The tire with the best fuel economy is the General AltiMAX RT at 27.0 mpg in our BMW 3 Series test vehicles.
|Standard Touring All-Season Tires||MPG|
|BFGoodrich Premier Touring ||26.5|
|Firestone Precision Touring ||26.8|
|General AltiMAX RT ||27.0|
|Yokohama AVID TOURING-S||26.8|
This information is based on our team of test drivers completing approximately 500 miles per tire over several days on the same 6.6-mile test loop. I would recommend using this fuel data as a good tire buying tie-breaker since the mileage differences are small and would only result in a difference of a few extra fill-ups every year.
Watch for the full test results online shortly.
This was one of our closest fuel economy test results -- essentially the top three tires are a dead heat with the fourth not too far behind.