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BMW 3-Series MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
12 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
13 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
14 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
15 miles per gallon 14 vehicles
16 miles per gallon 5 vehicles
17 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
18 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 7 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 8 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 13 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 8 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 7 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
33 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
34 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
35 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
36 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
37 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
38 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
39 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
40 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
41 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2009 2009 2dr Hardtop conv. 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 21.8
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With the turbocharged 425hp 3.0L I6 engine, 7-speed automated manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2009 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 21.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 100 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (0 percent), in the city (0 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2009 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
2009 2009 2dr Hardtop conv. 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 12.8
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2009 2009 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22.7
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 18.81
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 23.3
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 26.2
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 20
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 25.5
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 20.9
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 28.05
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 23.48
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 241hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 35.6
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 30.29
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2009 2009 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 15.58
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2009 2009 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 24.28
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2009 2009 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 21.98
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2009 2009 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 19
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2009 BMW 3-Series

2009 BMW 3-Series Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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 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
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 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 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 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
2009 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 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
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
2008 2dr Coupe 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
While you might say 'why bitch if you can afford the car?' the mpg can be SHOCKINGLY bad. I knew what I was getting into, and yes, I can afford it, but wow. My True Delta average is 16.5mpg but that can dip into the 12's bumper to bum 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
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 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
 

2009 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.