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BMW 3-Series Fuel Economy (L/100km)

L/100km Number of Vehicles
7 liters per 100 kilometers 2 vehicles
8 liters per 100 kilometers 1 vehicles
9 liters per 100 kilometers 0 vehicles
10 liters per 100 kilometers 4 vehicles
11 liters per 100 kilometers 2 vehicles
12 liters per 100 kilometers 3 vehicles
13 liters per 100 kilometers 2 vehicles
14 liters per 100 kilometers 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain L/100km  
2010 2010 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 12.4
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With the turbocharged 185kW 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2010 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 12.4 L/100km (liters per 100 kilometers).

The 2010 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 60 percent of the kilometers driven). The rest of the kilometers were in heavy traffic (10 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 60 kilometers 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 11.5
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 11.9
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 10.5
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 9.95
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 9.9
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 7.3
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2010 2010 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 14.3
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2010 2010 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 13.1
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2010 2010 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 8.1
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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
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
 

2010 BMW 3-Series Gas Mileage (L/100km)

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 L/100km based on how and where you drive a car.