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BMW 3-Series MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
17 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
18 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
33 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
34 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2005 2005 2dr Convertible 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 20
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With the turbocharged 425hp 3.0L I6 engine, 7-speed automated manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2005 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 20 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition, the average 2005 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
2005 2005 2dr Convertible turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22.6
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2005 2005 2dr Convertible 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 24.6
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2005 2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual RWD 28.06
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2005 2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 20.93
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2005 2005 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 28.45
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2005 2005 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 31
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2005 2005 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 26.47
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2005 2005 2dr Coupe 225-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp automated manual RWD 20.75
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2005 2005 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 24.8
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2005 2005 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 20.72
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2005 2005 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 18.15
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2005 2005 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 31.05
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2005 2005 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 29.2
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2005 2005 4dr Wagon 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 24.88
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2005 2005 4dr Wagon 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 24
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2005 BMW 3-Series

2005 BMW 3-Series Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Can be quite thirsty if driven with high spirit see full BMW 3-Series review
2005 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
Most efficient six cylinder car in its class--real world results include 22-24 mpg in suburban driving and 30+ on the highway. see full BMW 3-Series review
2004 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
excellent for its class and performance see full BMW 3-Series review
2005 BMW 3-Series Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
I really dont mind it. Nothing else on the list caught my eye. see full BMW 3-Series review
2006 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
not high enough for a small car see full BMW 3-Series review
2006 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Wish it could get closer to 35 mpg with price of gas. Averaging consistently between 24-27 mpg with an even mixture of highway/city. see full BMW 3-Series review
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
BMW builds heavy cars which hurt fuel economy. see full BMW 3-Series review
2005 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
not sure how good it is see full BMW 3-Series review
2005 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Not as impressive as the TL. see full BMW 3-Series review
 

2005 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.