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BMW 3-Series MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
16 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
17 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
18 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2010 2010 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 18.9
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With the turbocharged 248hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2010 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 18.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (10 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2010 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC not used at all.
2010 2010 2dr Hardtop conv. 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 20.4
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 19.8
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 22.4
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 23.65
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 23.81
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 32.16
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2010 2010 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 16.4
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2010 2010 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 18
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2010 2010 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 29
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2010 BMW 3-Series

2010 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
2010 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
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 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 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
 

2010 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.