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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 0 vehicles
18 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
33 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2012 2012 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 26.04
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With the turbocharged 320hp 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2012 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 26.04 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 118 miles per hour (about 74.4 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (10 percent), in heavy traffic (3.8 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2012 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.

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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the 2012 BMW 3-Series

2012 BMW 3-Series Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2012 No, this isn't a mistake. Nothing surprised me more about the new BMW 328i than the fuel economy numbers reported by its trip computer--even cresting 40 once for the suburban trip home from my kids' school when the traffic signals were in my favor. In casual suburban driving you can expect high 20s and low 30s. Credit the combination of a new 240-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, an eight-speed automatic transmission, an "Eco Pro" driving mode that encourages a light right foot, and an automatic stop/start system (which could operate more smoothly). Some caveats: the engine seems to get much worse fuel economy while warming up in cold weather, and a heavy right foot can send the numbers into the high teens. The EPA has revised its numbers for the 328i downward from 24 city / 36 highway to 23/33, putting it even with the 335i. My real-world testing suggested that the four goes two to seven miles farther on a gallon of gas than the six. see full BMW 3-Series review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2012 BMW 3-Series

2012 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
 

2012 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.