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BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2015 29.0 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr Sedan turbocharged 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2014 22.1 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2014 4dr Wagon turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 40 40 10 10 65 22.113
2014 4dr Wagon turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 40 40 10 10 65 22.1  
  Averages flat light light 40 40 10 10 65 22.1
With the turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2014 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 22.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2014 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (40 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (10 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2014 25.9 MPG Highway Percentage 4 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 0 80 20 75 26.098
  flat med light 0 0 100 0 N/A 26.544
  flat med light 0 0 100 0 N/A 25.556
  flat med light 0 0 100 0 N/A 26.420
  flat med light 0 45 55 0 N/A 24.773
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, 2014 BMW 3-Series gas mileage 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2014 30.8 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 29.959
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 23.172
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 29.325
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 29.118
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 26.355
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 23.106
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 34.101
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 33.618
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 33.414
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 33.624
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 35.612
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 27.244
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 31.812
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 32.264
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 34.446
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 30.887
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 33.374
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 33.373
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 33.046
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 33.589
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 30.031
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 35.542
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 21.172
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 30.522
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 33.556
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 29.883
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 25.609
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 27.510
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 32.846
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 32.822
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 34.630
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 35.230
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 33.410
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 35.647
  flat med light 0 0 0 100 70 31.810
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 34.281
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 37.466
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 32.070
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 32.169
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 33.204
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 24.550
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 32.295
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 34.860
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 37.717
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 33.585
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 28.709
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 21.922
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 33.736
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 27.707
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 29.947
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 35.447
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 36.038
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 35.517
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 24.208
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 35.677
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 31.037
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 35.027
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 26.788
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 21.164
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 27.554
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 31.762
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 25.429
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 30.514
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 24.515
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 33.119
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 30.692
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 31.648
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 32.770
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 21.404
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 26.966
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 32.522
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 36.345
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 27.902
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 33.081
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 32.192
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 33.323
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 31.956
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 32.651
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 26.881
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 32.744
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 22.636
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 32.118
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 21.020
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 19.228
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 31.440
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 25.943
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 27.578
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 38.381
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 33.272
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 30.052
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 34.753
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 26.540
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 28.340
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 32.015
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 35.495
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 30.223
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 27.904
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 31.988
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 35.533
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 34.600
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 37.827
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 36.052
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 31.225
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 32.064
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 34.590
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 31.143
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 31.725
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 32.987
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 30.982
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 35.155
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 32.602
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 34.684
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 32.079
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 26.522
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 25.589
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 26.950
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 32.963
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 29.831
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 21.649
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 31.810
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 27.522
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 34.080
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 31.193
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 31.808
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 28.812
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 32.744
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 37.126
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 23.594
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 33.313
  flat med light 0 5 30 65 80 23.392
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 23.443
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 22.878
2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 0 2 52 46 77 30.8  
  Averages flat med light 0 2 52 46 77 30.8
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2014 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 30.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2014 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 77 miles per hour (46 percent), in the city (2 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2014 42.2 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
8-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 0 25 0 75 65 50.417
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 40.818
  flat light none 0 20 45 35 60 37.929
  flat light light 1 4 20 75 75 46.684
  flat light light 0 0 15 85 70 44.252
  flat v.lt light 0 0 15 85 70 43.206
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 42.365
  flat light none 0 20 45 35 60 42.056
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 50 43.354
  flat light none 0 20 45 35 60 39.703
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 40.857
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 42.375
  flat light none 0 20 45 35 60 39.368
  flat light light 0 5 45 50 65 40.095
  hills light light 0 0 11 89 70 48.588
  flat light none 0 20 35 45 65 41.500
  flat light light 0 5 45 50 65 40.706
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 42.174
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 50 40.057
  flat light none 0 20 45 35 60 39.807
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 40.875
2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
8-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 0 17 29 54 62 42.2  
  Averages flat light light 0 17 29 54 62 42.2
With the turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2014 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 42.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2014 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 54 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (29 percent), in the city (17 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2013 25.0 MPG Highway Percentage 7 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4
8-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 20 40 40 0 N/A 19.300
  flat light none 0 100 0 0 N/A 26.250
  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, 2013 BMW 3-Series gas mileage 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2013 30.4 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr 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 fuel economy 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2012 23.5 MPG Highway Percentage 62 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 5 45 25 25 74 20.500
  flat med light 15 10 60 15 74 23.500
  flat med none 0 10 0 90 68 13.700
  flat med none 0 10 10 80 68 32.700
  flat med none 0 0 0 100 74 27.300
2012 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 4 15 19 62 72 23.5  
  Averages flat med none 4 15 19 62 72 23.5
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2012 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 23.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (about 62 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (19 percent), in the city (15 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2011 29.0 MPG Highway Percentage 47 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light hvy 0 10 40 50 70 25.200
  flat light hvy 0 5 5 90 70 35.100
  flat light hvy 0 20 40 40 70 26.400
  flat med hvy 10 10 30 50 70 33.100
  hills v.lt light 20 20 40 20 65 31.400
  flat med hvy 11 22 33 33 70 27.000
  flat med light 5 15 20 60 70 29.000
  flat med light 10 30 30 30 70 22.400
  flat med hvy 0 0 50 50 45 31.062
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light hvy 6 15 32 47 67 29.0  
  Averages flat light hvy 6 15 32 47 67 29.0
With the turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2011 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 29.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2011 17.1 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
7-speed automated manual RWD
flat light none 5 15 20 60 70 17.108
  flat light none 5 15 20 60 70 17.298
  flat light none 5 15 20 60 70 16.799
2011 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
7-speed automated manual RWD
flat light none 5 15 20 60 70 17.1  
  Averages flat light none 5 15 20 60 70 17.1
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2011 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 17.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2011 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2011 23.3 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills lead none 10 35 20 35 95 23.500
  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 23.3  
  Averages hills lead none 10 35 20 35 95 23.3
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2011 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 23.3 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2011 17.9 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead none 10 15 45 30 75 18.200
  flat med none 10 15 55 20 75 17.500
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead none 10 15 50 25 75 17.9  
  Averages flat lead none 10 15 50 25 75 17.9
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 17.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 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 (25 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2011 23.0 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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 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 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2011 26.0 MPG Highway Percentage 33 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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, the 2011 BMW 3-Series 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2011 20.2 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 0 0 20 80 75 18.802
  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 20.2  
  Averages flat med light 0 0 20 80 75 20.2
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 20.2 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 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2011 23.0 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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 fuel economy has been averaging 23.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2011 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2011 15.9 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 0 70 30 0 N/A 16.040
  hills med light 5 85 10 0 N/A 15.700
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, the 2011 BMW 3-Series 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2011 25.6 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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, 2011 BMW 3-Series gas mileage 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2011 15.9 MPG Highway Percentage 33 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 2dr Coupe 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
7-speed automated manual RWD
hills med light 5 20 50 25 70 17.000
  flat lead light 5 40 0 55 80 17.000
  flat med light 10 60 10 20 81 13.700
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 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 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2011 17.2 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 2dr Coupe 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.385
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 18.083
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 16.897
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 16.057
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 14.200
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 16.049
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.714
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.641
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.158
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 16.334
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 19.402
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 16.939
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 15.714
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.143
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.917
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 16.249
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.290
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 18.690
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.256
  hills med none 0 0 65 35 75 19.800
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 16.027
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.750
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.015
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.444
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 15.632
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.568
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.250
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 18.320
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 15.959
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 16.504
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 16.667
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 18.468
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 19.534
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 18.668
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 13.823
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.416
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 16.263
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 15.367
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 18.900
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 15.596
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.938
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 16.606
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 19.182
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.859
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 18.492
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.107
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.388
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 18.363
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.395
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 16.765
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.792
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 16.609
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 18.626
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.288
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 15.666
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.262
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.271
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 15.973
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 7.103
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 16.445
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.244
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.530
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.613
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 15.455
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 15.889
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 16.906
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 16.386
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 16.368
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 16.040
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.172
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 18.893
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 18.319
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 16.520
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.441
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 16.032
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 16.206
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.772
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 16.463
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 16.785
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 12.131
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 16.549
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.045
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 18.524
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.137
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 15.973
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 16.500
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 16.797
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.910
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 18.092
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 16.558
  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 17.734
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 16.846
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 16.688
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 19.431
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 18.019
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 39.031
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 16.781
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.722
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 16.112
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 15.745
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.506
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.432
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 15.655
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 18.056
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 13.916
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 15.979
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 19.917
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.114
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 18.132
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 18.189
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.674
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 16.508
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 16.625
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.835
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.034
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 15.929
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.495
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 16.773
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 16.642
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 20.401
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 16.439
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 15.983
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 19.944
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 18.086
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 15.912
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 18.964
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.673
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.067
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 16.288
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.410
2011 2dr Coupe 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.2  
  Averages flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 75 17.2
With the 414-horsepower 4.0L V8 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2011 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 17.2 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 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2011 22.0 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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, 2011 BMW 3-Series gas mileage 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2011 25.2 MPG Highway Percentage 86 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 10 10 10 70 75 23.831
  hills med light 0 0 5 95 75 29.000
  flat lead light 2 2 6 90 75 21.625
  flat med hvy 0 0 10 90 75 26.500
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 fuel economy 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2010 32.2 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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, the 2010 BMW 3-Series 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2010 19.8 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 25 25 25 25 80 18.600
  flat light hvy 25 25 25 25 60 21.000
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, 2010 BMW 3-Series gas mileage 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2010 22.4 MPG Highway Percentage 5 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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 fuel economy 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2010 24.1 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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, the 2010 BMW 3-Series 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2010 22.8 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2010 23.5 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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, 2010 BMW 3-Series fuel economy 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2010 24.5 MPG Highway Percentage 31 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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, the 2010 BMW 3-Series 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2010 18.9 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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
2010 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat lead none 10 60 30 0 0 18.9  
  Averages flat lead none 10 60 30 0 0 18.9
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 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 0 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2010 20.4 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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 fuel economy has been averaging 20.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2010 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2010 18.9 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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
2010 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat lead none 10 60 30 0 0 18.9  
  Averages flat lead none 10 60 30 0 0 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 0 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2010 18.0 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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 gas mileage has been averaging 18.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2010 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2010 16.4 MPG Highway Percentage 5 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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, 2010 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 16.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2010 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2010 29.0 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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, the 2010 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 29.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2010 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2009 30.3 MPG Highway Percentage 59 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med none 67 22 6 6 60 21.500
  hills med light 45 25 5 25 60 22.800
  hills med none 0 20 0 80 75 32.800
  flat med hvy 3 3 16 78 60 33.600
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 70 38.000
  flat light none 0 0 5 95 70 41.000
  hills med none 15 70 5 10 60 22.171
  flat med none 0 0 5 95 60 38.700
  flat med none 10 80 5 5 60 20.000
  hills med none 26 17 5 52 60 28.889
  hills med light 0 0 0 100 75 37.000
  hills med none 0 0 0 100 75 36.491
  hills med light 55 25 5 15 60 20.798
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med none 17 20 4 59 65 30.3  
  Averages hills med none 17 20 4 59 65 30.3
With the turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2009 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 30.3 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 59 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in heavy traffic (17 percent), and in the suburbs (4 percent).

In addition the average 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2009 35.6 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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, 2009 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 35.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2009 20.2 MPG Highway Percentage 73 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat v.lt light 10 10 10 70 65 19.700
  flat light light 5 5 15 75 70 20.600
2009 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat light light 8 8 13 73 68 20.2  
  Averages flat light light 8 8 13 73 68 20.2
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 20.2 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 73 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (13 percent), in heavy traffic (8 percent), and in the city (8 percent).

In addition the average 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2009 26.2 MPG Highway Percentage 100 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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, 2009 BMW 3-Series gas mileage 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2009 15.8 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat med hvy 10 0 60 30 60 15.800
2009 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat med hvy 10 0 60 30 60 15.8  
  Averages flat med hvy 10 0 60 30 60 15.8
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 15.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 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 on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (30 percent), in heavy traffic (10 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 most or all of the time.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2009 23.3 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 5 5 15 75 70 24.500
  flat light light 2 5 5 88 60 25.800
  flat med light 60 20 10 10 74 19.600
2009 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 22 10 10 58 68 23.3  
  Averages flat light light 22 10 10 58 68 23.3
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 23.3 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 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (22 percent), in the suburbs (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 light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2009 18.6 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 45 20 10 25 74 13.100
  flat med hvy 20 30 20 30 60 18.500
  flat med hvy 5 5 15 75 70 19.400
  flat v.lt none 5 0 5 90 75 21.000
  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 16 12 12 60 71 18.6  
  Averages flat light light 16 12 12 60 71 18.6
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 18.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (16 percent), in the suburbs (12 percent), and in the city (12 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2009 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2009 19.3 MPG Highway Percentage 77 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat light light 5 5 10 80 70 20.200
  flat med light 0 30 10 60 60 16.600
  flat light light 5 2 3 90 75 21.000
2009 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat light light 3 12 8 77 68 19.3  
  Averages flat light light 3 12 8 77 68 19.3
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 19.3 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 77 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (12 percent), in the suburbs (8 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 light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2009 22.1 MPG Highway Percentage 52 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med none 10 0 20 70 75 23.500
  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 15 12 22 52 70 22.1  
  Averages flat med light 15 12 22 52 70 22.1
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2009 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 22.1 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 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (22 percent), in heavy traffic (15 percent), and in the city (12 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2009 25.5 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2009 21.9 MPG Highway Percentage 41 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med none 10 0 20 70 75 21.800
  flat lead hvy 10 20 50 20 80 21.300
  flat light light 30 35 30 5 60 20.600
  hills med none 0 0 30 70 80 24.000
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med light 13 14 33 41 74 21.9  
  Averages hills med light 13 14 33 41 74 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 74 miles per hour (about 41 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (33 percent), in the city (14 percent), and in heavy traffic (13 percent).

In addition the average 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2009 21.1 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 0 20 30 50 74 21.200
  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 25 25 15 35 77 21.1  
  Averages flat med hvy 25 25 15 35 77 21.1
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2009 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 21.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 77 miles per hour (about 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in heavy traffic (25 percent), and in the suburbs (15 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2009 20.9 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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, 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 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2009 22.8 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2009 28.1 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat v.lt none 0 0 5 95 74 29.700
  flat light hvy 0 30 5 65 60 26.400
2009 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat light light 0 15 5 80 67 28.1  
  Averages flat light light 0 15 5 80 67 28.1
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2009 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 28.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (15 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 only some of the time.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2009 26.3 MPG Highway Percentage 61 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat lead light 6 24 0 71 80 25.000
  flat light light 0 0 50 50 70 27.500
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 fuel economy 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2009 12.5 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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, the 2009 BMW 3-Series 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2009 21.8 MPG Highway Percentage 100 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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, 2009 BMW 3-Series gas mileage 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2009 19.9 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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 fuel economy 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2009 13.1 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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, the 2009 BMW 3-Series 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2009 24.1 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 23 23 26 29 75 20.308
  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 14 12 16 60 73 24.1  
  Averages flat med light 14 12 16 60 73 24.1
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 24.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (16 percent), in heavy traffic (14 percent), and in the city (12 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2009 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2009 24.3 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat lead none 5 5 10 80 75 24.558
  flat lead none 5 5 10 80 75 27.203
  flat lead none 5 5 10 80 75 24.222
  flat lead none 5 5 10 80 75 23.474
  flat lead none 5 5 10 80 75 21.961
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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2009 22.0 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 15 5 15 65 70 23.000
  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 10 70 65 22.300
  flat med none 20 5 15 60 70 21.300
  flat med light 0 60 10 30 80 21.200
  flat med hvy 0 60 20 20 80 19.000
  flat med light 0 60 20 20 80 22.000
  flat med light 0 60 20 20 70 22.750
  flat med light 0 60 20 20 80 23.000
2009 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 8 33 16 43 73 22.0  
  Averages flat med light 8 33 16 43 73 22.0
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 22.0 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 43 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (33 percent), in the suburbs (16 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 percent).

In addition the average 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2009 15.6 MPG Highway Percentage 52 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 2dr Coupe 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
7-speed automated manual RWD
flat med light 0 25 25 50 60 13.933
  flat med light 0 25 25 50 60 14.356
  flat med light 0 25 25 50 60 14.854
  flat med light 0 25 25 50 60 15.115
  flat med light 25 20 10 45 80 16.500
  flat med light 0 25 25 50 60 16.087
  flat med light 0 0 0 100 80 19.206
  flat med light 0 25 25 50 60 14.481
  flat med light 15 20 45 20 70 15.500
  flat med light 0 25 25 50 60 14.344
  flat med light 0 25 25 50 60 17.096
  flat med light 5 5 40 50 70 20.000
  flat med light 0 25 25 50 60 15.127
  flat med light 0 25 25 50 60 14.620
  flat med light 0 25 25 50 60 15.930
  flat med light 0 25 25 50 60 16.414
  flat med light 0 25 25 50 60 15.483
  flat med light 0 25 25 50 60 14.579
  flat med light 0 25 25 50 60 12.822
  flat med light 0 25 25 50 60 15.000
  flat med light 0 25 25 50 60 15.311
  flat med light 0 25 25 50 60 14.634
  flat med light 0 25 25 50 60 14.604
  flat med light 0 25 25 50 60 15.252
  flat med light 0 25 25 50 60 14.869
  flat med light 0 25 25 50 60 15.040
  flat med light 0 0 0 100 60 20.857
  flat med light 0 25 25 50 60 17.928
  flat med light 0 25 25 50 60 12.294
  flat med light 0 25 25 50 60 15.114
2009 2dr Coupe 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
7-speed automated manual RWD
flat med light 2 22 24 52 62 15.6  
  Averages flat med light 2 22 24 52 62 15.6
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 15.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (24 percent), in the city (22 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2008 18.8 MPG Highway Percentage 12 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat med hvy 10 70 10 10 75 20.341
  flat med hvy 10 60 10 20 75 16.500
  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 7 43 38 12 73 18.8  
  Averages flat med light 7 43 38 12 73 18.8
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 18.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 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 (38 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (12 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2008 14.5 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2008 16.1 MPG Highway Percentage 39 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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 20 50 60 17.000
  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 8 28 25 39 72 16.1  
  Averages flat med light 8 28 25 39 72 16.1
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 16.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (about 39 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (28 percent), in the suburbs (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2008 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2008 23.3 MPG Highway Percentage 100 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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 gas mileage 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2008 19.3 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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, 2008 BMW 3-Series fuel economy 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2008 24.3 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 20 10 5 65 60 28.165
  flat med light 0 5 20 75 75 20.500
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, the 2008 BMW 3-Series 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2008 13.9 MPG Highway Percentage 5 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead none 5 65 25 5 60 13.900
2008 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead none 5 65 25 5 60 13.9  
  Averages flat lead none 5 65 25 5 60 13.9
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 13.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (25 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (5 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC not used at all.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2008 23.6 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead light 5 20 35 40 75 21.100
  flat med hvy 20 24 27 29 70 23.300
  flat light none 40 30 10 20 68 22.200
  flat med light 10 10 10 70 60 24.700
  flat med none 10 10 10 70 60 25.000
  flat med light 10 10 40 40 70 26.316
  flat med light 0 5 10 85 70 24.200
  flat med light 72 3 0 25 40 17.000
  flat light none 40 30 10 20 68 28.900
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 23 16 17 44 65 23.6  
  Averages flat med light 23 16 17 44 65 23.6
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 23.6 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 44 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (23 percent), in the suburbs (17 percent), and in the city (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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2008 21.3 MPG Highway Percentage 39 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 10 30 40 20 60 20.979
  flat light light 10 30 40 20 60 20.000
  flat med none 5 40 15 40 62 22.700
  flat med light 5 20 45 30 65 22.600
  flat lead light 10 0 40 50 75 20.395
  flat med hvy 5 20 0 75 75 21.400
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 8 23 30 39 66 21.3  
  Averages flat med light 8 23 30 39 66 21.3
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2008 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 21.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 39 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (23 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2008 26.4 MPG Highway Percentage 67 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med light 5 15 14 67 70 26.4  
  Averages hills med light 5 15 14 67 70 26.4
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 26.4 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 67 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (15 percent), in the suburbs (14 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2008 26.1 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead none 10 10 15 65 81 26.100
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead none 10 10 15 65 81 26.1  
  Averages flat lead none 10 10 15 65 81 26.1
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 26.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 81 miles per hour (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (15 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC not used at all.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2008 21.2 MPG Highway Percentage 23 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 15 50 30 5 62 15.200
  flat med none 20 50 20 10 81 24.500
  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 light 13 40 23 23 71 21.2  
  Averages flat med light 13 40 23 23 71 21.2
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2008 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 21.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 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 in the suburbs (23 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (23 percent), and in heavy traffic (13 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2008 24.5 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
hills med light 0 10 80 10 60 24.500
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
hills med light 0 10 80 10 60 24.5  
  Averages hills med light 0 10 80 10 60 24.5
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 24.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 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 60 miles per hour (10 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2008 20.6 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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, 2008 BMW 3-Series fuel economy 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2008 22.4 MPG Highway Percentage 23 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2008 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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 gas mileage 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2008 18.9 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2008 16.9 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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, the 2008 BMW 3-Series 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2008 23.2 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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, 2008 BMW 3-Series gas mileage 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2008 24.2 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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 24.000
  hills med light 0 5 30 65 65 24.700
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 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 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2008 23.7 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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, the 2008 BMW 3-Series 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2008 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 34 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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, 2008 BMW 3-Series gas mileage 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2008 15.8 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 2dr Coupe 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
7-speed automated manual RWD
flat lead light 15 45 20 20 93 14.600
  flat med light 0 29 0 71 80 17.100
  flat med light 0 40 0 60 75 16.251
  flat med light 50 35 10 5 50 14.500
  flat light none 1 33 17 49 60 17.104
  flat med none 0 29 0 71 80 15.500
2008 2dr Coupe 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
7-speed automated manual RWD
flat med light 11 35 8 46 73 15.8  
  Averages flat med light 11 35 8 46 73 15.8
With the 414-horsepower 4.0L V8 engine, 7-speed automated manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 3-Series fuel economy 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 46 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (35 percent), in heavy traffic (11 percent), and in the suburbs (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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2008 16.6 MPG Highway Percentage 59 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 2dr Coupe 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 15 40 10 35 75 16.700
  flat med none 82 5 5 9 75 20.000
  flat med hvy 20 0 0 80 80 16.852
  flat med none 20 0 0 80 55 15.982
  flat med hvy 0 35 0 65 65 16.255
  flat med hvy 0 35 0 65 65 15.697
  flat med none 0 30 0 70 55 15.525
  flat med light 0 10 25 65 50 15.951
  flat med none 0 30 0 70 55 14.808
  flat med light 0 30 25 45 50 15.311
  flat med light 0 15 60 25 70 20.000
  flat lead none 10 10 10 70 90 17.500
  flat med hvy 0 35 0 65 60 15.928
  flat med hvy 0 35 0 65 65 16.015
  flat light hvy 0 25 0 75 60 15.731
  flat med none 15 0 0 85 60 16.872
  flat med light 35 0 0 65 70 17.106
  flat med light 15 40 10 35 75 14.500
  flat med light 35 0 0 65 70 15.885
  flat med light 15 40 10 35 75 15.800
  flat med light 15 0 0 85 80 17.846
  flat med light 20 0 0 80 80 16.625
  flat lead light 10 20 50 20 62 16.800
  flat med hvy 50 10 20 20 74 17.400
  flat med none 0 30 0 70 55 15.929
  flat med hvy 0 25 0 75 65 16.851
  flat med hvy 0 30 0 70 70 16.823
  flat med hvy 0 0 0 100 80 19.619
  flat med light 0 15 45 40 50 15.529
  flat med light 0 20 30 50 50 16.875
2008 2dr Coupe 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 12 19 10 59 66 16.6  
  Averages flat med light 12 19 10 59 66 16.6
With the 414-horsepower 4.0L V8 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2008 BMW 3-Series 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 66 miles per hour (about 59 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (19 percent), in heavy traffic (12 percent), and in the suburbs (10 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2008 22.3 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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 light 10 20 30 40 75 23.500
  flat med none 10 0 50 40 60 19.900
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, 2008 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 22.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2008 21.7 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 0 0 50 50 75 21.438
  hills med none 0 5 10 85 55 22.352
  hills lead none 0 0 90 10 75 16.174
  flat med light 0 0 10 90 75 26.702
  flat med light 5 5 10 80 75 25.527
  hills med light 0 0 90 10 75 17.930
2008 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
hills med light 1 2 43 54 72 21.7  
  Averages hills med light 1 2 43 54 72 21.7
With the 230-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2008 BMW 3-Series fuel economy 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 72 miles per hour (about 54 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (43 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2007 20.1 MPG Highway Percentage 5 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Wagon 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 25 50 25 0 N/A 20.200
  flat v.lt light 0 0 90 10 60 20.000
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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2007 25.5 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Wagon 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med none 20 20 40 20 70 26.000
  flat light light 0 10 30 60 70 25.000
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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2007 19.4 MPG Highway Percentage 18 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2007 23.2 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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, the 2007 BMW 3-Series 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2007 22.5 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
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 80 0 10 10 70 22.5  
  Averages hills med hvy 80 0 10 10 70 22.5
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 22.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (10 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (10 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 on most or all of the time.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2007 26.5 MPG Highway Percentage 95 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat v.lt none 0 0 0 100 70 29.000
  flat med none 0 0 10 90 80 24.000
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat light none 0 0 5 95 75 26.5  
  Averages flat light none 0 0 5 95 75 26.5
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 26.5 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 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 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2007 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 26 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 0 100 0 N/A 18.300
  mtns lead none 0 10 75 15 75 20.500
  hills med none 5 5 20 70 75 25.100
  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 6 11 56 26 72 21.0  
  Averages hills med none 6 11 56 26 72 21.0
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2007 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 21.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 56 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (26 percent), in the city (11 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2007 20.1 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 0 80 20 75 20.132
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 0 80 20 75 20.1  
  Averages flat med none 0 0 80 20 75 20.1
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 20.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 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 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2007 22.5 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat lead light 60 10 10 20 75 22.500
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat lead light 60 10 10 20 75 22.5  
  Averages flat lead light 60 10 10 20 75 22.5
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 22.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 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 on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (20 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in the city (10 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2007 23.3 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 30 50 15 5 65 21.100
  flat med light 20 10 15 55 70 25.000
  flat light light 5 0 20 75 70 23.200
  flat med light 25 30 20 25 80 22.500
  flat med light 10 30 30 30 75 25.000
  flat med light 10 20 40 30 75 23.000
  flat med light 10 20 40 30 75 23.000
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 16 23 26 36 73 23.3  
  Averages flat med light 16 23 26 36 73 23.3
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 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 36 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 (16 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2007 20.2 MPG Highway Percentage 28 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 21 19 25 36 60 17.700
  flat med light 0 0 96 4 60 18.000
  flat light none 5 5 45 45 70 25.000
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 9 8 55 28 63 20.2  
  Averages flat med none 9 8 55 28 63 20.2
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 20.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (28 percent), in heavy traffic (9 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2007 18.8 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills lead light 60 10 10 20 90 18.800
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills lead light 60 10 10 20 90 18.8  
  Averages hills lead light 60 10 10 20 90 18.8
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 18.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 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 on the highway at an average speed of 90 miles per hour (20 percent), in the suburbs (10 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 lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2007 23.0 MPG Highway Percentage 33 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead light 22 11 33 33 60 23.000
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead light 22 11 33 33 60 23.0  
  Averages flat lead light 22 11 33 33 60 23.0
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2007 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 23.0 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 33 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (33 percent), in heavy traffic (22 percent), and in the city (11 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2007 18.6 MPG Highway Percentage 8 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med none 25 50 10 15 75 17.000
  flat med hvy 25 75 0 0 N/A 20.200
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, 2007 BMW 3-Series gas mileage 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2007 22.9 MPG Highway Percentage 23 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 0 0 85 15 70 20.600
  hills med none 0 0 70 30 80 25.200
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
hills med light 0 0 78 23 75 22.9  
  Averages hills med light 0 0 78 23 75 22.9
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 22.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 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 75 miles per hour (23 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 on only some of the time.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2007 20.3 MPG Highway Percentage 18 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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, the 2007 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 20.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2007 20.2 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat light none 0 0 85 15 70 20.500
  flat lead light 25 0 50 25 90 18.300
  flat med light 10 40 10 40 70 22.000
  flat med none 25 8 17 50 75 21.000
  flat med none 30 40 10 20 70 19.000
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 18 18 34 30 75 20.2  
  Averages flat med none 18 18 34 30 75 20.2
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 20.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 34 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 heavy traffic (18 percent), and in the city (18 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2007 24.5 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 5 10 50 35 80 23.000
  flat light light 5 15 30 50 75 30.615
  flat light light 0 0 0 100 85 35.000
  flat med light 28 28 17 28 60 22.000
  flat med hvy 5 70 10 15 65 20.500
  flat lead none 0 10 20 70 55 25.490
  flat med light 25 25 25 25 75 19.600
  flat med none 5 5 20 70 70 22.500
  flat med none 5 5 20 70 70 23.000
  flat light hvy 0 40 60 0 N/A 21.200
  flat light hvy 0 0 40 60 81 26.700
  flat light hvy 0 0 30 70 81 26.400
  flat light hvy 0 40 60 0 N/A 20.100
  flat light light 10 20 10 60 70 22.581
  hills med light 15 65 5 15 60 16.800
  flat light hvy 0 0 30 70 81 28.000
  flat light hvy 0 0 10 90 81 27.000
  flat med hvy 5 50 45 0 N/A 24.500
  hills light none 5 15 15 65 65 24.450
  flat med light 10 30 30 30 62 23.100
  flat light light 10 30 30 30 62 26.400
  flat light light 10 30 30 30 62 23.000
  flat light light 10 30 30 30 56 22.600
  hills med none 5 15 15 65 65 22.950
  flat light hvy 0 40 60 0 N/A 19.800
  flat light hvy 0 40 60 0 N/A 22.400
  flat light hvy 0 40 60 0 N/A 20.300
  flat light hvy 0 0 10 90 81 31.400
  flat light hvy 0 0 10 90 81 27.700
  flat light hvy 0 0 10 90 81 32.700
  flat light hvy 0 10 10 80 43 27.700
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 5 21 27 46 70 24.5  
  Averages flat light light 5 21 27 46 70 24.5
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 24.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 46 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (27 percent), in the city (21 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 light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2007 25.4 MPG Highway Percentage 74 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med hvy 7 19 0 74 60 25.400
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med hvy 7 19 0 74 60 25.4  
  Averages flat med hvy 7 19 0 74 60 25.4
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2007 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 25.4 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 74 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (19 percent), in heavy traffic (7 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 most or all of the time.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2007 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
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 0 8 18 75 75 27.0  
  Averages flat med light 0 8 18 75 75 27.0
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 27.0 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 75 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 (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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2007 18.8 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2007 25.2 MPG Highway Percentage 28 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 9 18 27 45 60 25.600
  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 7 52 14 28 61 25.2  
  Averages flat med none 7 52 14 28 61 25.2
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2007 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 25.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 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 on the highway at an average speed of 61 miles per hour (28 percent), in the suburbs (14 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 medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2007 26.2 MPG Highway Percentage 73 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 0 5 10 85 70 27.042
  flat light none 0 10 30 60 75 25.359
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 0 8 20 73 73 26.2  
  Averages flat med light 0 8 20 73 73 26.2
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 26.2 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 73 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 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 medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2007 25.6 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med none 0 30 30 40 75 28.500
  flat med hvy 30 10 20 40 75 26.700
  flat med none 10 0 10 80 70 26.700
  flat light none 0 30 33 37 60 28.000
  flat med hvy 0 15 15 70 65 25.200
  flat med light 15 25 25 35 65 23.500
  flat light hvy 0 50 50 0 N/A 24.200
  flat med hvy 5 10 80 5 75 21.000
  hills med light 5 10 5 80 75 26.000
  flat light none 18 24 24 34 60 20.000
  flat light light 0 0 50 50 75 31.507
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 8 19 31 43 70 25.6  
  Averages flat med light 8 19 31 43 70 25.6
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 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 70 miles per hour (about 43 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (31 percent), in the city (19 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 medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2007 26.0 MPG Highway Percentage 76 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat light none 0 5 10 85 65 26.689
  flat med none 0 10 15 75 80 26.554
  flat light light 0 5 10 85 65 26.118
  flat med hvy 0 10 10 80 75 26.284
  flat med light 0 5 10 85 70 26.076
  flat med light 5 15 35 45 70 24.500
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 1 8 15 76 71 26.0  
  Averages flat med light 1 8 15 76 71 26.0
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2007 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 26.0 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 (15 percent), in the city (8 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2007 27.1 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med none 0 0 30 70 60 30.700
  flat light hvy 0 100 0 0 N/A 17.000
  flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 75 32.200
  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 0 25 10 65 68 27.1  
  Averages flat med light 0 25 10 65 68 27.1
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 27.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 65 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 (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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2007 26.4 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 0 10 15 75 75 26.667
  flat med light 0 5 10 85 65 26.065
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 0 8 13 80 70 26.4  
  Averages flat med light 0 8 13 80 70 26.4
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2007 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 26.4 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 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (13 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 medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2007 23.7 MPG Highway Percentage 53 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
hills med none 0 20 40 40 60 18.200
  flat med none 0 0 0 100 65 30.000
  flat lead light 10 20 20 50 80 23.300
  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 med light 5 13 29 53 71 23.7  
  Averages flat med light 5 13 29 53 71 23.7
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2007 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 23.7 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 53 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (29 percent), in the city (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2007 25.9 MPG Highway Percentage 83 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med hvy 0 10 10 80 75 26.275
  flat med light 0 5 10 85 70 25.443
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med hvy 0 8 10 83 73 25.9  
  Averages flat med hvy 0 8 10 83 73 25.9
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2007 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 25.9 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 83 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (10 percent), in the city (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2007 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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 fuel economy 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2007 19.2 MPG Highway Percentage 83 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 0 17 0 83 75 19.200
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 0 17 0 83 75 19.2  
  Averages flat light light 0 17 0 83 75 19.2
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2007 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 19.2 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 83 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (17 percent), in heavy traffic (0 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 light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2007 19.5 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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 hvy 0 37 13 50 80 13.987
  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 14 41 45 80 19.5  
  Averages hills med light 0 14 41 45 80 19.5
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 19.5 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 suburbs (41 percent), in the city (14 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2007 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2007 22.2 MPG Highway Percentage 53 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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 light 0 0 100 0 N/A 15.354
  mtns med light 0 15 5 80 80 25.953
2007 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med light 0 8 38 53 80 22.2  
  Averages hills med light 0 8 38 53 80 22.2
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 22.2 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 53 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (38 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2007 22.7 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2007 14.4 MPG Highway Percentage 5 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 0 85 10 5 80 14.423
2007 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 0 85 10 5 80 14.4  
  Averages flat med light 0 85 10 5 80 14.4
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 14.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 85 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (10 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (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 medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2007 24.4 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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 light 0 5 15 80 85 24.300
  flat med hvy 2 28 32 37 70 28.600
  flat med hvy 0 31 32 37 70 27.800
  flat med light 0 0 100 0 N/A 29.500
  flat med light 30 30 30 10 60 17.000
  flat med none 0 5 15 80 85 24.000
  flat light light 93 2 2 3 60 22.000
  hills med light 5 15 30 50 75 24.700
  flat med none 0 20 75 5 80 24.000
2007 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 16 14 36 35 74 24.4  
  Averages flat med light 16 14 36 35 74 24.4
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 24.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 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 74 miles per hour (35 percent), in heavy traffic (16 percent), and in the city (14 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2007 24.5 MPG Highway Percentage 47 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead hvy 15 10 15 60 70 21.700
  flat med light 10 40 40 10 75 22.000
  flat med light 0 0 0 100 70 32.200
  flat lead hvy 10 10 20 60 75 22.100
  flat lead hvy 10 20 10 60 75 22.800
  flat lead hvy 10 10 20 60 75 22.900
  flat med none 0 70 0 30 68 19.600
  flat med light 2 20 20 58 70 23.500
  hills med light 10 10 30 50 62 24.800
  flat med none 56 22 11 11 70 24.500
  flat med light 0 0 0 100 80 29.700
  mtns med hvy 0 80 10 10 75 26.800
  flat med light 0 5 15 80 62 24.800
  flat med hvy 0 80 10 10 75 25.800
  flat med none 5 5 0 90 75 25.000
  flat med light 56 22 11 11 70 24.300
  flat med hvy 15 15 30 40 55 24.240
  flat med hvy 70 20 0 10 70 23.700
2007 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 15 24 13 47 71 24.5  
  Averages flat med light 15 24 13 47 71 24.5
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 24.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 47 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (24 percent), in heavy traffic (15 percent), and in the suburbs (13 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2007 24.8 MPG Highway Percentage 64 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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 25.333
  flat med hvy 21 21 23 35 80 24.000
  flat med none 19 5 5 71 70 26.400
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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2007 22.2 MPG Highway Percentage 68 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med hvy 5 5 20 70 70 23.359
  hills med light 5 5 20 70 70 25.878
  hills med none 5 5 20 70 70 21.244
  hills med none 5 5 20 70 70 23.139
  hills med none 5 5 20 70 70 20.715
  hills med none 5 5 20 70 70 21.921
  flat med none 10 30 30 30 68 18.100
  hills med none 5 5 20 70 70 20.500
  hills med none 5 5 20 70 70 21.961
  hills med none 5 5 20 70 70 21.181
  hills med none 5 5 20 70 70 20.708
  hills med light 5 5 20 70 70 21.387
  hills med none 5 5 20 70 70 21.523
  hills med none 5 5 20 70 70 21.976
  hills med none 5 5 20 70 70 19.788
  hills med none 5 5 20 70 70 21.992
  hills med light 5 5 20 70 70 22.551
  mtns med light 0 0 25 75 75 22.857
  flat med light 10 20 40 30 80 21.500
  mtns med light 0 0 0 100 75 29.000
  hills med none 5 5 20 70 70 21.647
  hills med light 5 5 20 70 70 25.934
  hills med none 5 5 20 70 70 20.400
  hills med light 5 5 20 70 70 22.510
  hills med none 5 5 20 70 70 22.054
2007 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med none 5 6 21 68 71 22.2  
  Averages hills med none 5 6 21 68 71 22.2
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 22.2 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 68 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (21 percent), in the city (6 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2007 22.4 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 9 9 27 55 75 24.700
  hills med none 25 50 25 0 N/A 18.000
  flat med light 9 9 27 55 75 24.500
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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2007 20.6 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2006 26.6 MPG Highway Percentage 79 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
mtns med none 0 10 40 50 75 25.500
  flat light none 0 2 3 95 75 29.500
  flat med light 2 0 6 92 75 24.679
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
hills med none 1 4 16 79 75 26.6  
  Averages hills med none 1 4 16 79 75 26.6
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 26.6 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 79 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (16 percent), in the city (4 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2006 24.3 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 20 20 20 40 70 24.300
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 20 20 20 40 70 24.3  
  Averages flat med hvy 20 20 20 40 70 24.3
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 24.3 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 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 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2006 26.0 MPG Highway Percentage 86 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 2 0 6 92 75 24.900
  mtns v.lt none 5 10 5 80 80 27.000
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
hills light none 4 5 6 86 78 26.0  
  Averages hills light none 4 5 6 86 78 26.0
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2006 BMW 3-Series fuel economy has been averaging 26.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 78 miles per hour (about 86 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (6 percent), in the city (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2006 22.5 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 65 0 35 70 21.500
  flat light light 30 10 20 40 65 23.200
  flat light light 30 10 20 40 65 21.800
  flat light hvy 5 5 20 70 70 27.000
  hills light light 5 30 50 15 68 23.500
  hills med none 0 0 90 10 60 20.200
  flat light light 30 10 20 40 65 24.000
  flat light none 60 0 0 40 65 24.000
  flat light none 60 0 0 40 65 23.500
  flat med light 0 100 0 0 N/A 16.800
  flat light hvy 45 0 0 55 55 22.500
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 24 21 20 35 65 22.5  
  Averages flat light light 24 21 20 35 65 22.5
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 22.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (24 percent), in the city (21 percent), and in the suburbs (20 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2006 24.9 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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 light 0 5 15 80 80 23.800
  flat lead light 0 10 50 40 75 25.000
  flat med light 22 22 22 33 62 27.400
  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 light 5 14 27 54 75 24.9  
  Averages flat med light 5 14 27 54 75 24.9
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 24.9 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 54 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (27 percent), in the city (14 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 only some of the time.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2006 26.1 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat light light 20 20 20 40 75 26.100
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat light light 20 20 20 40 75 26.1  
  Averages flat light light 20 20 20 40 75 26.1
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 26.1 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 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 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2006 22.4 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
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 none 10 65 10 15 74 22.4  
  Averages flat med none 10 65 10 15 74 22.4
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2006 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 22.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (15 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the suburbs (10 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2006 24.3 MPG Highway Percentage 31 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 4 18 27 51 62 23.500
  mtns lead hvy 25 23 25 28 80 29.900
  flat med hvy 5 80 15 0 N/A 21.400
  flat med none 1 20 29 50 60 25.000
  hills med light 10 35 35 20 70 25.500
  mtns med light 5 50 15 30 74 21.400
  flat med hvy 10 10 20 60 60 23.000
  flat light light 15 60 10 15 70 20.800
  flat light none 10 0 30 60 80 31.100
  flat med light 5 80 15 0 N/A 21.000
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
hills med light 9 38 22 31 70 24.3  
  Averages hills med light 9 38 22 31 70 24.3
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 24.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 38 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (31 percent), in the suburbs (22 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2006 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med none 5 5 30 60 60 24.000
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med none 5 5 30 60 60 24.0  
  Averages flat med none 5 5 30 60 60 24.0
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 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 60 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in heavy traffic (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 medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2006 20.6 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
hills med none 10 50 15 25 74 20.600
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
hills med none 10 50 15 25 74 20.6  
  Averages hills med none 10 50 15 25 74 20.6
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 20.6 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 on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (25 percent), in the suburbs (15 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 not used at all.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2006 23.2 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 0 10 20 70 80 23.200
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 0 10 20 70 80 23.2  
  Averages flat med light 0 10 20 70 80 23.2
With the 255-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2006 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 23.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 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 medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2006 25.5 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 5 15 15 65 65 25.462
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 5 15 15 65 65 25.5  
  Averages flat med light 5 15 15 65 65 25.5
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 25.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (15 percent), in the suburbs (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 only some of the time.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2006 23.0 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 5 10 5 80 80 23.000
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 5 10 5 80 80 23.0  
  Averages flat med hvy 5 10 5 80 80 23.0
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 23.0 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 80 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 (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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2006 25.3 MPG Highway Percentage 48 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 10 20 30 40 65 24.000
  flat med light 30 10 30 30 75 24.500
  flat lead none 5 5 25 65 62 24.800
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 75 22.500
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 80 23.400
  flat lead light 10 10 10 70 75 27.000
  flat light light 19 19 7 56 80 25.200
  hills light light 0 75 15 10 60 23.000
  flat med hvy 0 5 5 90 80 30.500
  flat light light 11 11 22 56 70 26.400
  flat med light 0 30 0 70 70 28.600
  flat lead light 50 40 5 5 68 20.500
  flat med light 10 10 30 50 75 23.000
  flat med hvy 5 90 0 5 75 13.500
  flat med light 22 24 25 29 80 28.000
  flat med light 15 20 5 60 65 25.500
  flat med light 10 60 15 15 70 21.000
  flat light none 10 10 10 70 70 27.800
  flat lead none 5 5 20 70 80 28.300
  flat med none 20 10 40 30 80 26.200
  flat light light 0 10 60 30 70 24.000
  flat med light 0 30 0 70 70 32.000
  flat med hvy 0 20 20 60 70 28.300
  flat med light 0 5 0 95 70 34.000
  hills med hvy 10 10 40 40 75 27.000
  flat med light 10 60 15 15 70 17.500
2006 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 10 23 19 48 72 25.3  
  Averages flat med light 10 23 19 48 72 25.3
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 25.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (about 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (23 percent), in the suburbs (19 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2006 24.1 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light none 0 0 50 50 70 24.700
  flat med light 37 37 0 26 62 23.500
  hills lead hvy 10 15 40 35 70 24.000
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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2006 25.2 MPG Highway Percentage 28 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med hvy 20 20 40 20 75 27.000
  flat light none 30 20 30 20 80 28.000
  flat med none 20 20 50 10 75 27.600
  hills light none 5 20 50 25 75 29.400
  flat med light 25 25 25 25 62 19.600
  flat med hvy 0 0 20 80 80 30.500
  flat light light 30 20 40 10 75 26.000
  flat med light 25 25 25 25 62 20.800
  hills med none 5 55 20 20 65 22.000
  flat med light 10 20 20 50 75 23.500
  hills light light 5 15 50 30 70 26.000
  flat light light 20 50 10 20 60 22.000
2006 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 16 24 32 28 71 25.2  
  Averages flat med light 16 24 32 28 71 25.2
With the 215-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2006 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 25.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 32 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (28 percent), in the city (24 percent), and in heavy traffic (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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2006 29.0 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2006 20.5 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2006 17.4 MPG Highway Percentage 28 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 2dr Coupe 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed manual RWD
hills med light 20 60 15 5 75 16.700
  flat lead light 5 5 40 50 50 16.700
  flat light none 30 30 10 30 60 18.900
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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2006 29.1 MPG Highway Percentage 41 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2006 22.4 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2006 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2006 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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, 2006 BMW 3-Series gas mileage has been averaging 24.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2006 20.3 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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 fuel economy 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2006 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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, 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 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2005 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 56 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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 gas mileage 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2005 24.9 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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 fuel economy has been averaging 24.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2005 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2005 20.9 MPG Highway Percentage 33 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 5 5 20 70 70 22.500
  flat light light 5 5 75 15 60 22.300
  flat med none 0 5 80 15 60 18.000
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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2005 28.1 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2005 28.4 MPG Highway Percentage 67 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat v.lt none 0 0 0 100 68 33.900
  flat lead none 0 0 0 100 80 31.000
  flat med light 5 15 40 40 75 26.000
  flat med light 2 16 0 82 70 28.000
  flat light none 5 15 65 15 70 23.336
2005 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 2 9 21 67 73 28.4  
  Averages flat med none 2 9 21 67 73 28.4
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 28.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (about 67 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (21 percent), in the city (9 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2005 34.0 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2005 31.0 MPG Highway Percentage 100 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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 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 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2005 25.0 MPG Highway Percentage 49 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat v.lt none 3 5 0 92 70 28.000
  flat med light 5 20 60 15 50 21.800
  flat v.lt light 14 0 43 43 60 22.000
  flat v.lt none 5 85 5 5 65 27.000
  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 6 23 22 49 63 25.0  
  Averages flat v.lt none 6 23 22 49 63 25.0
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 25.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 49 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (23 percent), in the suburbs (22 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2005 31.1 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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.
 
BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2005 24.8 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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
flat med none 0 5 10 85 60 22.100
  flat lead light 2 8 30 60 70 21.300
  flat med light 20 40 20 20 60 19.000
  hills med light 15 15 40 30 70 19.610
  hills lead none 5 35 50 10 75 18.591
  hills med hvy 15