Audi Q3 Sportback vs BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine

Should you buy Audi Q3 Sportback or BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine? Find out which car is best for you - compare the two models on the basis of their Price, Size, Space, Boot Space, Service cost, Mileage, Features, Colours and other specs. Audi Q3 Sportback price starts at Rs 54.22 Lakh ex-showroom for 40TFSI Quattro (Petrol) and BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine price starts Rs 60.60 Lakh ex-showroom for 330Li M Sport (Petrol). Q3 Sportback has 1984 cc (Petrol top model) engine, while 3 Series Gran Limousine has 1998 cc (Petrol top model) engine. As far as mileage is concerned, the Q3 Sportback has a mileage of - (Petrol top model)> and the 3 Series Gran Limousine has a mileage of 19.61 kmpl (Petrol top model).

Q3 Sportback Vs 3 Series Gran Limousine

Key HighlightsAudi Q3 SportbackBMW 3 Series Gran Limousine
On Road PriceRs.63,25,882*Rs.69,89,511*
Fuel TypePetrolPetrol
Engine(cc)19841998
TransmissionAutomaticAutomatic
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Audi Q3 Sportback vs BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine Comparison

Basic Information
On-Road Price in New Delhi
Rs.63,25,882*
Rs.69,89,511*
Finance Available (EMI)
Rs.1,20,397/month
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Rs.1,33,037/month
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Engine & Transmission
Engine Type
Engine type in car refers to the type of engine that powers the vehicle. There are many different types of car engines, but the most common are petrol (gasoline) and diesel engines
EngineType
TwinPower Turbo
Displacement (cc)
The displacement of an engine is the total volume of all of the cylinders in the engine. Measured in cubic centimetres (cc)
1984
1998
No. of Cylinders
ICE engines have one or more cylinders. More cylinders typically mean more smoothness and more power, but it also means more moving parts and less fuel efficiency.
Max Power (bhp@rpm)
Power dictates the performance of an engine. It's measured in horsepower (bhp) or metric horsepower (PS). More is better.
187.74bhp@4200-6000rpm
254.79bhp@5000rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm)
The load-carrying ability of an engine, measured in Newton-metres (Nm) or pound-foot (lb-ft). More is better.
320Nm@1500-4100rpm
400Nm@1550-4400rpm
Valves Per Cylinder
Valves let air and fuel into the cylinders of a combustion engine. More valves typically make more power and are more efficient.
4
4
Transmission Type
Automatic
Automatic
Gear Box
7-Speed
8-Speed
Mild Hybrid
-
No
Drive Type
Fuel & Performance
Fuel Type
Petrol
Petrol
Mileage ARAI (kmpl)
-
15.39
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
62
59
Emission Norm Compliance
BS VI 2.0
BS VI 2.0
Top Speed (kmph)
220
250
Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Steering Type
Electric
-
Top Speed (Kmph)
220
250
0-100kmph (Seconds)
7.3
6.2
Tyre Size
235/55 R18
F:225/45 R18,R:255/40 R18
Tyre Type
Tubeless,Radial
-
Dimensions & Capacity
Length (mm)
The distance from a car's front tip to the farthest point in the back.
4518
4823
Width (mm)
The width of a car is the horizontal distance between the two outermost points of the car, typically measured at the widest point of the car, such as the wheel wells or the rearview mirrors
2022
1827
Height (mm)
The height of a car is the vertical distance between the ground and the highest point of the car. It can decide how much space a car has along with it's body type and is also critical in determining it's ability to fit in smaller garages or parking spaces
1558
1441
Wheel Base (mm)
Distance from the centre of the front wheel to the centre of the rear wheel. A longer wheelbase is better for stability and also allows more passenger space on the inside.
2651
2651
Kerb Weight (kg)
It is the weight of just a car, including fluids such as engine oil, coolant and brake fluid, combined with a fuel tank that is filled to 90 percent capacity.
1595
1645
Seating Capacity
5
5
Boot Space (Litres)
380
480
No. of Doors
5
-
Comfort & Convenience
Power Steering
Mechanism that reduces the effort needed to operate the steering wheel. Offered in various types, including hydraulic and electric.
YesYes
Power Windows FrontYesYes
Power Windows RearYesYes
Power BootYesYes
Automatic Climate Control
2 Zone
3 Zone
Remote Engine Start/Stop
Allows you to start//stop the car remotely, via the key fob or the carmaker's mobile app, without entering the car.
Yes
-
Low Fuel Warning LightYes
-
Accessory Power Outlet
12V power socket to power your appliances, like phones or tyre inflators.
Yes
-
Rear Reading LampYes
-
Rear Seat HeadrestYes
-
Adjustable Headrest
Unlike fixed headrests, these can be moved up or down to offer the ideal resting position for the occupant's head.
Yes
-
Rear Seat Centre Arm Rest
A foldable armrest for the rear passengers, usually in the middle, which also comprises cup holders or other small storage spaces. When not in use, it can be folded back into the seat, so that an additional occupant can be seated.
Yes
-
Cup Holders Front
Storage spaces that are specifically designed to hold cups or beverage cans. Sometimes these can be cooled and heated too.
YesYes
Cup Holders RearYesYes
Rear AC Vents
Dedicated AC vents for the rear passengers, usually located between the front seats. Helps cool the rear compartment, while offering passengers the option to control the flow. Some rear AC vents allow for fan speed control.
YesYes
Seat Lumbar SupportYes
-
Multifunction Steering Wheel
A steering wheel that has many buttons to control various functions of the infotainment system and key car functions like cruise control. This allows the driver to manage these functions without taking their hands off the steering wheel.
YesYes
Cruise ControlYesYes
Parking Sensors
Sensors on the vehicle's exterior that use either ultrasonic or electromagnetic waves bouncing off objects to alert the driver of obstacles while parking.
Front & Rear
Front
Navigation SystemYesYes
Smart Access Card Entry
Allows you to lock/unlock the car by simply carrying the smart key with you, without using the buttons on a key.
-
Yes
Engine Start Stop ButtonYesYes
Glove Box Cooling
A function in the glove box that allows you to keep food items and beverages cool for long durations.
-
Yes
Bottle Holder
Front & Rear Door
-
Voice Command
-
Yes
Steering Wheel Gearshift Paddles
-
Yes
USB Charger
Front
-
Central Console Armrest
An added convenince feature to rest one's hand on, while also offering features like cupholders or a small storage space.
With Storage
With Storage
Tailgate Ajar
A warning to indicate that the vehicle's boot or tailgate isnt properly closed.
Yes
-
Hands-Free Tailgate
A tailgate that, in most cases, can be opened automatically by swiping your foot under the rear bumper.
-
Yes
Gear Shift Indicator
A display that shows the current gear the car is in. More advanced versions also suggest the most prefered gear for better efficiency.
NoNo
Rear CurtainNoNo
Luggage Hook And NetNoNo
Memory Function Seats
-
Front
Drive Modes
-
3
Air ConditionerYes
-
HeaterYesYes
Adjustable SteeringYes
-
KeyLess EntryYesYes
Height Adjustable Driver SeatYes
-
Electric Adjustable Seats
Front
Front
Follow Me Home Headlamps
-
Yes
Interior
Tachometer
A tachometer shows how fast the engine is running, measured in revolutions per minute (RPM). In a manual car, it helps the driver know when to shift gears.
Yes
-
Electronic Multi Tripmeter
Measures the distance a vehicle has travelled for a particular trip. A multi-tripmeter can keep track of multiple distances. For example kilometres since the last fuel up and kilometres travelled since the last service. The different tripmeters can be reset by the user as and when needed.
Yes
-
Leather SeatsYesYes
Leather Steering WheelYesYes
Glove Compartment
It refers to a storage compartment built into the dashboard of a vehicle on the passenger's side. It is used to store vehicle documents, and first aid kit among others.
Yes
-
Digital Clock
Refers to a display that shows the current time in a digital (numerical) format.
Yes
-
Digital Odometer
A meter that keeps track of the total kilometres a vehicle has travelled. This cannot be reset by an owner and serves as a record for tracking service intervals and waranty validity, and also is important when selling the vehicle.
Yes
-
Dual Tone Dashboard
When the dashboard has two colours of trim it's called a dual tone dashboard.
Yes
-
Additional Features
-
Floor mats in Velour,Ambient lighting with Welcome Light Carpet,Galvanic embellisher for controls,Storage compartment package,Instrument panel in Sensatec,Widescreen Curved Display,Fully Digital 12.3” (31.2 cm) Instrument Display,Black High gloss and Aluminium combination
Exterior
Available ColorsMythos Black MetallicTurbo BlueChronos Grey MetallicGlacier White MetallicNavarra Blue MetallicQ3 Sportback ColorsCarbon BlackMineral WhitePortimao BlueSkyscraper Metallic3 Series Gran Limousine Colors
Body Type
Adjustable HeadlightsYes
-
Fog Lights Front
Front fog lights are lights placed near the lower half of a car's front bumper. They are designed to improve visibility in bad weather conditions such as fog or heavy rains.
YesYes
Fog Lights Rear
Rear fog lights are lights placed near the lower half of a car's rear bumper. Unlike front fog lights, rear fog lights are designed to ensure cars driving behind you can see you better in bad weather conditions such as fog or heavy rains.
-
Yes
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
Power-adjustable exterior rear view mirror is a type of outside rear view mirror that can be adjusted electrically by the driver using a switch or buttons.
YesNo
Manually Adjustable Ext Rear View Mirror
Manually adjustable exterior rear view mirrors refer to stick-like controls inside the car that are used to adjust the angle of the exterior rear view mirrors.
No
-
Electric Folding Rear View Mirror
A vehicle's rear-view mirrors that can open and close at the touch of a button.
YesYes
Rain Sensing Wiper
It refers to a water/moisture sensor that automatically starts the wiper when it rains or water is splashed onto the car's windshield. It is a feature that aids both convenience and safety.
-
Yes
Rear Window Defogger
Rear window defoggers use heat to increase the temperature of the rear windshield to clear any fogging up of the glass caused by weather conditions.
-
Yes
Wheel CoversNo
-
Alloy Wheels
Lightweight wheels made of metals such as aluminium. Available in multiple designs, they enhance the look of a vehicle.
YesYes
Power AntennaNo
-
Rear Spoiler
Increases downforce on the rear end of the vehicle. In most cars, however, they're used simply for looks.
Yes
-
Sun Roof
A glass panel on the roof of a vehicle, either just over the front seats or extending further backward towards the rear.
YesYes
Moon RoofYesYes
Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicators
An additional turn indicator located on the outside mirror of a vehicle that warns both oncoming and following traffic.
-
Yes
Integrated AntennaYesYes
Roof Rail
Roof rails are parts attached to a car's roof that can either enhance a car's styling or be used to carry luggage carriers. Not all roof rails are designed to take loads and if they are, they have strict weight limits.
No
-
Lighting
-
LED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights)
LED DRLs
LED daytime running lights (DRL) are not to be confused with headlights. The intended purpose is to help other road users see your vehicle better while adding to the car's style.
YesYes
LED Headlights
Refers to the use of LED lighting in the main headlamp. LEDs provide a bright white beam, making night driving safer.
YesYes
LED Taillights
Refers to the use of LED lighting in the taillamps.
YesYes
Additional Features
-
Exterior mirrors electrically adjustable and heated electrically foldable with automatic anti-dazzle function (driver's side) and parking function for passenger side exterior mirror,Heat Protection Glazing,Acoustic Glazing on front windscreen,LED headlights with extended contents,Rain sensor and automatic driving lights, Panorama glass roof
Automatic Driving Lights
Car headlamps that automatically turn on in low light conditions and switch off in bright conditions.
-
Yes
Tyre Size
235/55 R18
F:225/45 R18,R:255/40 R18
Tyre Type
Tubeless,Radial
-
Safety
Anti Lock Braking System
A safety system that prevents a car's wheels from locking up during hard braking to maintain steering control.
YesYes
Central LockingYesYes
Child Safety Locks
Safety locks located on the car's rear doors that, when engaged, allows the doors to be opened only from the outside. The idea is to stop the door from opening unintentionally.
YesYes
No. of Airbags
6
6
Driver Airbag
An inflatable air bag located within the steering wheel that automatically deploys during a collision, to protect the driver from physical injury
YesYes
Passenger AirbagYesYes
Side Airbag FrontYesYes
Side Airbag RearNoNo
Seat Belt Warning
A warning buzzer that reminds passengers to buckle their seat belts.
YesYes
Door Ajar Warning
A function that alerts the driver when any of the doors are open or not properly closed.
YesYes
Tyre Pressure Monitor
This feature monitors the pressure inside each tyre, alerting the driver when one or more tyre loses pressure.
YesYes
Engine Immobilizer
A security feature that prevents unauthorized access to the car's engine.
YesYes
Electronic Stability ControlYesYes
Advance Safety Features
-
Rear View Camera with Park Distance Control (front & rear),Lateral Parking,Reversing Assistant,Brake Energy Regeneration,BMW Condition Based Service (Intelligent maintenance system),Cornering Brake Control,Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Dynamic Traction Control (DTC),Emergency Spare Wheel,Runflat tyres with reinforced side walls,Three-point seat belts for all seats,Warning triangle with first-aid kit
Anti Theft DeviceYes
-
Speed AlertYesYes
Speed Sensing Auto Door LockYesYes
Isofix Child Seat Mounts
A secure attachment system to fix child seats directly on the chassis of the car.
YesYes
Hill Descent Control
-
Yes
Hill Assist
A feature that helps prevent a car from rolling backward on a hill.
YesYes
Impact Sensing Auto Door UnlockYesYes
360 View Camera
-
Yes
Entertainment & Communication
RadioYesYes
Speakers FrontYesYes
Speakers RearYesYes
Integrated 2DIN AudioYes
-
Wireless Phone ChargingYesYes
USB And Auxiliary InputYesYes
Bluetooth ConnectivityYesYes
Touch ScreenYesYes
Touch Screen size (Inch)
10"
14.9
Connectivity
Android Auto, Apple CarPlay
Android Auto, Apple CarPlay
Android AutoYesYes
Apple Car PlayYesYes
No. of Speakers
10
16
Additional Features
-
High-resolution (1920x720 pixels) 14.9” (37.8 cm) Control Display,BMW Operating System 8.0 with variable configurable widgets,Navigation function with RTTI and 3D maps,Touch functionality,iDrive Touch with handwriting recognition and direct access buttons,Teleservices,Intelligent E-call,Remote software upgrade,MyBMW App with Remote Services,Intelligent Personal Assistant
SubwooferNoNo
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Pros and Cons

  • Pros
  • Cons

    Audi Q3 Sportback

    • Sportier styling than the Q3 thanks to coupe-SUV styling
    • Big boot space which can be increased with flat-folding rear seats
    • Comfortable ride quality
    • Engaging and fun to drive 2-litre TSI and 7-speed DSG combination
    • Compact dimensions make it easier to drive around the city
    • Practical enough for a family of four people

    BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine

    • Looks sporty for a long-wheelbase, comfort-oriented sedan.
    • New i-Drive 8 infotainment system is crisp and easy to use.
    • 2-litre diesel engine offers good poke for both sedate and spirited driving.
    • Has a good balance between ride and handling.

    Audi Q3 Sportback

    • Could have looked even better with brighter colour options and flashier wheels
    • Features like ventilated front seats with memory function and 360-degree camera still missing
    • No diesel engine on offer like its rivals

    BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine

    • Missing essentials such as ADAS, 360-degree camera, sun blinds and ventilated front seats.
    • The displays in the cabin get warm over prolonged usage.
    • Low stance results in difficult ingress and egress for elderly occupants.
    • Small boot due to the space-saver eating up space.

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Which car is cheaper between Audi Q3 Sportback and BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine?

Audi Q3 Sportback price starts at Rs 54.22 Lakh & BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine price starts at Rs 60.60 Lakh in New Delhi. Audi Q3 Sportback is cheaper between these two cars.
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