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BMW 3 Series Vs BMW 5 Series Vs BMW M3 comparison

BMW 3 Series Price
BMW 5 Series Price
Ex-Showroom Price
New Delhi
₹ 41.7 Lakh
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₹ 55.4 Lakh
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₹ 1.3 Crore
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Overview

BMW 3 Series Vs BMW 5 Series Vs BMW M3 Comparison: Which car is Better?

Trying to figure out which of these cars to buy? Compare the 3 Series Vs 5 Series Vs M3 on carandbike to make an informed buying decision as to which car to buy in 2020. This comparison has been carried out on the basis of prices, engine specifications, mileage, and features of these cars.

3 Series Vs 5 Series Vs M3 – Which model is Cheapest?

The ex-showroom, New Delhi price of the Petrol BMW 3 Series starts at ₹ 41.7 Lakh and goes up to ₹ 48.5 Lakh for the fully-loaded Petrol model. The base Diesel version of the BMW 3 Series costs ₹ 42.1 Lakh, whereas the BMW 3 Series Diesel top-end costs ₹ 47.5 Lakh. On the other hand, the price of the base Petrol version of the BMW 5 Series starts at ₹ 55.4 Lakh and goes up to Rs. ₹ 60.9 Lakh for range topping Petrol model. The base Diesel model of the BMW 5 Series costs ₹ 60.9 Lakh, whereas the Diesel top-end of BMW 5 Series comes with a price tag of ₹ 68.4 Lakh Lastly, the Petrol BMW M3 starts at ₹ 1.3 Crore.

Key FeaturesBMW 3 SeriesBMW 5 SeriesBMW M3
Price₹ 41.7 Lakh₹ 55.4 Lakh₹ 1.3 Crore
Mileage16.13 Kmpl15.56 Kmpl10.80 Kmpl
Power255 bhp248 bhp431 bhp
Engine1998 CC1998 CC2979 CC
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol

3 Series Vs 5 Series Vs M3 – Which gives Better Mileage?

As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the BMW 3 Series base Petrol engine returns 16 Kmpl, whereas the base diesel returns 20 Kmpl. The BMW 5 Series base Petrol returns 16 Kmpl, whereas its base Diesel counterpart gives 19 Kmpl of fuel efficiency. The BMW M3 Petrol basic model, on the other hand, gives 11 Kmpl.

3 Series Vs 5 Series Vs M3 – Which has a Better Engine Efficiency?

In the powertrain department, the BMW 3 Series gets 255 bhp Petrol engine and 188 bhp Diesel engine, whereas the BMW 5 Series comes in 248 bhp Petrol engine and 2 Diesel 187, 261 bhp engines. Lastly, the BMW M3 is offered in 431 bhp Petrol engine.

Engine

Engine Type TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder Petrol EngineTwinPower Turbo Inline 4-cylinder EngineM TwinPower Turbo Inline 6-cylinder Engine
Displacement (CC) 1998 CC1998 CC2979 CC
No Of Cylinder 446
Power 255 bhp@5000 rpm248 bhp@5200 rpm431 bhp@5500-7300 rpm
Torque 400 Nm@1550-4400 rpm350 Nm@1450-4800 rpm550 Nm@1850-5500 rpm
Drive Train RWDRWDRWD
Emission Standard BS VIBS VIN/A

Dimensions

Length 4633 mm4907 mm4671 mm
Width 1811 mm2102 mm2037 mm
Height 1429 mm1464 mm1430 mm
Wheelbase 2810 mm2970 mm2812 mm
Ground Clearance 157 mm158 mm121 mm
Boot Space 480 L520 L480 L
Kerb Weight 1544 KgN/A1635 Kg
Gross Weight 2055 KgN/A2100 Kg
Front Track 1544 mm1600 mm1579 mm
Rear Track 1583 mm1627 mm1603 mm
Minimum Turning Radius 5.50 m5.60 m5.90 m
No. Of Doors 444
Seating Capacity 555

Transmission

No. of gears AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Clutch Type N/AN/AN/A

Wheels & Tyres

Wheel Type Alloy WheelsAlloy WheelsAlloy Wheels
Tyre Type Tubeless RadialTubeless, RadialTubeless, Radial
Front Tyre Size 225/45 R18245/45 R18255/35 R19
Rear Tyre Size 255/40 R18245/45 R18275/35 R19

Braking System

Front Brake Type Ventilated DiscVentilated DiscDisc
Rear Brake Type DiscVentilated DiscDisc

Suspension

Front Suspension Double Joint Spring-strut AxleDouble Arm AxleAdaptive M Suspension
Rear Suspension Five-ArmAluminium Integral AxleAdaptive M Suspension

Fuel Efficiency

Mileage City N/AN/A7.32 Kmpl
Mileage Highway N/AN/AN/A
Mileage 16.13 Kmpl15.56 Kmpl10.75 Kmpl
Fuel Tank Capacity 59.070.057.0

Steering

Power Steering
Steering Type Electric Power SteeringElectric Power SteeringElectric Power Steering
Adjustable Power Steering

Performance

Performance 0 To 100 Kmph 5.8 seconds6.2 seconds4.1 seconds
Max Speed 250231250

Safety & Security

Airbagstickticktick
Passenger Airbagstickticktick
Side Airbagstickticktick
ABStickticktick
Electronic Brakeforce Distributiontickticktick
Brake Assisttickticktick
Hill Assistticktickcross
Electronic Stability Programtickticktick
Tractional Controltickticktick
Engine Immobilizertickticktick
Central Lockingtickticktick
Child Safety Locktickticktick
Power Door Locktickticktick
Automatic Headlampstickticktick
Cornering Lightstickcrosscross
Turn Indicators On ORVMtickticktick
Rear Wipercrosscrosscross
Rain Sensing Wiperstickticktick
Headlight Washerscrosscrosstick
Headlamp Beam Adjustertickticktick
All 5 Seats 3 point Emergency Locking retractor (ELR) Seatbeltscross--
All 5 Seats Head Restraintscross--
Battery Sensorcross--
Day/Night Inside Rear View Mirrorcross--
Door Ajar & Trunk Open Indicator & Remindercross--
Driver & Front Assistant Seatbelt Indicator & Remindercross--
Dual Horncross--
Emergency Stop Signalcross--
Energy Absorbing Front Pretensioner Seatbelts with Load Limitercross--
Lateral Parkingtick--
Multi-Angle Rear Camera with Guidelines (Normal, Wide, Top-Down Modes)cross--
Speed Alarm Indicator & Remindercross--
Tyre Pressure Indicatortick--
Warning triangle with first-aid kittick--
Cornering Brake Control (CBC)-tick-
Crash Sensor-tick-
Remote Control Parking-tick-

Comfort & Convenience

Air Conditioner2-Zone Climate ControlAutomatic Climate Control2-Zone Climate Control
Heatertickticktick
Steering AdjustmentTilt & TelescopicTilt & TelescopicTilt & Telescopic
Steering Mounted Audiotickticktick
Paddle Shifttickticktick
Cruise Controltickticktick
Power Outlets 12Vtickticktick
Rear Parking Sensortickticktick
Rear Parking Cameratickticktick
Electrically Adjustable Rear View Mirrortickticktick
Push Start Stop Buttontickticktick
Height Adjustable Driver Seattickticktick
Lumbar Supporttickcrosstick
Front Armresttickticktick
Rear Armresttickticktick
UpholsteryLeather DakotaLeather DakotaLeather Merino
Front Cup Holderstickticktick
Keyless Entrytickticktick
Climate Controltickticktick
Dust & Pollen Cabin Filtercross--
Emergency Spare Wheeltick--
Follow-Me-Home/Lead-Me-To-Car Headlights(Auto Off Timer)cross--
Heat Protection Glazingtick--
ISOFIXtick--
Launch Control Functiontick--
Power Adjustable & Folding Door Mirrorscross--
Rear Air Conditioning Ventscross--
Trunk Light for Cargo Area Illuminationcross--

Lights

Light TypeLEDLEDAdaptive LED
Front Fog Lampsticktickcross
Rear Fog Lampsticktickcross

Instrumentation & Communication

Distance To Emptytickticktick
Average Fuel Efficiency Indicatortickticktick
Seat Belt Warningtickticktick
Low Fuel Warningtickticktick
Door Ajar Warningtickticktick
GPS Navigationtickticktick
Apple CarPlaytick--

Entertainment

Music Systemtickticktick
CD/DVD Playertickticktick
Speakerstickticktick
Internal Memorycrossticktick
Radiotickticktick
USB Supporttickticktick
Bluetooth Supporttickticktick
20.3 cm Advanced Touchscreen Display Audiocross--
Hi-Fi loudspeaker systemtick--

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