BMW 3 Series vs Mahindra Thar Comparison

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    BMW 3 Series
    BMW 3 Series
    Rs50.90 Lakh*
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    Mahindra Thar
    Mahindra Thar
    Rs16.03 Lakh*
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BMW 3 Series vs Mahindra Thar

Should you buy BMW 3 Series or Mahindra Thar? 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 46.90 Lakh ex-showroom for 330i Sport (Petrol) and Mahindra Thar price starts Rs 13.53 Lakh ex-showroom for AX Opt 4-Str Convert Top (Petrol). 3 Series has 2998 cc (Petrol top model) engine, while Thar has 2184 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 Thar has a mileage of 15.2 kmpl (Diesel top model).

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Basic Information
Brand Name
On Road Price
Rs.54,03,495#
Rs.19,42,983#
Offers & DiscountNoNo
User Rating
4.6
Based on 42 Reviews
4.3
Based on 210 Reviews
Finance Available (EMI)
Rs.1,02,856
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Rs.37,764
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Insurance
Rs.1,01,009
Thar Insurance
Engine and Transmission
Engine Type
Twin Turbo 4 Cylinder Diesel Engine
mHawk 130 Engine
Displacement (cc)
1995
2184
No Of Cylinder
Fast Charging
-
No
Max Power (bhp@rpm)
187.74bhp@4000rpm
130bhp@3750rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm)
400Nm@1750-2500rpm
300nm@1600-2800rpm
Valves Per Cylinder
4
4
Valve Configuration
DOHC
DOHC
Fuel Supply System
CRDi
Direct Engine
Compression Ratio
-
9.5:1
Turbo Charger
Twin
Yes
Super ChargerNo
-
Transmission Type
Automatic
Automatic
Gear Box
8 Speed
6 Speed
Mild Hybrid
-
No
Drive Type
Clutch TypeNoNo
Fuel & Performance
Fuel Type
Diesel
Diesel
Mileage (City)No
9.0 kmpl
verified
Mileage (ARAI)
20.37 kmpl
-
Fuel Tank Capacity
57.0 (Litres)
57.0 (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
Independent Double Wishbone Front Suspension with Coil Over Damper & Stabiliser Bar
Rear Suspension
Five Arm
Multilink Solid Rear Axle with Coil Over Damper & Stabiliser Bar
Steering Type
Power
Power
Steering Column
Adjustable
Tilt
Steering Gear Type
Rack & Pinion
Rack & Pinion
Turning Radius (Metres)
5.5
5.25m
Front Brake Type
Disc
Disc
Rear Brake Type
Disc
Drum
Top Speed (Kmph)
243
-
0-100kmph (Seconds)
7.2
-
Emission Norm Compliance
BS VI
BS VI
Tyre Size
225/50 R17
255/65 R18
Tyre Type
Tubeless,Radial
Tubeless, Radial
Alloy Wheel Size
17
R18
Dimensions & Capacity
Length (mm)
4709
3985
Width (mm)
1827
1855
Height (mm)
1435
1844
Ground Clearance Unladen (mm)
157
226
Wheel Base (mm)
2810
2450
Front Tread (mm)
1589
1520
Rear Tread (mm)
1583
1520
Rear Headroom (mm)
957
verified
-
Seating Capacity
5
4
Boot Space (Litres)
480
-
No. of Doors
4
3
Comfort & Convenience
Power SteeringYesYes
Power Windows FrontYesYes
Power Windows RearYesNo
Power folding 3rd Row Seat
-
No
Automatic Climate Control
3 Zone
Yes
Air Quality ControlYesNo
Remote Climate Control (A/C)
-
No
Remote Trunk OpenerYesNo
Remote Fuel Lid OpenerYes
-
Remote Engine Start/Stop
-
No
Low Fuel Warning LightYesYes
Accessory Power OutletYesYes
Trunk LightYesNo
Remote Horn & Light Control
-
No
Vanity MirrorYes
-
Rear Reading LampYes
-
Rear Seat HeadrestYesYes
Adjustable Headrest
-
Yes
Rear Seat Centre Arm RestYesNo
Height Adjustable Front Seat BeltsYes
-
Cup Holders FrontYesNo
Cup Holders RearYesNo
Rear AC VentsYesNo
Heated Seats FrontNoNo
Heated Seats RearNoNo
Seat Lumbar SupportYesYes
Active Noise Cancellation
-
No
Multifunction Steering WheelYesYes
Cruise ControlYesYes
Parking Sensors
Rear
Rear
Navigation SystemYesYes
Find My Car Location
-
No
Real-Time Vehicle Tracking
-
No
Foldable Rear Seat
-
No
Smart Access Card EntryYes
-
Smart Key Band
-
No
Engine Start Stop ButtonYes
-
Glove Box CoolingNoNo
Bottle Holder
Front & Rear Door
Front Door
Voice ControlYesYes
Steering Wheel Gearshift PaddlesYesNo
USB Charger
Front
Front
Steering Mounted TripmeterNoNo
Central Console Armrest
With Storage
No
Tailgate AjarYesNo
Hands-Free Tailgate
-
No
Gear Shift IndicatorYesNo
Rear CurtainYesNo
Luggage Hook And NetNo
-
Battery SaverNo
-
Lane Change IndicatorYesYes
Additional Features
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Tip & Slide Mechanism in Co-Driver Seat, Reclining Mechanism, Adjustable Headrests, 50:50 Split in Rear Seat, Tool Kit Organiser, Lockable Glovebox, Illuminated Key Ring, Utility hook in backrest of co-driver seat,Centre roof lamp,Rear Demister,Dashboard Grab handle for front passenger
Massage SeatsNoNo
Memory Function Seats
Driver's Seat Only
No
One Touch Operating Power Window
Driver's Window
No
Autonomous ParkingNoNo
Drive Modes
4
-
Air ConditionerYesYes
HeaterYesYes
Adjustable SteeringYesYes
KeyLess EntryYesYes
Interior
Photo Comparison
Steering Wheel
TachometerYesYes
Electronic Multi TripmeterYesYes
Leather SeatsYesNo
Fabric UpholsteryNoYes
Leather Steering WheelYesNo
Leather Wrap Gear Shift Selector
-
No
Glove CompartmentYesYes
Digital ClockYesYes
Outside Temperature DisplayYesNo
Cigarette LighterYes
-
Digital OdometerYesYes
Electric Adjustable SeatsNoNo
Driving Experience Control EcoYes
-
Folding Table In The RearNoNo
Height Adjustable Driver SeatYesYes
Ventilated SeatsNoNo
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
All-New Interiors, Coloured MID Display in Instrument Cluster, Adventure Statistics, Adventure Connect: Calendar Integration
Exterior
Photo Comparison
Rear Right Side
Available ColorsAlpine WhitePotamaic BlueTanzanite BlueMineral GreySunset OrangeMediterranean BlueDravit Grey MetallicBlack Sapphire+3 More3 Series ColorsGalaxy GreyAquamarineRocky BeigeMystic CopperRed RageNapoli Black+1 MoreThar Colors
Body Type
Adjustable HeadlightsYesYes
Fog Lights FrontYesYes
Fog Lights RearNoNo
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View MirrorYesYes
Manually Adjustable Ext Rear View MirrorNoNo
Electric Folding Rear View MirrorYesNo
Headlamp Washers
-
No
Rain Sensing WiperYesNo
Rear Window WiperNoNo
Rear Window WasherNoNo
Rear Window DefoggerYesYes
Wheel CoversNoNo
Alloy WheelsYesYes
Power AntennaNoYes
Tinted GlassNoNo
Rear SpoilerNoNo
Removable Or Convertible TopNoNo
Roof CarrierNoNo
Sun RoofYes
-
Moon RoofYesNo
Side StepperNoYes
Outside Rear View Mirror Turn IndicatorsYesNo
Integrated AntennaYesNo
Chrome GrilleYesNo
Chrome GarnishNo
-
Dual Tone Body Colour
-
No
Smoke HeadlampsNoNo
Projector Headlamps
-
No
Halogen HeadlampsNoYes
Cornering Headlamps
-
No
Cornering Foglamps
-
No
Roof RailNoNo
Lighting
LED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights),LED Tail lamps,LED Fog Lights
LED Tail lamps
Trunk Opener
Remote
-
Heated Wing Mirror
-
No
LED Headlights
-
No
LED Taillights
-
Yes
LED Fog Lamps
-
No
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
Hard Top, Dual Tone Bumpers,Bonnet Latches, Deep Silver Finish Vertical Slats on the Front Grille, R18 Deep Silver Alloy Wheels with Thar Branding, Wheel Arch Cladding, Moulded Side Foot Steps, Fender-mounted Radio Antenna, Tailgate mounted Spare Wheel
Tyre Size
225/50 R17
255/65 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 LocksYes
-
Anti Theft AlarmYesYes
No Of Airbags
-
2
Driver AirbagYesYes
Passenger AirbagYesYes
Side Airbag FrontYesNo
Side Airbag RearNoNo
Day Night Rear View MirrorYesYes
Passenger Side Rear View MirrorYesYes
Xenon HeadlampsNo
-
Halogen HeadlampsNoYes
Rear Seat BeltsYesYes
Seat Belt WarningYesYes
Door Ajar WarningYes
-
Side Impact BeamsYesYes
Front Impact BeamsYesYes
Traction ControlYesNo
Adjustable SeatsYesYes
Tyre Pressure MonitorYesYes
Vehicle Stability Control SystemYes
-
Engine ImmobilizerYesYes
Crash SensorYesYes
Centrally Mounted Fuel TankYesNo
Engine Check WarningYes
-
Automatic HeadlampsYesNo
Clutch LockNoNo
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
Electric Driveline Disconnect on Front Axle, Mechanical Locking Differential, Brake Locking Differential, Washable Floor with Drain Plugs, Welded Tow Hooks in Front & Rear, Tow Hitch Protection, ESP with Roll-over Mitigation,Roll Cage, Panic Braking Signal, Vehicle Over-speed Warning, Passenger Airbag Deactivation Switch, Tyre Direction Monitoring System,Automatic Hub Lock,Diesel Exhaust Fluid Tank 20L
Follow Me Home HeadlampsNoYes
Rear CameraYes
-
Anti Theft DeviceYesYes
Anti Pinch Power Windows
Driver's Window
No
Speed Alert
-
Yes
Speed Sensing Auto Door LockYesYes
Knee AirbagsNo
-
Isofix Child Seat MountsYesYes
Heads Up DisplayNoNo
Pretensioners And Force Limiter SeatbeltsYes
-
Blind Spot MonitorNoNo
Lane Watch Camera
-
No
Geo Fence Alert
-
No
Hill Descent ControlNoYes
Hill AssistNoYes
Impact Sensing Auto Door UnlockYesNo
360 View CameraNoNo
Entertainment & Communication
Cd PlayerYesNo
Cd ChangerYesNo
Dvd PlayerNoNo
RadioYesYes
Audio System Remote ControlYesNo
Mirror Link
-
No
Speakers FrontYesYes
Speakers RearYesYes
Integrated2DINAudioYesYes
Wireless Phone Charging
-
No
USB And Auxiliary InputYesYes
Bluetooth ConnectivityYesYes
Wifi Connectivity
-
No
Touch ScreenYesYes
Touch Screen Size
12.3 inch
7 Inch
Connectivity
Apple CarPlay
-
Android Auto
-
No
Apple Car PlayYesNo
Internal StorageYesNo
Number Of Speaker
9
4
Rear Entertainment SystemNo
-
Additional Features
-
2 Tweeters, BlueSense App Connectivity,SMS Read-Out
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.

    Mahindra Thar

    • Attention grabbing design. Looks macho and has stronger road presence than ever before.
    • Available with petrol and diesel engines with a choice of 6-speed manual or automatic transmissions for both.
    • Design better suited for off-roading than before. Big improvements in departure angle, breakover angle and ground clearance.
    • More tech: Brake based differential locking system, auto locking rear mechanical differential, shift-on-the-fly 4x4 with low range, 7-inch touchscreen with off-road gauges, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay & navigation
    • Good quality interior with better practicality than before. The Thar is now more family friendly.
    • Improved noise vibration and harshness management. Doesn’t feel crude or outdated to drive anymore.
    • More configurations: Fixed soft top, fixed hardtop or convertible soft top, available as a 6- or 4- seater

    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.

    Mahindra Thar

    • Stiff ride quality. Deals with bad roads well but sharp bumps can unsettle the cabin quite easily
    • Old school ladder frame SUV and behaves like one. Loads of body roll even on mild curves
    • Some cabin flaws: Rear windows aren’t openable, pedal box leaves no proper space to rest your left foot even in the automatic & thick B pillars create large blind spots to the side
    • It’s a heavily improved/polished version of a hardcore off-roader but not an alternative to more practical, comfortable, feature rich compact/sub compact SUVs

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