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BMW 3-Series Fuel Economy Data

4dr Sedan 215-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD

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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 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
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
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
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
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
 

2006 BMW 3-Series Gas Mileage (MPG)

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