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BMW 3-Series MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
7 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
8 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
9 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
10 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
11 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
12 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
13 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
14 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
15 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
16 miles per gallon 32 vehicles
17 miles per gallon 54 vehicles
18 miles per gallon 32 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 11 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 5 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 8 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 10 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 23 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 31 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 43 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 36 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 11 vehicles
33 miles per gallon 11 vehicles
34 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
35 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
36 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
37 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
38 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
39 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2011 2011 4dr Sedan 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 17.07
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With the turbocharged 425hp 3.0L I6 engine, 7-speed automated manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2011 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 17.07 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (15 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2011 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
2011 2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 17.85
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2011 2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 23.25
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2011 2011 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 20.16
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2011 2011 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 23
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2011 2011 4dr Sedan 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 26
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2011 2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 29.8
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2011 2011 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 7-sp automated manual RWD 15.9
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2011 2011 2dr Coupe 414-hp 4.0L V8 6-sp manual RWD 17.21
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2011 2011 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 15.87
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2011 2011 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual RWD 25.6
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2011 2011 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 23
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2011 2011 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp manual AWD 25.24
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2011 2011 2dr Coupe 230-hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22
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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the 2011 BMW 3-Series

2011 BMW 3-Series Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2012 No, this isn't a mistake. Nothing surprised me more about the new BMW 328i than the fuel economy numbers reported by its trip computer--even cresting 40 once for the suburban trip home from my kids' school when the traffic signals were in my favor. In casual suburban driving you can expect high 20s and low 30s. Credit the combination of a new 240-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, an eight-speed automatic transmission, an "Eco Pro" driving mode that encourages a light right foot, and an automatic stop/start system (which could operate more smoothly). Some caveats: the engine seems to get much worse fuel economy while warming up in cold weather, and a heavy right foot can send the numbers into the high teens. The EPA has revised its numbers for the 328i downward from 24 city / 36 highway to 23/33, putting it even with the 335i. My real-world testing suggested that the four goes two to seven miles farther on a gallon of gas than the six. see full BMW 3-Series review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2011 BMW 3-Series

2011 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
2011 BMW 3-Series Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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
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
 

2011 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.