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Is the 2005 BMW 3 Series economical?

Is the 2005 BMW 3 Series a good car in terms of fuel consumption? I'm looking at a second hand one.

Frances Ward (Dublin)

Sep 2015 Filed under: fuel economy and emissions

Expert answer

Hi Frances,

If you mean a 320d diesel then yes, it's excellent. You should expect to get at least 45mpg in daily driving, a little more if you're careful.

If it's a petrol 318i or 320i then it'll be a little more thirsty but 35mpg on average should still be do-able.

Neil Briscoe - Complete Car Adviser

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