BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine vs Honda City Hybrid Comparison

BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine vs Honda City Hybrid

Should you buy BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine or Honda City Hybrid? 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 Gran Limousine price starts at Rs 54.50 Lakh ex-showroom for 330 Li Luxury Line (Petrol) and Honda City Hybrid price starts Rs 19.50 Lakh ex-showroom for ZX Sensing eHEV (Petrol). 3 Series Gran Limousine has 1998 cc (Petrol top model) engine, while City Hybrid has 1498 cc (Petrol top model) engine. As far as mileage is concerned, the 3 Series Gran Limousine has a mileage of 19.62 kmpl (Petrol top model)> and the City Hybrid has a mileage of 26.5 kmpl (Petrol top model).

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Engine and Transmission
Engine Type
2.0L Turbo Petrol
water cooled inline 4 cylinder
Displacement (cc)
No Of Cylinder
Fast ChargingNo
Motor Type
AC Synchronous (Permanent Magnet)
Max Power (bhp@rpm)
Max Torque (nm@rpm)
Valves Per Cylinder
Valve Configuration
Bore X Stroke (mm)
Turbo Charger
Transmission Type
Gear Box
8-Speed Steptronic
Mild HybridNoYes
Drive TypeNo
Clutch TypeNoNo
Fuel & Performance
Fuel Type
Mileage (City)NoNo
Mileage (ARAI)
15.3 kmpl
26.5 kmpl
Fuel Tank Capacity
59.0 (Litres)
40.0 (Litres)
Emission Norm Compliance
Top Speed (Kmph)
Drag CoefficientNoNo

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Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Front Suspension
McPherson Strut with coil spring
Rear Suspension
Torsion beam with coil spring
Shock Absorbers Type
Telescopic hydraulic nitrogen gas filled
Steering Type
Steering Column
Tilt & Telescopic
Telescopic & Tilt
Steering Gear Type
Rack & Pinion
Turning Radius (Metres)
Front Brake Type
ventilated disc
Rear Brake Type
Top Speed (Kmph)
0-100kmph (Seconds)
Emission Norm Compliance
Tyre Size
F 225/45 R18, R255/40 R18
185/55 R16
Tyre Type
Alloy Wheel Size
Dimensions & Capacity
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Wheel Base (mm)
Front Tread (mm)
Rear Tread (mm)
Kerb Weight (kg)
Grossweight (kg)
Seating Capacity
No. of Doors
Comfort & Convenience
Power SteeringYesYes
Power Windows FrontYesYes
Power Windows RearYesYes
Power BootYesYes
Automatic Climate Control
3 Zone
Air Quality ControlYes
Remote Trunk OpenerYesYes
Remote Engine Start/Stop
Low Fuel Warning LightYesYes
Accessory Power OutletYesYes
Trunk LightYesYes
Vanity MirrorYesYes
Rear Reading LampYesYes
Rear Seat HeadrestYesYes
Adjustable HeadrestYesYes
Rear Seat Centre Arm RestYesYes
Height Adjustable Front Seat BeltsYes
Cup Holders FrontYesYes
Cup Holders RearYesYes
Rear AC VentsYesYes
Seat Lumbar SupportYesYes
Active Noise CancellationYes
Multifunction Steering WheelYesYes
Cruise ControlYesYes
Parking Sensors
Front & Rear
Navigation SystemYes
Find My Car LocationYes
Real-Time Vehicle TrackingYes
Foldable Rear SeatNo
Smart Access Card EntryYesYes
Engine Start Stop ButtonYesYes
Bottle Holder
Front & Rear Door
Front & Rear Door
Voice ControlYesYes
Steering Wheel Gearshift PaddlesYesYes
USB Charger
Front & Rear
Front & Rear
Central Console Armrest
With Storage
With Storage
Tailgate AjarYes
Hands-Free TailgateYesYes
Luggage Hook And NetYes
Lane Change Indicator
Additional Features
Fully Digital 12.3” (31.2 cm) Instrument Display, Parking Assistant with Lateral Parking, Reversing Assistant, Surround view cameras with 360 degree view including top view, panorama view and 3D view, BMW Gesture Controlf
Memory Function Seats
One Touch Operating Power Window
Driver's Window
Drive Modes
Air ConditionerYesYes
Adjustable SteeringYesYes
KeyLess EntryYesYes
Electronic Multi TripmeterYesYes
Leather SeatsYesYes
Fabric UpholsteryNo
Leather Steering WheelYesYes
Glove CompartmentYesYes
Digital ClockYesYes
Outside Temperature DisplayYesYes
Digital OdometerYesYes
Electric Adjustable Seats
Driving Experience Control EcoYesYes
Height Adjustable Driver SeatYesYes
Dual Tone DashboardYesYes
Additional Features
Automatic 3-zone air conditioning with rear air vents and control, Floor mats in Velour, Interior mirrors with automatic anti-dazzle function, Ambient lighting with Welcome Light Carpet, Galvanic embellisher for controls, Storage compartment package, Instrument panel in Sensatec , Comfort enhanced Seats in Front and Rear, Automatic operation of tailgate, Comfort Access, Fine-wood Trim Ash Grey-Brown High-Gloss with highlight trim finisher in Pearl Chromef
Luxurious Ivory & Black Two-Tone Colour Coordinated Interiors,Instrument Panel Assistant side Glossy Dark-Wood Garnish,Display Audio Piano Black Surround Garnish,Exclusive Leather Upholstery with Contemporary Seat Design,Leather Shift Lever Boot with Stitch,Smooth Leather Steering Wheel with Euro Stitch,Soft Pads with Ivory Real Stitch (Instrument Panel Assistant side Mid Pad,Centre Console Knee Pad, Front Centre Armrest, Door Lining Armrest & Centre Pads),Satin Metallic Surround Finish on All AC Vents,Satin Metallic Garnish on Steering Wheel,Inside Door Handles Chrome Finish,Chrome Finish on All AC Vent Knobs & Hand Brake Knob,Chrome Decoration Ring for Map Lamp & Rear Reading Lamp,Trunk Lid Inside Lining Cover,Advanced Twin-Ring Combimeter,Eco Assist System with Ambient Light Meter,17.7 cm (7 in) High Definition Full Colour TFT Meter,Multi Function Driver Information Interface(e:HEV Power Flow Display (Engine, Motor & Battery Real-time Energy Flow Status),e:HEV Power/Charge Gauge and Eco Drive Display,Range & Fuel Economy Information,Average Speed & Time Information,G-Meter Display,Display Contents & Vehicle Settings Customization,Safety Support Settings,Vehicle Information & Warning Message Display,Steering Scroll Selector Wheel and Meter Control Switch),Meter Illumination Control Switch,ECON™ Button & Mode Indicator,Shift Position Indicator,Deceleration Paddle Selector Indicator,Fuel Gauge Display with Fuel Reminder Warning,Drive Cycle Score/Lifetime Points Display when Powering Off,Average Fuel Economy Indicator,Instant Fuel Economy Indicator,Cruising Range (Distance-to-Empty) Indicator
Photo Comparison
Available ColorsCashmere SilverMineral WhiteCarbon Black MetallicMelbourne Red Metallic3 Series Gran Limousine ColorsPLATINUM WHITE PEARLLunar Silver MetallicGolden Brown MetallicMeteoroid Grey MetallicRadiant Red MetallicCity Hybrid Colors
Body Type
Adjustable HeadlightsYesYes
Fog Lights FrontYesYes
Fog Lights RearYes
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View MirrorYesYes
Manually Adjustable Ext Rear View MirrorNo
Electric Folding Rear View MirrorYesYes
Rain Sensing WiperYes
Rear Window DefoggerYesYes
Wheel CoversNo
Alloy WheelsYesYes
Power AntennaNo
Rear Spoiler
Sun RoofYesYes
Moon RoofYesYes
Outside Rear View Mirror Turn IndicatorsYesYes
Integrated AntennaYesYes
Chrome GrilleYesYes
Chrome GarnishYes
Projector HeadlampsNo
LED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights),LED Tail lamps,LED Fog Lights
,LED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights),LED Tail lamps,LED Fog Lights
Trunk Opener
Heated Wing MirrorYes
LED HeadlightsYesYes
LED TaillightsYesYes
LED Fog LampsYesYes
Additional Features
M Aerodynamics package with front apron, side sills and rear apron in body colour with bumper trim insert in Dark Shadow metallic, M designation on front side panel, left and right, BMW Kidney Grille with exclusively designed vertical slats in Black High-Gloss, BMW Kidney frame in Chrome High-Gloss, Car key with M designation, BMW Individual High-Gloss shadow line with window frame Black High-Gloss, M door sill finishers front and rear, 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 , LED headlights with extended contents, Rain sensor and automatic driving lights
Integrated LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) & Position Lamps,Full LED Headlamps with 9 LED Array (Inline-Shell) Design,L-Shaped LED Guide-type Turn Signal in Headlamps,LED Front Fog Lights with Claw-Type Garnish,Z-shaped 3D Wrap-around LED Tail Lamps,e:HEV Signature Rear emblem & Blue H-Mark Logo,Trunk Lip Spoiler (Body Coloured),Rear Bumper Diffuser (Carbon Fiber Finish),Solid Wing Front Chrome Grille with Mesh Upper Grille,Sharp Side Character Line (Katana Blade In-Motion),Dual Tone Black Painted & Diamond-Cut R16 Multi-Spoke Alloy Wheels,Chrome Outer Door Handles,Body Coloured Door Mirrors,Front & Rear Mud Guards
Tyre Size
F 225/45 R18, R255/40 R18
185/55 R16
Tyre Type
Wheel Size
Alloy Wheel Size
Anti Lock Braking SystemYesYes
Brake AssistYesYes
Central LockingYesYes
Power Door LocksYesYes
Child Safety LocksYesYes
Anti Theft AlarmYesYes
No Of Airbags
Driver AirbagYesYes
Passenger AirbagYesYes
Side Airbag FrontYesYes
Side Airbag RearNo
Day Night Rear View Mirror
Passenger Side Rear View MirrorYesYes
Rear Seat BeltsYesYes
Seat Belt WarningYesYes
Door Ajar WarningYes
Side Impact BeamsYes
Front Impact BeamsYes
Traction ControlYesYes
Adjustable SeatsYesYes
Tyre Pressure MonitorYesYes
Vehicle Stability Control SystemYesYes
Engine ImmobilizerYesYes
Crash SensorYesYes
Engine Check WarningYesYes
Automatic HeadlampsYesYes
Electronic Stability ControlYesYes
Advance Safety Features
Active Air Stream Kidney Grille, Automatic Start/Stop function, Brake Energy Regeneration, Airbags for driver and front passenger, Head airbags, front and rear, Side airbags for driver and front passenger, BMW Condition Based Service (Intelligent maintenance system), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Electronic Vehicle Iobiliser and Crash Sensor, Emergency Spare Wheel, Runflat tyres with reinforced side walls , Three-point seat belts for all seats, including pyrotechnic belt tensioners in the front and with belt force limiters, Warning triangle with first-aid kit, BMW Driving Experience Control (Modes: Comfort,ECOPRO, Sport), Cruise Control with Braking Function, Launch Control Function, Servotronic Steering Assist
Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS),Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM),Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS),Auto High-Beam,AVAS (Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System at low speed EV Mode),Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE™) Body Structure,Curtain Airbags,All 5 Seats 3-point Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) Seatbelts,Electric Parking Brake (EPB),Automatic Brake Hold System,Agile Handling Assist (AHA),Emergency Stop Signal (ESS),Automatic Headlight Control (On/Off) with Light Sensor,Auto Diing Inside Rear View Mirror with Frameless Design,Advanced Wipers & Washer with Variable Intermittent Speed,Dual Horn,Electric Regenerative Braking System (through Electric Servo Brake)
Follow Me Home HeadlampsYesYes
Rear CameraYesYes
Anti Theft DeviceYes
Anti Pinch Power Windows
Driver's Window
Speed AlertYesYes
Speed Sensing Auto Door LockYes
Isofix Child Seat MountsYesYes
Heads Up DisplayYes
Pretensioners And Force Limiter SeatbeltsYesYes
Lane Watch Camera
Hill Assist
Impact Sensing Auto Door UnlockYes
360 View CameraYes
Entertainment & Communication
Audio System Remote ControlYes
Speakers FrontYesYes
Speakers RearYesYes
Wireless Phone ChargingYes
USB And Auxiliary InputYesYes
Bluetooth ConnectivityYesYes
Touch ScreenYesYes
Touch Screen Size
10.25 Inch
8 Inch
Android Auto,Apple CarPlay
,Android Auto,Apple CarPlay,
Android AutoYesYes
Apple Car PlayYesYes
Internal StorageNo
Number Of Speaker
Additional Features
Harman Kardon Surround Sound system (464 W, 16 loudspeakers), Navigation function with 3D maps, Touch functionality, BMW Operating System 7.0 with variable configurable widgets, iDrive Touch with handwriting recognition and direct access buttons, Rear View Camera with Park Distance Control (front & rear)f
Next Gen Honda Connect with Telematics Control Unit (TCU),Works with Alexa Remote Capability,Works with OK Google,Smartwatch Connectivity,20.3 cm (8") Advanced Touchscreen Display Audio,Optical Bonding Display Coating for Total Reflection Reduction,Weblink,Premium 8 Speaker Surround Sound System (Speakers & Tweeters)
Introduction DateNoNo
Warranty TimeNoNo
Warranty DistanceNoNo
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Pros and Cons

  • Pros
  • Cons

    BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine

    • 43mm more kneeroom than standard 3 Series, making it the most in the class
    • Feels smooth and comfortable over bad roads too
    • Quiet cabin enhances luxury feel
    • Smooth and responsive diesel engine makes both city and highway use enjoyable

    Honda City Hybrid

    • Seamless and effortless drive experience
    • Experience of electric drive with the convenience of a petrol car
    • Exclusive features like ADAS and Electronic Parking Brake
    • High claimed fuel efficiency of 26.5kmpl
    • Good ride and handling balance

    BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine

    • Boot space is the same as the standard 3 Series
    • Should have offered sunblinds for the rear windows
    • Limited boot space unchanged from 3 Series

    Honda City Hybrid

    • Should have had more visual differences from the regular City
    • Boot space has been occupied by the batteries, leaving space for just a couple of suitcases
    • Price premium won't justify the advantage in running costs

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