2010 BMW M3 MPG and Fuel Economy

On this page, you will find a complete guide to the miles per gallon and fuel efficiency data for the 2010 BMW M3.

The 2010 BMW M3 has 2 model options: Manual 6-spd 8-cyl, 4.0 L and Automatic (S7) 8-cyl, 4.0 L.

The 2010 BMW M3 Manual 6-spd 8-cyl, 4.0 L runs on premium gasoline and is in the Compact Cars car class.

The 2010 BMW M3 Automatic (S7) 8-cyl, 4.0 L runs on premium gasoline and is in the Compact Cars car class.

🛣 How Many Miles per Gallon (MPG) Does a 2010 BMW M3 Get?

Across all models, the combined average MPG for the 2010 BMW M3 is 16 miles per gallon.

The table below breaks down the MPG for each model option:

Model Option Combined MPG City MPG Highway MPG
Manual 6-spd 8-cyl, 4.0 L 16 14 20
Automatic (S7) 8-cyl, 4.0 L 16 14 20

💵 What is the Average Yearly Fuel Cost for a 2010 BMW M3?

The average fuel costs for all models of the 2010 BMW M3 is $4,600.

The average fuel costs have been estimated by government regulators based on 15,000 miles driven per year, using regular gasoline, and a split of 55% city driving and 45% highway driving.

Comparing a 2010 BMW M3 to an average vehicle over 5 years, you will spend $11,500 more on fuel.

The table below shows the fuel costs and 5-year save/spend for each model option:

Model Option Fuel Cost 5-Year Save/Spend
Manual 6-spd 8-cyl, 4.0 L $4,600 spend $11,500 more
Automatic (S7) 8-cyl, 4.0 L $4,600 spend $11,500 more

The 2010 BMW M3 is also subject to the Gas Guzzler Tax, which is a federal tax on vehicles that has a combined MPG of less than 22.5.

The tables below show how much you can expect to pay in Gas Guzzler taxes.

Model Option Gas Guzzler Tax
Manual 6-spd 8-cyl, 4.0 L $3,700
Model Option Gas Guzzler Tax
Automatic (S7) 8-cyl, 4.0 L $3,700

🛢 How Many Barrels of Petroleum Does a 2010 BMW M3 Consume?

Across all models, the average number barrels of petroleum that the 2010 BMW M3 will consume in one year is 19 barrels.

The majority of the world's petroleum is sourced from countries like Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iraq, and the United States.

Model Option Barrels
Manual 6-spd 8-cyl, 4.0 L 19
Automatic (S7) 8-cyl, 4.0 L 19

Overview

The tables below cover all of the miles per gallon, engine specifications, and emission details we have for the 2 2010 BMW M3 model options.

Manual 6-spd 8-cyl, 4.0 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 2010 BMW M3 Manual 6-spd 8-cyl, 4.0 L:

City MPG 14
Highway MPG 20
Combined MPG 16
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $11,500
Gas Guzzler Tax $7,700
Fuel Cost $4,600
Fuel Type 1 Premium
Barrels of Petroleum 19
Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 8
Transmission Manual 6-spd
Vehicle Class Compact Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Automatic (S7) 8-cyl, 4.0 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 2010 BMW M3 Automatic (S7) 8-cyl, 4.0 L:

City MPG 14
Highway MPG 20
Combined MPG 16
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $11,500
Gas Guzzler Tax $7,700
Fuel Cost $4,600
Fuel Type 1 Premium
Barrels of Petroleum 19
Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 8
Transmission Automatic (S7)
Vehicle Class Compact Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Disclaimer

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