The 3 Series comprises a range of sedans, coupes, convertibles and wagons, with different engines, and a wide variety of options. My car has now passed the break in period and has 1400 miles on it. With the thrust of a V8 and the economy of a four, it's the right powertrain for the car - and the obvious choice for the times. The 540ia I used to have would at least get a consistent 23mpg on mixed driving. Notice that 5% of the roads were city and 95% of the roads are Highway.
What is the practical real world fuel economy that others get? The same trips but spirited driving would result in 29-30 mpg. They have as much power as most drivers will ever need, and they deliver the same inherent goodness and most of the key features as the 335 models. Also this was very conservative driving. I use 89 octane, have roughly 85k and it gets 31 on the hwy and avg of 28 in town. It seemed the best speed for mpg is just under 80 so it's about 75 actual speed. If I recall correctly, the best mileage was achieved at around ~70kph in highest gear ~45mph. How many miles does your cars have? The car just turned 4,000 miles on this trip and now feels like it's more broken in , not exhibiting nearly as much rolling resistance as when brand spanking new or I'm getting used to it.
All can propel you from zero to jail in an amazingly brief sprint, and hang out all day on the autobahn - or your version of the autobahn. They lend me the 2011 328i to drive home while my car is getting maintenance. And then we were reminded of rising fuel prices and the diesel's 36 mpg highway rating. Mileage on my 2009 328xi a definitely improved as mileage increased. Some competitors offer more room, more power, better mileage or maybe better interiors for less money. The 3 Series sedans define the term sports sedan and remain an aspirational target for every luxury automaker, from Acura to Volvo. I too feel the same.
Despite our disconnect with the nomenclature, we won't argue with the results. For 2012, the 3 Series has grown into a raft of separate model designations, ranging from the 328i Sedan to the 335is Coupe and diesel-powered 335d Sedan. The 3 Series cars are based on a rear-wheel-drive layout. The shapely two-door coupe offers more sports appeal than the four-door sedan but still has a two-place back seat and a trunk only slightly smaller than that of the sedan. City driving pulls it down to 18 and I even seen 16mpg.
The upgrade turbo six in the 335i is one of the most viscerally satisfying engines in production. Never did that after that. My driving style until now has been very normal, never do I push the throttle completely and never do I put in sports mode. This was with 3 adults , a 90 pound black lab in the backseat and completely loaded trunk. The 328i and 335i Convertibles might be the sexiest 3s, with a fully automatic, one-button folding metal hardtop. My tire pressure is about 3-4 point above normal and tires are new as it is a new car. I got has high as 30.
Does that mean that I harmed the engine in some way? They accelerate, turn and stop with remarkable agility and balance, without seriously compromising comfort or common sense. This was across Delaware and Maryland coastline which is board flat , at sea level , speeds of ~70 with cruise much of the time, with a few stop lights thrown in, and where I was actively working for max mileage. It used to be so easy. My car has now passed the break in period and has 1400 miles on it. The car has 1350 miles on it right now. The 335is upgrades include 20 more horsepower - to 320 - from the TwinPower Turbo, and that power is controlled via Dynamic Stability Control and Dynamic Traction Control.
My tire pressure is about 3-4 point above normal and tires are new as it is a new car. There are sports sedans, sports coupes and sport convertibles. I should take my bmw on a long highway drive and check the mileage. The convertible seats four, but it's not offered with all-wheel drive. I will tell ya my 02 325 cluster mpg is low compared to what i get when i use math. Handling response is sharp and precise, and braking capability is best in class. The convertibles add knee airbags that help keep front passengers from sliding under the seat belts.
I think most other petrol in this area is rubbish. And i drive my car. So, maybe don't trust the computer and use the manual tracking method 06 330i sedan sport manual - i usually get 320-340 mi to 16 gallon fill up. If i drive only in the city I get around 16. Now if you talk about mpg vs time, it is a different story. Please report any submissions that violate our rules. Differences lie in body style or exterior design, though the coupe and convertible seat four passengers while the sedan and wagon seat five.