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BMW 3-Series Fuel Economy Data

2dr Coupe 333-hp 3.2L I6 6-sp manual RWD

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
hills lead none 2 56 20 22 70 19.800
flat med none 0 5 10 85 60 22.100
flat lead hvy 0 40 40 20 80 18.300
flat med light 20 40 20 20 60 19.000
flat med light 2 8 30 60 70 26.000
flat lead light 2 8 30 60 70 21.300
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hills med light 15 15 40 30 70 19.610
hills lead none 5 35 50 10 75 18.591
hills med hvy 15 15 40 30 75 19.737
flat lead none 5 15 30 50 65 19.431
flat light light 10 10 20 60 75 24.000

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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 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 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 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 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
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
 

2005 BMW 3-Series Gas Mileage (MPG)

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