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BMW 3-Series MPG

Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2015 2015 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 28.97 See details
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2014 2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 25.88 See details
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2014 2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual RWD 30.76 See details
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2014 2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 42.39 See details
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2014 2014 4dr Wagon turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 22.11 See details
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2013 2013 4dr Sedan 225-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp automated manual RWD 24.9 See details
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2013 2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 30.43 See details
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2013 2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 25.02 See details
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2012 2012 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 26.04 See details
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2011 2011 4dr Sedan 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 17.07 See details
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2011 2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 17.85 See details
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2011 2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 23.25 See details
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2011 2011 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 20.16 See details
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2011 2011 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 23 See details
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2011 2011 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 26 See details
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2011 2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 28.96 See details
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2011 2011 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 15.9 See details
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2011 2011 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 17.21 See details
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2011 2011 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 15.87 See details
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2011 2011 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 25.6 See details
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2011 2011 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 23 See details
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2011 2011 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 25.24 See details
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2011 2011 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22 See details
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2010 2010 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 18.9 See details
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2010 2010 2dr Hardtop conv. 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 20.4 See details
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 19.8 See details
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 22.4 See details
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 23.65 See details
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 23.81 See details
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 32.16 See details
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2010 2010 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 16.4 See details
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2010 2010 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 18 See details
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2010 2010 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 29 See details
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2009 2009 2dr Hardtop conv. 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 21.8 See details
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2009 2009 2dr Hardtop conv. 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 12.8 See details
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2009 2009 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22.7 See details
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 18.81 See details
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 23.3 See details
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 26.2 See details
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 20 See details
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 25.5 See details
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22 See details
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 20.9 See details
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 28.05 See details
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 23.48 See details
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 241hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 35.6 See details
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 30.29 See details
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2009 2009 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 15.58 See details
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2009 2009 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 24.28 See details
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2009 2009 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 21.98 See details
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2009 2009 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 19 See details
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2008 2008 2dr Hardtop conv. 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 16.9 See details
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2008 2008 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 18.9 See details
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 14.5 See details
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 16.92 See details
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 20.15 See details
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 23.3 See details
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 24.33 See details
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 23.64 See details
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 21.35 See details
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 21 See details
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 23.83 See details
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 23.75 See details
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2008 2008 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 15.84 See details
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2008 2008 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 16.62 See details
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2008 2008 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 19.95 See details
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2008 2008 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 24.23 See details
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2008 2008 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 23.69 See details
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2008 2008 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 23.2 See details
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2008 2008 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 21.69 See details
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2008 2008 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22.3 See details
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2007 2007 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 21 See details
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2007 2007 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 19.94 See details
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2007 2007 2dr Hardtop conv. 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22.7 See details
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 22.83 See details
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 26.5 See details
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 21.28 See details
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 21.31 See details
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 23.88 See details
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 26.22 See details
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 24.13 See details
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 25.14 See details
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2007 2007 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 22.15 See details
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2007 2007 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 24.47 See details
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2007 2007 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 24.37 See details
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2007 2007 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 20.6 See details
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2007 2007 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 22.4 See details
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2007 2007 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 24.81 See details
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2007 2007 4dr Wagon 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 21.14 See details
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2007 2007 4dr Wagon 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 19.43 See details
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2007 2007 4dr Wagon 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 25.5 See details
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2006 2006 2dr Convertible 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 24 See details
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2006 2006 2dr Convertible turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 20.3 See details
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2006 2006 2dr Convertible 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 24 See details
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan 255-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 24.21 See details
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan 255-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 24.29 See details
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 26.32 See details
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 22.69 See details
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan 215-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 24.07 See details
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan 215-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 25.2 See details
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan 215-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 25.25 See details
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2006 2006 2dr Coupe 255-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 29.13 See details
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2006 2006 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 20.5 See details
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2006 2006 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 17.43 See details
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2006 2006 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 22.41 See details
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2006 2006 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 29 See details
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2006 2006 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 21 See details
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2005 2005 2dr Convertible 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 20 See details
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2005 2005 2dr Convertible turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22.6 See details
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2005 2005 2dr Convertible 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 24.6 See details
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2005 2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual RWD 28.06 See details
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2005 2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 20.93 See details
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2005 2005 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 28.45 See details
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2005 2005 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 31 See details
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2005 2005 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 26.47 See details
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2005 2005 2dr Coupe 225-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp automated manual RWD 20.75 See details
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2005 2005 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 24.8 See details
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2005 2005 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 20.72 See details
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2005 2005 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 18.15 See details
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2005 2005 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 31.05 See details
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2005 2005 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 29.2 See details
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2005 2005 4dr Wagon 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 24.88 See details
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2005 2005 4dr Wagon 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 24 See details
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2004 2004 2dr Convertible 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 20.87 See details
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2004 2004 2dr Convertible 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 23.02 See details
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2004 2004 2dr Convertible turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 19.8 See details
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan 225-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp automated manual RWD 26.93 See details
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 22.25 See details
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 17.5 See details
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 23.1 See details
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22 See details
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 27.54 See details
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 25.78 See details
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22.19 See details
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2004 2004 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 19.87 See details
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2004 2004 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 22.8 See details
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2004 2004 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 20.8 See details
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2004 2004 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 26.1 See details
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2004 2004 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 23.85 See details
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2004 2004 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 23.72 See details
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2004 2004 4dr Wagon turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 20.97 See details
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2004 2004 4dr Wagon 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 23.51 See details
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2003 2003 2dr Convertible turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22 See details
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 23.25 See details
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 22.4 See details
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22.55 See details
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual RWD 24.2 See details
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22.1 See details
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 27 See details
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22.57 See details
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2003 2003 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 23.09 See details
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2003 2003 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 20.3 See details
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2003 2003 4dr Wagon turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 23.6 See details
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2003 2003 4dr Wagon turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual RWD 23.79 See details
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2003 2003 4dr Wagon turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 24.52 See details
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2003.5 2003.5 2dr Convertible 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 17.06 See details
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2003.5 2003.5 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 22.7 See details
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2002 2002 2dr Convertible 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 20.8 See details
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2002 2002 2dr Convertible 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 23 See details
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2002 2002 2dr Convertible turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 27.2 See details
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2002 2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 23.17 See details
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2002 2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 24 See details
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2002 2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 25.97 See details
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2002 2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 23.48 See details
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2002 2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22.65 See details
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2002 2002 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 32.14 See details
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2002 2002 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 23.82 See details
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2002 2002 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 18.4 See details
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2002 2002 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 24 See details
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2002 2002 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 26.32 See details
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2002 2002 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 27.09 See details
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2002 2002 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 26.4 See details
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2002 2002 4dr Wagon turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 19.7 See details
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2001 2001 2dr Convertible 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 19.2 See details
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2001 2001 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 28.71 See details
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2001 2001 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 25.5 See details
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2001 2001 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 26.9 See details
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2001 2001 4dr Wagon turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual RWD 26.16 See details
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2001 2001 4dr Wagon 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 22.72 See details
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2001 2001 4dr Wagon 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22.63 See details
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2000 2000 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 23 See details
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2000 2000 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 23 See details
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2000 2000 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 25 See details
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2000 2000 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 20.31 See details
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2000 2000 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 23 See details
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2000 2000 4dr Wagon 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 24.82 See details
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1999.5 1999.5 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 20.7 See details
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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the BMW 3-Series

BMW 3-Series Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2014 Both the tested BMW 328d and the tested Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTEC were fitted with optional all-wheel-drive (AWD) systems. This cost them an mpg or two, but kept the playing field level. The more compact BMW weighs much less, 3,620 vs. 4,409 pounds, and has an engine tuned to produce considerably less peak torque (280 vs. 369 lb-ft) and a bit less peak horsepower (180 vs. 195), so it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that it earns a significantly higher EPA city rating, 31 vs. 27 mpg. But on the highway the Benz nearly bridges the gap, 43 vs. 42 mpg. (All figures here with AWD. With rear-wheel-drive the cars rate 32/45 and 28/45.) Diesel enthusiasts argue that the EPA's testing regimen penalizes the compression-ignition engines, and that real world figures tend to be higher. Unfortunately, I drove the two cars on much different roads under much different conditions. In straight 65-mph highway driving in balmy temps, the Mercedes-Benz's trip computer reported averages in the low 40s, very close to the EPA rating. On a fairly aggressive drive in the hills south of San Francisco, this average dropped to 28, which is still better than the EPA city rating. And on a cruise along one of the less curvy portions of the California coastal highway it managed a two-way average around 39. Not too shabby for such a heavy car. I drove the BMW 328d in suburban Detroit during some especially cold weather (thank you, polar vertex), which harms fuel economy. Even so, with a fairly heavy foot and a cold start it managed 33 mpg while driving my son the eight miles to his school. On the way back, with a lighter right foot and a warm engine, it managed 44. The highest observed average was 49. At a steady 65 miles-per-hour on the highway the trip computer reported just under 40 mpg. Correct for the much colder temperature, and this is at least as good as the Mercedes, but a much tighter race than in around-town driving. My initial impression was that the 328d's trip computer reports weren't much better than the gas-powered 328i's surprisingly good numbers. Then I checked my review. Even though the 328i wasn't penalized by all-wheel-drive, and the ambient temperature wasn't quite as low, its averages were between two-thirds (moderately heavy foot) and four-fifths (ultra-light foot) as high as the 328d's. Overall, figure three-quarters as efficient, at best. Impressive for a quick, gas-powered car, but no match for the diesel, even considering that diesel tends to cost more than premium gasoline (this varies by local area). see full BMW 3-Series review
 

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

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

BMW 3-Series Gas Mileage (MPG)

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