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BMW 3 Series Vs BMW 8 Series Vs BMW 7 Series comparison

  • BMW 3 Series
BMW 3 Series Price
BMW 8 Series Price
  • BMW 7 Series
BMW 7 Series Price
Ex-Showroom Price
New Delhi
₹ 41.7 Lakh
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₹ 1.29 Crore
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BMW 3 Series Vs BMW 8 Series Vs BMW 7 Series Comparison: Which Car is Better?

Trying to figure out which of these cars to buy? Compare the 3 Series Vs 8 Series Vs 7 Series on carandbike to make an informed buying decision as to which car to buy in 2021. This comparison has been carried out on the basis of prices, engine specifications, mileage, and features of these cars.

3 Series Vs 8 Series Vs 7 Series – Which model is Cheapest?

The ex-showroom price of the Petrol BMW 3 Series in New Delhi starts at ₹ 41.7 Lakh and goes up to ₹ 62.9 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, BMW 7 Series price in New Delhi of base variant starts at ₹ 1.35 Crore and goes up to Rs. ₹ 2.43 Crore for range topping Petrol model. The base Diesel model of the BMW 7 Series costs ₹ 1.22 Crore, whereas the Diesel top-end of BMW 7 Series comes with a price tag of ₹ 1.35 Crore Lastly, the Petrol BMW 8 Series starts at ₹ 1.29 Crore and goes up to ₹ 1.55 Crore for the fully-loaded Petrol model.

SummaryBMW 3 SeriesBMW 8 SeriesBMW 7 Series
Price₹ 41.7 Lakh₹ 1.29 Crore₹ 1.22 Crore
Body TypeSedanSedanSedan
Mileage16.13 Km/l11.30 Km/l17.66 Km/l
Power255 bhp335 bhp261 bhp
Engine1998 CC2998 CC2993 CC
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolDiesel

3 Series Vs 8 Series Vs 7 Series – Which gives Better Mileage?

As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the BMW 3 Series base Petrol engine returns 16 Km/l, whereas the base diesel returns 20 Km/l. The BMW 7 Series base Petrol returns 8 Km/l, whereas its base Diesel counterpart gives 18 Km/l of fuel efficiency. The BMW 8 Series Petrol basic model, on the other hand, gives 11 Km/l.

3 Series Vs 8 Series Vs 7 Series – Which has a Better Engine Efficiency?

In the powertrain department, the BMW 3 Series gets 2 Petrol 255, 382 bhp engines and 188 bhp Diesel engine, whereas the BMW 7 Series comes in 2 Petrol 335, 601 bhp engines and 261 bhp Diesel engine. Lastly, the BMW 8 Series is offered in 335 bhp Petrol engine.


Engine Type TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder Petrol Engine3.0-litre In-line Six-cylinder Petrol EngineTwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder Engine
Displacement (CC) 1998 CC2998 CC2993 CC
No Of Cylinder 466
Power 255 bhp@5000 rpm335 bhp@5000-6500 rpm261 bhp@4000 rpm
Torque 400 Nm@1550-4400 rpm500 Nm@1600-4500 rpm620 Nm@2000-2500 rpm
Emission Standard BS VIBS VIN/A
Bore N/A82 mm N/A
Compression Ratio N/A11.0N/A
Stroke N/A94.6 mmN/A


Length 4633 mm5082 mm5260 mm
Width 1811 mm1932 mm2169 mm
Height 1429 mm1407 mm1479 mm
Wheelbase 2810 mm3023 mm3210 mm
Ground Clearance 157 mmN/A152 mm
Boot Space 480 LN/A500 L
Kerb Weight 1544 KgN/A1950 Kg
Gross Weight 2055 KgN/A2530 Kg
Front Track 1544 mm1627 mm1611 mm
Rear Track 1583 mm1671 mm1650 mm
Minimum Turning Radius 5.50 mN/A6.25 m
No. Of Doors 444
Seating Capacity 545


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

Wheels & Tyres

Wheel Type Alloy WheelsLight-alloyAlloy Wheels
Tyre Type Tubeless RadialRunflat TyresTubeless, Radial
Front Tyre Size 225/45 R18245/45 R 18245/50 R18
Rear Tyre Size 255/40 R18245/40 R 19245/50 R18

Braking System

Front Brake Type Ventilated DiscDiscVentilated Disc
Rear Brake Type DiscDiscDisc


Front Suspension Double Joint Spring-strut AxleDouble Wishbone With Adaptive Variable Shock AbsorberAdaptive 2-axle Air Suspension
Rear Suspension Five-ArmMulti-link With Adaptive Variable Shock AbsorberAdaptive 2-axle Air Suspension

Fuel Efficiency

Mileage City N/AN/AN/A
Mileage Highway N/AN/AN/A
Mileage 16.13 Km/l11.30 Km/l17.66 Km/l
Fuel Tank Capacity


Power Steering
Steering Type Electric Power SteeringElectricElectric Power Steering
Adjustable Power Steering


Performance 0 To 100 Kmph 5.8 seconds5.2 seconds6.2 seconds
Max Speed 250250250

Safety & Security

Passenger Airbagstickticktick
Side Airbagstickticktick
Electronic Brakeforce Distributiontickcrosstick
Brake Assisttickticktick
Hill Assisttickcrosstick
Electronic Stability Programtickcrosstick
Tractional Controltickticktick
Engine Immobilizertickticktick
Central Lockingtickticktick
Child Safety Locktickticktick
Power Door Locktickticktick
Automatic Headlampstickcrosstick
Cornering Lightstickticktick
Turn Indicators On ORVMtickticktick
Rear Wipercrosstickcross
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--
Cornering Brake Control (CBC)crosstick-
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--
ISOFIX child seat mountingcross--
Lateral Parkingtick--
Multi-Angle Rear Camera with Guidelines (Normal, Wide, Top-Down Modes)cross--
Runflat tyres with reinforced side wallscross--
Speed Alarm Indicator & Remindercross--
Tyre Pressure Indicatorticktick-
Warning triangle with first-aid kittick--
Active Protection-tick-
Attentiveness Assistant-tick-
Crash Sensor and Dynamic braking lights-tick-
Park Distance Control (PDC) System-tick-
360 Camera--cross
Active Blind Spot Assist--cross
Active Braking Assist--cross
Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus--cross
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System--cross

Comfort & Convenience

Air Conditioner2-Zone Climate ControlAutomatic Air Conditioning With 2-zone Control4-Zone Climate Control
Steering AdjustmentTilt & TelescopicTiltTilt & 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 DakotaLeatherLeather Dakota
Front Cup Holderstickcrosstick
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--
Launch Control Functiontick--
Power Adjustable & Folding Door Mirrorscross--
Rear Air Conditioning Ventscross--
Trunk Light for Cargo Area Illuminationcross--
Electric Folding Outside Mirrors-tick-
Head-Up Display-tick-
Memory Function for Driver and Front Passenger-tick-
Panoramic Glass Sunroof-tick-
Sun Protection Glazing-tick-
Climatised rear seats--cross
Navigation Connectivity package--cross
Sun Protection package--cross
Wireless charging for mobile phones in the rear--cross


Front Fog Lampstickticktick
Rear Fog Lampstickcrosstick
Ambient Lighting-tick-
LED Daytime Running Lamp-tick-

Instrumentation & Communication

Distance To Emptytickticktick
Average Fuel Efficiency Indicatortickticktick
Seat Belt Warningtickticktick
Low Fuel Warningtickticktick
Door Ajar Warningtickticktick
GPS Navigationtickcrosstick
Apple CarPlaytick--
Navigation Function with 3D Maps-tick-
Wireless Charger-tick-
Emergency call--cross


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


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