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BMW 3-Series MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
14 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
15 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
16 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
17 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
18 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 10 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 7 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 9 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 15 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 9 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 8 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 6 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 8 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
33 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
34 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2006 2006 2dr Convertible 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 24
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With the turbocharged 425hp 3.0L I6 engine, 7-speed automated manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2006 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 24 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 the city (10 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2006 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
2006 2006 2dr Convertible turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 20.3
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2006 2006 2dr Convertible 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 24
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan 255-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 24.21
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan 255-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 24.29
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 26.32
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 22.69
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan 215-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 24.07
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan 215-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 25.2
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan 215-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 25.25
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2006 2006 2dr Coupe 255-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 29.13
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2006 2006 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 20.5
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2006 2006 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 17.43
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2006 2006 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 22.41
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2006 2006 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 29
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2006 2006 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 21
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2006 BMW 3-Series

2006 BMW 3-Series Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
It has so much power and I still manage 23-24 mpg in town. see full BMW 3-Series review
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I get 22.5 MPG driving like a bat out of hell. see full BMW 3-Series review
2007 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
Given my driving habits, it gets far better mileage than many of its competitors would (G35 for example). see full BMW 3-Series review
2007 4dr Wagon 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Where else can you get great performance and good fuel economy? see full BMW 3-Series review
2007 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
With a large engine (300hp), it gets 26-29 on the hwy and around 19 in the city. see full BMW 3-Series review
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
2006 BMW 3-Series Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
I typically use mid-grade fuel even though premium is recommended. I've not seen a problem because of my altitude, but less that 15 MPG is average except on the road. Most trips are through the mountains which also decreases the fuel mileage d/t hills see full BMW 3-Series review
2007 4dr Wagon 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
expensive expensive expensive see full BMW 3-Series review
2007 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
The 328 coupe has mediocre fuel economy, even when driven very lightly - I get 32mpg in freeway driving. Having said that, the 335 has a spectacular engine which consumes about the same amount of fule but delivers 300hp. see full BMW 3-Series review
2007 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
OK for the amount of power available 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
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
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 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
not sure how good it is see full BMW 3-Series review
 

2006 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.