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BMW 3-Series MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
14 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
15 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
16 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
17 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
18 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 7 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 10 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 7 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 14 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 16 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 16 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 15 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 13 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 21 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 23 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 34 vehicles
33 miles per gallon 46 vehicles
34 miles per gallon 25 vehicles
35 miles per gallon 19 vehicles
36 miles per gallon 10 vehicles
37 miles per gallon 6 vehicles
38 miles per gallon 5 vehicles
39 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
40 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
41 miles per gallon 5 vehicles
42 miles per gallon 5 vehicles
43 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
44 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
45 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
46 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
47 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
48 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
49 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
50 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2014 2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 25.88
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With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2014 BMW 3-Series has been averaging 25.88 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2014 BMW 3-Series in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 9 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (4 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2014 BMW 3-Series in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
2014 2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual RWD 30.3
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2014 2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 42.46
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2014 2014 4dr Wagon turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 22.11
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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the 2014 BMW 3-Series

2014 BMW 3-Series Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2014 Both the tested BMW 328d and the tested Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTEC were fitted with optional all-wheel-drive (AWD) systems. This cost them an mpg or two, but kept the playing field level. The more compact BMW weighs much less, 3,620 vs. 4,409 pounds, and has an engine tuned to produce considerably less peak torque (280 vs. 369 lb-ft) and a bit less peak horsepower (180 vs. 195), so it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that it earns a significantly higher EPA city rating, 31 vs. 27 mpg. But on the highway the Benz nearly bridges the gap, 43 vs. 42 mpg. (All figures here with AWD. With rear-wheel-drive the cars rate 32/45 and 28/45.) Diesel enthusiasts argue that the EPA's testing regimen penalizes the compression-ignition engines, and that real world figures tend to be higher. Unfortunately, I drove the two cars on much different roads under much different conditions. In straight 65-mph highway driving in balmy temps, the Mercedes-Benz's trip computer reported averages in the low 40s, very close to the EPA rating. On a fairly aggressive drive in the hills south of San Francisco, this average dropped to 28, which is still better than the EPA city rating. And on a cruise along one of the less curvy portions of the California coastal highway it managed a two-way average around 39. Not too shabby for such a heavy car. I drove the BMW 328d in suburban Detroit during some especially cold weather (thank you, polar vertex), which harms fuel economy. Even so, with a fairly heavy foot and a cold start it managed 33 mpg while driving my son the eight miles to his school. On the way back, with a lighter right foot and a warm engine, it managed 44. The highest observed average was 49. At a steady 65 miles-per-hour on the highway the trip computer reported just under 40 mpg. Correct for the much colder temperature, and this is at least as good as the Mercedes, but a much tighter race than in around-town driving. My initial impression was that the 328d's trip computer reports weren't much better than the gas-powered 328i's surprisingly good numbers. Then I checked my review. Even though the 328i wasn't penalized by all-wheel-drive, and the ambient temperature wasn't quite as low, its averages were between two-thirds (moderately heavy foot) and four-fifths (ultra-light foot) as high as the 328d's. Overall, figure three-quarters as efficient, at best. Impressive for a quick, gas-powered car, but no match for the diesel, even considering that diesel tends to cost more than premium gasoline (this varies by local area). see full BMW 3-Series review
 

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2014 BMW 3-Series Gas Mileage (MPG)

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