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BMW 3 Series vs BMW X3 Comparison

BMW 3 Series vs BMW X3

Should you buy BMW 3 Series or BMW X3? 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 43.60 Lakh ex-showroom for 330i Sport (Petrol) and BMW X3 price starts Rs 57.50 Lakh ex-showroom for xDrive30i SportX (Petrol). 3 Series has 2998 cc (Petrol top model) engine, while X3 has 1998 cc (Petrol top model) engine. As far as mileage is concerned, the 3 Series has a mileage of 20.37 kmpl (Diesel top model)> and the X3 has a mileage of 16.55 kmpl (Diesel top model).

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Basic Information
Brand Name
BMW
On Road Price
Rs.57,46,563#
Rs.75,05,909#
Rs.36,87,190#
Offers & DiscountNoNo
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User Rating
4.6
Based on 41 Reviews
4.8
Based on 40 Reviews
4.7
Based on 15 Reviews
Finance Available (EMI)
Rs.1,10,493
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Rs.1,44,422
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Rs.70,570
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Insurance
Rs.1,74,629
X3 Insurance
Rs.1,29,670
Superb Insurance
Engine and Transmission
Engine Type
Twin Turbo 4 Cylinder Diesel Engine
TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine
2.0L Turbocharged Petrol
Displacement (cc)
1995
1995
1984
Fast Charging
-
-
No
Max Power (bhp@rpm)
187.74bhp@4000rpm
187.7bhp@4000rpm
187.74bhp@4200-6000rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm)
400Nm@1750-2500rpm
400Nm@1750-2500rpm
320nm@1450-4200rpm
No Of Cylinder
4
4
4
Valves Per Cylinder
4
4
4
Valve Configuration
DOHC
DOHC
-
Fuel Supply System
CRDi
CRDi
TSI
Turbo Charger
Twin
YesYes
Super ChargerNoNo
-
Transmission Type
Automatic
Automatic
Automatic
Gear Box
8 Speed
8 Speed
7-Speed DSG
Mild Hybrid
-
-
No
Drive Type
Clutch TypeNoNoNo
Fuel & Performance
Fuel Type
Diesel
Diesel
Petrol
Mileage (City)NoNo
11.28 kmpl
verified
Mileage (ARAI)
19.62 kmpl
16.55 kmpl
15.1 kmpl
Fuel Tank Capacity
57.0 (Litres)
60.0 (Litres)
66.0 (Litres)
Emission Norm Compliance
BS VI
BS VI
BS VI
Top Speed (Kmph)
243
213
No
Drag CoefficientNoNoNo

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Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Front Suspension
Double Joint Spring Strut
Dynamic Damper Control
McPherson suspension with lower triangular links and torsion stabiliser
Rear Suspension
Five Arm
Dynamic Damper Control
Multi-element axle, with one longitudinal and transverse links, with torsion stabiliser
Steering Type
Power
Power
Power
Steering Column
Adjustable
Electrically Adjustable
Tiltable & Telescopic
Steering Gear Type
Rack & Pinion
Rack & Pinion
Rack & Pinion
Turning Radius (Metres)
5.5
5.95
5.55
Front Brake Type
Disc
Disc
Disc
Rear Brake Type
Disc
Disc
Disc
Top Speed (Kmph)
243
213
-
0-100kmph (Seconds)
7.2
8
-
Braking (100-0kmph)
-
36.28 m
verified
39.41m
verified
Emission Norm Compliance
BS VI
BS VI
BS VI
Tyre Size
225/50 R17
245/50 R19
215/55 R17
Tyre Type
Tubeless,Radial
Tubeless,Radial
Tubeless, Radial
Alloy Wheel Size
17
R19
R17
Quarter Mile
-
16.06s@134.83kmph
-
0-100Kmph (Tested)
-
-
8.33s (Wet)
verified
Quarter Mile (Tested)
-
-
16.07s @144.35kmph
verified
City driveability (20-80kmph)
-
5.46 s
verified
5.01s
verified
Braking (80-0 kmph)
-
-
24.52m
verified
Braking (60-0 kmph)
-
23.10 m
verified
-
Dimensions & Capacity
Length (mm)
4709
4708
4869
Width (mm)
1827
1891
1864
Height (mm)
1435
1676
1469
Ground Clearance Laden (mm)
-
-
156
Ground Clearance Unladen (mm)
157
211
-
Wheel Base (mm)
2810
2864
2841
Front Tread (mm)
1589
1620
-
Rear Tread (mm)
1583
1636
-
Kerb Weight (kg)
-
-
1562
Grossweight (kg)
-
-
2098
Rear Headroom (mm)
957
verified
994
verified
-
Front Headroom (mm)
-
1045
verified
-
Front Shoulder Room (mm)
-
1522
verified
-
Rear Shoulder Room (mm)
-
1477
verified
-
Seating Capacity
5
5
5
Boot Space (Litres)
480
485
625
No. of Doors
4
5
4
Comfort & Convenience
Power SteeringYesYesYes
Power Windows FrontYesYesYes
Power Windows RearYesYesYes
Power Boot
-
-
Yes
Power folding 3rd Row Seat
-
-
No
Automatic Climate Control
3 Zone
3 Zone
3 Zone
Air Quality ControlYesYesNo
Remote Climate Control (A/C)
-
-
No
Remote Trunk OpenerYesYesYes
Remote Fuel Lid OpenerYesYesNo
Remote Engine Start/Stop
-
-
No
Low Fuel Warning LightYesYesYes
Accessory Power OutletYesYesYes
Trunk LightYesYesYes
Remote Horn & Light Control
-
-
No
Vanity MirrorYesYesYes
Rear Reading LampYesYesYes
Rear Seat HeadrestYesYesYes
Adjustable Headrest
-
-
Yes
Rear Seat Centre Arm RestYesYesYes
Height Adjustable Front Seat BeltsYesYesYes
Cup Holders FrontYesYesYes
Cup Holders RearYesYesYes
Rear AC VentsYesYesYes
Heated Seats FrontNoNoYes
Heated Seats RearNoNoNo
Seat Lumbar SupportYesYesYes
Active Noise Cancellation
-
-
No
Multifunction Steering WheelYesYesYes
Cruise ControlYesYesYes
Parking Sensors
Rear
Front & Rear
Front & Rear
Navigation SystemYesYesYes
Find My Car Location
-
-
No
Real-Time Vehicle Tracking
-
-
No
Foldable Rear Seat
-
-
60:40 Split
Smart Access Card EntryYesYesYes
Smart Key Band
-
-
No
Engine Start Stop ButtonYesYesYes
Glove Box CoolingNoYesYes
Bottle Holder
Front & Rear Door
Front & Rear Door
Front Door
Voice ControlYesYesYes
Steering Wheel Gearshift PaddlesYesYesYes
USB Charger
Front
Front
Front
Steering Mounted TripmeterNoNoNo
Central Console Armrest
With Storage
Yes
With Storage
Tailgate AjarYesYesYes
Hands-Free Tailgate
-
-
Yes
Gear Shift IndicatorYesNoYes
Rear CurtainYesYesNo
Luggage Hook And NetNoYesYes
Battery SaverNoNoNo
Lane Change IndicatorYesYesNo
Additional Features
-
Performance Control,Park Distance Control (PDC), front and rear
Light Assistant – coming home and leaving home lights, Remote control closing of door mirrors and electric sunroof, Electrically controlled opening and closing of 5th door , Panoramic electric sunroof with bounce-back system, 12-way electrically adjustable front seats with driver seat prograable memory functions, Sport seats with integrated headrests, Front passenger seat with prograable memory functions, Electrically adjustable lumbar support for driver and front passenger seat, Adjustable rear air conditioning vents with temperature control on rear centre console, Roll-up sun visors for rear windows and rear windscreen, Virtual Cockpit, Automatic illumination of driver and passenger vanity mirrors, 12V power sockets in centre console (front and rear), 12V power socket in luggage compartment, Two foldable roof handles (front and rear), Lights-on acoustic signal, Rear mud flaps, 1 760 litres of total luggage space with rear seatbacks folded. Storage compartment with cover in luggage compartment side panel, Two foldable hooks in luggage compartment, 6+6 load anchoring points in luggage compartment, Rear seat centre armrest with through-loading, Front glovebox with cooling and illumination, Jumbo box – storage compartment under front centre armrest with cooling and tablet holder, Felt lined storage compartments in the front and rear doors, Storage compartments in the centre console (front and rear), Storage pockets on backrests of front seats, Cargo elements
Massage SeatsNoNoNo
Memory Function Seats
Driver's Seat Only
Driver's Seat Only
Front
One Touch Operating Power Window
Driver's Window
Driver's Window
All
Autonomous ParkingNo
Semi
No
Drive Modes
4
3
0
Air ConditionerYesYesYes
HeaterYesYesYes
Adjustable SteeringYesYesYes
KeyLess EntryYesYesYes
Interior
TachometerYesYesYes
Electronic Multi TripmeterYesYesYes
Leather SeatsYesYesNo
Fabric UpholsteryNoNoYes
Leather Steering WheelYesYesYes
Leather Wrap Gear Shift Selector
-
-
Yes
Glove CompartmentYesYesYes
Digital ClockYesYesYes
Outside Temperature DisplayYesYesNo
Cigarette LighterYesYesYes
Digital OdometerYesYesYes
Electric Adjustable SeatsNo
Front
Front
Driving Experience Control EcoYesYesNo
Folding Table In The RearNoNoNo
Height Adjustable Driver SeatYesYesYes
Ventilated SeatsNoNoNo
Dual Tone DashboardYesNoYes
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
Floor mats in velour,Interior rear-view mirror with automatic anti-dazzle function,Rear backrest, foldable and 40:20:40 dividable with thorough loading function,Roller sunblind for rear-side windows, mechanical,Rear backrest unlocking, with electric release button,Galvanic embellish in chrome for controls,Instrument panel in Sensatec,Storage Compartment package, folding compartment below the driver's side,power socket in the rear centre console (12V) including USB adapter and storage nets behind the front seat backrests,Loading sill of luggage compartment in stainsless steel,Fully Digital 12.3” (31.2 cm) Instrument Display,Fine-wood trim poplar grain grey with highlight trim finisher Pearl Chrome,Leather ‘Vernasca’ Canberra Beige with decor stitching
Chrome front and rear door sill trims with 'SUPERB' inscription, Chrome interior door handles. Alu pedals. Carbon décor with LED ambient lighting, Black Alcantara® upholstery, Leather wrapped SuperSport steering wheel with 'SportLine' inscription, Rear parcel shelf, Easy opening bottle holder in front centre console , Storage compartment under steering wheel with card holder, Ticket holder on A-pillar
Exterior
Available ColorsAlpine WhitePotamaic BlueTanzanite BlueMineral GreySunset OrangeMediterranean BlueDravit Grey MetallicBlack Sapphire+3 More3 Series ColorsMineral WhitePhytonic BlueSophisto Grey Brilliant EffectBlack SapphireX3 ColorsLava BlueMoon WhiteMagic BlackMagnetic BrownBusiness Grey MetallicRace BlueSteel Grey Metallic+2 MoreSuperb Colors
Body Type
Adjustable HeadlightsYesYesYes
Fog Lights FrontYesYesYes
Fog Lights RearNoNoYes
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View MirrorYesYesYes
Manually Adjustable Ext Rear View MirrorNoNoNo
Electric Folding Rear View MirrorYesYesYes
Headlamp Washers
-
-
Yes
Rain Sensing WiperYesYesYes
Rear Window WiperNoYesNo
Rear Window WasherNoYesNo
Rear Window DefoggerYesYesYes
Wheel CoversNoNoNo
Alloy WheelsYesYesYes
Power AntennaNoNoNo
Tinted GlassNoNoNo
Rear SpoilerNoYesYes
Removable Or Convertible TopNoNoNo
Roof CarrierNoNoNo
Sun RoofYesYesYes
Moon RoofYesYesYes
Side StepperNoNoNo
Outside Rear View Mirror Turn IndicatorsYesYesYes
Integrated AntennaYesYesYes
Chrome GrilleYesYesNo
Chrome GarnishNoNoNo
Dual Tone Body Colour
-
-
Yes
Smoke HeadlampsNoNoNo
Projector Headlamps
-
-
No
Halogen HeadlampsNo
-
No
Cornering Headlamps
-
-
No
Cornering Foglamps
-
-
Yes
Roof RailNoYesNo
Lighting
LED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights),LED Tail lamps,LED Fog Lights
LED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights),Cornering Headlights,LED Tail lamps,LED Fog Lights
LED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights),LED Tail lamps,Headlight Washer,LED Fog Lights,Cornering Fog lights
Trunk Opener
Remote
Remote
Remote
Heated Wing Mirror
-
NoYes
LED DRLs
-
YesYes
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
BMW kidney grille with seven exclusively designed vertical slats and Grille frame in Chrome,Front bumper with specific design elements in Chrome,Trim element Air Breather with design elements in Chrome,Side window surrounds and window recess finisher in Chrome,Mirror base and mirror foot in Black high-gloss, Side skirt trim in Frozen Grey with accent in Chrome,Underbody protection front and rear in Frozen Grey Matt with accent in Chrome,Front door sill finishers in aluminium with “Luxury Line” lettering,Accent lighting with turn indicators, low and high-beam in LED Technology,Hexagonally shaped daytime running lights and two-part LED tail lights,High-beam assist,Rain sensor and automatic driving lights,Acoustic comfort glazing,Ambient light with 6 pre-defined selectable light designs in various colours with contour and mood lighting- additionally with Welcome Light Carpet,Automatic parking function for passenger side exterior mirror,Panorama glass roof,Roof rails aluminium satinated,Active Air Stream Kidney Grille
Black rear decklid spoiler, Glossy Black elements: external mirror housing, front grille frame, side window frames, side door inserts and 5th door highlight, 'SportLine' badge on front fenders, Rear diffuser with chrome highlights, Body Colour - Bumpers, door handles, Adaptive front LED headlamps, Retractable headlight washers, LED tail lights with crystalline elements and dynamic turn indicators, Warning indicator lights on front and rear doors, High level third brake LED light. Automatically diing interior and driver side external rear view mirror, Driver side external mirror and rear windscreen defogger with timer, Boarding spot lamps (OSRVM)
Tyre Size
225/50 R17
245/50 R19
215/55 R17
Tyre Type
Tubeless,Radial
Tubeless,Radial
Tubeless, Radial
Wheel Size
-
-
-
Alloy Wheel Size
17
R19
R17
Safety
Anti Lock Braking SystemYesYesYes
Brake AssistYesYesYes
Central LockingYesYesYes
Power Door LocksYesYesYes
Child Safety LocksYesYesYes
Anti Theft AlarmYesYesYes
No Of Airbags
-
-
8
Driver AirbagYesYesYes
Passenger AirbagYesYesYes
Side Airbag FrontYesYesYes
Side Airbag RearNoNoYes
Day Night Rear View MirrorYesYes
Auto
Passenger Side Rear View MirrorYesYesYes
Xenon HeadlampsNoNoNo
Halogen HeadlampsNo
-
No
Rear Seat BeltsYesYesYes
Seat Belt WarningYesYesYes
Door Ajar WarningYesYesYes
Side Impact BeamsYesYesYes
Front Impact BeamsYesYesYes
Traction ControlYesYesYes
Adjustable SeatsYesYesYes
Tyre Pressure MonitorYesYesNo
Vehicle Stability Control SystemYesYesNo
Engine ImmobilizerYesYesYes
Crash SensorYesYesYes
Centrally Mounted Fuel TankYesYesYes
Engine Check WarningYesYesYes
Automatic HeadlampsYesYesNo
Clutch LockNoNoYes
EBDYesYesYes
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
Servotronic assistance at all speed ranges,,Brake Energy Regeneration,Head airbags front and rear,BMW Condition Based Service,Cornering Brake Control,Electric parking brake with auto hold function,Run-Flat Tyres with reinforced side walls,Warning triangle with first-aid kit, Dynamic braking lights,Emergency Spare Wheel,BMW ure Advance includes Tyres, Alloys, Engine ure, Key Lost Assistance and Golf Hole-in-One,Roadside Assistance 24x7
MBA (Mechanical Brake Assist), MKB (Multi Collision Brake), Prefill (Hydraulic braking system readiness), Electromechanical parking brake with auto hold function, ASR (Anti Slip Regulation), EDS (Electronic Differential Lock), Rear view camera with washer and dynamic guidelines, Curtain airbags at front and rear, Front seatbelt reminder warning light with acoustic signal. Height adjustable three-point front seatbelts, Underbody protective cover and Rough Road Package, Fuel supply cut-off in a crash, Dual-tone warning horn, Emergency triangle in the luggage compartment , Engine iobiliser with floating code system and central locking controls on front centre console, Anti theft alarm with interior monitoring
Follow Me Home HeadlampsNoNoYes
Rear CameraYesYesYes
Anti Theft DeviceYesYesYes
Anti Pinch Power Windows
Driver's Window
-
All
Speed Alert
-
-
Yes
Speed Sensing Auto Door LockYesYesYes
Knee AirbagsNoNoNo
Isofix Child Seat MountsYesYesYes
Heads Up DisplayNoNoNo
Pretensioners And Force Limiter SeatbeltsYesYesYes
Sos Emergency Assistance
-
-
No
Blind Spot MonitorNoYesNo
Lane Watch Camera
-
-
No
Geo Fence Alert
-
-
No
Hill Descent ControlNoYesYes
Hill AssistNoYesYes
Impact Sensing Auto Door UnlockYesYesYes
360 View CameraNoNoNo
Entertainment & Communication
Cd PlayerYesNoNo
Cd ChangerYesNoNo
Dvd PlayerNoNoNo
RadioYesYesYes
Audio System Remote ControlYesNoNo
Mirror Link
-
-
Yes
Speakers FrontYesYesYes
Speakers RearYesYesYes
Integrated2DINAudioYesYesYes
Wireless Phone Charging
-
YesYes
USB And Auxiliary InputYesYesYes
Bluetooth ConnectivityYesYesYes
Wifi Connectivity
-
-
Yes
Compass
-
-
No
Touch ScreenYesYesYes
Touch Screen Size
12.3 inch
10.25
8 Inch.
Connectivity
Apple CarPlay
Apple CarPlay
Android Auto,Apple CarPlay,SD Card Reader,Mirror Link
Android Auto
-
-
Yes
Apple Car PlayYesYesYes
Internal StorageYesYesNo
Number Of Speaker
9
16
8
Rear Entertainment SystemNoNoNo
Additional Features
-
Harman Kardon Surround Sound system,ultrasound-based parking assistance system,BMW Operating System 7.0 with variable configurable widgets, iDrive Touch with handwriting recognition and direct access buttons, Integrated 20GB hard drive for maps and audio files
Central infotainment system with proximity sensor, SmartLink, GSM telephone preparation with Bluetooth®, Bluetooth® audio streaming
Warranty
Introduction DateNoNoNo
Warranty TimeNoNoNo
Warranty DistanceNoNoNo
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