26 29 75 20.3
  flat med light 5 0 5 90 70 27.9
2009 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 13 11 27 50 72 22.7
  Averages flat med light 13 11 27 50 72 22.7
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 22.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (27 percent), in heavy traffic (13 percent), and in the city (11 percent).

In addition the average 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2009 2dr Hardtop conv. 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead hvy 0 25 50 25 80 12.5
  flat lead hvy 0 25 50 25 80 13.1
2009 2dr Hardtop conv. 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead hvy 0 25 50 25 80 12.8
  Averages flat lead hvy 0 25 50 25 80 12.8
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 12.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (25 percent), in the city (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2009 2dr Hardtop conv. 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
7-speed automated manual RWD
flat light none 0 0 0 100 75 21.8
2009 2dr Hardtop conv. 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
7-speed automated manual RWD
flat light none 0 0 0 100 75 21.8
  Averages flat light none 0 0 0 100 75 21.8
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2009 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 21.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 100 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (0 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2009 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 50 20 20 10 75 19.0
  flat med hvy 30 50 10 10 75 19.0
2009 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 40 35 15 10 75 19.0
  Averages flat med hvy 40 35 15 10 75 19.0
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2009 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 19.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (35 percent), in the suburbs (15 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (10 percent).

In addition the average 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2009 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat lead none 5 5 10 80 75 27.2
  flat lead none 5 5 10 80 75 24.2
  flat lead none 5 5 10 80 75 24.6
  flat lead none 5 5 10 80 75 23.5
  flat lead none 5 5 10 80 75 22.0
2009 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat lead none 5 5 10 80 75 24.3
  Averages flat lead none 5 5 10 80 75 24.3
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 24.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (10 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the city (5 percent).

In addition the average 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2009 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 15 5 15 65 70 23.0
  flat med none 15 5 15 65 70 22.4
  flat med none 15 5 10 70 65 22.3
  flat med none 20 5 15 60 70 21.3
  flat med light 0 60 10 30 80 21.2
2009 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 13 16 13 58 71 22.0
  Averages flat med none 13 16 13 58 71 22.0
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2009 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 22.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (16 percent), in heavy traffic (13 percent), and in the suburbs (13 percent).

In addition the average 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2009 2dr Coupe 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
7-speed automated manual RWD
flat med light 0 25 25 50 60 13.9
  flat med light 0 25 25 50 60 15.3
  flat med light 0 25 25 50 60 15.1
  flat med light 0 25 25 50 60 14.6
  flat med light 0 25 25 50 60 14.4
2009 2dr Coupe 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
7-speed automated manual RWD
flat med light 0 25 25 50 60 14.7
  Averages flat med light 0 25 25 50 60 14.7
With the 414-horsepower 4.0L V8 engine, 7-speed automated manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2009 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 14.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in the suburbs (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2008 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 0 30 20 50 60 17.0
  flat lead none 5 65 25 5 60 13.9
2008 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead none 3 48 23 28 60 15.5
  Averages flat lead none 3 48 23 28 60 15.5
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 15.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (28 percent), in the suburbs (23 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 0 0 100 130 23.3
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 0 0 100 130 23.3
  Averages flat med none 0 0 0 100 130 23.3
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2008 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 23.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 130 miles per hour (about 100 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (0 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2008 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat med hvy 10 70 10 10 75 20.3
  flat med light 0 30 30 40 80 13.7
  flat light none 0 0 95 5 70 19.5
2008 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 3 33 45 18 75 17.8
  Averages flat med light 3 33 45 18 75 17.8
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 17.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (33 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 5 15 30 50 110 19.3
  flat light light 0 50 0 50 60 21.0
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 3 33 15 50 85 20.2
  Averages flat med light 3 33 15 50 85 20.2
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 20.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 85 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (33 percent), in the suburbs (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2008 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat light light 24 23 25 28 75 17.5
2008 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat light light 24 23 25 28 75 17.5
  Averages flat light light 24 23 25 28 75 17.5
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2008 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 17.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 28 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (25 percent), in heavy traffic (24 percent), and in the city (23 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2008 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
7-speed automated manual RWD
flat med light 5 30 40 25 80 14.5
2008 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
7-speed automated manual RWD
flat med light 5 30 40 25 80 14.5
  Averages flat med light 5 30 40 25 80 14.5
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 14.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2008 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat med hvy 10 60 10 20 75 16.5
2008 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat med hvy 10 60 10 20 75 16.5
  Averages flat med hvy 10 60 10 20 75 16.5
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 16.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (20 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the suburbs (10 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 5 20 75 75 20.5
  flat med none 20 10 5 65 60 28.2
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 10 8 13 70 68 24.4
  Averages flat med light 10 8 13 70 68 24.4
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2008 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 24.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (13 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (8 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 10 30 30 30 60 20.6
  flat med hvy 5 20 20 55 70 24.0
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 8 25 25 43 65 22.3
  Averages flat med hvy 8 25 25 43 65 22.3
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 22.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 43 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in the suburbs (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat light light 25 25 25 25 100 21.0
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat light light 25 25 25 25 100 21.0
  Averages flat light light 25 25 25 25 100 21.0
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 21.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 25 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in the suburbs (25 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 100 miles per hour (25 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
mtns med none 2 4 3 91 75 30.3
  flat med none 20 50 20 10 130 24.5
  flat light light 10 30 30 30 60 22.4
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med none 11 28 18 44 88 25.7
  Averages hills med none 11 28 18 44 88 25.7
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2008 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 25.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 88 miles per hour (about 44 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (28 percent), in the suburbs (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (11 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead none 10 10 15 65 130 26.1
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead none 10 10 15 65 130 26.1
  Averages flat lead none 10 10 15 65 130 26.1
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 26.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 130 miles per hour (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (15 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 2 4 3 91 75 30.5
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 2 4 3 91 75 30.5
  Averages flat med light 2 4 3 91 75 30.5
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 30.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 91 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (4 percent), in the suburbs (3 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead light 10 50 10 30 70 20.2
  hills med light 0 10 80 10 60 24.5
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
hills lead light 5 30 45 20 65 22.4
  Averages hills lead light 5 30 45 20 65 22.4
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2008 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 22.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 5 20 20 55 70 22.5
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 5 20 20 55 70 22.5
  Averages flat med hvy 5 20 20 55 70 22.5
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 22.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
hills med light 5 10 70 15 60 24.5
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
hills med light 5 10 70 15 60 24.5
  Averages hills med light 5 10 70 15 60 24.5
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 24.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (15 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 0 5 10 85 70 24.2
  flat med none 10 10 10 70 60 25.0
  flat med light 10 10 10 70 60 24.7
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 7 8 10 75 63 24.6
  Averages flat med light 7 8 10 75 63 24.6
With the 184-horsepower 2.5L I6 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2008 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 24.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (10 percent), in the city (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 10 30 40 20 60 21.0
  flat med none 5 40 15 40 100 22.7
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 8 35 28 30 80 21.9
  Averages flat med light 8 35 28 30 80 21.9
With the 184-horsepower 2.5L I6 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 21.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (30 percent), in the suburbs (28 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 72 3 0 25 40 17.0
  flat med light 10 10 40 40 70 26.3
  flat lead light 5 20 35 40 75 21.1
  flat med hvy 20 24 27 29 70 23.3
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 27 14 26 34 64 21.9
  Averages flat med light 27 14 26 34 64 21.9
With the 184-horsepower 2.5L I6 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 21.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (about 34 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (27 percent), in the suburbs (26 percent), and in the city (14 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 5 20 45 30 65 22.6
  flat med hvy 5 20 0 75 75 21.4
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 5 20 23 53 70 22.0
  Averages flat med hvy 5 20 23 53 70 22.0
With the 184-horsepower 2.5L I6 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2008 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 22.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 53 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (23 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat light none 40 30 10 20 110 22.2
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat light none 40 30 10 20 110 22.2
  Averages flat light none 40 30 10 20 110 22.2
With the 184-horsepower 2.5L I6 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 22.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 110 miles per hour (20 percent), and in the suburbs (10 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 10 30 40 20 60 20.0
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 10 30 40 20 60 20.0
  Averages flat light light 10 30 40 20 60 20.0
With the 184-horsepower 2.5L I6 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 20.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat light none 40 30 10 20 110 19.6
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat light none 40 30 10 20 110 19.6
  Averages flat light none 40 30 10 20 110 19.6
With the 184-horsepower 2.5L I6 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2008 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 19.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 110 miles per hour (20 percent), and in the suburbs (10 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2008 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med hvy 5 25 25 45 60 18.9
2008 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med hvy 5 25 25 45 60 18.9
  Averages hills med hvy 5 25 25 45 60 18.9
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 18.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in the suburbs (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2008 2dr Hardtop conv. 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat med hvy 42 8 8 42 70 16.9
2008 2dr Hardtop conv. 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat med hvy 42 8 8 42 70 16.9
  Averages flat med hvy 42 8 8 42 70 16.9
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 16.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 42 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (42 percent), in the suburbs (8 percent), and in the city (8 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2008 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 5 20 30 45 80 23.2
2008 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 5 20 30 45 80 23.2
  Averages flat light none 5 20 30 45 80 23.2
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2008 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 23.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2008 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 0 5 30 65 65 24.0
  hills med light 0 5 30 65 65 24.7
  flat lead light 10 20 10 60 60 24.0
2008 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 3 10 23 63 63 24.2
  Averages hills med light 3 10 23 63 63 24.2
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 24.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 63 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (23 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2008 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 20 20 30 30 70 23.0
  flat med hvy 10 20 20 50 70 24.4
2008 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med hvy 15 20 25 40 70 23.7
  Averages flat med hvy 15 20 25 40 70 23.7
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 23.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (25 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (15 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2008 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 5 19 29 48 75 20.8
2008 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 5 19 29 48 75 20.8
  Averages flat med light 5 19 29 48 75 20.8
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2008 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 20.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (29 percent), in the city (19 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2008 2dr Coupe 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
7-speed automated manual RWD
flat lead light 15 45 20 20 150 14.6
  flat light none 1 33 17 49 60 17.1
  flat med light 0 29 0 71 80 17.1
  flat med none 0 29 0 71 80 15.5
  flat med light 50 35 10 5 50 14.5
2008 2dr Coupe 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
7-speed automated manual RWD
flat med light 13 34 9 43 84 15.8
  Averages flat med light 13 34 9 43 84 15.8
With the 414-horsepower 4.0L V8 engine, 7-speed automated manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 15.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 84 miles per hour (about 43 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (34 percent), in heavy traffic (13 percent), and in the suburbs (9 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2008 2dr Coupe 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 20 0 0 80 80 16.6
  flat med light 35 0 0 65 70 17.1
  flat med hvy 20 0 0 80 80 16.9
  flat med hvy 0 0 0 100 80 19.6
  flat med light 35 0 0 65 70 15.9
2008 2dr Coupe 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 22 0 0 78 76 17.2
  Averages flat med light 22 0 0 78 76 17.2
With the 414-horsepower 4.0L V8 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 17.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 76 miles per hour (about 78 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (22 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2008 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 10 15 35 40 75 23.5
  flat med none 10 0 50 40 60 19.9
  flat med light 10 20 30 40 75 23.5
2008 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 10 12 38 40 70 22.3
  Averages flat med light 10 12 38 40 70 22.3
With the 230-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2008 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 22.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (38 percent), in the city (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2008 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 5 5 10 80 75 25.0
  hills med none 0 5 10 85 55 22.8
  flat med light 0 0 10 90 75 26.4
  hills lead none 0 0 90 10 75 16.2
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 75 21.5
2008 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 1 2 34 63 71 22.4
  Averages flat med none 1 2 34 63 71 22.4
With the 230-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 22.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 63 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (34 percent), in the city (2 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2007 4dr Wagon 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med hvy 2 60 20 18 75 19.4
2007 4dr Wagon 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med hvy 2 60 20 18 75 19.4
  Averages flat med hvy 2 60 20 18 75 19.4
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 19.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2007 4dr Wagon 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 25 50 25 0 N/A 20.2
2007 4dr Wagon 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 25 50 25 0 0 20.2
  Averages flat med none 25 50 25 0 0 20.2
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2007 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 20.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (25 percent), in the suburbs (25 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 0 miles per hour (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2007 4dr Wagon 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med none 20 20 40 20 70 26.0
2007 4dr Wagon 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med none 20 20 40 20 70 26.0
  Averages hills med none 20 20 40 20 70 26.0
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 26.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (20 percent), in the city (20 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (20 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2007 4dr Wagon 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 35 10 0 55 80 23.2
2007 4dr Wagon 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 35 10 0 55 80 23.2
  Averages flat med light 35 10 0 55 80 23.2
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 23.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (35 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2007 4dr Wagon 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 0 10 30 60 70 25.0
2007 4dr Wagon 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 0 10 30 60 70 25.0
  Averages flat light light 0 10 30 60 70 25.0
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2007 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 25.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2007 4dr Wagon 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat v.lt light 0 0 90 10 60 20.0
2007 4dr Wagon 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat v.lt light 0 0 90 10 60 20.0
  Averages flat v.lt light 0 0 90 10 60 20.0
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 20.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (10 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 25 30 20 25 80 22.5
  flat med light 30 50 15 5 65 21.1
  flat med light 20 10 15 55 70 25.0
  flat med light 10 30 30 30 75 25.0
  hills med hvy 80 0 10 10 70 22.5
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 33 24 18 25 72 23.2
  Averages flat med light 33 24 18 25 72 23.2
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 23.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 33 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (25 percent), in the city (24 percent), and in the suburbs (18 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
mtns lead none 0 10 75 15 75 20.5
  flat med light 20 30 30 20 65 20.0
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills lead light 10 20 53 18 70 20.3
  Averages hills lead light 10 20 53 18 70 20.3
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2007 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 20.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 53 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 10 20 40 30 75 23.0
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 10 20 40 30 75 23.0
  Averages flat med light 10 20 40 30 75 23.0
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 23.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (30 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 0 100 0 N/A 18.3
  flat lead light 60 10 10 20 75 22.5
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 30 5 55 10 75 20.4
  Averages flat med light 30 5 55 10 75 20.4
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 20.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (30 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (10 percent), and in the city (5 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 10 20 40 30 75 23.0
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 10 20 40 30 75 23.0
  Averages flat med light 10 20 40 30 75 23.0
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2007 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 23.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (30 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat v.lt none 0 0 0 100 70 29.0
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat v.lt none 0 0 0 100 70 29.0
  Averages flat v.lt none 0 0 0 100 70 29.0
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 29.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 100 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (0 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med none 5 5 20 70 75 25.1
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med none 5 5 20 70 75 25.1
  Averages hills med none 5 5 20 70 75 25.1
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 25.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the city (5 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 0 10 90 80 24.0
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 0 10 90 80 24.0
  Averages flat med none 0 0 10 90 80 24.0
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2007 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 24.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (10 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 10 25 25 40 120 25.6
  flat lead light 5 0 60 35 75 21.5
  hills med none 0 20 40 40 60 18.2
  flat lead light 10 20 20 50 80 23.3
  flat med none 5 15 0 80 60 24.0
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 6 16 29 49 79 22.5
  Averages flat med light 6 16 29 49 79 22.5
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2007 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 22.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 79 miles per hour (about 49 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (29 percent), in the city (16 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat light none 0 10 30 60 75 25.4
  flat light none 0 5 10 85 65 26.7
  flat light light 0 5 10 85 65 26.1
  flat med light 0 5 10 85 65 26.1
  flat med light 0 5 10 85 70 27.0
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat light light 0 6 14 80 68 26.3
  Averages flat light light 0 6 14 80 68 26.3
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2007 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 26.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (14 percent), in the city (6 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 9 18 27 45 60 25.6
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 9 18 27 45 60 25.6
  Averages flat med light 9 18 27 45 60 25.6
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2007 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 25.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (27 percent), in the city (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 5 15 35 45 70 24.5
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 5 15 35 45 70 24.5
  Averages flat med light 5 15 35 45 70 24.5
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2007 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 24.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (35 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med none 0 0 10 90 70 28.3
  flat light none 18 24 24 34 60 20.0
  flat light light 0 0 50 50 75 28.5
  flat med hvy 5 10 80 5 75 21.0
  hills med light 5 10 5 80 75 26.0
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 6 9 34 52 71 24.8
  Averages flat med light 6 9 34 52 71 24.8
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2007 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 24.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (34 percent), in the city (9 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med hvy 0 10 10 80 75 26.3
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med hvy 0 10 10 80 75 26.3
  Averages flat med hvy 0 10 10 80 75 26.3
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2007 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 26.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (10 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 30 10 20 40 75 26.7
  flat light hvy 0 50 50 0 N/A 24.2
  flat light none 0 30 33 37 60 28.0
  flat light hvy 0 100 0 0 N/A 17.0
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 60 30.7
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 6 38 27 29 65 25.3
  Averages flat light light 6 38 27 29 65 25.3
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2007 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 25.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 38 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (29 percent), in the suburbs (27 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 5 85 0 10 100 24.8
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 5 85 0 10 100 24.8
  Averages flat med none 5 85 0 10 100 24.8
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2007 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 24.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 85 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 100 miles per hour (10 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead light 25 0 50 25 90 18.3
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead light 25 0 50 25 90 18.3
  Averages flat lead light 25 0 50 25 90 18.3
With the 184-horsepower 2.5L I6 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2007 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 18.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 90 miles per hour (25 percent), in heavy traffic (25 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills lead light 60 10 10 20 90 18.8
  hills med light 55 9 18 18 70 20.3
  flat med none 25 50 10 15 75 17.0
  flat med hvy 25 75 0 0 N/A 20.2
  flat med light 5 10 50 35 80 23.0
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 34 31 18 18 79 19.9
  Averages flat med light 34 31 18 18 79 19.9
With the 184-horsepower 2.5L I6 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 19.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 34 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (31 percent), in the suburbs (18 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 79 miles per hour (18 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med hvy 7 19 0 74 60 25.4
  flat med none 21 19 25 36 60 17.7
  flat med none 25 8 17 50 75 21.0
  flat light none 0 0 85 15 70 20.5
  flat med light 0 0 85 15 70 20.6
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 11 9 42 38 67 21.0
  Averages flat med none 11 9 42 38 67 21.0
With the 184-horsepower 2.5L I6 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 21.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 42 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (38 percent), in heavy traffic (11 percent), and in the city (9 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med none 5 15 15 65 65 23.0
  hills light none 5 15 15 65 65 24.5
  flat med none 5 5 20 70 70 22.5
  flat light light 10 20 10 60 70 23.0
  hills med light 15 65 5 15 60 16.8
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med none 8 24 13 55 66 22.0
  Averages hills med none 8 24 13 55 66 22.0
With the 184-horsepower 2.5L I6 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2007 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 22.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (24 percent), in the suburbs (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2007 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 0 37 13 50 80 14.0
  mtns med light 0 5 10 85 80 29.5
  flat med light 0 0 100 0 N/A 15.4
  flat med light 0 0 100 0 N/A 15.1
2007 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med light 0 11 56 34 80 18.5
  Averages hills med light 0 11 56 34 80 18.5
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 18.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 56 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (34 percent), in the city (11 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2007 2dr Hardtop conv. 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat lead hvy 40 25 5 30 60 22.7
2007 2dr Hardtop conv. 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat lead hvy 40 25 5 30 60 22.7
  Averages flat lead hvy 40 25 5 30 60 22.7
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 22.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (30 percent), in the city (25 percent), and in the suburbs (5 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2007 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 0 85 10 5 80 14.4
  mtns med light 0 15 5 80 80 26.0
2007 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med light 0 50 8 43 80 20.2
  Averages hills med light 0 50 8 43 80 20.2
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2007 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 20.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (43 percent), in the suburbs (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2007 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 10 30 40 20 85 21.0
2007 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 10 30 40 20 85 21.0
  Averages flat med none 10 30 40 20 85 21.0
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 21.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 85 miles per hour (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2007 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 93 2 2 3 60 22.0
  flat med light 30 30 30 10 60 17.0
  hills med light 5 15 30 50 75 24.7
  flat med light 0 5 15 80 85 24.3
  flat med none 0 20 75 5 80 24.0
2007 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 26 14 30 30 72 22.4
  Averages flat med light 26 14 30 30 72 22.4
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2007 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 22.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (about 30 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in heavy traffic (26 percent), and in the city (14 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2007 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 0 0 0 100 70 32.2
  flat med light 10 40 40 10 75 22.0
  flat med hvy 70 20 0 10 70 23.7
  flat med light 56 22 11 11 70 24.3
  flat lead hvy 10 20 10 60 75 22.8
2007 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 29 20 12 38 72 25.0
  Averages flat med light 29 20 12 38 72 25.0
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2007 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 25.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (about 38 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (29 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in the suburbs (12 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2007 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 10 10 0 80 75 23.5
  flat med hvy 21 21 23 35 80 24.0
  flat med none 19 5 5 71 70 26.4
  flat med none 19 5 5 71 70 25.0
2007 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 17 10 8 64 74 24.7
  Averages flat med light 17 10 8 64 74 24.7
With the 230-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2007 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 24.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (about 64 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (17 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in the suburbs (8 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2007 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med hvy 5 5 20 70 70 23.4
  hills med light 5 5 20 70 70 25.9
  hills med none 5 5 20 70 70 21.2
  hills med light 5 5 20 70 70 25.9
  hills med light 5 5 20 70 70 21.4
2007 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 5 5 20 70 70 23.6
  Averages hills med light 5 5 20 70 70 23.6
With the 230-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 23.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the city (5 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2007 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 9 9 27 55 75 24.7
  hills med none 25 50 25 0 N/A 18.0
  flat med light 9 9 27 55 75 24.5
2007 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 14 23 26 37 75 22.4
  Averages flat med light 14 23 26 37 75 22.4
With the 230-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2007 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 22.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 37 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (26 percent), in the city (23 percent), and in heavy traffic (14 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2007 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat lead none 0 0 50 50 80 20.6
2007 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat lead none 0 0 50 50 80 20.6
  Averages flat lead none 0 0 50 50 80 20.6
With the 230-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 20.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (50 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 30 10 20 40 65 21.8
  hills med none 0 0 90 10 60 20.2
  flat light none 60 0 0 40 65 24.0
  flat light none 60 0 0 40 65 23.5
  flat light light 30 10 20 40 65 24.0
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 36 4 26 34 64 22.7
  Averages flat light none 36 4 26 34 64 22.7
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2006 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 22.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 36 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (34 percent), in the suburbs (26 percent), and in the city (4 percent).

In addition the average 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 2 0 6 92 75 24.7
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 2 0 6 92 75 24.7
  Averages flat med light 2 0 6 92 75 24.7
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2006 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 24.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 92 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (6 percent), in heavy traffic (2 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light hvy 45 0 0 55 55 22.5
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light hvy 45 0 0 55 55 22.5
  Averages flat light hvy 45 0 0 55 55 22.5
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2006 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 22.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 55 miles per hour (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (45 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
mtns med none 0 10 40 50 75 25.5
  flat med none 2 0 6 92 75 24.9
  flat light none 0 2 3 95 75 29.5
  mtns v.lt none 5 10 5 80 80 27.0
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
hills light none 2 6 14 79 76 26.7
  Averages hills light none 2 6 14 79 76 26.7
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2006 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 26.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 76 miles per hour (about 79 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (14 percent), in the city (6 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 20 20 20 40 70 24.3
  flat med light 0 65 0 35 70 21.5
  flat med light 0 100 0 0 N/A 16.8
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 7 62 7 25 70 20.9
  Averages flat med light 7 62 7 25 70 20.9
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2006 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 20.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 62 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (25 percent), in heavy traffic (7 percent), and in the suburbs (7 percent).

In addition the average 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat lead light 0 10 50 40 75 25.0
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat lead light 0 10 50 40 75 25.0
  Averages flat lead light 0 10 50 40 75 25.0
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2006 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 25.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (40 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
mtns lead hvy 25 23 25 28 80 29.9
  flat light none 10 0 30 60 80 31.1
  hills med none 10 50 15 25 120 20.6
  mtns med light 5 50 15 30 120 21.4
  flat med hvy 10 10 20 60 60 23.0
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
hills med light 12 27 21 41 92 25.2
  Averages hills med light 12 27 21 41 92 25.2
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2006 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 25.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 92 miles per hour (about 41 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (27 percent), in the suburbs (21 percent), and in heavy traffic (12 percent).

In addition the average 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 22 22 22 33 100 27.4
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 22 22 22 33 100 27.4
  Averages flat med light 22 22 22 33 100 27.4
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2006 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 27.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 100 miles per hour (about 33 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (22 percent), in the suburbs (22 percent), and in the city (22 percent).

In addition the average 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 5 15 15 65 65 25.5
  flat med hvy 5 80 15 0 N/A 21.4
  flat med light 5 80 15 0 N/A 21.0
  flat light light 15 60 10 15 70 20.8
  hills med light 10 35 35 20 70 25.5
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 8 54 18 20 68 22.8
  Averages flat med light 8 54 18 20 68 22.8
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2006 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 22.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 54 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (20 percent), in the suburbs (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 percent).

In addition the average 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 0 0 15 85 80 28.3
  flat lead light 5 20 20 55 80 22.0
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat lead hvy 3 10 18 70 80 25.2
  Averages flat lead hvy 3 10 18 70 80 25.2
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2006 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 25.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (18 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 1 20 29 50 60 25.0
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 1 20 29 50 60 25.0
  Averages flat med none 1 20 29 50 60 25.0
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2006 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 25.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (29 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 10 30 50 10 75 19.5
  flat med light 0 10 20 70 80 23.2
  flat med light 0 10 15 75 70 28.6
  flat med light 0 5 15 80 80 23.8
  flat med none 10 65 10 15 120 22.4
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 4 24 22 50 85 23.5
  Averages flat med light 4 24 22 50 85 23.5
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2006 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 23.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 85 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (24 percent), in the suburbs (22 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2006 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 0 30 0 70 70 32.0
  flat med hvy 0 20 20 60 70 28.3
  flat med light 0 30 0 70 70 28.6
  flat med light 0 5 0 95 70 34.0
  flat light light 0 10 60 30 70 24.0
2006 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 0 19 16 65 70 29.4
  Averages flat med light 0 19 16 65 70 29.4
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2006 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 29.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (19 percent), in the suburbs (16 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2006 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 37 37 0 26 100 23.5
  hills lead hvy 10 15 40 35 70 24.0
  hills light none 0 0 50 50 70 24.7
2006 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 16 17 30 37 80 24.1
  Averages hills med light 16 17 30 37 80 24.1
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2006 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 24.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 37 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (17 percent), and in heavy traffic (16 percent).

In addition the average 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2006 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat light light 30 20 40 10 75 26.0
  flat med none 20 20 50 10 75 27.6
  flat med hvy 0 0 20 80 80 30.5
  flat light none 30 20 30 20 80 28.0
  flat med hvy 20 20 40 20 75 27.0
2006 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 20 16 36 28 77 27.8
  Averages flat med light 20 16 36 28 77 27.8
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2006 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 27.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 36 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 77 miles per hour (28 percent), in heavy traffic (20 percent), and in the city (16 percent).

In addition the average 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2006 2dr Coupe 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
hills med light 10 20 40 30 70 29.0
2006 2dr Coupe 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
hills med light 10 20 40 30 70 29.0
  Averages hills med light 10 20 40 30 70 29.0
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2006 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 29.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (30 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2006 2dr Coupe 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat light light 30 5 5 60 60 20.5
2006 2dr Coupe 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat light light 30 5 5 60 60 20.5
  Averages flat light light 30 5 5 60 60 20.5
With the 414-horsepower 4.0L V8 engine, 7-speed automated manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2006 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 20.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (30 percent), in the suburbs (5 percent), and in the city (5 percent).

In addition the average 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2006 2dr Coupe 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed manual RWD
hills med light 20 60 15 5 75 16.7
  flat light none 30 30 10 30 60 18.9
  flat lead light 5 5 40 50 80 16.7
2006 2dr Coupe 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 18 32 22 28 72 17.4
  Averages flat med light 18 32 22 28 72 17.4
With the 414-horsepower 4.0L V8 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2006 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 17.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 32 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (28 percent), in the suburbs (22 percent), and in heavy traffic (18 percent).

In addition the average 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2006 2dr Coupe 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
hills lead light 23 14 18 45 85 29.9
  hills lead light 19 24 24 33 85 27.8
  hills lead light 23 14 18 45 85 29.7
2006 2dr Coupe 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
hills lead light 22 17 20 41 85 29.1
  Averages hills lead light 22 17 20 41 85 29.1
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2006 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 29.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 85 miles per hour (about 41 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (22 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in the city (17 percent).

In addition the average 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2006 2dr Coupe 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med none 5 35 20 40 80 22.4
2006 2dr Coupe 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med none 5 35 20 40 80 22.4
  Averages flat med none 5 35 20 40 80 22.4
With the 230-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2006 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 22.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (35 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2006 2dr Coupe 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med hvy 5 50 30 15 60 21.0
2006 2dr Coupe 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med hvy 5 50 30 15 60 21.0
  Averages flat med hvy 5 50 30 15 60 21.0
With the 230-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2006 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 21.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2006 2dr Convertible 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat lead light 25 25 30 20 70 24.0
2006 2dr Convertible 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat lead light 25 25 30 20 70 24.0
  Averages flat lead light 25 25 30 20 70 24.0
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2006 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 24.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 30 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (25 percent), in the city (25 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (20 percent).

In addition the average 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2006 2dr Convertible 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med none 0 70 20 10 70 20.3
2006 2dr Convertible 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med none 0 70 20 10 70 20.3
  Averages flat med none 0 70 20 10 70 20.3
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2006 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 20.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2006 2dr Convertible 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat light light 10 10 10 70 70 24.0
2006 2dr Convertible 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat light light 10 10 10 70 70 24.0
  Averages flat light light 10 10 10 70 70 24.0
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2006 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 24.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (10 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2005 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med none 5 15 30 50 75 24.9
2005 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med none 5 15 30 50 75 24.9
  Averages flat med none 5 15 30 50 75 24.9
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2005 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 24.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2005 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2005 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light hvy 0 11 33 56 60 24.0
2005 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light hvy 0 11 33 56 60 24.0
  Averages flat light hvy 0 11 33 56 60 24.0
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2005 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 24.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 56 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (33 percent), in the city (11 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2005 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2005 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 5 80 15 60 18.0
  flat med hvy 5 5 20 70 70 22.5
  flat light light 5 5 75 15 60 22.3
2005 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 3 5 58 33 63 20.9
  Averages flat med light 3 5 58 33 63 20.9
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2005 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 20.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (33 percent), in the city (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2005 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2005 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat v.lt none 3 5 0 92 70 26.0
2005 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat v.lt none 3 5 0 92 70 26.0
  Averages flat v.lt none 3 5 0 92 70 26.0
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2005 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 26.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 92 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (5 percent), in heavy traffic (3 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2005 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2005 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 5 15 40 40 75 26.0
2005 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 5 15 40 40 75 26.0
  Averages flat med light 5 15 40 40 75 26.0
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2005 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 26.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (40 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2005 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2005 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 5 5 10 80 70 34.0
  flat med light 5 20 60 15 80 21.8
  flat v.lt none 3 5 0 92 70 28.0
  flat v.lt light 14 0 43 43 60 22.0
  flat v.lt none 5 85 5 5 65 27.0
2005 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 6 23 24 47 69 26.6
  Averages flat light none 6 23 24 47 69 26.6
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2005 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 26.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 47 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (24 percent), in the city (23 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2005 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2005 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat light none 0 0 0 100 70 31.0
2005 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat light none 0 0 0 100 70 31.0
  Averages flat light none 0 0 0 100 70 31.0
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2005 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 31.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 100 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (0 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2005 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2005 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat v.lt none 0 0 0 100 110 33.9
  flat light none 5 15 65 15 70 23.3
  flat med light 2 16 0 82 70 28.0
  flat lead none 0 0 0 100 80 31.0
2005 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 2 8 16 74 83 29.1
  Averages flat med none 2 8 16 74 83 29.1
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2005 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 29.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 83 miles per hour (about 74 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (16 percent), in the city (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2005 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2005 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual AWD
flat light light 20 0 0 80 75 28.1
2005 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual AWD
flat light light 20 0 0 80 75 28.1
  Averages flat light light 20 0 0 80 75 28.1
With the 184-horsepower 2.5L I6 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2005 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 28.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (20 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2005 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2005 2dr Coupe 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
mtns light light 5 10 15 70 65 31.5
  hills med light 0 0 0 100 65 30.6
2005 2dr Coupe 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
mtns med light 3 5 8 85 65 31.1
  Averages mtns med light 3 5 8 85 65 31.1
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2005 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 31.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 85 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (8 percent), in the city (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2005 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on mountainous terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2005 2dr Coupe 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat med light 10 10 20 60 60 24.8
2005 2dr Coupe 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat med light 10 10 20 60 60 24.8
  Averages flat med light 10 10 20 60 60 24.8
With the 414-horsepower 4.0L V8 engine, 7-speed automated manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2005 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 24.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2005 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2005 2dr Coupe 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed manual RWD
hills med hvy 15 15 40 30 75 19.7
  hills lead none 5 35 50 10 75 18.6
  flat lead light 2 8 30 60 70 21.3
  flat med none 0 5 10 85 60 22.1
  hills med light 15 15 40 30 70 19.6
2005 2dr Coupe 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed manual RWD
hills med light 7 16 34 43 70 20.3
  Averages hills med light 7 16 34 43 70 20.3
With the 414-horsepower 4.0L V8 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2005 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 20.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 43 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (34 percent), in the city (16 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 percent).

In addition the average 2005 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2005 2dr Coupe 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light hvy 33 33 17 17 100 28.7
  flat med light 10 70 10 10 60 17.0
2005 2dr Coupe 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 22 52 14 14 80 22.9
  Averages flat med hvy 22 52 14 14 80 22.9
With the 230-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2005 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 22.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (22 percent), in the suburbs (14 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (14 percent).

In addition the average 2005 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2005 2dr Coupe 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med light 0 0 0 100 70 29.2
2005 2dr Coupe 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med light 0 0 0 100 70 29.2
  Averages flat med light 0 0 0 100 70 29.2
With the 230-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2005 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 29.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 100 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (0 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2005 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2005 2dr Coupe 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat med hvy 30 40 10 20 75 20.5
  flat med hvy 30 30 20 20 75 21.0
2005 2dr Coupe 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat med hvy 30 35 15 20 75 20.8
  Averages flat med hvy 30 35 15 20 75 20.8
With the 225-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed automated manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2005 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 20.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (30 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (20 percent), and in the suburbs (15 percent).

In addition the average 2005 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2005 2dr Convertible 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 0 50 0 50 65 22.6
2005 2dr Convertible 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 0 50 0 50 65 22.6
  Averages flat med light 0 50 0 50 65 22.6
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2005 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 22.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (50 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2005 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2005 2dr Convertible 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med none 2 10 65 23 70 24.6
2005 2dr Convertible 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med none 2 10 65 23 70 24.6
  Averages flat med none 2 10 65 23 70 24.6
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2005 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 24.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (23 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2005 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2005 2dr Convertible 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat med light 0 11 22 67 80 20.0
2005 2dr Convertible 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat med light 0 11 22 67 80 20.0
  Averages flat med light 0 11 22 67 80 20.0
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2005 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 20.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 67 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (22 percent), in the city (11 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2005 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2004 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 25.1
2004 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 25.1
  Averages flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 25.1
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2004 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 25.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (50 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2004 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 10 10 30 50 65 21.0
  flat lead none 25 25 40 10 100 18.4
  flat lead none 10 20 35 35 130 23.5
2004 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat lead none 15 18 35 32 98 21.0
  Averages flat lead none 15 18 35 32 98 21.0
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2004 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 21.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 98 miles per hour (32 percent), in the city (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (15 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2004 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med none 0 0 80 20 70 23.4
  flat med none 0 0 90 10 70 21.9
  flat med none 0 0 80 20 70 23.6
  flat med none 0 0 80 20 70 23.0
  flat med none 0 0 70 30 70 23.8
2004 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med none 0 0 80 20 70 23.1
  Averages flat med none 0 0 80 20 70 23.1
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2004 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 23.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (20 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2004 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 0 80 20 75 22.0
2004 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 0 80 20 75 22.0
  Averages flat med light 0 0 80 20 75 22.0
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2004 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 22.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (20 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2004 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 0 0 100 0 N/A 20.0
2004 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 0 0 100 0 0 20.0
  Averages flat light light 0 0 100 0 0 20.0
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2004 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 20.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 100 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (0 percent), in the city (0 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 0 miles per hour (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2004 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 60 20 20 70 17.5
2004 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 60 20 20 70 17.5
  Averages flat med light 0 60 20 20 70 17.5
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2004 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 17.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2004 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat med none 1 3 3 93 75 28.3
  flat med none 5 0 5 90 80 28.0
  flat med none 0 10 80 10 60 24.5
2004 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat med none 2 4 29 64 72 26.9
  Averages flat med none 2 4 29 64 72 26.9
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2004 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 26.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (about 64 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (29 percent), in the city (4 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2004 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 0 5 20 75 65 24.5
2004 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 0 5 20 75 65 24.5
  Averages flat med hvy 0 5 20 75 65 24.5
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2004 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 24.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in the city (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2004 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat lead light 0 50 20 30 75 23.1
2004 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat lead light 0 50 20 30 75 23.1
  Averages flat lead light 0 50 20 30 75 23.1
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2004 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 23.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (30 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2004 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med none 0 0 20 80 65 27.6
  flat med none 0 5 20 75 70 24.6
  flat med light 0 5 20 75 65 25.7
  flat med none 0 0 20 80 65 26.3
  flat med none 0 5 20 75 65 24.8
2004 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med none 0 3 20 77 66 25.8
  Averages flat med none 0 3 20 77 66 25.8
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2004 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 25.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 77 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in the city (3 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2004 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
hills med none 15 10 0 75 80 27.4
  hills med none 10 5 0 85 80 28.2
2004 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
hills med none 13 8 0 80 80 27.8
  Averages hills med none 13 8 0 80 80 27.8
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2004 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 27.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (13 percent), in the city (8 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2004 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med light 0 0 15 85 65 24.2
  flat med none 0 5 20 75 70 24.8
2004 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med none 0 3 18 80 68 24.5
  Averages flat med none 0 3 18 80 68 24.5
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2004 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 24.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (18 percent), in the city (3 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2004 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 5 10 0 85 80 30.1
2004 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 5 10 0 85 80 30.1
  Averages flat med none 5 10 0 85 80 30.1
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2004 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 30.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 85 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (10 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2004 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med none 0 5 20 75 70 25.6
  flat med none 0 5 20 75 70 24.0
2004 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med none 0 5 20 75 70 24.8
  Averages flat med none 0 5 20 75 70 24.8
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2004 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 24.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in the city (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2004 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 2 13 10 75 70 23.5
2004 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 2 13 10 75 70 23.5
  Averages flat med light 2 13 10 75 70 23.5
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2004 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 23.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (13 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2004 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med none 0 5 20 75 70 26.4
  flat med none 0 5 20 75 70 25.8
  flat med none 0 5 20 75 70 25.9
  flat med none 0 5 20 75 65 24.6
  flat med hvy 0 5 20 75 65 28.1
2004 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med none 0 5 20 75 68 26.2
  Averages flat med none 0 5 20 75 68 26.2
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2004 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 26.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in the city (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2004 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 5 10 0 85 80 30.5
2004 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 5 10 0 85 80 30.5
  Averages flat med none 5 10 0 85 80 30.5
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2004 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 30.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 85 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (10 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2004 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med none 10 10 10 71 65 26.0
  flat med light 20 20 30 30 120 25.6
2004 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med light 15 15 20 51 93 25.8
  Averages flat med light 15 15 20 51 93 25.8
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2004 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 25.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 93 miles per hour (about 51 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in heavy traffic (15 percent), and in the city (15 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2004 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 0 11 78 11 70 21.0
  mtns light none 0 30 0 70 60 26.5
2004 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills light light 0 21 39 41 65 23.8
  Averages hills light light 0 21 39 41 65 23.8
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2004 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 23.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 41 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (39 percent), in the city (21 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2004 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med light 0 0 50 50 100 24.5
  flat med none 0 5 15 80 65 27.6
  flat med none 0 5 20 75 60 25.4
  flat med none 0 5 15 80 65 25.6
  flat med none 0 5 15 80 65 25.9
2004 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med none 0 4 23 73 71 25.8
  Averages flat med none 0 4 23 73 71 25.8
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2004 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 25.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 73 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (23 percent), in the city (4 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2004 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med none 10 10 10 70 70 25.0
2004 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med none 10 10 10 70 70 25.0
  Averages flat med none 10 10 10 70 70 25.0
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2004 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 25.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (10 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2004 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 5 10 75 10 80 27.0
  flat lead none 5 10 75 10 80 27.5
2004 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead none 5 10 75 10 80 27.3
  Averages flat lead none 5 10 75 10 80 27.3
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2004 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 27.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (10 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2004 2dr Coupe 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
mtns med light 0 0 0 100 75 29.7
  hills med none 10 40 0 50 75 22.4
  flat med none 5 5 90 0 N/A 28.0
  flat med light 33 0 67 0 N/A 24.3
2004 2dr Coupe 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
hills med light 12 11 39 38 75 26.1
  Averages hills med light 12 11 39 38 75 26.1
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2004 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 26.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 39 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (38 percent), in heavy traffic (12 percent), and in the city (11 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2004 2dr Coupe 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat lead none 15 10 0 75 75 21.7
  flat lead light 0 0 5 95 75 21.8
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 65 20.7
  flat lead light 15 5 0 80 75 20.6
  flat lead light 50 5 0 45 75 21.7
2004 2dr Coupe 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat lead light 16 6 5 73 73 21.3
  Averages flat lead light 16 6 5 73 73 21.3
With the 414-horsepower 4.0L V8 engine, 7-speed automated manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2004 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 21.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (about 73 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (16 percent), in the city (6 percent), and in the suburbs (5 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2004 2dr Coupe 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead hvy 17 33 17 33 70 21.0
  flat med hvy 5 40 15 40 80 21.2
  flat med light 0 0 5 95 80 26.2
2004 2dr Coupe 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med hvy 7 24 12 56 77 22.8
  Averages flat med hvy 7 24 12 56 77 22.8
With the 414-horsepower 4.0L V8 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2004 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 22.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 77 miles per hour (about 56 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (24 percent), in the suburbs (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2004 2dr Coupe 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 10 10 20 60 80 23.3
  flat lead light 30 10 20 40 60 24.1
2004 2dr Coupe 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat lead light 20 10 20 50 70 23.7
  Averages flat lead light 20 10 20 50 70 23.7
With the 230-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2004 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 23.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (20 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2004 2dr Coupe 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med none 0 0 20 80 60 26.6
  flat med light 20 30 40 10 60 15.0
2004 2dr Coupe 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 10 15 30 45 60 20.8
  Averages flat med light 10 15 30 45 60 20.8
With the 230-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2004 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 20.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2004 2dr Coupe 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 5 10 15 70 60 24.0
  flat med light 5 10 15 70 70 24.9
  flat med none 10 15 15 60 75 23.5
  flat light none 10 10 10 70 80 23.0
2004 2dr Coupe 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 8 11 14 68 71 23.9
  Averages flat med light 8 11 14 68 71 23.9
With the 230-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2004 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 23.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 68 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (14 percent), in the city (11 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2004 2dr Convertible 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 0 25 25 50 65 24.0
2004 2dr Convertible 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 0 25 25 50 65 24.0
  Averages flat light none 0 25 25 50 65 24.0
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2004 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 24.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in the suburbs (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2004 2dr Convertible 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat med light 5 20 20 55 75 21.1
2004 2dr Convertible 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat med light 5 20 20 55 75 21.1
  Averages flat med light 5 20 20 55 75 21.1
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2004 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 21.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2004 2dr Convertible 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 0 10 80 10 70 22.0
2004 2dr Convertible 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 0 10 80 10 70 22.0
  Averages flat light none 0 10 80 10 70 22.0
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2004 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 22.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (10 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2004 2dr Convertible 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat med light 5 20 20 55 75 21.5
2004 2dr Convertible 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat med light 5 20 20 55 75 21.5
  Averages flat med light 5 20 20 55 75 21.5
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2004 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 21.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2004 2dr Convertible 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 10 30 60 70 19.5
2004 2dr Convertible 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 10 30 60 70 19.5
  Averages flat med light 0 10 30 60 70 19.5
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2004 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 19.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2004 2dr Convertible 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat med none 5 25 20 50 75 20.0
2004 2dr Convertible 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat med none 5 25 20 50 75 20.0
  Averages flat med none 5 25 20 50 75 20.0
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2004 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 20.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2004 2dr Convertible 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 10 30 60 70 20.1
2004 2dr Convertible 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 10 30 60 70 20.1
  Averages flat med light 0 10 30 60 70 20.1
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2004 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 20.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2003.5 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 5 25 10 60 70 22.7
2003.5 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 5 25 10 60 70 22.7
  Averages flat med none 5 25 10 60 70 22.7
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2003.5 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 22.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003.5 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2003.5 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2003.5 2dr Convertible 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat lead none 0 29 14 57 70 20.1
2003.5 2dr Convertible 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat lead none 0 29 14 57 70 20.1
  Averages flat lead none 0 29 14 57 70 20.1
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2003.5 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 20.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003.5 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 57 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (29 percent), in the suburbs (14 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2003.5 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2003 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual AWD
flat v.lt light 1 5 19 75 65 27.1
  flat light light 1 5 19 75 65 26.0
  flat light light 1 5 19 75 65 26.3
  flat light light 1 5 19 75 65 26.0
  flat v.lt light 1 5 19 75 65 25.9
2003 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual AWD
flat light light 1 5 19 75 65 26.2
  Averages flat light light 1 5 19 75 65 26.2
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2003 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 26.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (19 percent), in the city (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2003 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 38 28 28 6 55 20.0
  mtns light light 0 0 20 80 70 25.1
  flat med light 38 28 28 7 60 20.5
2003 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 25 19 25 31 62 21.9
  Averages hills med light 25 19 25 31 62 21.9
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2003 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 21.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 31 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (25 percent), in the suburbs (25 percent), and in the city (19 percent).

In addition the average 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2003 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual AWD
flat v.lt none 0 5 20 75 65 26.4
  flat v.lt none 0 5 20 75 65 26.4
2003 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual AWD
flat v.lt none 0 5 20 75 65 26.4
  Averages flat v.lt none 0 5 20 75 65 26.4
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2003 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 26.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in the city (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2003 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 10 10 10 70 60 27.0
  flat med light 17 6 11 66 85 28.0
2003 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 14 8 11 68 73 27.5
  Averages flat med light 14 8 11 68 73 27.5
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2003 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 27.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (about 68 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (14 percent), in the suburbs (11 percent), and in the city (8 percent).

In addition the average 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2003 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 1 9 70 20 65 23.1
  flat light none 2 7 76 15 65 21.3
2003 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 2 8 73 18 65 22.2
  Averages flat light none 2 8 73 18 65 22.2
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2003 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 22.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 73 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (18 percent), in the city (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2003 4dr Wagon 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 10 10 45 35 65 23.6
2003 4dr Wagon 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 10 10 45 35 65 23.6
  Averages flat light light 10 10 45 35 65 23.6
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2003 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 23.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (35 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2003 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat lead light 17 6 11 67 85 26.5
2003 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat lead light 17 6 11 67 85 26.5
  Averages flat lead light 17 6 11 67 85 26.5
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2003 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 26.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 85 miles per hour (about 67 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (17 percent), in the suburbs (11 percent), and in the city (6 percent).

In addition the average 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2003 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual AWD
flat v.lt none 0 5 20 75 65 26.6
  flat v.lt none 0 5 20 75 65 26.2
  flat v.lt hvy 1 5 19 75 65 25.7
  flat v.lt light 1 5 19 75 65 25.9
  flat v.lt hvy 1 5 19 75 65 24.6
2003 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual AWD
flat v.lt light 1 5 19 75 65 25.8
  Averages flat v.lt light 1 5 19 75 65 25.8
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2003 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 25.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (19 percent), in the city (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2003 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 0 25 75 80 22.2
  flat light none 0 0 90 10 65 22.0
2003 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 0 58 43 73 22.1
  Averages flat med light 0 0 58 43 73 22.1
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2003 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 22.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (43 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2003 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 2 5 3 90 60 22.0
  flat med light 5 15 50 30 70 24.5
2003 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 4 10 27 60 65 23.3
  Averages flat med light 4 10 27 60 65 23.3
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2003 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 23.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (27 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2003 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
mtns med hvy 30 20 20 30 60 23.0
2003 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
mtns med hvy 30 20 20 30 60 23.0
  Averages mtns med hvy 30 20 20 30 60 23.0
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2003 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 23.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 30 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (30 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in the city (20 percent).

In addition the average 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on mountainous terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2003 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat light light 0 0 0 100 60 26.0
  flat med light 5 40 15 40 60 28.0
2003 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med light 3 20 8 70 60 27.0
  Averages flat med light 3 20 8 70 60 27.0
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2003 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 27.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in the suburbs (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2003 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med light 0 90 7 3 70 18.0
  flat light none 0 0 80 20 70 19.5
  hills med light 5 25 25 45 75 26.1
  hills med none 0 100 0 0 N/A 17.8
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 70 31.0
2003 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med none 1 43 22 34 71 22.5
  Averages hills med none 1 43 22 34 71 22.5
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2003 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 22.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 43 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (34 percent), in the suburbs (22 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2003 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med none 10 20 20 50 70 22.8
2003 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med none 10 20 20 50 70 22.8
  Averages flat med none 10 20 20 50 70 22.8
With the 184-horsepower 2.5L I6 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2003 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 22.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2003 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med light 40 40 0 20 65 17.5
2003 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med light 40 40 0 20 65 17.5
  Averages hills med light 40 40 0 20 65 17.5
With the 184-horsepower 2.5L I6 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2003 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 17.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (40 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (20 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2003 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat light none 10 10 10 70 80 22.0
2003 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat light none 10 10 10 70 80 22.0
  Averages flat light none 10 10 10 70 80 22.0
With the 184-horsepower 2.5L I6 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2003 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 22.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (10 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2003 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat lead hvy 9 18 27 45 80 24.5
  flat med light 50 20 10 20 70 22.1
  flat med none 60 20 10 10 75 22.5
  hills light none 10 10 30 50 60 26.5
  flat med none 60 20 10 10 75 22.2
2003 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 38 18 17 27 72 23.6
  Averages flat med light 38 18 17 27 72 23.6
With the 184-horsepower 2.5L I6 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2003 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 23.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 38 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (27 percent), in the city (18 percent), and in the suburbs (17 percent).

In addition the average 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2003 2dr Coupe 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat light light 22 22 25 31 70 25.9
  hills med hvy 10 15 15 60 70 24.0
  flat lead hvy 10 30 30 30 75 20.2
2003 2dr Coupe 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med hvy 14 22 23 40 72 23.4
  Averages flat med hvy 14 22 23 40 72 23.4
With the 414-horsepower 4.0L V8 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2003 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 23.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (23 percent), in the city (22 percent), and in heavy traffic (14 percent).

In addition the average 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2003 2dr Coupe 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 20 30 0 50 120 20.3
2003 2dr Coupe 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 20 30 0 50 120 20.3
  Averages flat light none 20 30 0 50 120 20.3
With the 230-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2003 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 20.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 120 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 percent), in heavy traffic (20 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2003 2dr Convertible 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat v.lt hvy 0 95 0 5 75 22.0
2003 2dr Convertible 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat v.lt hvy 0 95 0 5 75 22.0
  Averages flat v.lt hvy 0 95 0 5 75 22.0
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2003 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 22.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 95 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (5 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2002 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 5 8 3 83 60 21.9
  hills v.lt light 20 20 10 50 65 23.4
2002 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light light 13 14 7 67 63 22.7
  Averages hills light light 13 14 7 67 63 22.7
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2002 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 22.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 67 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (14 percent), in heavy traffic (13 percent), and in the suburbs (7 percent).

In addition the average 2002 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2002 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 5 20 30 45 60 24.0
2002 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 5 20 30 45 60 24.0
  Averages hills med light 5 20 30 45 60 24.0
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2002 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 24.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2002 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2002 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed manual AWD
flat med light 10 30 40 20 60 23.2
2002 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed manual AWD
flat med light 10 30 40 20 60 23.2
  Averages flat med light 10 30 40 20 60 23.2
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2002 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 23.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2002 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2002 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 43 11 2 43 75 23.0
2002 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 43 11 2 43 75 23.0
  Averages flat med light 43 11 2 43 75 23.0
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2002 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 23.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 43 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (43 percent), in the city (11 percent), and in the suburbs (2 percent).

In addition the average 2002 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2002 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat lead none 0 0 0 100 85 32.1
2002 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat lead none 0 0 0 100 85 32.1
  Averages flat lead none 0 0 0 100 85 32.1
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2002 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 32.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 85 miles per hour (about 100 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (0 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2002 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2002 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 0 25 0 75 60 27.8
  flat med light 20 30 20 30 75 20.6
  hills med light 10 20 50 20 85 15.9
  flat light none 0 25 0 75 60 28.2
  flat med none 10 20 40 30 60 21.1
2002 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med none 8 24 22 46 68 22.7
  Averages flat med none 8 24 22 46 68 22.7
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2002 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 22.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 46 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (24 percent), in the suburbs (22 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 percent).

In addition the average 2002 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2002 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med light 0 0 10 90 80 29.7
2002 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med light 0 0 10 90 80 29.7
  Averages flat med light 0 0 10 90 80 29.7
With the 184-horsepower 2.5L I6 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2002 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 29.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (10 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2002 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2002 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills lead hvy 0 0 5 95 85 29.2
  hills lead light 0 20 60 20 75 16.4
  flat med light 9 18 27 45 70 25.0
  flat med light 9 18 27 45 70 24.5
  flat light none 12 47 29 12 65 23.5
2002 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 6 21 30 43 73 23.7
  Averages flat med light 6 21 30 43 73 23.7
With the 184-horsepower 2.5L I6 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2002 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 23.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (about 43 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (21 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2002 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2002 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med light 10 20 65 5 80 24.5
2002 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med light 10 20 65 5 80 24.5
  Averages flat med light 10 20 65 5 80 24.5
With the 184-horsepower 2.5L I6 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2002 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 24.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (5 percent).

In addition the average 2002 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2002 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills lead hvy 5 5 55 35 60 22.3
2002 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills lead hvy 5 5 55 35 60 22.3
  Averages hills lead hvy 5 5 55 35 60 22.3
With the 184-horsepower 2.5L I6 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2002 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 22.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (35 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the city (5 percent).

In addition the average 2002 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a lead foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2002 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed manual RWD
hills light none 25 25 10 40 50 26.0
  flat med light 0 5 90 5 80 22.0
  flat light light 0 0 0 100 70 30.6
  hills med light 15 15 50 20 75 25.0
  flat med light 5 19 5 71 65 26.5
2002 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med light 9 13 31 47 68 26.0
  Averages flat med light 9 13 31 47 68 26.0
With the 184-horsepower 2.5L I6 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2002 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 26.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 47 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (31 percent), in the city (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 percent).

In addition the average 2002 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2002 2dr Coupe 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat lead none 10 25 10 55 80 24.3
  flat lead none 10 20 10 60 80 26.5
  flat med light 10 10 10 70 70 28.9
  hills med light 5 10 10 75 120 29.9
  flat med light 10 30 30 30 60 22.0
2002 2dr Coupe 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med light 9 19 14 58 82 26.3
  Averages flat med light 9 19 14 58 82 26.3
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2002 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 26.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 82 miles per hour (about 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (19 percent), in the suburbs (14 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 percent).

In addition the average 2002 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2002 2dr Coupe 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat light light 5 25 25 45 75 24.0
2002 2dr Coupe 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat light light 5 25 25 45 75 24.0
  Averages flat light light 5 25 25 45 75 24.0
With the 414-horsepower 4.0L V8 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2002 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 24.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in the suburbs (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2002 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2002 2dr Coupe 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 2 10 20 68 75 26.4
2002 2dr Coupe 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 2 10 20 68 75 26.4
  Averages flat med hvy 2 10 20 68 75 26.4
With the 230-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2002 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 26.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 68 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2002 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2002 2dr Coupe 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat lead hvy 0 5 5 90 85 27.1
2002 2dr Coupe 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat lead hvy 0 5 5 90 85 27.1
  Averages flat lead hvy 0 5 5 90 85 27.1
With the 230-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2002 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 27.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 85 miles per hour (about 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (5 percent), in the suburbs (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2002 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2002 2dr Convertible 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat lead light 0 5 0 95 80 29.1
2002 2dr Convertible 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat lead light 0 5 0 95 80 29.1
  Averages flat lead light 0 5 0 95 80 29.1
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2002 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 29.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 95 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (5 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2002 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2002 2dr Convertible 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat light light 10 20 5 65 70 23.0
2002 2dr Convertible 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat light light 10 20 5 65 70 23.0
  Averages flat light light 10 20 5 65 70 23.0
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2002 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 23.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the suburbs (5 percent).

In addition the average 2002 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2002 2dr Convertible 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat lead light 0 5 0 95 70 33.1
  flat med none 0 26 32 41 60 21.8
  flat light none 5 10 40 45 70 28.0
2002 2dr Convertible 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med none 2 14 24 60 67 27.6
  Averages flat med none 2 14 24 60 67 27.6
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2002 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 27.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (24 percent), in the city (14 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2002 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2002 2dr Convertible 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
hills med light 0 20 20 60 60 20.8
2002 2dr Convertible 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
hills med light 0 20 20 60 60 20.8
  Averages hills med light 0 20 20 60 60 20.8
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2002 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 20.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2002 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2002 2dr Convertible 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat v.lt light 4 8 50 38 70 24.0
2002 2dr Convertible 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat v.lt light 4 8 50 38 70 24.0
  Averages flat v.lt light 4 8 50 38 70 24.0
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2002 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 24.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (38 percent), in the city (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2002 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2001 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med none 10 30 10 50 60 22.5
2001 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med none 10 30 10 50 60 22.5
  Averages flat med none 10 30 10 50 60 22.5
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2001 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 22.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2001 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the suburbs (10 percent).

In addition the average 2001 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2001 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
hills lead light 5 25 50 20 75 22.5
  hills lead none 5 25 50 20 75 22.9
  hills lead hvy 5 25 50 20 75 22.8
2001 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
hills lead light 5 25 50 20 75 22.7
  Averages hills lead light 5 25 50 20 75 22.7
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2001 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 22.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2001 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2001 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2001 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual AWD
flat v.lt light 0 0 5 95 60 26.2
2001 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual AWD
flat v.lt light 0 0 5 95 60 26.2
  Averages flat v.lt light 0 0 5 95 60 26.2
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2001 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 26.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2001 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 95 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (5 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2001 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2001 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 5 10 75 10 75 22.8
2001 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 5 10 75 10 75 22.8
  Averages flat light none 5 10 75 10 75 22.8
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2001 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 22.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2001 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (10 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2001 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2001 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat light none 0 0 15 85 70 26.3
  flat light none 0 0 5 95 70 29.0
  flat light none 0 0 10 90 70 28.5
  flat light none 0 10 10 80 70 30.0
  flat med none 5 15 5 75 70 29.0
2001 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat light none 1 5 9 85 70 28.6
  Averages flat light none 1 5 9 85 70 28.6
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2001 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 28.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2001 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 85 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (9 percent), in the city (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2001 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2001 2dr Coupe 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 2 3 3 92 60 25.5
2001 2dr Coupe 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 2 3 3 92 60 25.5
  Averages flat med light 2 3 3 92 60 25.5
With the 414-horsepower 4.0L V8 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2001 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 25.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2001 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 92 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (3 percent), in the suburbs (3 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2001 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2001 2dr Convertible 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 40 40 0 20 75 19.9
  hills med light 20 10 20 50 70 21.9
  flat med none 60 20 0 20 70 15.8
2001 2dr Convertible 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 40 23 7 30 72 19.2
  Averages flat med light 40 23 7 30 72 19.2
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2001 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 19.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2001 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (30 percent), in the city (23 percent), and in the suburbs (7 percent).

In addition the average 2001 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2000 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat light light 40 30 10 20 60 24.1
  flat light light 40 30 10 20 60 25.5
  flat light light 40 30 10 20 60 24.9
2000 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat light light 40 30 10 20 60 24.8
  Averages flat light light 40 30 10 20 60 24.8
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2000 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 24.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2000 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (20 percent), and in the suburbs (10 percent).

In addition the average 2000 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2000 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 15 30 30 24 60 25.0
2000 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 15 30 30 24 60 25.0
  Averages flat light none 15 30 30 24 60 25.0
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2000 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 25.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2000 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 30 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (24 percent), and in heavy traffic (15 percent).

In addition the average 2000 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2000 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
hills lead light 10 25 45 20 60 23.0
2000 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
hills lead light 10 25 45 20 60 23.0
  Averages hills lead light 10 25 45 20 60 23.0
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2000 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 23.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2000 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2000 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2000 4dr Sedan 193-horsepower 2.8L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat light none 25 25 25 25 60 23.0
2000 4dr Sedan 193-horsepower 2.8L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat light none 25 25 25 25 60 23.0
  Averages flat light none 25 25 25 25 60 23.0
With the 184-horsepower 2.5L I6 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2000 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 23.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2000 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 25 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in the suburbs (25 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (25 percent).

In addition the average 2000 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2000 2dr Coupe 193-horsepower 2.8L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 5 20 25 50 60 20.3
2000 2dr Coupe 193-horsepower 2.8L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 5 20 25 50 60 20.3
  Averages flat med hvy 5 20 25 50 60 20.3
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2000 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 20.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2000 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (25 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2000 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2000 2dr Coupe 170-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light hvy 5 10 15 70 70 23.0
2000 2dr Coupe 170-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light hvy 5 10 15 70 70 23.0
  Averages flat light hvy 5 10 15 70 70 23.0
With the 230-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2000 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 23.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2000 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (15 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2000 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
1999.5 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 10 20 60 10 100 20.5
  flat light none 10 20 60 10 100 20.9
1999.5 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 10 20 60 10 100 20.7
  Averages flat light none 10 20 60 10 100 20.7
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 1999.5 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 20.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 1999.5 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 100 miles per hour (10 percent).

In addition the average 1999.5 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.

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BMW 3-Series Fuel Economy: Pros
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp 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.
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 42 mpg with cruise at 75. 30 mpg+ mix of freeway & town driving. 25 mpg with all in-town driving.
2008 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD better than my previous car (Infiniti G35), reasonable mpg for the performance offered
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD averages 25+mpg for a mix of freeway/city driving
2008 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp 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-sp 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-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD better than 20mpg in town, up to 30 on the highway
2008 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp 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.
2007 4dr Wagon 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD Where else can you get great performance and good fuel economy?
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD It has so much power and I still manage 23-24 mpg in town.
BMW 3-Series Fuel Economy: Cons
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2010 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp 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!
2009 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp 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).
2009 4dr Sedan 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD Its a 414 hp V8. It drinks a lot.
2009 4dr Sedan 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp 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-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD I only get 18. This car should get more like 23, much like a vette or cts.
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD Need to burn a lot of dinosaurs if you have a lead foot like me.
2008 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD press the gas watch the fuel go down
2008 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp 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!)
2008 4dr Wagon 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp 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 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp 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