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BMW 3-Series Fuel Economy (g/100m)

g/100m Number of Vehicles
3 gallons per 100 meters 6 vehicles
4 gallons per 100 meters 16 vehicles
5 gallons per 100 meters 13 vehicles
6 gallons per 100 meters 2 vehicles
7 gallons per 100 meters 0 vehicles
8 gallons per 100 meters 0 vehicles
9 gallons per 100 meters 0 vehicles
10 gallons per 100 meters 0 vehicles
11 gallons per 100 meters 0 vehicles
12 gallons per 100 meters 0 vehicles
13 gallons per 100 meters 0 vehicles
14 gallons per 100 meters 0 vehicles
15 gallons per 100 meters 0 vehicles
16 gallons per 100 meters 1 vehicles
17 gallons per 100 meters 0 vehicles
18 gallons per 100 meters 0 vehicles
19 gallons per 100 meters 0 vehicles
20 gallons per 100 meters 0 vehicles
21 gallons per 100 meters 0 vehicles
22 gallons per 100 meters 0 vehicles
23 gallons per 100 meters 0 vehicles
24 gallons per 100 meters 0 vehicles
25 gallons per 100 meters 1 vehicles
26 gallons per 100 meters 0 vehicles
27 gallons per 100 meters 0 vehicles
28 gallons per 100 meters 0 vehicles
29 gallons per 100 meters 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain g/100m  
2005 2005 2dr Convertible 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 5
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With the turbocharged 317kW 3.0L I6 engine, 7-speed automated manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2005 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 5 L/100km (liters per 100 kilometers).

The 2005 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 kilometers per hour (about 67 percent of the kilometers driven). The rest of the kilometers were in the city (11 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2005 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
2005 2005 2dr Convertible turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 4.42
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2005 2005 2dr Convertible 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 4.07
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2005 2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual RWD 3.56
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2005 2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 4.83
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2005 2005 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 6.25
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2005 2005 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 3.23
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2005 2005 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 7.33
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2005 2005 2dr Coupe 225-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp automated manual RWD 4.82
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2005 2005 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 4.03
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2005 2005 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 4.88
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2005 2005 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 17.29
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2005 2005 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 3.22
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2005 2005 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 3.42
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2005 2005 4dr Wagon 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 4.02
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2005 2005 4dr Wagon 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 4.17
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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 (g/100m)

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 g/100m based on how and where you drive a car.

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