BMW 3 Series vs Volkswagen Polo Comparison

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    BMW 3 Series
    BMW 3 Series
    Rs65.90 Lakh*
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    Volkswagen Polo
    Volkswagen Polo
    Rs10.25 Lakh*
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BMW 3 Series vs Volkswagen Polo

Should you buy BMW 3 Series or Volkswagen Polo? 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 Volkswagen Polo price starts Rs 6.45 Lakh ex-showroom for 1.0 MPI Trendline (Petrol). 3 Series has 2998 cc (Petrol top model) engine, while Polo has 999 cc (Petrol top model) engine. As far as mileage is concerned, the 3 Series has a mileage of 20.37 kmpl (Petrol top model)> and the Polo has a mileage of 18.24 kmpl (Petrol top model).

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Basic Information
Brand Name
On Road Price
Rs.69,79,241#
Rs.11,81,053*
Offers & DiscountNoNo
User Rating
4.6
Based on 42 Reviews
4.3
Based on 196 Reviews
Finance Available (EMI)
Rs.1,32,840
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Rs.22,482
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Insurance
Service Cost (Avg. of 5 years)
-
Rs.3,416
Engine and Transmission
Engine Type
Twin Turbo 6 Cylinder Petrol Engine
1.0L TSI Petrol
Displacement (cc)
2998
999
No Of Cylinder
Fast Charging
-
No
Max Power (bhp@rpm)
382.19bhp@5800rpm
108.62bhp@5000-5500rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm)
500Nm@1850-5000rpm
175nm@1750-4000rpm
Valves Per Cylinder
4
4
Valve Configuration
DOHC
DOHC
Fuel Supply System
Direct Injection
MPI
Bore X Stroke (mm)
-
74.5 x 76.4
Compression Ratio
-
10.5:1
Turbo Charger
yes
Yes
Super ChargerNoNo
Transmission Type
Automatic
Automatic
Gear Box
8 Speed
6-Speed Automatic
Mild Hybrid
-
No
Drive Type
Clutch TypeNoNo
Fuel & Performance
Fuel Type
Petrol
Petrol
Mileage (City)NoNo
Mileage (ARAI)
11.86 kmpl
16.47 kmpl
Fuel Tank Capacity
59.0 (Litres)
45.0 (Litres)
Emission Norm Compliance
BS VI
BS VI
Top Speed (Kmph)
250
No
Drag CoefficientNoNo

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Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Front Suspension
M Sport Suspension
McPherson strut with stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension
M Sport Suspension
Semi independent trailing arm
Steering Type
Power
Electronic
Steering Column
Adjustable
Tilt & Telescopic
Steering Gear Type
Rack & Pinion
Rack & Pinion
Turning Radius (Metres)
5.5
4.9
Front Brake Type
Disc
Disc
Rear Brake Type
Disc
Drum
Top Speed (Kmph)
250
-
0-100kmph (Seconds)
4.4
-
Braking (100-0kmph)
36.72m
verified
40.26m
verified
Emission Norm Compliance
BS VI
BS VI
Tyre Size
F 225/45 R18, R 255/40 R18
195/55 R16
Tyre Type
Tubeless,Runflat
Tubeless,Radial
Alloy Wheel Size
18
R16
0-100Kmph (Tested)
4.92s
verified
9.66s
verified
Quarter Mile (Tested)
-
16.91s @130.10kmph
verified
City driveability (20-80kmph)
3.62s
verified
-
4th Gear (40-80kmph)
-
13.74s
verified
Braking (80-0 kmph)
23.39m
verified
25.97m
verified
3rd Gear (30-80kmph) (Seconds)
-
8.54s
verified
Dimensions & Capacity
Length (mm)
4824
3971
Width (mm)
1811
1682
Height (mm)
1429
1469
Ground Clearance Unladen (mm)
165
165
Wheel Base (mm)
2810
2470
Front Tread (mm)
1544
1460
Rear Tread (mm)
1583
1456
Kerb Weight (kg)
-
1093
Grossweight (kg)
-
1570
Rear Headroom (mm)
957
verified
915
verified
Front Headroom (mm)
1023
verified
885-995
verified
Front Legroom (mm)
-
1020-1240
verified
Rear Shoulder Room (mm)
1395
verified
1335
verified
Seating Capacity
5
5
Boot Space (Litres)
480
280
No. of Doors
4
5
Comfort & Convenience
Power SteeringYesYes
Power Windows FrontYesYes
Power Windows RearYesYes
Power Boot
-
No
Power folding 3rd Row Seat
-
No
Automatic Climate Control
3 Zone
Yes
Air Quality ControlYesNo
Remote Climate Control (A/C)
-
No
Remote Trunk OpenerYesYes
Remote Fuel Lid OpenerYesNo
Remote Engine Start/Stop
-
No
Low Fuel Warning LightYesYes
Accessory Power OutletYesYes
Trunk LightYesNo
Remote Horn & Light Control
-
No
Vanity MirrorYesYes
Rear Reading LampYesNo
Rear Seat HeadrestYesYes
Adjustable Headrest
-
Yes
Rear Seat Centre Arm RestYesNo
Height Adjustable Front Seat BeltsYesNo
Cup Holders FrontYesYes
Cup Holders RearYesNo
Rear AC VentsYesYes
Heated Seats FrontNoNo
Heated Seats RearNoNo
Seat Lumbar SupportYesYes
Active Noise Cancellation
-
No
Multifunction Steering WheelYesYes
Cruise ControlYesYes
Parking Sensors
Rear
Rear
Navigation SystemYesNo
Find My Car Location
-
No
Real-Time Vehicle Tracking
-
No
Foldable Rear Seat
-
Bench Folding
Smart Access Card EntryYesNo
Smart Key Band
-
No
Engine Start Stop ButtonYesNo
Glove Box CoolingNoYes
Bottle Holder
Front & Rear Door
Front & Rear Door
Voice ControlYesYes
Steering Wheel Gearshift PaddlesYesNo
USB Charger
Front
No
Steering Mounted Tripmeter
-
No
Central Console Armrest
With Storage
Yes
Tailgate AjarYesNo
Hands-Free Tailgate
-
No
Gear Shift IndicatorYesYes
Rear CurtainYesNo
Luggage Hook And NetNoNo
Battery SaverNoNo
Lane Change IndicatorYesYes
Additional Features
M Sport Differential, Servotronic Steering Assist, Launch Control Function, Variable Sport steering, Cruise Control with Braking Function
‘Climatronic’ automatic air-conditioning, Remote-controlled central locking, Opening and closing of windows with key remote, Multi-function Display (MFD) trip computer, Dust and pollen filter, Speed sensitive electronic power steering, Central locking with boot opener in Volkswagen logo, Digital clock and fuel gauge, Front intermittent wipers - 4-step variable speed setting, Instrument cluster with tachometer, speedometer, odometer and trip meter, Vanity mirror in left side sunvisor, Push to open fuel lid, R14 steel spare wheel
Massage SeatsNoNo
Memory Function Seats
Front
No
One Touch Operating Power Window
Driver's Window
All
Autonomous ParkingNoNo
Drive Modes
4
-
Air ConditionerYesYes
HeaterYesYes
Adjustable SteeringYesYes
KeyLess EntryYesYes
Interior
TachometerYesYes
Electronic Multi TripmeterYesYes
Leather SeatsYesNo
Fabric UpholsteryNoYes
Leather Steering WheelYesYes
Leather Wrap Gear Shift Selector
-
Yes
Glove CompartmentYesYes
Digital ClockYesYes
Outside Temperature DisplayYesNo
Cigarette LighterYesNo
Digital OdometerYesYes
Electric Adjustable Seats
Front
No
Driving Experience Control EcoYesNo
Folding Table In The RearNoNo
Height Adjustable Driver SeatYesYes
Ventilated SeatsNoNo
Dual Tone DashboardYesYes
Additional Features
BMW Individual Headliner Anthracite,Floor mats in Velour,Interior mirrors with automatic anti-dazzle function,Ambient lighting with Welcome Light Carpet,Through loading system,Sport seats for driver and front passenger,Storage compartment package,M Seat belts,Aluminium Tetragon with highlight trim finisher in Pearl Chrome,Alcantara Sensatec combination Black/contrast stitching Blue/Black
High-quality scratch-resistant dashboard, 3 grab handles above doors, folding with coat hooks at the rear, Storage compartment in front doors including holders for cups and 1.5-litre bottles, Sunglass holder inside glovebox, Front centre console including a charging outlet, Single folding rear seat backrest, Driver side dead pedal, Black and grey interior theme, Sporty flat-bottom steering wheel, Piano Black front radio surround trim, Luggage compartment cover / parcel tray, Ambient lights with theatre diing effect, Chrome interior accents, Leather-wrapped steering wheel with chrome accents and piano black finish, Glovebox light
Exterior
Available ColorsAlpine WhitePotamaic BlueTanzanite BlueMineral GreySunset OrangeMediterranean BlueDravit Grey MetallicBlack Sapphire+3 More3 Series ColorsCarbon SteelFlash RedReflex SilverCandy WhiteRed / WhitePolo 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
Headlamp Washers
-
No
Rain Sensing WiperYesYes
Rear Window WiperNoYes
Rear Window WasherNoYes
Rear Window DefoggerYesYes
Wheel CoversNoNo
Alloy WheelsYesYes
Power AntennaNoYes
Tinted GlassNoNo
Rear SpoilerYesYes
Removable Or Convertible TopNoNo
Roof CarrierNoNo
Sun RoofYesNo
Moon RoofYesNo
Side StepperNoNo
Outside Rear View Mirror Turn IndicatorsYesYes
Integrated AntennaYesYes
Chrome GrilleYesNo
Chrome GarnishNoNo
Dual Tone Body Colour
-
No
Smoke HeadlampsNoNo
Projector Headlamps
-
No
Halogen HeadlampsNoYes
Cornering Headlamps
-
Yes
Cornering Foglamps
-
No
Roof RailNoNo
Lighting
LED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights),Rain Sensing Driving Lights
Cornering Headlights
Trunk Opener
Remote
Remote
Heated Wing Mirror
-
No
LED DRLs
-
No
LED Headlights
-
No
LED Taillights
-
No
LED Fog Lamps
-
No
Additional Features
Front ornamental grille frame and nuggets in Cerium Grey, Exterior air inlets in front bumper with embellishers in Cerium Grey, Mirror caps in Cerium Grey, Model designations and M badges in Cerium Grey, M Aerodynamics Package, BMW Individual High-Gloss Shadow Line elements, 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, 3 levels LED lights with low-beam, high-beam and high-beam headlights with laser module, '3/4 circle'-shaped daytime running lights and LED cornering lights, Adaptive Headlights including BMW Selective Beam, Highbeam assistant, Blue illuminated 'X' signature, Accent lighting with turn indicators, M Rear Spoiler,
‘Legend’ badging, side body graphics, black trunk garnish, and a blacked out roof, Headlamps in black finish,Honeycomb front grille, Dual-beam headlamps, GT inspired bumper with honeycomb design, Reflectors on rear bumper, Windscreen in heat insulating glass, Heat insulating glass for side and rear windows, Black outside mirrors, R16 ‘Portago’ alloy wheels, Grey wedge at top tion of windscreen, Black Rear Spoiler, Fender Badge, Boot Badge, Side Bodt Graphics, Trunk Garnish,
Tyre Size
F 225/45 R18, R 255/40 R18
195/55 R16
Tyre Type
Tubeless,Runflat
Tubeless,Radial
Wheel Size
-
-
Alloy Wheel Size
18
R16
Safety
Anti Lock Braking SystemYesYes
Brake AssistYesNo
Central LockingYesYes
Power Door LocksYesYes
Child Safety LocksYesYes
Anti Theft AlarmYesNo
No Of Airbags
6
2
Driver AirbagYesYes
Passenger AirbagYesYes
Side Airbag FrontYesNo
Side Airbag RearNoNo
Day Night Rear View MirrorYes
Auto
Passenger Side Rear View MirrorYesYes
Xenon HeadlampsNoNo
Halogen HeadlampsNoYes
Rear Seat BeltsYesYes
Seat Belt WarningYesYes
Door Ajar WarningYesNo
Side Impact BeamsYesYes
Front Impact BeamsYesYes
Traction ControlYesNo
Adjustable SeatsYesYes
Tyre Pressure MonitorYesNo
Vehicle Stability Control SystemYesYes
Engine ImmobilizerYesYes
Crash SensorYesYes
Centrally Mounted Fuel TankYesYes
Engine Check WarningYesYes
Automatic HeadlampsYesYes
Clutch LockNoNo
EBDYesNo
Electronic Stability Control
-
Yes
Advance Safety Features
Launch Control Function,xDrive - intelligent 4WD with variable torque distribution,Servotronic Steering Assist,M Sport Differential,M Sport Brakes,Brake Energy Regeneration,Head airbags, front and rear,BMW Condition Based Service,Cornering Brake Control,Emergency Spare Wheel,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,Roadside Assistance 24x7
Height-adjustable head restraints, front and rear, L-shaped rear head restraints, Electronic engine iobiliser with floating code, 3-point front seat belts, rear outer seat belts, lap belt in the middle, High-mounted stop lamp, Emergency exit, Auto-diing interior rear-view mirror
Follow Me Home HeadlampsNoNo
Rear CameraYesNo
Anti Theft DeviceYesYes
Anti Pinch Power Windows
Driver's Window
All
Speed AlertYesNo
Speed Sensing Auto Door LockYesYes
Knee AirbagsNoNo
Isofix Child Seat MountsYesYes
Heads Up DisplayYesNo
Pretensioners And Force Limiter SeatbeltsYesYes
Sos Emergency Assistance
-
No
Blind Spot MonitorNoNo
Lane Watch Camera
-
No
Geo Fence Alert
-
No
Hill Descent ControlYesNo
Hill AssistYesYes
Impact Sensing Auto Door UnlockYesYes
360 View CameraNoNo
Entertainment & Communication
Cd PlayerYesNo
Cd ChangerYesNo
Dvd PlayerNoNo
RadioYesYes
Audio System Remote ControlYesNo
Mirror Link
-
Yes
Speakers FrontYesYes
Speakers RearYesYes
Integrated2DINAudioYesNo
Wireless Phone ChargingYesNo
USB And Auxiliary InputYesYes
Bluetooth ConnectivityYesYes
Wifi Connectivity
-
No
Compass
-
No
Touch ScreenYesYes
Touch Screen Size
12.3inch
6.5
Connectivity
,Android Auto,Apple CarPlay
,Android Auto,Apple CarPlay,SD Card Reader
Android AutoYesYes
Apple Car PlayYesYes
Internal StorageYesNo
Number Of Speaker
16
4
Rear Entertainment SystemNoNo
Additional Features
Harman Kardon Surround Sound, High-resolution (1920x720 pixels) 10.25” (26 cm) Control Display,BMW Operating System 7.0 with variable configurable widgets,iDrive Touch with handwriting recognition and direct access buttons,BMW Head-up Display,BMW Gesture Control
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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.

    Volkswagen Polo

    • Punchy turbo engine
    • Solid build quality
    • Enthusiast handling
    • Clean and classic looks

    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.

    Volkswagen Polo

    • Missing features like a reverse camera
    • Lack of rear seat space
    • Priced at a premium
    • DSG automatic no longer available
    • No diesel engine option

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