BMW 3-Series Fuel Economy (MPG)

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Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 30 50 20 80 28.972
2015 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 30 50 20 80 29.0  
  Averages flat med none 0 30 50 20 80 29.0
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2015 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 29.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2015 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 80 miles per hour (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2015 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
2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 0 100 0 N/A 25.556
  flat med light 0 0 100 0 N/A 26.544
  flat med light 0 45 55 0 N/A 24.773
  flat med light 0 0 100 0 N/A 26.420
  flat med light 0 0 80 20 75 26.098
2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 9 87 4 75 25.9  
  Averages flat med light 0 9 87 4 75 25.9
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2014 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 25.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2014 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 87 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (9 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (4 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2014 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
2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 31.143
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 31.440
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 30.887
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 33.414
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 27.510
2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 30.9  
  Averages flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 30.9
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2014 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 30.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2014 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2014 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
2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
8-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 42.365
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 40.857
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 50 43.354
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 50 40.057
  flat v.lt light 0 0 15 85 70 43.206
2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
8-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 0 20 23 57 58 42.0  
  Averages flat light light 0 20 23 57 58 42.0
With the turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2014 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 42.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2014 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 58 miles per hour (about 57 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 (0 percent).

In addition the average 2014 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
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4
8-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 0 100 0 0 N/A 26.250
  flat light none 20 40 40 0 N/A 19.300
  hills light none 10 50 20 20 65 29.500
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4
8-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 10 63 20 7 65 25.0  
  Averages flat light none 10 63 20 7 65 25.0
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2013 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 25.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 63 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (7 percent).

In addition the average 2013 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
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 0 25 75 70 30.432
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, 2013 BMW 3-Series gas mileage 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
2012 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 10 10 80 68 32.700
  flat med light 15 10 60 15 74 23.500
  flat med none 0 0 0 100 74 27.300
  flat med none 0 10 0 90 68 13.700
2012 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 4 8 18 71 71 24.3  
  Averages flat med none 4 8 18 71 71 24.3
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2012 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 24.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 71 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (18 percent), in the city (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2012 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 5 5 90 70 35.100
  flat light hvy 0 20 40 40 70 26.400
  flat med hvy 11 22 33 33 70 27.000
  flat light hvy 0 10 40 50 70 25.200
  hills v.lt light 20 20 40 20 65 31.400
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light hvy 6 15 32 47 69 29.0  
  Averages flat light hvy 6 15 32 47 69 29.0
With the turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2011 BMW 3-Series 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 47 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (32 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 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 16.799
  flat light none 5 15 20 60 70 17.108
  flat light none 5 15 20 60 70 17.298
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 gas mileage 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 turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills lead none 10 35 20 35 95 23.000
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 turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual 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 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 med none 10 15 55 20 75 17.500
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 turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2011 BMW 3-Series 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 23.500
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 turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2011 BMW 3-Series gas mileage 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 18.200
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 turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2011 BMW 3-Series fuel economy 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 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 0 0 20 80 75 18.802
2011 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 0 0 20 80 75 18.8  
  Averages flat med light 0 0 20 80 75 18.8
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2011 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 18.8 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 23.000
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, 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 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 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light hvy 22 22 23 33 60 26.000
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 fuel economy 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 21.508
2011 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 0 0 20 80 75 21.5  
  Averages flat med light 0 0 20 80 75 21.5
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2011 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 21.5 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 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 20 20 20 40 60 23.000
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 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 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 shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 5 85 10 0 N/A 15.700
  hills med light 0 70 30 0 N/A 16.040
2011 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 3 78 20 0 N/A 15.9  
  Averages hills med light 3 78 20 0 N/A 15.9
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2011 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 15.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 78 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in heavy traffic (3 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of N/A miles per hour (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 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 23.500
  flat med hvy 22 9 39 30 70 26.700
  flat light light 22 9 39 30 65 26.600
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 med light 10 60 10 20 81 13.700
  hills med light 5 20 50 25 70 17.000
  flat lead light 5 40 0 55 80 17.000
2011 2dr Coupe 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
7-speed automated manual RWD
flat med light 7 40 20 33 77 15.9  
  Averages flat med light 7 40 20 33 77 15.9
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 15.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 77 miles per hour (33 percent), in the suburbs (20 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 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
6-speed manual RWD
flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 16.263
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.241
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 16.667
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 16.609
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 16.688
2011 2dr Coupe 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 16.7  
  Averages flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 16.7
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 16.7 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 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (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 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
2011 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 0 60 30 10 60 22.000
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 lead light 2 2 6 90 75 21.625
  flat med hvy 0 0 10 90 75 26.500
  flat med light 10 10 10 70 75 23.831
  hills med light 0 0 5 95 75 29.000
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 32.300
  flat light light 0 40 20 40 65 32.010
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 light hvy 25 25 25 25 60 21.000
  flat med light 25 25 25 25 80 18.600
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 turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 5 20 70 5 70 22.400
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 turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-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 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
hills med light 18 22 28 31 60 24.500
2010 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
hills med light 18 22 28 31 60 24.5  
  Averages hills med light 18 22 28 31 60 24.5
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 24.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 31 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (28 percent), in the city (22 percent), and in heavy traffic (18 percent).

In addition the average 2010 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
2010 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 5 30 50 15 75 23.500
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 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 20 20 10 50 62 22.800
2010 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 20 20 10 50 62 22.8  
  Averages flat med none 20 20 10 50 62 22.8
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 22.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in heavy traffic (20 percent), and in the suburbs (10 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 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 0 10 30 60 70 24.115
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 fuel economy 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 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat lead none 10 60 30 0 N/A 18.900
  flat lead none 10 60 30 0 N/A 18.900
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 turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-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 Hardtop conv. 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 5 15 0 80 75 20.395
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 turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2010 BMW 3-Series gas mileage 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 Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med none 0 70 20 10 65 18.000
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 fuel economy 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 16.400
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, the 2010 BMW 3-Series 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 29.000
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, 2010 BMW 3-Series gas mileage 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
flat med none 10 80 5 5 60 20.000
  flat med none 0 0 5 95 60 38.700
  flat med hvy 3 3 16 78 60 33.600
  hills med none 26 17 5 52 60 28.889
  hills med light 0 0 0 100 75 37.000
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med none 8 20 6 66 63 31.6  
  Averages flat med none 8 20 6 66 63 31.6
With the turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2009 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 31.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 66 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in heavy traffic (8 percent), and in the suburbs (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 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 56 35.600
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 241hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 10 10 80 56 35.6  
  Averages flat light none 0 10 10 80 56 35.6
With the turbocharged 241hp 3.0L I6 Diesel engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2009 BMW 3-Series 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 56 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 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat med hvy 5 5 15 75 70 19.400
2009 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat med hvy 5 5 15 75 70 19.4  
  Averages flat med hvy 5 5 15 75 70 19.4
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 19.4 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 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 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 60 20 10 10 74 19.600
2009 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 60 20 10 10 74 19.6  
  Averages flat med light 60 20 10 10 74 19.6
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 19.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 74 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 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 16.600
2009 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 0 30 10 60 60 16.6  
  Averages flat med light 0 30 10 60 60 16.6
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 16.6 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 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 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 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 shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 2 5 5 88 60 25.800
  flat light none 5 5 15 75 70 24.500
2009 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 4 5 10 82 65 25.2  
  Averages flat light light 4 5 10 82 65 25.2
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 25.2 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 82 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (10 percent), in the city (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 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 turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat v.lt none 10 30 40 20 70 20.000
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, 2009 BMW 3-Series fuel economy 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 turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat light light 0 0 0 100 70 26.200
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 med hvy 10 0 60 30 60 15.800
  flat med light 45 20 10 25 74 13.100
  flat light light 5 5 10 80 70 20.200
  flat light light 5 5 15 75 70 20.600
  flat light light 5 5 10 80 75 21.000
2009 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat light light 14 7 21 58 70 18.1  
  Averages flat light light 14 7 21 58 70 18.1
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 18.1 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 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (21 percent), in heavy traffic (14 percent), and in the city (7 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 turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 0 25 0 75 75 25.500
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 turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2009 BMW 3-Series fuel economy 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 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med none 10 0 20 70 75 21.800
  hills med none 10 0 20 70 75 23.500
  flat lead hvy 10 20 50 20 80 21.300
  flat med light 35 35 5 25 75 18.800
  flat light light 0 0 40 60 60 24.000
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 13 11 27 49 73 21.9  
  Averages flat med light 13 11 27 49 73 21.9
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2009 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 21.9 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 49 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 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 0 20 30 50 74 21.200
2009 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 0 20 30 50 74 21.2  
  Averages flat med light 0 20 30 50 74 21.2
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 21.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (about 50 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 (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
2009 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat light hvy 0 30 5 65 60 26.400
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 shiftable automatic RWD
flat light hvy 17 17 25 42 75 22.806
2009 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light hvy 17 17 25 42 75 22.8  
  Averages flat light hvy 17 17 25 42 75 22.8
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2009 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 22.8 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 42 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (25 percent), in heavy traffic (17 percent), and in the city (17 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 RWD
flat v.lt none 0 0 5 95 74 29.700
2009 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat v.lt none 0 0 5 95 74 29.7  
  Averages flat v.lt none 0 0 5 95 74 29.7
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 29.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 74 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 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 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 50 30 0 20 80 20.900
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 fuel economy 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 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
hills light none 0 30 0 70 50 20.900
2009 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
hills light none 0 30 0 70 50 20.9  
  Averages hills light none 0 30 0 70 50 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 50 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 light light 0 0 50 50 70 27.500
  flat lead light 6 24 0 71 80 25.000
2009 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 3 12 25 61 75 26.3  
  Averages flat med light 3 12 25 61 75 26.3
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 26.3 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 61 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (25 percent), in the city (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 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. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 23 23 26 29 75 20.308
2009 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 23 23 26 29 75 20.3  
  Averages flat med light 23 23 26 29 75 20.3
With the turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2009 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 20.3 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 29 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (26 percent), in heavy traffic (23 percent), and in the city (23 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
7-speed automated manual RWD
flat light none 0 0 0 100 75 21.800
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 turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-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 Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med none 10 10 50 30 70 19.900
2009 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med none 10 10 50 30 70 19.9  
  Averages flat med none 10 10 50 30 70 19.9
With the turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2009 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 19.9 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 70 miles per hour (30 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (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 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. 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead hvy 0 25 50 25 80 12.500
2009 2dr Hardtop conv. 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead hvy 0 25 50 25 80 12.5  
  Averages flat lead hvy 0 25 50 25 80 12.5
With the turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2009 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 12.5 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. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 5 0 5 90 70 27.900
2009 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 5 0 5 90 70 27.9  
  Averages flat med light 5 0 5 90 70 27.9
With the turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2009 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 27.9 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 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (5 percent), in the suburbs (5 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 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 13.100
2009 2dr Hardtop conv. 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead hvy 0 25 50 25 80 13.1  
  Averages flat lead hvy 0 25 50 25 80 13.1
With the turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2009 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 13.1 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 Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 30 50 10 10 75 19.000
  flat med light 50 20 20 10 75 19.000
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 fuel economy 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 23.474
  flat lead none 5 5 10 80 75 21.961
  flat lead none 5 5 10 80 75 24.222
  flat lead none 5 5 10 80 75 24.558
  flat lead none 5 5 10 80 75 27.203
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, the 2009 BMW 3-Series 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 light 14 5 19 62 65 22.800
  flat med none 15 5 15 65 70 22.400
  flat med none 15 5 15 65 70 23.000
  flat med none 20 5 15 60 70 21.300
  flat med none 15 5 10 70 65 22.300
2009 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 16 5 15 64 68 22.4  
  Averages flat med none 16 5 15 64 68 22.4
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2009 BMW 3-Series gas mileage 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 68 miles per hour (about 64 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (16 percent), in the suburbs (15 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 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 14.579
  flat med light 0 25 25 50 60 15.252
  flat med light 0 0 0 100 80 19.206
  flat med light 0 25 25 50 60 17.928
  flat med light 0 25 25 50 60 14.604
2009 2dr Coupe 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
7-speed automated manual RWD
flat med light 0 20 20 60 64 16.3  
  Averages flat med light 0 20 20 60 64 16.3
With the 414-horsepower 4.0L V8 engine, 7-speed automated manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2009 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 16.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 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 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 light light 24 23 25 28 75 17.500
  flat med light 0 30 30 40 80 13.700
2008 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 12 27 28 34 78 15.6  
  Averages flat med light 12 27 28 34 78 15.6
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 15.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 78 miles per hour (about 34 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (28 percent), in the city (27 percent), and in heavy traffic (12 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
7-speed automated manual RWD
flat med light 5 30 40 25 80 14.500
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 lead none 5 65 25 5 60 13.900
  flat med light 0 30 20 50 60 17.000
  flat med hvy 10 60 10 20 75 16.500
  flat med hvy 10 70 10 10 75 20.341
  flat light none 0 0 95 5 70 19.500
2008 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 5 45 32 18 68 17.4  
  Averages flat med light 5 45 32 18 68 17.4
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 17.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (32 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (18 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 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 5 15 30 50 68 19.300
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 5 15 30 50 68 19.3  
  Averages flat med light 5 15 30 50 68 19.3
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 19.3 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 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 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 AWD
flat med light 0 5 20 75 75 20.500
  flat med none 20 10 5 65 60 28.165
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 10 8 13 70 68 24.3  
  Averages flat med light 10 8 13 70 68 24.3
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 24.3 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 turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 0 0 100 81 23.300
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 0 0 100 81 23.3  
  Averages flat med none 0 0 0 100 81 23.3
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 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 81 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 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 0 50 0 50 60 21.000
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 0 50 0 50 60 21.0  
  Averages flat light light 0 50 0 50 60 21.0
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 21.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 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 60 miles per hour (50 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 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 lead light 5 20 35 40 75 21.100
  flat med light 72 3 0 25 40 17.000
  flat med light 10 10 10 70 60 24.700
  flat light none 40 30 10 20 68 22.200
  flat med hvy 20 24 27 29 70 23.300
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 29 17 16 37 63 21.7  
  Averages flat med light 29 17 16 37 63 21.7
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 21.7 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 37 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (29 percent), in the city (17 percent), and in the suburbs (16 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 hvy 5 20 0 75 75 21.400
  flat med light 5 20 45 30 65 22.600
  flat lead light 10 0 40 50 75 20.395
  flat light light 10 30 40 20 60 20.000
  flat med light 10 30 40 20 60 20.979
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 8 20 33 39 67 21.1  
  Averages flat med light 8 20 33 39 67 21.1
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 21.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 39 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (33 percent), in the city (20 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 0 5 10 85 70 24.200
  flat light none 40 30 10 20 68 28.900
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 20 18 10 53 69 26.6  
  Averages flat med none 20 18 10 53 69 26.6
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2008 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 26.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 53 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (20 percent), in the city (18 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 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 hvy 5 20 20 55 70 24.000
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 5 20 20 55 70 24.0  
  Averages flat med hvy 5 20 20 55 70 24.0
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 24.0 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 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 AWD
flat light light 25 25 25 25 62 21.000
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat light light 25 25 25 25 62 21.0  
  Averages flat light light 25 25 25 25 62 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 62 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
flat med light 10 30 30 30 60 20.600
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 10 30 30 30 60 20.6  
  Averages flat med light 10 30 30 30 60 20.6
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2008 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 20.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 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 (30 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 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead none 10 10 15 65 81 26.100
  hills med light 0 10 80 10 60 24.500
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
hills lead light 5 10 48 38 71 25.3  
  Averages hills lead light 5 10 48 38 71 25.3
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 25.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (38 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 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 22.500
  flat light light 10 30 30 30 60 22.400
  flat med light 2 4 3 91 75 30.500
  mtns med none 2 4 3 91 75 30.300
  flat med light 15 50 30 5 62 15.200
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 7 22 17 54 68 24.2  
  Averages flat med light 7 22 17 54 68 24.2
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 24.2 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 54 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (22 percent), in the suburbs (17 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 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead light 10 50 10 30 70 20.200
  hills med light 5 10 70 15 60 24.500
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
hills lead light 8 30 40 23 65 22.4  
  Averages hills lead light 8 30 40 23 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 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 65 miles per hour (23 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 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 2dr Hardtop conv. 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat med hvy 42 8 8 42 70 16.900
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 turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 3-Series gas mileage 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 Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med hvy 5 25 25 45 60 18.900
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 turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 3-Series fuel economy 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 Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 5 20 30 45 80 23.200
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
flat lead light 10 20 10 60 60 24.000
  hills med light 0 5 30 65 65 24.700
  hills med light 0 5 30 65 65 24.000
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 23.000
  flat med hvy 10 20 20 50 70 24.378
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 50 10 20 20 70 19.100
  flat med light 5 19 29 48 75 20.800
2008 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 28 15 25 34 73 20.0  
  Averages flat med light 28 15 25 34 73 20.0
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2008 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 20.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (about 34 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (28 percent), in the suburbs (25 percent), and in the city (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 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 light none 1 33 17 49 60 17.104
  flat med light 50 35 10 5 50 14.500
  flat lead light 15 45 20 20 93 14.600
  flat med none 0 29 0 71 80 15.500
  flat med light 0 29 0 71 80 17.100
2008 2dr Coupe 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
7-speed automated manual RWD
flat med light 13 34 9 43 73 15.8  
  Averages flat med light 13 34 9 43 73 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 73 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 0 30 25 45 50 15.311
  flat med hvy 50 10 20 20 74 17.400
  flat med none 82 5 5 9 75 20.000
  flat med light 15 40 10 35 75 14.500
  flat med light 0 10 25 65 50 15.951
2008 2dr Coupe 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 29 19 17 35 65 16.6  
  Averages flat med light 29 19 17 35 65 16.6
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 16.6 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 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (29 percent), in the city (19 percent), and in the suburbs (17 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 23.500
  flat med none 10 0 50 40 60 19.900
  flat med light 10 20 30 40 75 23.500
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
hills lead none 0 0 90 10 75 16.174
  flat med light 0 0 10 90 75 26.702
  hills med light 0 0 90 10 75 17.930
  hills med none 0 5 10 85 55 22.352
  flat med light 5 5 10 80 75 25.527
2008 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
hills med light 1 2 42 55 71 21.7  
  Averages hills med light 1 2 42 55 71 21.7
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 21.7 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 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (42 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 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 4dr Wagon 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med hvy 2 60 20 18 75 19.430
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 turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-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 v.lt light 0 0 90 10 60 20.000
  flat med none 25 50 25 0 N/A 20.200
2007 4dr Wagon 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat light light 13 25 58 5 60 20.1  
  Averages flat light light 13 25 58 5 60 20.1
With the turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2007 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 20.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 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 in the city (25 percent), in heavy traffic (13 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (5 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 shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 0 10 30 60 70 25.000
  hills med none 20 20 40 20 70 26.000
2007 4dr Wagon 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med light 10 15 35 40 70 25.5  
  Averages hills med light 10 15 35 40 70 25.5
With the turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2007 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 25.5 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 40 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 (10 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 4dr Wagon 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 35 10 0 55 80 23.206
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 turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-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 Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
mtns lead none 0 10 75 15 75 20.500
  flat light none 0 0 100 0 N/A 18.300
  hills med none 5 5 20 70 75 25.100
  flat lead light 60 10 10 20 75 22.500
  flat med light 20 30 30 20 65 20.000
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med none 17 11 47 25 73 21.3  
  Averages hills med none 17 11 47 25 73 21.3
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 21.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 47 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (25 percent), in heavy traffic (17 percent), and in the city (11 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 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 10 30 30 30 75 25.000
  flat med light 10 20 40 30 75 23.000
  flat med light 30 50 15 5 65 21.100
  flat med light 25 30 20 25 80 22.500
  flat med light 20 10 15 55 70 25.000
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 19 28 24 29 73 23.3  
  Averages flat med light 19 28 24 29 73 23.3
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 23.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (about 29 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (28 percent), in the suburbs (24 percent), and in heavy traffic (19 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 29.000
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 fuel economy 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 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 10 20 40 30 75 23.000
  hills med hvy 80 0 10 10 70 22.500
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med hvy 45 10 25 20 73 22.8  
  Averages hills med hvy 45 10 25 20 73 22.8
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 22.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (25 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (20 percent), and in the city (10 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 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 turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 0 10 90 80 24.000
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, 2007 BMW 3-Series gas mileage 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 shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 5 0 20 75 70 23.200
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 5 0 20 75 70 23.2  
  Averages flat light light 5 0 20 75 70 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 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 heavy traffic (5 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 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 turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
hills med none 0 0 70 30 80 25.200
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
hills med none 0 0 70 30 80 25.2  
  Averages hills med none 0 0 70 30 80 25.2
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2007 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 25.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 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 80 miles per hour (30 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 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 shiftable automatic RWD
flat light hvy 0 40 60 0 N/A 20.300
  flat light hvy 0 0 10 90 81 32.700
  flat light hvy 0 0 40 60 81 26.700
  flat light hvy 0 0 10 90 81 27.700
  flat light hvy 0 0 10 90 81 27.000
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light hvy 0 8 26 66 81 26.9  
  Averages flat light hvy 0 8 26 66 81 26.9
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2007 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 26.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 81 miles per hour (about 66 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (26 percent), in the city (8 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 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 turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 21 19 25 36 60 17.700
  flat light none 5 5 45 45 70 25.000
  flat med hvy 7 19 0 74 60 25.400
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 11 14 23 52 63 22.7  
  Averages flat med none 11 14 23 52 63 22.7
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-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 on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (23 percent), in the city (14 percent), and in heavy traffic (11 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
flat med hvy 25 75 0 0 N/A 20.200
  flat med none 25 50 10 15 75 17.000
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 25 63 5 8 75 18.6  
  Averages flat med light 25 63 5 8 75 18.6
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2007 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 18.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 63 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (25 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (8 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 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 light 0 0 96 4 60 18.000
  flat lead light 22 11 33 33 60 23.000
  flat light none 0 0 85 15 70 20.500
  flat med light 0 0 85 15 70 20.600
  flat lead light 25 0 50 25 90 18.300
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 9 2 70 18 70 20.1  
  Averages flat med light 9 2 70 18 70 20.1
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2007 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 20.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 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 70 miles per hour (18 percent), in heavy traffic (9 percent), and in the city (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 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 med light 55 9 18 18 70 20.300
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med light 55 9 18 18 70 20.3  
  Averages hills med light 55 9 18 18 70 20.3
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2007 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 20.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (18 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (18 percent), and in the city (9 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 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 25 8 17 50 75 21.000
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 25 8 17 50 75 21.0  
  Averages flat med none 25 8 17 50 75 21.0
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2007 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 21.0 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 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (25 percent), in the suburbs (17 percent), and in the city (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 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
flat med hvy 5 50 45 0 N/A 24.500
  hills light none 5 15 15 65 65 24.450
  hills lead light 60 10 10 20 90 18.800
  flat light light 10 30 30 30 62 23.000
  hills med none 5 15 15 65 65 22.950
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med light 17 24 23 36 71 22.7  
  Averages hills med light 17 24 23 36 71 22.7
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2007 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 22.7 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 36 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (24 percent), in the suburbs (23 percent), and in heavy traffic (17 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 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 10 25 25 40 74 25.600
  flat lead light 5 0 60 35 75 21.500
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead light 8 13 43 38 75 23.6  
  Averages flat lead light 8 13 43 38 75 23.6
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 23.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (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 (38 percent), in the city (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 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 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med light 5 10 5 80 75 26.000
  flat med none 10 0 10 80 70 26.700
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med light 8 5 8 80 73 26.4  
  Averages hills med light 8 5 8 80 73 26.4
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2007 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 26.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (8 percent), in the suburbs (8 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 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
hills med none 0 20 40 40 60 18.200
  flat lead light 10 20 20 50 80 23.300
  flat med none 5 85 0 10 62 24.800
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 5 42 20 33 67 22.1  
  Averages flat med none 5 42 20 33 67 22.1
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 22.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (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 (33 percent), in the suburbs (20 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 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 shiftable automatic RWD
hills light light 10 30 30 30 40 18.750
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills light light 10 30 30 30 40 18.8  
  Averages hills light light 10 30 30 30 40 18.8
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 18.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 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 40 miles per hour (30 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 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 25.600
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 shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 18 24 24 34 60 20.000
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 18 24 24 34 60 20.0  
  Averages flat light none 18 24 24 34 60 20.0
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 20.0 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 34 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (24 percent), in the suburbs (24 percent), and in heavy traffic (18 percent).

In addition the average 2007 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
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 0 0 0 100 65 30.000
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 0 0 0 100 65 30.0  
  Averages flat med none 0 0 0 100 65 30.0
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 30.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 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 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 shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 30 10 20 40 75 26.700
  flat light none 0 30 33 37 60 28.000
  flat light hvy 0 100 0 0 N/A 17.000
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 60 30.700
  flat med none 0 0 10 90 70 28.300
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 6 28 19 47 66 26.1  
  Averages flat med light 6 28 19 47 66 26.1
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2007 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 26.1 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 47 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (28 percent), in the suburbs (19 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 RWD
flat med none 5 15 0 80 60 24.000
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 5 15 0 80 60 24.0  
  Averages flat med none 5 15 0 80 60 24.0
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 24.0 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 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 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 shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 0 15 15 70 65 25.200
  flat light light 0 0 50 50 75 31.507
  flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 75 32.200
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light hvy 0 5 22 73 72 29.6  
  Averages flat light hvy 0 5 22 73 72 29.6
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 29.6 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 73 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (22 percent), in the city (5 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 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 manual AWD
flat med light 0 10 15 75 75 26.667
  flat med none 0 10 15 75 80 26.554
  flat med light 5 15 35 45 70 24.500
  flat med light 0 5 15 80 75 27.500
  flat med light 0 10 20 70 75 26.479
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 1 10 20 69 75 26.3  
  Averages flat med light 1 10 20 69 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 69 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 (1 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 Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
mtns med light 0 5 10 85 80 29.541
  flat med light 0 85 10 5 80 14.423
2007 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med light 0 45 10 45 80 22.0  
  Averages hills med light 0 45 10 45 80 22.0
With the turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2007 BMW 3-Series gas mileage 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 80 miles per hour (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (45 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 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 21.000
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 turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-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 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 Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
mtns med light 0 10 10 80 80 25.207
  flat med hvy 0 37 13 50 80 13.987
  flat med light 0 0 100 0 N/A 15.354
2007 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med light 0 16 41 43 80 18.2  
  Averages hills med light 0 16 41 43 80 18.2
With the turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2007 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 18.2 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 43 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (41 percent), in the city (16 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 22.703
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 turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2007 BMW 3-Series gas mileage 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
mtns med light 0 15 5 80 80 25.953
  flat med light 0 0 100 0 N/A 15.121
2007 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med light 0 8 53 40 80 20.5  
  Averages hills med light 0 8 53 40 80 20.5
With the turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2007 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 20.5 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 on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (40 percent), in the city (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 Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat lead hvy 25 0 25 50 85 21.785
  flat med none 0 5 15 80 85 24.000
  flat med light 0 0 100 0 N/A 29.500
  flat med light 30 30 30 10 60 17.000
  flat med hvy 2 28 32 37 70 28.600
2007 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 11 13 40 35 75 24.2  
  Averages flat med light 11 13 40 35 75 24.2
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2007 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 24.2 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 (35 percent), in the city (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (11 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 lead hvy 10 10 20 60 75 22.100
  flat lead hvy 10 20 10 60 75 22.800
  flat med light 0 0 0 100 80 29.700
  flat lead hvy 15 10 15 60 70 21.700
  flat med none 0 70 0 30 68 19.600
2007 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead light 7 22 9 62 74 23.2  
  Averages flat lead light 7 22 9 62 74 23.2
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2007 BMW 3-Series gas mileage 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 74 miles per hour (about 62 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (22 percent), in the suburbs (9 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 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 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 10 10 0 80 75 23.500
  flat med none 19 5 5 71 70 26.400
  flat med hvy 21 21 23 35 80 24.000
  flat med none 19 5 5 71 70 25.333
2007 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 17 10 8 64 74 24.8  
  Averages flat med light 17 10 8 64 74 24.8
With the 230-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic 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 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 light 5 5 20 70 70 25.878
  hills med light 5 5 20 70 70 21.387
  hills med none 5 5 20 70 70 21.961
  hills med light 5 5 20 70 70 25.934
  mtns med light 0 0 0 100 75 29.000
2007 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 4 4 16 76 71 24.8  
  Averages hills med light 4 4 16 76 71 24.8
With the 230-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2007 BMW 3-Series 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 76 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (16 percent), in heavy traffic (4 percent), and in the city (4 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
hills med none 25 50 25 0 N/A 18.000
  flat med light 9 9 27 55 75 24.500
  flat med light 9 9 27 55 75 24.700
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, 2007 BMW 3-Series gas mileage 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 20.600
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 fuel economy 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 manual AWD
flat light none 0 2 3 95 75 29.500
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat light none 0 2 3 95 75 29.5  
  Averages flat light none 0 2 3 95 75 29.5
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 29.5 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 95 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (3 percent), in the city (2 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 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
hills med none 0 0 90 10 60 20.200
  flat light none 60 0 0 40 65 24.000
  flat light none 60 0 0 40 65 23.500
  flat light light 30 10 20 40 65 24.000
  flat light light 30 10 20 40 65 23.200
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 36 4 26 34 64 23.0  
  Averages flat light none 36 4 26 34 64 23.0
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 23.0 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 none 2 0 6 92 75 24.900
  flat med light 2 0 6 92 75 24.679
  mtns med none 0 10 40 50 75 25.500
  mtns v.lt none 5 10 5 80 80 27.000
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
hills med none 2 5 14 79 76 25.5  
  Averages hills med none 2 5 14 79 76 25.5
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 25.5 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 (5 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 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 AWD
flat med light 0 100 0 0 N/A 16.800
  flat med hvy 20 20 20 40 70 24.300
  hills light light 5 30 50 15 68 23.500
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 8 50 23 18 69 21.5  
  Averages flat med light 8 50 23 18 69 21.5
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 21.5 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 (23 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (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 manual RWD
flat light light 20 20 20 40 75 26.100
  flat light none 10 0 30 60 80 31.100
  hills med none 10 50 15 25 74 20.600
  mtns med light 5 50 15 30 74 21.400
  flat med hvy 10 10 20 60 60 23.000
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
hills med light 11 26 20 43 73 24.4  
  Averages hills med light 11 26 20 43 73 24.4
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 24.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 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 city (26 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (11 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 lead light 0 10 50 40 75 25.000
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 fuel economy 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
flat med light 5 15 15 65 65 25.462
  flat med hvy 5 80 15 0 N/A 21.400
  flat med light 5 80 15 0 N/A 21.000
  flat light light 15 60 10 15 70 20.800
  hills med light 10 35 35 20 70 25.500
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, the 2006 BMW 3-Series 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 28.300
  flat med light 0 10 15 75 70 28.600
  flat lead light 5 20 20 55 80 22.018
  flat med hvy 10 30 50 10 75 19.500
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 4 15 25 56 76 24.6  
  Averages flat med hvy 4 15 25 56 76 24.6
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 24.6 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 56 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (25 percent), in the city (15 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 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 25.000
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, 2006 BMW 3-Series fuel economy 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 light 0 10 20 70 80 23.200
  flat med light 22 22 22 33 62 27.400
  flat med none 5 5 30 60 60 24.000
  flat med hvy 5 10 5 80 80 23.000
  flat med none 10 65 10 15 74 22.400
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 8 22 17 52 71 24.0  
  Averages flat med light 8 22 17 52 71 24.0
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 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 71 miles per hour (about 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (22 percent), in the suburbs (17 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 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 0 30 0 70 70 28.600
  flat med light 0 30 0 70 70 32.000
  flat med light 0 5 0 95 70 34.000
  flat lead light 50 40 5 5 68 20.500
  flat med hvy 0 20 20 60 70 28.300
2006 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 10 25 5 60 70 28.7  
  Averages flat med light 10 25 5 60 70 28.7
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2006 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 28.7 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 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the suburbs (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 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
hills light none 0 0 50 50 70 24.700
  hills lead hvy 10 15 40 35 70 24.000
  flat med light 37 37 0 26 62 23.500
2006 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 16 17 30 37 67 24.1  
  Averages hills med light 16 17 30 37 67 24.1
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 24.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 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 26.000
  flat med hvy 20 20 40 20 75 27.000
  flat med hvy 0 0 20 80 80 30.500
  flat light none 30 20 30 20 80 28.000
  flat med none 20 20 50 10 75 27.600
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, the 2006 BMW 3-Series 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 29.000
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 gas mileage 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 20.500
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, 2006 BMW 3-Series fuel economy 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
flat lead light 5 5 40 50 50 16.700
  flat light none 30 30 10 30 60 18.900
  hills med light 20 60 15 5 75 16.700
2006 2dr Coupe 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 18 32 22 28 62 17.4  
  Averages flat med light 18 32 22 28 62 17.4
With the 414-horsepower 4.0L V8 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2006 BMW 3-Series 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 62 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 29.700
  hills lead light 19 24 24 33 85 27.800
  hills lead light 23 14 18 45 85 29.900
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 gas mileage 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 22.414
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, 2006 BMW 3-Series fuel economy 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 21.000
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, the 2006 BMW 3-Series 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 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med none 0 70 20 10 70 20.300
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 turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2006 BMW 3-Series gas mileage 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 24.000
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 turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-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 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
2006 2dr Convertible 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat lead light 25 25 30 20 70 24.000
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 turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2006 BMW 3-Series 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
2005 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med none 5 15 30 50 75 24.879
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 turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2005 BMW 3-Series gas mileage 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 24.000
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 turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2005 BMW 3-Series fuel economy 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 18.000
  flat light light 5 5 75 15 60 22.300
  flat med hvy 5 5 20 70 70 22.500
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, the 2005 BMW 3-Series 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 manual AWD
flat light light 20 0 0 80 75 28.056
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 turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-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 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat light none 0 0 0 100 70 31.000
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 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 5 5 10 80 70 34.000
2005 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 5 5 10 80 70 34.0  
  Averages flat light none 5 5 10 80 70 34.0
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2005 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 34.0 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 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 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 lead none 0 0 0 100 80 31.000
2005 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead none 0 0 0 100 80 31.0  
  Averages flat lead none 0 0 0 100 80 31.0
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 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 80 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 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
2005 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat v.lt none 3 5 0 92 70 26.000
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 2 16 0 82 70 28.000
2005 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 2 16 0 82 70 28.0  
  Averages flat med light 2 16 0 82 70 28.0
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2005 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 28.0 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 82 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (16 percent), in heavy traffic (2 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 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat v.lt none 3 5 0 92 70 28.000
2005 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat v.lt none 3 5 0 92 70 28.0  
  Averages flat v.lt none 3 5 0 92 70 28.0
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 28.0 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 light none 5 15 65 15 70 23.336
  flat med light 5 15 40 40 75 26.000
2005 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 5 15 53 28 73 24.7  
  Averages flat med light 5 15 53 28 73 24.7
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 24.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 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 on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (28 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 med light 5 20 60 15 50 21.800
2005 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 5 20 60 15 50 21.8  
  Averages flat med light 5 20 60 15 50 21.8
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2005 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 21.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 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), on the highway at an average speed of 50 miles per hour (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 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat v.lt none 0 0 0 100 68 33.900
2005 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat v.lt none 0 0 0 100 68 33.9  
  Averages flat v.lt none 0 0 0 100 68 33.9
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 33.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 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 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 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat v.lt light 14 0 43 43 60 22.000
  flat v.lt none 5 85 5 5 65 27.000
2005 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat v.lt light 10 43 24 24 63 24.5  
  Averages flat v.lt light 10 43 24 24 63 24.5
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 24.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 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 in the suburbs (24 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (24 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 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 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 31.500
  hills med light 0 0 0 100 65 30.600
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, the 2005 BMW 3-Series 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 24.800
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, 2005 BMW 3-Series gas mileage 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 lead none 5 35 50 10 75 18.591
  flat med light 2 8 30 60 70 26.000
  flat lead light 2 8 30 60 70 21.300
  flat med none 0 5 10 85 60 22.100
  hills med light 15 15 40 30 70 19.610
2005 2dr Coupe 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 5 14 32 49 69 21.5  
  Averages flat med light 5 14 32 49 69 21.5
With the 414-horsepower 4.0L V8 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2005 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 21.5 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 49 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (32 percent), in the city (14 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 2dr Coupe 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light hvy 33 33 17 17 62 19.300
  flat med light 10 70 10 10 60 17.000
2005 2dr Coupe 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 22 52 14 14 61 18.2  
  Averages flat med hvy 22 52 14 14 61 18.2
With the 230-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2005 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 18.2 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 61 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 29.200
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, 2005 BMW 3-Series gas mileage 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 30 20 20 75 21.000
  flat med hvy 30 40 10 20 75 20.500
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 fuel economy 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 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat med light 0 11 22 67 80 20.000
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 turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2005 BMW 3-Series 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
2005 2dr Convertible 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med none 2 10 65 23 70 24.600
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 turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2005 BMW 3-Series gas mileage 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 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 0 50 0 50 65 22.600
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 turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-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
2004 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med none 0 0 60 40 65 24.300
  flat med light 0 0 89 11 60 24.000
  flat med none 0 0 90 10 70 24.100
  flat med none 0 0 60 40 70 22.000
  flat med light 0 0 90 10 60 23.700
2004 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med none 0 0 78 22 65 23.6  
  Averages flat med none 0 0 78 22 65 23.6
With the turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2004 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 23.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 78 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (22 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 lead none 10 20 35 35 81 23.500
2004 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat lead none 10 20 35 35 81 23.5  
  Averages flat lead none 10 20 35 35 81 23.5
With the turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic 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 81 miles per hour (about 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (35 percent), in the city (20 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 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 70 30 70 23.800
  flat med none 0 0 90 10 70 21.900
  flat med none 0 0 80 20 70 23.000
2004 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med none 0 0 80 20 70 22.9  
  Averages flat med none 0 0 80 20 70 22.9
With the turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2004 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 22.9 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 Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 10 10 30 50 65 21.000
  flat lead none 25 25 40 10 62 18.400
2004 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat lead light 18 18 35 30 64 19.7  
  Averages flat lead light 18 18 35 30 64 19.7
With the turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2004 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 19.7 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 64 miles per hour (30 percent), in heavy traffic (18 percent), and in the city (18 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 Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med none 0 0 70 30 70 23.300
2004 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med none 0 0 70 30 70 23.3  
  Averages flat med none 0 0 70 30 70 23.3
With the turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2004 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 23.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 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 70 miles per hour (30 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 22.000
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 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat lead light 0 50 20 30 75 23.100
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, the 2004 BMW 3-Series 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 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 0 5 20 75 65 24.500
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, 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 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 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 60 20 20 70 17.500
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 fuel economy 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 0 10 80 10 60 24.500
  flat med none 1 3 3 93 75 28.300
  flat med none 5 0 5 90 80 28.000
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, the 2004 BMW 3-Series 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 light light 0 0 100 0 N/A 20.000
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, 2004 BMW 3-Series gas mileage 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 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med hvy 0 5 20 75 65 26.886
  flat med none 0 5 20 75 70 25.865
  flat med hvy 0 5 20 75 65 25.792
  flat med light 0 0 15 85 65 24.164
  flat med none 0 5 20 75 70 29.510
2004 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med light 0 4 19 77 67 26.4  
  Averages flat med light 0 4 19 77 67 26.4
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 26.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 77 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (19 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 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
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 2 13 10 75 70 23.500
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, the 2004 BMW 3-Series 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 65 24.752
  flat med none 0 5 20 75 65 25.295
  flat med none 0 5 15 80 65 25.899
  flat med none 0 5 15 80 65 25.575
  flat med none 0 0 15 85 65 25.612
2004 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med none 0 4 17 79 65 25.4  
  Averages flat med none 0 4 17 79 65 25.4
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 25.4 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 79 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (17 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 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
hills med none 10 5 0 85 80 28.200
  hills med none 15 10 0 75 80 27.400
  flat med none 5 10 75 10 80 27.000
2004 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
hills med none 10 8 25 57 80 27.5  
  Averages hills med none 10 8 25 57 80 27.5
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 27.5 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 57 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (25 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (8 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 shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 0 11 78 11 70 21.000
  flat med none 10 10 10 70 70 25.000
2004 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 5 11 44 41 70 23.0  
  Averages flat med light 5 11 44 41 70 23.0
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2004 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 23.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 44 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (41 percent), in the city (11 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 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead none 5 10 75 10 80 27.500
  flat med none 5 10 0 85 80 30.500
2004 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead none 5 10 38 48 80 29.0  
  Averages flat lead none 5 10 38 48 80 29.0
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 29.0 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 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (38 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 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med none 0 0 15 85 65 24.824
2004 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med none 0 0 15 85 65 24.8  
  Averages flat med none 0 0 15 85 65 24.8
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 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 65 miles per hour (about 85 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (15 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 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 5 10 0 85 80 28.710
2004 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 5 10 0 85 80 28.7  
  Averages flat med none 5 10 0 85 80 28.7
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2004 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 28.7 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 15 80 65 27.626
2004 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med none 0 5 15 80 65 27.6  
  Averages flat med none 0 5 15 80 65 27.6
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 27.6 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 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (15 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 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
mtns light none 0 30 0 70 60 26.471
2004 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
mtns light none 0 30 0 70 60 26.5  
  Averages mtns light none 0 30 0 70 60 26.5
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 26.5 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 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 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on mountainous 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 Coupe 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 5 5 90 0 N/A 28.000
  flat med light 33 0 67 0 N/A 24.300
  hills med none 10 40 0 50 75 22.400
  mtns med light 0 0 0 100 75 29.700
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 22.349
  flat lead light 10 40 0 50 80 19.655
  flat lead none 15 10 0 75 75 21.655
  flat lead light 50 5 0 45 75 21.667
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 65 20.698
2004 2dr Coupe 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat lead light 18 15 4 63 74 21.2  
  Averages flat lead light 18 15 4 63 74 21.2
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 21.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (about 63 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (18 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in the suburbs (4 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 21.000
  flat med light 0 0 5 95 50 26.200
  flat med hvy 5 40 15 40 80 21.210
2004 2dr Coupe 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med hvy 7 24 12 56 67 22.8  
  Averages flat med hvy 7 24 12 56 67 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 67 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 lead light 30 10 20 40 60 24.100
  flat med light 10 10 20 60 80 23.333
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 26.600
  flat med light 20 30 40 10 60 15.000
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 24.000
  flat med light 5 10 15 70 70 24.900
  flat light none 10 10 10 70 80 23.000
  flat med none 10 15 15 60 75 23.500
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 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat med light 5 20 20 55 75 21.500
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 turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-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 19.500
  flat med light 0 10 30 60 70 20.100
2004 2dr Convertible 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 10 30 60 70 19.8  
  Averages flat med light 0 10 30 60 70 19.8
With the turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2004 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 19.8 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 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 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 0 25 25 50 65 24.038
  flat light none 0 10 80 10 70 22.000
2004 2dr Convertible 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 0 18 53 30 68 23.0  
  Averages flat light none 0 18 53 30 68 23.0
With the turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2004 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 23.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 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 on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (30 percent), in the city (18 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 none 5 25 20 50 75 20.000
  flat med light 5 20 20 55 75 21.100
2004 2dr Convertible 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat med light 5 23 20 53 75 20.6  
  Averages flat med light 5 23 20 53 75 20.6
With the turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2004 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 20.6 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 53 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (23 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
2003.5 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 5 25 10 60 70 22.700
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 17.063
2003.5 2dr Convertible 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat lead none 0 29 14 57 70 17.1  
  Averages flat lead none 0 29 14 57 70 17.1
With the turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2003.5 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 17.1 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 light none 5 10 70 15 65 22.871
2003 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 5 10 70 15 65 22.9  
  Averages flat light none 5 10 70 15 65 22.9
With the turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2003 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 22.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 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 65 miles per hour (15 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 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 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat lead light 17 6 11 67 85 26.500
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 turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2003 BMW 3-Series gas mileage 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 light none 5 10 65 20 65 23.013
2003 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 5 10 65 20 65 23.0  
  Averages flat light none 5 10 65 20 65 23.0
With the turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2003 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 23.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 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 65 miles per hour (20 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 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 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 17 6 11 66 85 28.000
  flat light none 10 10 10 70 60 27.000
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 turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-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 5 10 65 20 65 21.888
  flat light none 1 9 70 20 65 24.095
  flat light none 5 5 75 15 65 23.913
  flat light none 5 5 75 15 65 23.492
  flat light none 5 5 75 15 65 24.266
2003 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 4 7 72 17 65 23.5  
  Averages flat light none 4 7 72 17 65 23.5
With the turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2003 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 23.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 72 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (17 percent), in the city (7 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 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 23.600
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 turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-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 manual AWD
flat light none 5 5 75 15 65 22.386
  flat light none 1 9 70 20 65 22.739
  flat light none 1 9 70 20 65 20.212
  flat light none 1 9 70 20 65 20.563
  flat light none 1 9 70 20 65 21.565
2003 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 2 8 71 19 65 21.5  
  Averages flat light none 2 8 71 19 65 21.5
With the turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2003 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 21.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 71 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (19 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 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
mtns light light 0 0 20 80 70 25.100
2003 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
mtns light light 0 0 20 80 70 25.1  
  Averages mtns light light 0 0 20 80 70 25.1
With the turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2003 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 25.1 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 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 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on mountainous 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 manual AWD
flat light none 5 10 70 15 65 21.694
  flat v.lt none 0 5 20 75 65 26.648
  flat light none 1 5 19 75 65 24.579
  flat light none 1 5 19 75 65 24.669
  flat light none 1 5 19 75 65 24.271
2003 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 2 6 29 63 65 24.4  
  Averages flat light none 2 6 29 63 65 24.4
With the turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2003 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 24.4 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 63 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (29 percent), in the city (6 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 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 38 28 28 7 60 20.500
2003 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 38 28 28 7 60 20.5  
  Averages flat med light 38 28 28 7 60 20.5
With the turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2003 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 20.5 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 in the city (28 percent), in the suburbs (28 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (7 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 5 10 65 20 65 23.390
  flat v.lt none 0 5 20 75 65 26.362
  flat v.lt light 1 5 19 75 65 25.950
  flat v.lt light 1 5 19 75 65 26.304
  flat v.lt hvy 1 5 19 75 65 24.604
2003 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual AWD
flat v.lt light 2 6 28 64 65 25.3  
  Averages flat v.lt light 2 6 28 64 65 25.3
With the turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2003 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 25.3 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 64 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (28 percent), in the city (6 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 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 Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 38 28 28 6 55 20.000
2003 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 38 28 28 6 55 20.0  
  Averages flat med none 38 28 28 6 55 20.0
With the turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2003 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 20.0 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 in the city (28 percent), in the suburbs (28 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 55 miles per hour (6 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 Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual AWD
flat light light 2 7 76 15 65 23.371
  flat light none 3 7 75 15 65 23.211
  flat light light 1 9 70 20 65 22.837
  flat light none 3 7 75 15 65 22.661
  flat light light 5 12 33 50 70 23.328
2003 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 3 8 66 23 66 23.1  
  Averages flat light none 3 8 66 23 66 23.1
With the turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2003 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 23.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 66 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (23 percent), in the city (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 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 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 0 25 75 80 22.200
  flat light none 0 0 90 10 65 22.000
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 gas mileage 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 22.000
  flat med light 5 15 50 30 70 24.500
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, 2003 BMW 3-Series fuel economy 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 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat light none 10 10 10 70 80 22.000
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 turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-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
hills med light 40 40 0 20 65 17.500
  flat med light 50 20 10 20 70 22.100
  flat med none 60 20 10 10 75 22.500
  flat med none 60 20 10 10 75 22.200
  flat lead hvy 9 18 27 45 80 24.500
2003 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 44 24 11 21 73 21.8  
  Averages flat med light 44 24 11 21 73 21.8
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2003 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 21.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 44 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (24 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (21 percent), and in the suburbs (11 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 manual RWD
flat med none 10 20 20 50 70 22.800
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 turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2003 BMW 3-Series fuel economy 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 light none 10 10 30 50 60 26.500
2003 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills light none 10 10 30 50 60 26.5  
  Averages hills light none 10 10 30 50 60 26.5
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-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 60 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 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 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
2003 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 10 20 0 70 68 24.200
2003 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 10 20 0 70 68 24.2  
  Averages flat light none 10 20 0 70 68 24.2
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2003 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 24.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 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 city (20 percent), in heavy traffic (10 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 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
mtns med hvy 30 20 20 30 60 23.000
  hills med light 0 90 7 3 70 18.000
  flat light none 0 0 80 20 70 19.500
  hills med light 5 25 25 45 75 26.100
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 70 31.000
2003 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med light 7 27 26 40 69 23.5  
  Averages hills med light 7 27 26 40 69 23.5
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 23.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (27 percent), in the suburbs (26 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 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 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat light light 0 0 0 100 60 26.000
  flat med light 5 40 15 40 60 28.000
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, the 2003 BMW 3-Series 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 2dr Coupe 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat light light 22 22 25 31 70 25.063
  hills med hvy 10 15 15 60 70 24.000
  flat lead hvy 10 30 30 30 75 20.200
2003 2dr Coupe 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med hvy 14 22 23 40 72 23.1  
  Averages flat med hvy 14 22 23 40 72 23.1
With the 414-horsepower 4.0L V8 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2003 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 23.1 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 74 20.300
2003 2dr Coupe 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 20 30 0 50 74 20.3  
  Averages flat light none 20 30 0 50 74 20.3
With the 230-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2003 BMW 3-Series fuel economy 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 74 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 22.000
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 turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-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 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 Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills lead light 5 10 20 65 50 19.700
2002 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills lead light 5 10 20 65 50 19.7  
  Averages hills lead light 5 10 20 65 50 19.7
With the turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2002 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 19.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 50 miles per hour (about 65 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 (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 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 AWD
flat med none 5 8 3 83 60 21.900
  hills v.lt light 20 20 10 50 65 23.400
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 manual AWD
flat med light 10 30 40 20 60 23.171
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, the 2002 BMW 3-Series 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 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 5 20 30 45 60 24.000
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, 2002 BMW 3-Series gas mileage 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 RWD
hills light none 25 25 10 40 50 25.000
  hills med light 15 15 50 20 75 25.000
  flat med light 0 5 90 5 80 22.018
  flat light light 0 0 0 100 70 30.600
  flat med light 5 19 5 71 65 25.000
2002 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med light 9 13 31 47 68 25.5  
  Averages flat med light 9 13 31 47 68 25.5
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2002 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 25.5 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 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills lead hvy 5 5 55 35 60 22.300
  hills lead hvy 0 0 5 95 85 29.200
  hills lead light 0 20 60 20 75 16.400
  flat med light 9 18 27 45 70 25.000
  flat light none 12 47 29 12 65 23.500
2002 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med light 5 18 35 41 71 23.3  
  Averages hills med light 5 18 35 41 71 23.3
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2002 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 23.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 41 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (35 percent), in the city (18 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 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 0 0 95 5 85 22.200
  hills med light 0 2 5 93 70 28.600
  flat med light 22 24 26 28 75 27.000
  flat med none 10 20 40 30 60 21.053
  flat med light 20 30 20 30 75 20.645
2002 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 10 15 37 37 73 23.9  
  Averages flat med light 10 15 37 37 73 23.9
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 23.9 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 37 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (37 percent), in the city (15 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 manual RWD
flat lead none 0 0 0 100 85 32.143
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, 2002 BMW 3-Series fuel economy 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 28.200
  flat light none 0 25 0 75 60 27.800
  hills med light 10 20 50 20 85 15.882
2002 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 3 23 17 57 68 24.0  
  Averages flat light none 3 23 17 57 68 24.0
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-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 68 miles per hour (about 57 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (23 percent), in the suburbs (17 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2002 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 %