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BMW 3-Series MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
20 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2000 2000 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 23
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With the turbocharged 320hp 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2000 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 23 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2000 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 25 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in heavy traffic (25 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2000 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
2000 2000 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 23
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2000 2000 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 25
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2000 2000 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 20.31
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2000 2000 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 23
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2000 2000 4dr Wagon 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 24.82
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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the BMW 3-Series

BMW 3-Series Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2016 A number of BMW 3 Series variants offer better fuel economy than the tested 340i xDrive. You can get a conventional four-cylinder (with EPA ratings of 23 city, 35 highway), a diesel (32/42), or even a plug-in hybrid (28/34). But for a 320-horsepower all-wheel-drive sedan, the 340i xDrive rates quite well: 21/31 with an automatic, 19/29 with a manual. Some six-cylinder competitors score nearly as well, but none quite match the BMW. For example, the tested Jaguar XE with all-wheel-drive and its mandatory automatic rates 20/29. The BMW's trip computer reported even more impressive real-world averages. In light-footed suburban driving it reported 32 mpg, and on a 70-mph highway it reported 37 mpg in one direction and 34 mpg in the other. see full BMW 3-Series review
 

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

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
2010 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
18 - 22 mpg city; 31 mpg on 1600 mile trip to include some city driving, mostly highway. see full BMW 3-Series review
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
42 mpg with cruise at 75. 30 mpg+ mix of freeway & town driving. 25 mpg with all in-town driving. see full BMW 3-Series review
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
better than 20mpg in town, up to 30 on the highway see full BMW 3-Series review
2008 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
better than my previous car (Infiniti G35), reasonable mpg for the performance offered see full BMW 3-Series review
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
averages 25+mpg for a mix of freeway/city driving see full BMW 3-Series review
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
30 mpg on the highway at 70mph is just fine for a 3500 pound car. see full BMW 3-Series review
2008 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Very good fuel economy on highway if you allow cruise control to manage speed - 26-29 mpg. In town it drops to 19-21 mpg and if you play boy racer then it'll drop to the 15 mpg area. see full BMW 3-Series review
2008 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Very good fuel economy on highway if you allow cruise control to manage speed - 26-29 mpg. In town it drops to 19-21 mpg and if you play boy racer then it'll drop to the 15 mpg area. see full BMW 3-Series review
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
BMW 3-Series Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I knew it would drink a lot of premium fuel, but my first day of driving around the city, mostly normally, was less than 15 mpg. I swear, I wasn't pounding the gas pedal either! see full BMW 3-Series review
2010 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
can be better. It depends a lot on driving habits though. Premium fuel adds to the expense. see full BMW 3-Series review
2009 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
Its a 414 hp V8. It drinks a lot. see full BMW 3-Series review
2009 2dr Coupe 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
7-speed automated manual RWD
I only get 18. This car should get more like 23, much like a vette or cts. see full BMW 3-Series review
2009 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
M3 averages 16.6 mpg. Spirited driving brings it to single digits. There is hardly any need for that, given the recent engine advances. see full BMW 3-Series review
2009 2dr Coupe 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
16 mpg for light city/highway driving. 16 gallon fuel tank limits range to about 300 miles for typical owners (assuming you run the tank dry). see full BMW 3-Series review
2008 4dr Wagon 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Less than the A3. Though the base 328i has a larger 6 cylinder engine while the A3 is a 4 cylinder turbo. 328i is also larger and heavier. It is more closer toa wagon while the A3 is closer to a hatchback. see full BMW 3-Series review
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Need to burn a lot of dinosaurs if you have a lead foot like me. see full BMW 3-Series review
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I average 20-22 mpg. getting expensive to run the car. I wish it was in the mid 20s, but 6 cyl and awd I guess it could be worse. and its not direct injection engine (reminds me to buy the injector cleaner stuff!) see full BMW 3-Series review
2008 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
press the gas watch the fuel go down see full BMW 3-Series review
 

2000 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.