BMW 3 Series vs Kia Carnival Comparison

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    BMW 3 Series
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    Rs49.50 Lakh*
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    Kia Carnival
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    Rs33.99 Lakh*
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BMW 3 Series vs Kia Carnival

Should you buy BMW 3 Series or Kia Carnival? 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 Kia Carnival price starts Rs 24.95 Lakh ex-showroom for Premium (Diesel). 3 Series has 2998 cc (Petrol top model) engine, while Carnival has 2199 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 Carnival has a mileage of 14.11 kmpl (Diesel top model).

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Basic Information
Brand Name
On Road Price
Rs.58,62,309#
Rs.40,34,064*
Offers & DiscountNoNo
User Rating
4.6
Based on 41 Reviews
4.4
Based on 78 Reviews
Finance Available (EMI)
Rs.1,12,799
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Rs.76,792
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Insurance
Engine and Transmission
Engine Type
Twin Turbo 4 Cylinder Diesel Engine
2.2L VGT Diesel Engine
Displacement (cc)
1995
2199
No Of Cylinder
Fast Charging
-
No
Max Power (bhp@rpm)
187.74bhp@4000rpm
197.2bhp@3800rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm)
400Nm@1750-2500rpm
440nm@1750-2750rpm
Valves Per Cylinder
4
4
Valve Configuration
DOHC
DOHC
Fuel Supply System
CRDi
CRDI
Turbo Charger
Twin
Yes
Super ChargerNo
-
Transmission Type
Automatic
Automatic
Gear Box
8 Speed
8 Speed
Mild Hybrid
-
No
Drive Type
Clutch TypeNoNo
Fuel & Performance
Fuel Type
Diesel
Diesel
Mileage (City)NoNo
Mileage (ARAI)
19.62 kmpl
14.11 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
MacPherson Strut with coil spring
Rear Suspension
Five Arm
Multi Link
Steering Type
Power
Power
Steering Column
Adjustable
Tilt & Telescopic
Steering Gear Type
Rack & Pinion
Rack & Pinion
Turning Radius (Metres)
5.5
-
Front Brake Type
Disc
Disc
Rear Brake Type
Disc
Disc
Top Speed (Kmph)
243
-
0-100kmph (Seconds)
7.2
-
Emission Norm Compliance
BS VI
BS VI
Tyre Size
225/50 R17
235/60 R18
Tyre Type
Tubeless,Radial
Tubeless,Radial
Alloy Wheel Size
17
R18
Dimensions & Capacity
Length (mm)
4709
5115
Width (mm)
1827
1985
Height (mm)
1435
1755
Ground Clearance Unladen (mm)
157
180
Wheel Base (mm)
2810
3060
Front Tread (mm)
1589
-
Rear Tread (mm)
1583
-
Kerb Weight (kg)
-
2195
Grossweight (kg)
-
2830
Rear Headroom (mm)
957
verified
-
Seating Capacity
5
7
Boot Space (Litres)
480
540
No. of Doors
4
5
Comfort & Convenience
Power SteeringYesYes
Power Windows FrontYesYes
Power Windows RearYesYes
Power Boot
-
Yes
Power folding 3rd Row Seat
-
No
Automatic Climate Control
3 Zone
3 Zone
Air Quality ControlYesYes
Remote Climate Control (A/C)
-
No
Remote Trunk OpenerYesYes
Remote Fuel Lid OpenerYes
-
Remote Engine Start/Stop
-
No
Low Fuel Warning LightYes
-
Accessory Power OutletYesYes
Trunk LightYesYes
Remote Horn & Light Control
-
No
Vanity MirrorYesYes
Rear Reading LampYesYes
Rear Seat HeadrestYesYes
Adjustable Headrest
-
Yes
Rear Seat Centre Arm RestYes
-
Height Adjustable Front Seat BeltsYesYes
Cup Holders FrontYesYes
Cup Holders RearYesYes
Rear AC VentsYesYes
Heated Seats FrontNo
-
Heated Seats RearNo
-
Seat Lumbar SupportYesYes
Active Noise Cancellation
-
No
Multifunction Steering WheelYesYes
Cruise ControlYesYes
Parking Sensors
Rear
Front & Rear
Navigation SystemYesYes
Find My Car Location
-
No
Real-Time Vehicle Tracking
-
No
Foldable Rear Seat
-
60:40 Split
Smart Access Card EntryYesYes
Smart Key Band
-
No
Engine Start Stop ButtonYesYes
Glove Box CoolingNoYes
Bottle Holder
Front & Rear Door
Front & Rear 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 IndicatorYesNo
Rear CurtainYesNo
Luggage Hook And NetNoNo
Battery SaverNoNo
Lane Change IndicatorYesNo
Massage SeatsNoNo
Memory Function Seats
Driver's Seat Only
No
One Touch Operating Power Window
Driver's Window
-
Autonomous ParkingNo
-
Drive Modes
4
-
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 DisplayYes
-
Cigarette LighterYes
-
Digital OdometerYesYes
Electric Adjustable SeatsNo
Front
Driving Experience Control EcoYesYes
Folding Table In The RearNo
-
Height Adjustable Driver SeatYesYes
Ventilated SeatsNoYes
Dual Tone DashboardYes
-
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
Luxury 2nd Row VIP Seats, Seat Upholstery Premium Nappa Leather, Door Step Plate, Door Scuff Plates SUS Type, SUS Type Transverse Trim, Wood Grain Door Upper Garnish, Chrome Inside door handle, Advance 3.5-8.89cm Display panel
Exterior
Available ColorsAlpine WhitePotamaic BlueTanzanite BlueMineral GreySunset OrangeMediterranean BlueDravit Grey MetallicBlack Sapphire+3 More3 Series ColorsGlacier White PearlSteel SilverAurora Black PearlCarnival Colors
Body Type
Adjustable HeadlightsYesYes
Fog Lights FrontYesYes
Fog Lights RearNoYes
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View MirrorYesYes
Manually Adjustable Ext Rear View MirrorNoNo
Electric Folding Rear View MirrorYesYes
Rain Sensing WiperYesNo
Rear Window WiperNoYes
Rear Window WasherNoYes
Rear Window DefoggerYesYes
Wheel CoversNoNo
Alloy WheelsYesYes
Power AntennaNoNo
Tinted GlassNoNo
Rear SpoilerNoYes
Removable Or Convertible TopNoNo
Roof CarrierNoNo
Sun RoofYesYes
Moon RoofYesYes
Side StepperNoYes
Outside Rear View Mirror Turn IndicatorsYesYes
Integrated AntennaYesYes
Chrome GrilleYesYes
Chrome GarnishNoYes
Smoke HeadlampsNo
-
Projector Headlamps
-
Yes
Halogen HeadlampsNo
-
Roof RailNoYes
Lighting
LED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights),LED Tail lamps,LED Fog Lights
LED Headlights,Projector Headlights,LED Tail lamps,LED Fog Lights
Trunk Opener
Remote
Smart
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
Ice Cube LED Type Fog lamps, R18-45.72cm (18") Sputtering Finish Alloy Wheels, Kia Signature Tiger nose grille with Chrome Inserts, Body Colour bumper and Outside mirror, Front and Rear Skid plates, Chrome Surround DLO, Chrome Outside Door handle, Rear Spoiler with LED HMSL, Projector LED Type Headlamps with Escort and Anti Fog function, LED Position Lamps
Tyre Size
225/50 R17
235/60 R18
Tyre Type
Tubeless,Radial
Tubeless,Radial
Wheel Size
-
-
Alloy Wheel Size
17
R18
Safety
Anti Lock Braking SystemYesYes
Brake AssistYesYes
Central LockingYesYes
Power Door LocksYesYes
Child Safety LocksYesYes
Anti Theft AlarmYesYes
No Of Airbags
-
6
Driver AirbagYesYes
Passenger AirbagYesYes
Side Airbag FrontYesYes
Side Airbag RearNoNo
Day Night Rear View MirrorYes
Auto
Passenger Side Rear View MirrorYesYes
Xenon HeadlampsNoNo
Halogen HeadlampsNo
-
Rear Seat BeltsYesYes
Seat Belt WarningYesYes
Door Ajar WarningYesYes
Side Impact BeamsYesYes
Front Impact BeamsYesYes
Traction ControlYesNo
Adjustable SeatsYesYes
Tyre Pressure MonitorYesYes
Vehicle Stability Control SystemYesNo
Engine ImmobilizerYesYes
Crash SensorYesYes
Centrally Mounted Fuel TankYesNo
Engine Check WarningYes
-
Automatic HeadlampsYesYes
Clutch LockNo
-
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
Roll Over Mitigation, Cornering Brake Control, Curtain Airbags, Burglar Alarm, Passenger Seat belt reminder
Follow Me Home HeadlampsNoYes
Rear CameraYesYes
Anti Theft DeviceYesYes
Anti Pinch Power Windows
Driver's Window
All
Speed Alert
-
No
Speed Sensing Auto Door LockYesYes
Knee AirbagsNoNo
Isofix Child Seat MountsYesYes
Heads Up DisplayNoNo
Pretensioners And Force Limiter SeatbeltsYesYes
Sos Emergency Assistance
-
No
Blind Spot MonitorNoNo
Hill Descent ControlNoNo
Hill AssistNoYes
Impact Sensing Auto Door UnlockYes
-
360 View CameraNoNo
Entertainment & Communication
Cd PlayerYesNo
Cd ChangerYesNo
Dvd PlayerNoNo
RadioYesYes
Audio System Remote ControlYes
-
Mirror Link
-
No
Speakers FrontYesYes
Speakers RearYesYes
Integrated2DINAudioYesYes
Wireless Phone Charging
-
Yes
USB And Auxiliary InputYesYes
Bluetooth ConnectivityYesYes
Wifi Connectivity
-
No
Compass
-
No
Touch ScreenYesYes
Touch Screen Size
12.3 inch
8 inch
Connectivity
Apple CarPlay
Android Auto,Apple CarPlay
Android Auto
-
Yes
Apple Car PlayYesYes
Internal StorageYes
-
Number Of Speaker
9
8
Rear Entertainment SystemNoYes
Additional Features
-
harman/kardon premium 8-speaker Sound system (Acoustics by harman/kardon), UVO Connected Car
Warranty
Introduction DateNoNo
Warranty TimeNoNo
Warranty DistanceNoNo
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Pros and Cons

  • Pros
  • Cons

    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.

    Kia Carnival

    • Most comfortable seats for the second and third row
    • Loaded with luxury features like rear touchscreens, dual sunroof and VIP seats.
    • Innovative boot space solutions
    • Lots of space inside the cabin

    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.

    Kia Carnival

    • Too big for regular parking lots. Longer than the Ford Endeavour
    • Ground clearance could limit use to city and well paved roads
    • 9-Seater configuration is too tight for 9 adults

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