BMW 3 Series vs BMW 5 Series Comparison

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BMW 3 Series vs BMW 5 Series

Should you buy BMW 3 Series or BMW 5 Series? 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. BMW 3 Series price starts at Rs 44.90 Lakh ex-showroom for 330i Sport (Petrol) and BMW 5 Series price starts Rs 63.40 Lakh ex-showroom for 530i M Sport (Petrol). 3 Series has 2998 cc (Petrol top model) engine, while 5 Series has 2993 cc (Diesel top model) engine. As far as mileage is concerned, the 3 Series has a mileage of 20.37 kmpl (Diesel top model)> and the 5 Series has a mileage of 20.37 kmpl (Diesel top model).

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Basic Information
Brand Name
BMW
On Road Price
Rs.58,62,309#
Rs.87,13,725#
Offers & DiscountNoNo
User Rating
4.6
Based on 41 Reviews
4.3
Based on 2 Reviews
Finance Available (EMI)
Rs.1,12,799
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Rs.1,67,591
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Insurance
Engine and Transmission
Engine Type
Twin Turbo 4 Cylinder Diesel Engine
-
Displacement (cc)
1995
2993
No Of Cylinder
Fast Charging
-
No
Max Power (bhp@rpm)
187.74bhp@4000rpm
261.49bhp@4000rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm)
400Nm@1750-2500rpm
620nm@2000–2500rpm
Valves Per Cylinder
4
4
Valve Configuration
DOHC
-
Fuel Supply System
CRDi
-
Turbo Charger
Twin
Turbo
Super ChargerNo
-
Transmission Type
Automatic
Automatic
Gear Box
8 Speed
8-Speed Automatic Transmission
Mild Hybrid
-
No
Drive TypeNo
Clutch TypeNoNo
Fuel & Performance
Fuel Type
Diesel
Diesel
Mileage (City)NoNo
Mileage (ARAI)
19.62 kmpl
17.42 kmpl
Fuel Tank Capacity
57.0 (Litres)
Not Available (Litres)
Emission Norm Compliance
BS VI
BS VI
Top Speed (Kmph)
243
No
Drag CoefficientNoNo

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Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Front Suspension
Double Joint Spring Strut
Adaptive Suspension
Rear Suspension
Five Arm
Adaptive Suspension
Steering Type
Power
Electric
Steering Column
Adjustable
-
Steering Gear Type
Rack & Pinion
Rack&Pinion
Turning Radius (Metres)
5.5
-
Front Brake Type
Disc
Ventilated Disc
Rear Brake Type
Disc
Ventilated Disc
Top Speed (Kmph)
243
-
0-100kmph (Seconds)
7.2
5.7
Emission Norm Compliance
BS VI
BS VI
Tyre Size
225/50 R17
F:245/45R18, R:275/40R18
Tyre Type
Tubeless,Radial
-
Alloy Wheel Size
17
18
Dimensions & Capacity
Length (mm)
4709
-
Width (mm)
1827
-
Height (mm)
1435
-
Ground Clearance Unladen (mm)
157
-
Wheel Base (mm)
2810
-
Front Tread (mm)
1589
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Rear Tread (mm)
1583
-
Rear Headroom (mm)
957
verified
-
Seating Capacity
5
5
Boot Space (Litres)
480
-
No. of Doors
4
4
Comfort & Convenience
Power SteeringYesYes
Power Windows FrontYesYes
Power Windows RearYesYes
Power Boot
-
Yes
Power folding 3rd Row Seat
-
No
Automatic Climate Control
3 Zone
4 Zone
Air Quality ControlYes
Optional
Remote Trunk OpenerYesYes
Remote Fuel Lid OpenerYes
-
Remote Engine Start/Stop
-
Yes
Low Fuel Warning LightYesYes
Accessory Power OutletYesYes
Trunk LightYesYes
Remote Horn & Light Control
-
Yes
Vanity MirrorYesYes
Rear Reading LampYesYes
Rear Seat HeadrestYesYes
Adjustable Headrest
-
Yes
Rear Seat Centre Arm RestYesYes
Height Adjustable Front Seat BeltsYesYes
Cup Holders FrontYesYes
Cup Holders RearYesYes
Rear AC VentsYesYes
Heated Seats FrontNoYes
Heated Seats RearNo
-
Seat Lumbar SupportYesYes
Active Noise Cancellation
-
Yes
Multifunction Steering WheelYesYes
Cruise ControlYesYes
Parking Sensors
Rear
Front & Rear
Navigation SystemYesYes
Find My Car Location
-
Yes
Real-Time Vehicle Tracking
-
Yes
Foldable Rear Seat
-
40:20:40 Split
Smart Access Card EntryYesYes
Smart Key Band
-
Yes
Engine Start Stop ButtonYesYes
Glove Box CoolingNoYes
Bottle Holder
Front & Rear Door
Front Door
Voice ControlYesYes
Steering Wheel Gearshift PaddlesYes
-
USB Charger
Front
Front & Rear
Steering Mounted TripmeterNo
-
Central Console Armrest
With Storage
With Storage
Tailgate AjarYesYes
Hands-Free Tailgate
-
Yes
Gear Shift IndicatorYesYes
Rear CurtainYesNo
Luggage Hook And NetNoYes
Battery SaverNo
-
Lane Change IndicatorYes
-
Additional Features
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Brake Energy Regeneration, Automatic Start/Stop function, Power socket (12 V) in the rear centre console, socket in the luggage compartment, double USB adapter, Servotronic steering assist, Adaptive Suspension, with independent damping for enhanced driving comfort , Cruise Control with braking function,
Massage SeatsNo
Front
Memory Function Seats
Driver's Seat Only
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One Touch Operating Power Window
Driver's Window
Driver's Window
Autonomous ParkingNo
Full
Drive Modes
4
5
Air ConditionerYesYes
HeaterYesYes
Adjustable SteeringYesYes
KeyLess EntryYesYes
Interior
TachometerYesYes
Electronic Multi TripmeterYesYes
Leather SeatsYesYes
Fabric UpholsteryNoNo
Leather Steering WheelYesYes
Leather Wrap Gear Shift Selector
-
Yes
Glove CompartmentYesYes
Digital ClockYesYes
Outside Temperature DisplayYesYes
Cigarette LighterYes
Optional
Digital OdometerYesYes
Electric Adjustable SeatsNo
Front
Driving Experience Control EcoYesYes
Folding Table In The RearNo
Optional
Height Adjustable Driver SeatYesYes
Ventilated SeatsNoYes
Dual Tone DashboardYesYes
Additional Features
Fine Wood Trim Burled Walnut With Highlight Trim Finisher In Pearl Chrome
Entry Sills BMW
Exclusive Chrome Trim In The Centre Console Area
Floor Mats In Velour
Multifunction Instrument Display With 26 cm Display Adapted To Individual Character Design For Drive Modes
Lights Package
Roller Sunblind For Rear and Rear Side Windows
Smokers Package
Storage Compartment Package
Leather Dakota Veneto Beige/Oyster dark highlight Veneto Beige/Black Or Leather Dakota Cognac/Brown Highlight Black/Cognac
Fine Wood Trim Burled Walnut With Highlight Trim Finisher In Pearl Chrome
Interior Mirrors With Automatic Anti-Dazzle Function
Black, Leather 'Dakota' Black Exclusive Stitching/Piping In Contrast
Exterior
Photo Comparison
Rear Right Side
Available ColorsAlpine WhitePotamaic BlueTanzanite BlueMineral GreySunset OrangeMediterranean BlueDravit Grey MetallicBlack Sapphire+3 More3 Series ColorsCarbon BlackAlpine WhiteBluestone MetallicPhytonic Blue5 Series Colors
Body Type
Adjustable HeadlightsYesYes
Fog Lights FrontYesYes
Fog Lights RearNo
-
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View MirrorYesYes
Manually Adjustable Ext Rear View MirrorNoNo
Electric Folding Rear View MirrorYesYes
Headlamp Washers
-
Yes
Rain Sensing WiperYesYes
Rear Window WiperNoYes
Rear Window WasherNo
-
Rear Window DefoggerYesYes
Wheel CoversNoNo
Alloy WheelsYesYes
Power AntennaNoNo
Tinted GlassNo
-
Rear SpoilerNoYes
Removable Or Convertible TopNoNo
Roof CarrierNo
Optional
Sun RoofYesYes
Moon RoofYesYes
Side StepperNoNo
Outside Rear View Mirror Turn IndicatorsYesYes
Integrated AntennaYesYes
Chrome GrilleYesYes
Chrome GarnishNo
-
Smoke HeadlampsNoYes
Halogen HeadlampsNo
-
Roof RailNo
-
Lighting
LED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights),LED Tail lamps,LED Fog Lights
LED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights),Rain Sensing Driving Lights
Trunk Opener
Remote
-
Heated Wing Mirror
-
Yes
LED DRLs
-
Yes
LED Headlights
-
Yes
LED Taillights
-
Yes
LED Fog Lamps
-
Yes
Additional Features
BMW Kidney Grille With 11 Slats In Chrome
Exclusive Design Features In Chrome At The Front And Rear
Side Window Frames And Tailpipe Trim In Chrome
Mirrors With Memory Function
Heat Protection Glazing
Active Air Stream Kidney Grill,M light alloy wheels Double-spoke style 662 M with mixed tyres., Glass sunroof, electric, Rain sensor and automatic driving lights, Heat protection glazing, Comfort access system - ‘keyless’ opening and locking of the vehicle including contactless opening of tailgate, Exterior mirrors electrically foldable with automatic anti-dazzle function on driver side, mirror heating, memory, integrated turn indicators and automatic parking function for passenger-side exterior mirror, BMW Display Key, BMW Laserlight including (LED low-beam headlights and high-beam headlights with laser module with up to 650m range)(Blue laser design element and exclusive BMW Laserlight signature)(No dazzle high-beam assistance (BMW Selective Beam)(Cornering light function - LED daytime running lights and LED turn indicators), Air Breather in Black High-Gloss, BMW Kidney Grille with vertical slats in Black High-Gloss, Car key with exclusive M designation, Front bumper with specific design elements in Black High-Gloss, Mirror base, B-pillar finisher and window guide rail in Black High-Gloss, M designation on the front side panels, M door sill finishers, illuminated, M Sport brake with dark blue brake calipers with M designation, M Aerodynamics package with front apron, side skirts and rear apron with diffuser insert in metallic Dark Shadow, Tailpipe finisher trapezoidal in Chrome High-Gloss, Window recess cover and finisher for window frame in Black High-Gloss,
Tyre Size
225/50 R17
F:245/45R18, R:275/40R18
Tyre Type
Tubeless,Radial
-
Wheel Size
-
-
Alloy Wheel Size
17
18
Safety
Anti Lock Braking SystemYesYes
Brake AssistYesYes
Central LockingYesYes
Power Door LocksYesYes
Child Safety LocksYesYes
Anti Theft AlarmYesYes
No Of Airbags
-
7
Driver AirbagYesYes
Passenger AirbagYesYes
Side Airbag FrontYesYes
Side Airbag RearNoYes
Day Night Rear View MirrorYesYes
Passenger Side Rear View MirrorYesYes
Xenon HeadlampsNo
-
Halogen HeadlampsNo
-
Rear Seat BeltsYesYes
Seat Belt WarningYesYes
Door Ajar WarningYesYes
Side Impact BeamsYesYes
Front Impact BeamsYesYes
Traction ControlYesYes
Adjustable SeatsYesYes
Tyre Pressure MonitorYesYes
Vehicle Stability Control SystemYesYes
Engine ImmobilizerYesYes
Crash SensorYesYes
Centrally Mounted Fuel TankYesYes
Engine Check WarningYesYes
Automatic HeadlampsYesYes
Clutch LockNoYes
EBDYesYes
Electronic Stability Control
-
Yes
Advance Safety Features
BMW Condition Based Service (Intelligent Maintenance System), Launch Control Function, Servotronic Steering Assist, Park Distance Control (PDC), Front and Rear, Brake Energy Regeneration, Head Airbags, Front And Rear, Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Runflat Tyres With Reinforced Side Walls, Warning Triangle With First Aid Kit, BMW ure Advance Includes Tyres, Alloys, Engine ure, Key Lost Assistance and Golf Hole In One, Road Side Assistance 24x7, Emergency Spare Wheel
Airbag, passenger side, deactivatable via key, Anti-lock Braking System with Brake Assist and Dynamic Braking lights, Active Park Distance Control, rear, Attentiveness Assistant, BMW Condition Based Service (Intelligent maintenance system), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Crash sensor, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Electric parking brake with auto hold function, Electronic vehicle iobiliser, Fully integrated emergency spare wheel, ISOFIX child seat mounting, Runflat indicator, Runflat tyres with reinforced side walls, Rear doors with mechanical childproof lock, Side-impact protection, Three-point seat belts for all seats, including pyrotechnic belt tensioners in the front and belt force limiters in the front and outer rear seats, Warning triangle with first-aid kit,
Follow Me Home HeadlampsNoYes
Rear CameraYesYes
Anti Theft DeviceYesYes
Anti Pinch Power Windows
Driver's Window
Driver's Window
Speed Alert
-
Yes
Speed Sensing Auto Door LockYesYes
Knee AirbagsNoYes
Isofix Child Seat MountsYesYes
Heads Up DisplayNoYes
Pretensioners And Force Limiter SeatbeltsYesYes
Sos Emergency Assistance
-
Yes
Blind Spot MonitorNoYes
Lane Watch Camera
-
No
Geo Fence Alert
-
Yes
Hill Descent ControlNoYes
Hill AssistNoNo
Impact Sensing Auto Door UnlockYesYes
360 View CameraNoYes
Entertainment & Communication
Cd PlayerYesNo
Cd ChangerYesNo
Dvd PlayerNoNo
RadioYesYes
Audio System Remote ControlYesNo
Mirror Link
-
Yes
Speakers FrontYesYes
Speakers RearYesYes
Integrated2DINAudioYesYes
Wireless Phone Charging
-
Yes
USB And Auxiliary InputYesYes
Bluetooth ConnectivityYesYes
Wifi Connectivity
-
Yes
Compass
-
Yes
Touch ScreenYesYes
Touch Screen Size
12.3 inch
12.3
Connectivity
Apple CarPlay
Android Auto,Apple CarPlay
Android Auto
-
Yes
Apple Car PlayYesYes
Internal StorageYesYes
Number Of Speaker
9
16
Rear Entertainment SystemNoYes
Additional Features
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iDrive Touch with handwriting recognition with direct access buttons, Harman Kardon Surround Sound system (464 W),Wireless Smartphone Integration, Fully Digital Instrument Display with 31.2cm (12.3”) display adapted to individual character design for Drive modes, BMW Gesture Control
Warranty
Introduction DateNoNo
Warranty TimeNoNo
Warranty DistanceNoNo
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Pros and Cons

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    BMW 3 Series

    • Styling. Low, sporty and all things fun! M Sport variant looks delicious.
    • Punchy engines. Pick the petrol or the diesel, both promise to please with performance.
    • Quality. Interior now feels like a scaled-down 5 Series in earnest.

    BMW 5 Series

    • Rewarding to drive
    • Supple ride
    • Solidly built
    • Feature loaded

    BMW 3 Series

    • Silly feature omissions: 360° camera, keyless entry, Android Auto - all missing.
    • Low seating and tight kneeroom means it’s less than ideal for the chauffeur-driven.
    • Most of the 480-litre boot is taken up by the spare wheel.

    BMW 5 Series

    • Rear seat experience
    • Sharp bumps can upset the suspension

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