BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine vs Kia Carens Comparison

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    BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine
    BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine
    Rs55.90 Lakh*
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    Kia Carens
    Kia Carens
    Rs17.70 Lakh*
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BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine vs Kia Carens

Should you buy BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine or Kia Carens? 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 Kia Carens price starts Rs 9.60 Lakh ex-showroom for Premium (Petrol). 3 Series Gran Limousine has 1998 cc (Petrol top model) engine, while Carens has 1497 cc (Petrol top model) engine. As far as mileage is concerned, the 3 Series Gran Limousine has a mileage of 19.62 kmpl (Diesel top model)> and the Carens has a mileage of 21.3 kmpl (Diesel top model).

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Basic Information
Brand Name
On Road Price
Rs.59,28,314#
Rs.20,76,167#
Offers & Discount
1 Offer
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No
User Rating
4.7
Based on 1 Review
4.6
Based on 64 Reviews
Finance Available (EMI)
Rs.1,12,835
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Rs.41,340
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Insurance
Engine and Transmission
Engine Type
2.0L Turbo Diesel
1.5 L CRDi VGT
Displacement (cc)
1995
1493
No Of Cylinder
Fast ChargingNo
-
Max Power (bhp@rpm)
187.40bhp@4000rpm
113.42bhp@4000rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm)
400nm@1750-2500rpm
250nm@1500-2750rpm
Valves Per Cylinder
4
4
Fuel Supply System
-
CRDi
Bore X Stroke (mm)
94.6X82.0
-
Turbo Charger
Twin
Yes
Transmission Type
Automatic
Automatic
Gear Box
8-Speed Steptronic
6-Speed
Mild HybridNo
-
Drive Type
Clutch TypeNoNo
Fuel & Performance
Fuel Type
Diesel
Diesel
Mileage (City)NoNo
Mileage (ARAI)
19.62 kmpl
18.4 kmpl
Fuel Tank Capacity
59.0 (Litres)
45.0 (Litres)
Emission Norm Compliance
BS VI
BS VI
Top Speed (Kmph)
235
No
Drag CoefficientNoNo

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Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Front Suspension
-
McPherson Strut with coil spring
Rear Suspension
-
Coupled Torsion Beam Axle with Coil Spring
Steering Type
Electrical
Power
Steering Column
Tilt & Telescopic
Tilt & Telescopic
Steering Gear Type
Rack & Pinion
-
Front Brake Type
Disc
disc
Rear Brake Type
Disc
disc
Top Speed (Kmph)
235
-
0-100kmph (Seconds)
7.6
-
Braking (100-0kmph)
-
40.02m
verified
Emission Norm Compliance
BS VI
BS VI
Tyre Size
225/50 R17
205/65 R16
Tyre Type
Tubeless,Runflat
Tubeless, Radial
Alloy Wheel Size
R17
R16
0-100Kmph (Tested)
-
9.61
verified
Quarter Mile (Tested)
-
18.05s @ 129.33kmph
verified
City driveability (20-80kmph)
-
6.67s
verified
Braking (80-0 kmph)
-
24.95m
verified
Dimensions & Capacity
Length (mm)
-
4540
Width (mm)
-
1800
Height (mm)
-
1708
Wheel Base (mm)
2961
2780
Seating Capacity
5
7
No. of Doors
4
5
Comfort & Convenience
Power SteeringYesYes
Power Windows FrontYesYes
Power Windows RearYesYes
Power BootYes
-
Automatic Climate Control
3 Zone
Yes
Air Quality ControlYes
-
Remote Trunk OpenerYes
-
Remote Engine Start/Stop
-
Yes
Low Fuel Warning LightYesYes
Accessory Power OutletYesYes
Trunk LightYesYes
Vanity MirrorYesYes
Rear Reading LampYesYes
Rear Seat HeadrestYesYes
Adjustable HeadrestYesYes
Rear Seat Centre Arm RestYes
-
Height Adjustable Front Seat BeltsYesYes
Cup Holders FrontYesYes
Cup Holders RearYesYes
Rear AC VentsYesYes
Seat Lumbar SupportYesYes
Active Noise CancellationYes
-
Multifunction Steering WheelYesYes
Cruise ControlYesYes
Parking Sensors
Front & Rear
Front & Rear
Navigation SystemYesYes
Find My Car LocationYes
-
Real-Time Vehicle TrackingYes
-
Foldable Rear SeatNo
3rd Row 50:50 Split
Smart Access Card EntryYesYes
Engine Start Stop ButtonYesYes
Bottle Holder
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 TailgateYes
-
Rear Curtain
-
Yes
Luggage Hook And NetYes
-
Additional Features
Fully Digital 12.3” (31.2 cm) Instrument Display, Parking Assistant with Lateral Parking, Reversing Assistant, Surround view cameras panorama view and 3D view
1st Row Cup Holders (with Cooling Function),2nd row Can Holders (with Cooling Function),Easy Push Retractable Tray,Easy Push Retractable Cup Holder,Sunglass Holder,Sunvisor with Vanity Mirror (Passenger side),Sunvisor with Ticket Holder (Driver Side),Retractable Roof Assist Handles,Umbrella Holder,Rear Door Sunshade Curtains,3rd row Boarding Assist Handles (with Illumination),Lower Seat Back Pocket - Passenger,Lower Seat Back Pocket - Driver,Retractable SeatBack Table with Cup Holder and Gadget Mount,Sliding Type Under Seat Tray,2nd row 60:40 split seats with Sliding, Reclining and Tumble,2nd row SeatBack Folding Armrest with Cup Holders (7STR),2nd Row Seat One Touch Easy Electric Tumble,2nd row One Touch Easy Tumble,3rd row 50:50 Split Seats with Reclining and Full Flat Folding,Luggage Room Seat Back Hooks,2nd Row Adjustable Headrests,3rd Row Adjustable Headrests,Burglar Alarm,Auto Anti-glare (ECM) Inside Rear View Mirror with Kia Connect Controls,Rear View Camera with Dynamic Guidelines,Driving Rear View Monitor with button,Roof Flushed 2nd & 3rd Row Diffused AC Vents,Rear AC 4 Stage Speed Control,Console Lamp (LED type) with Sunglass Case,Room Lamps (LED Type) - All Rows,USB A type Media Port,Multiple Power Sockets with 5 C-Type USB Ports,Smartphone Wireless Charger with Cooling Function,Smart Pure Air Purifier with Virus and Bacteria Protection,Auto Cruise Control with Speed Limiting Option
Memory Function Seats
Front
-
One Touch Operating Power Window
All
Driver's Window
Drive Modes
3
3
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
-
Digital OdometerYesYes
Electric Adjustable Seats
Front
-
Driving Experience Control EcoYesYes
Height Adjustable Driver SeatYesYes
Ventilated Seats
-
Yes
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, Fine-wood Trim Oak Grain Open-Pored with highlight trim finisher in Pearl Chrome
Leather Wrapped D-Cut Steering Wheel with Carens Logo,Distinct Black High Gloss Dashboard with Techno Print,Opulent Two Tone Triton Navy and Beige Interiors,Premium Head Lining,Inside Door Handle Hyper Silver Metallic Paint,Leatherette Wrapped Door Trims,Luggage Board,Cabin Surround 64 Color Ambient Mood Lighting,Premium Leatherette (Beige and Triton Navy) Seats,Rear Doors Spot Lamp with Kia Logo Projection,Front Armrest with Open Storage and Tray,Multi Drive Modes linked with Ambient Mood Lighting,31.7 cm (12.5”) Full Segment LCD Cluster with Advanced (10.6cm) 4.2" Color TFT MID
Exterior
Available ColorsCashmere SilverMineral WhiteCarbon Black MetallicMelbourne Red Metallic3 Series Gran Limousine ColorsIntense Red Glacier White PearlSparkling SilverMoss BrownClear WhiteAurora Black PearlImperial BlueGravity Gray+3 MoreCarens Colors
Body Type
Adjustable HeadlightsYesYes
Fog Lights FrontYesYes
Fog Lights RearYes
-
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View MirrorYesYes
Manually Adjustable Ext Rear View MirrorNoNo
Electric Folding Rear View MirrorYesYes
Rain Sensing WiperYesYes
Rear Window Wiper
-
Yes
Rear Window Washer
-
Yes
Rear Window DefoggerYesYes
Wheel CoversNoNo
Alloy WheelsYesYes
Power AntennaNoNo
Rear Spoiler
-
Yes
Sun RoofYesYes
Moon RoofYesYes
Outside Rear View Mirror Turn IndicatorsYesYes
Integrated AntennaYesYes
Chrome GrilleYesYes
Chrome GarnishYesYes
Projector HeadlampsNo
-
Halogen Headlamps
-
No
Roof Rail
-
Yes
Lighting
LED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights),LED Tail lamps,LED Fog Lights
-
Trunk Opener
Smart
-
Heated Wing MirrorYes
-
LED DRLsYesYes
LED HeadlightsYesYes
LED TaillightsYesYes
LED Fog LampsYesYes
Additional Features
BMW Kidney Grille with vertical slats in Chrome, Car key with Chrome detailing, Entry sills with ‘BMW’ designation, Exclusive Chrome trim in the centre console area, Window recess cover and finisher for window frame front and rear in Chrome High-Gloss, Exclusive design features in Chrome at the front and rear, Side window frames and tailpipe trim in Chrome, 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
Digital Radiator Grille (with Chrome Décor),Body Colored Front Bumper,Kia Signature Tiger Nose Grill (with Chrome Surround Accents),Body Colored Rear Bumper,Rear Bumper Garnish (Chrome Garnish with Diamond Knurling Pattern),Rear Skid Plate (Black Premium Hi- Gloss),Wheel Arch and Side Moldings (black),Beltline (Chrome),Two Tone Side Door Garnish,Chrome Outside Door Handles,Integrated Rear Spoiler with Hi-Gloss Black Side Cover,Sky Light Sunroof,Crown Jewel LED Headlamps,Star Map LED DRLs with integrated turn signal,Ice Cube LED Fog Lamps,Star Map LED Taillamps,Body Colored Outside Rear View Mirror
Tyre Size
225/50 R17
205/65 R16
Tyre Type
Tubeless,Runflat
Tubeless, Radial
Wheel Size
-
-
Alloy Wheel Size
R17
R16
Safety
Anti Lock Braking SystemYesYes
Brake AssistYesYes
Central LockingYesYes
Power Door LocksYesYes
Child Safety LocksYesYes
Anti Theft AlarmYes
-
No Of Airbags
6
6
Driver AirbagYesYes
Passenger AirbagYesYes
Side Airbag FrontYesYes
Side Airbag RearYes
-
Day Night Rear View Mirror
Auto
Auto
Passenger Side Rear View MirrorYesYes
Halogen Headlamps
-
No
Rear Seat BeltsYesYes
Seat Belt WarningYesYes
Door Ajar WarningYes
-
Side Impact BeamsYes
-
Front Impact BeamsYes
-
Traction ControlYes
-
Adjustable SeatsYesYes
Tyre Pressure MonitorYesYes
Vehicle Stability Control SystemYesYes
Engine ImmobilizerYes
-
Crash SensorYesYes
Engine Check WarningYesYes
Automatic HeadlampsYesYes
EBDYesYes
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
BAS (Brake force Assist System),DBC (Downhill Brake Control),High Mount Stop Lamp with Emergency Stop Signal included, Curtain Airbags
Follow Me Home HeadlampsYesYes
Rear CameraYesYes
Anti Theft DeviceYes
-
Anti Pinch Power Windows
All
Driver's Window
Speed AlertYes
-
Speed Sensing Auto Door LockYesYes
Isofix Child Seat MountsYesYes
Pretensioners And Force Limiter SeatbeltsYesYes
Hill Assist
-
Yes
Impact Sensing Auto Door UnlockYesYes
Entertainment & Communication
RadioYesYes
Audio System Remote ControlYes
-
Speakers FrontYesYes
Speakers RearYesYes
Integrated2DINAudioYesYes
Wireless Phone ChargingYesYes
USB And Auxiliary InputYesYes
Bluetooth ConnectivityYesYes
Touch ScreenYesYes
Touch Screen Size
10.25 Inch
10.25 Inch
Connectivity
,Android Auto,Apple CarPlay
Android Auto,Apple CarPlay
Android AutoYesYes
Apple Car PlayYesYes
Internal StorageNo
-
Number Of Speaker
16
8
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)
26.03 cm (10.25”) HD Touchscreen Navigation with Next Generation Kia Connect,BOSE Premium Sound System with 8 Speakers,Bluetooth Hands Free
Warranty
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

    Kia Carens

    • Looks unique, in a good way.
    • Good presence with generous exterior dimensions
    • Lots of practical elements integrated into the cabin
    • Available in 6- and 7-seater configurations
    • Turbo-petrol and diesel engine options
    • Automatic transmission option with both engines

    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

    Kia Carens

    • Missing some premium features
    • Looks more like an MPV, than an SUV
    • 16-inch wheels look small on the overall large side profile

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