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BMW 3-Series MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
7 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
8 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
9 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
10 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
11 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
12 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
13 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
14 miles per gallon 14 vehicles
15 miles per gallon 28 vehicles
16 miles per gallon 58 vehicles
17 miles per gallon 87 vehicles
18 miles per gallon 65 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 53 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 68 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 83 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 102 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 124 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 112 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 105 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 96 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 51 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 47 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 27 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 26 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 25 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 28 vehicles
33 miles per gallon 28 vehicles
34 miles per gallon 14 vehicles
35 miles per gallon 13 vehicles
36 miles per gallon 12 vehicles
37 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
38 miles per gallon 5 vehicles
39 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
40 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
41 miles per gallon 5 vehicles
42 miles per gallon 5 vehicles
43 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
44 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
45 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
46 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
47 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
48 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
49 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
50 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
51 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
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54 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
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81 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
82 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2016 2016 4dr Sedan 225-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp automated manual RWD 29.4
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With the turbocharged 320hp 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2016 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 29.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2016 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 44 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (42.5 percent), in heavy traffic (14 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2016 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
2015 2015 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 28.97
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2014 2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 25.88
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2014 2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual RWD 30.77
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2014 2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 42.46
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2014 2014 4dr Wagon turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 22.11
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2013 2013 4dr Sedan 225-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp automated manual RWD 24.9
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2013 2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 30.43
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2013 2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 25.02
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2012 2012 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 26.04
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2011 2011 4dr Sedan 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 17.07
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2011 2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 17.85
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2011 2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 23.25
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2011 2011 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 20.16
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2011 2011 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 23
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2011 2011 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 26
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2011 2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 28.96
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2011 2011 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 15.9
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2011 2011 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 17.21
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2011 2011 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 15.87
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2011 2011 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 25.6
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2011 2011 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 23
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2011 2011 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 25.24
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2011 2011 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22
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2010 2010 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 18.9
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2010 2010 2dr Hardtop conv. 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 20.4
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 19.8
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 22.4
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 23.65
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 23.81
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 32.16
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2010 2010 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 16.4
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2010 2010 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 18
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2010 2010 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 29
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2009 2009 2dr Hardtop conv. 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 21.8
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2009 2009 2dr Hardtop conv. 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 12.8
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2009 2009 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22.7
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 18.81
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 23.3
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 26.2
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 20
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 25.5
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 20.9
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 28.05
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 23.48
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 241hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 35.6
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 30.29
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2009 2009 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 15.58
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2009 2009 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 24.28
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2009 2009 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 21.98
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2009 2009 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 19
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2008 2008 2dr Hardtop conv. 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 16.9
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2008 2008 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 18.9
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 14.5
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 16.92
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 20.15
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 23.3
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 24.33
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 23.64
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 21.35
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 21
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 23.83
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 23.75
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2008 2008 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 15.84
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2008 2008 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 16.62
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2008 2008 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 19.95
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2008 2008 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 24.23
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2008 2008 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 23.69
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2008 2008 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 23.2
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2008 2008 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 21.69
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2008 2008 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22.3
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2007 2007 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 21
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2007 2007 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 19.94
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2007 2007 2dr Hardtop conv. 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22.7
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 22.83
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 26.5
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 21.28
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 21.31
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 23.88
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 26.2
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 24.13
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 25.14
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2007 2007 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 22.15
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2007 2007 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 24.47
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2007 2007 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 24.37
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2007 2007 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 20.6
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2007 2007 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 22.4
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2007 2007 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 24.81
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2007 2007 4dr Wagon 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 21.14
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2007 2007 4dr Wagon 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 19.43
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2007 2007 4dr Wagon 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 25.5
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2006 2006 2dr Convertible 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 24
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2006 2006 2dr Convertible turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 20.3
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2006 2006 2dr Convertible 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 24
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan 255-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 24.21
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan 255-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 24.29
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 26.32
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 22.69
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan 215-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 24.07
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan 215-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 25.2
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan 215-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 25.25
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2006 2006 2dr Coupe 255-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 29.13
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2006 2006 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 20.5
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2006 2006 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 17.43
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2006 2006 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 22.41
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2006 2006 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 29
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2006 2006 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 21
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2005 2005 2dr Convertible 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 20
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2005 2005 2dr Convertible turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22.6
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2005 2005 2dr Convertible 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 24.6
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2005 2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual RWD 28.06
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2005 2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 20.93
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2005 2005 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 28.45
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2005 2005 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 31
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2005 2005 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 26.47
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2005 2005 2dr Coupe 225-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp automated manual RWD 20.75
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2005 2005 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 24.8
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2005 2005 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 20.72
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2005 2005 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 18.15
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2005 2005 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 31.05
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2005 2005 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 29.2
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2005 2005 4dr Wagon 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 24.88
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2005 2005 4dr Wagon 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 24
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2004 2004 2dr Convertible 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 20.87
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2004 2004 2dr Convertible 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 23.02
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2004 2004 2dr Convertible turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 19.8
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan 225-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp automated manual RWD 26.93
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 22.25
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 17.5
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 23.1
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 27.54
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 25.78
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22.19
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2004 2004 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 19.87
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2004 2004 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 22.8
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2004 2004 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 20.8
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2004 2004 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 26.1
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2004 2004 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 23.85
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2004 2004 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 23.72
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2004 2004 4dr Wagon turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 20.97
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2004 2004 4dr Wagon 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 23.51
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2003 2003 2dr Convertible turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 23.25
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 22.4
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22.55
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual RWD 24.2
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22.1
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 27
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22.57
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2003 2003 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 23.09
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2003 2003 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 20.3
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2003 2003 4dr Wagon turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 23.6
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2003 2003 4dr Wagon turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual RWD 23.79
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2003 2003 4dr Wagon turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 24.52
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2003.5 2003.5 2dr Convertible 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 17.06
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2003.5 2003.5 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 22.7
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2002 2002 2dr Convertible 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 20.8
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2002 2002 2dr Convertible 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 23
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2002 2002 2dr Convertible turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 27.2
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2002 2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 23.17
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2002 2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 24
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2002 2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 25.97
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2002 2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 23.48
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2002 2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22.65
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2002 2002 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 32.14
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2002 2002 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 23.82
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2002 2002 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 18.4
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2002 2002 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 24
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2002 2002 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 26.32
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2002 2002 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 27.09
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2002 2002 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 26.4
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2002 2002 4dr Wagon turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 19.7
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2001 2001 2dr Convertible 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 19.2
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2001 2001 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 28.71
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2001 2001 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 25.5
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2001 2001 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 26.9
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2001 2001 4dr Wagon turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual RWD 26.16
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2001 2001 4dr Wagon 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 22.72
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2001 2001 4dr Wagon 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22.63
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2000 2000 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 23
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2000 2000 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 23
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2000 2000 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 25
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2000 2000 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 20.31
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2000 2000 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 23
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2000 2000 4dr Wagon 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 24.82
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1999.5 1999.5 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 20.7
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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the BMW 3-Series

BMW 3-Series Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2016 A number of BMW 3 Series variants offer better fuel economy than the tested 340i xDrive. You can get a conventional four-cylinder (with EPA ratings of 23 city, 35 highway), a diesel (32/42), or even a plug-in hybrid (28/34). But for a 320-horsepower all-wheel-drive sedan, the 340i xDrive rates quite well: 21/31 with an automatic, 19/29 with a manual. Some six-cylinder competitors score nearly as well, but none quite match the BMW. For example, the tested Jaguar XE with all-wheel-drive and its mandatory automatic rates 20/29. The real-world averages reported by the BMW's trip computer were even more impressive. In light-footed suburban driving it reported 32 mpg, and on a 70-mph highway it reported 37 mpg in one direction and 34 mpg in the other. see full BMW 3-Series review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the BMW 3-Series

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

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.