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BMW 3 Series vs BMW 5 Series

BMW 5 Series Price starts at Rs. 56.00 Lakh which is Rs. 12.40 Lakh costlier than base model of BMW 3 Series priced at Rs. 43.60 Lakh. The claimed mileage of BMW 3 Series (Diesel Model) is 20.4 kmpl where as claimed mileage of BMW 5 Series (Diesel Model) is 20.4 kmpl. In technical specifications, BMW 3 Series (Top Model) is powered by 1995 cc engine , while BMW 5 Series (Top Model) is powered by 1995 cc engine. 53% users have chosen BMW 3 Series over BMW 5 Series in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.

BMW 3 Series vs BMW 5 Series Comparison

Key Highlights 3 Series 5 Series
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 62.90 Lakh Rs. 69.10 Lakh
Fuel Type Petrol Diesel
Engine Displacement 2998 cc 2993 cc
Power 382.19bhp@5800rpm 261.49bhp@4000rpm
Mileage 11.86 Kmpl 17.42 Kmpl
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BMW 3 Series vs BMW 5 Series Summary

Basic Info 3 Series M340i Xdrive5 Series 530d M Sport
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 62.90 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 69.10 Lakh View On Road Price
Rating
4.4
(73 Ratings)
4.3
(123 Ratings)
Engine Displacement 2998 cc 2993 cc
Body Type SedanAll Sedan Cars Luxury,Sedan,Super_Luxury_SedanAll Sedan Cars
Fuel Type Petrol Diesel
Max Power 382.19bhp@5800rpm 261.49bhp@4000rpm
No Of Cylinders 6 6
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Gear Box 8 Speed 8-Speed Steptronic
Drive Type RWD RWD
Colors
3 Series Colors
5 Series Colors
Mileage (ARAI) 11.86 Kmpl 17.42 Kmpl
Tyre Size F 225/45 R18, R 255/40 R18 245/45 R18, 275/40 R18
Boot Space 480 Liters 520 Liters
Steering Mounted Audio Control Yes Yes
Cruise Control Yes Yes
Airbags Driver, Passenger and Side Front Driver, Passenger and Side Front
Insurance Rs. 2.70 Lakh 3 Series Insurance Rs. 1.86 Lakh 5 Series Insurance

Engine Type
Twin Turbo 6 Cylinder Petrol Engine
TwinPower Turbo Inline 6 Cylinder Engine
Engine Displacement
2998 cc
2993 cc
Fuel Type
Petrol
Diesel
Max Power
382.19bhp@5800rpm
261.49bhp@4000rpm
Max Torque
500Nm@1850-5000rpm
620Nm@2000-2500rpm
Emission Norm Compliance
BS VI
BS VI
No Of Cylinders
6
6
Transmission
Automatic
Automatic
Gear Box
8 Speed
8-Speed Steptronic
Drive Type
RWD
RWD
Paddle Shift

20-80 kmph (kickdown)
3.62s
3.74 s
Braking (100-0 kmph)
36.72 Meters
38.71 Meters
Braking (80-0 kmph)
23.39 Meters
24.90 Meters
Mileage (ARAI)
11.86 Kmpl
17.42 Kmpl
0-100 kmph
4.4 Sec
5.7 Sec
Top Speed
250 Km/h
250 Km/h

Suspension Front
M Sport Suspensio
Double Arm
Suspension Rear
M Sport Suspensio
Aluminium Integral
Brakes Front
Disc
Ventilated Disc
Brakes Rear
Disc
Ventilated Disc
Steering Type
Power
Power
Minimum Turning Radius
5.5 metres
5.6
Tyre Size
F 225/45 R18, R 255/40 R18
245/45 R18, 275/40 R18
Alloy Wheel Size
18
R18
Tyre Type
Tubeless,Runflat
Tubeless, Runflat

Dual Tone Dashboard
Ventilated Seats
Additional Interior 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
Ambient interior lighting extended with Mood lights including six selectable light designs, Automatic air conditioning with 4-zone control, two extra vents in B-pillar and cooling functionality for glove compartment, BMW Gesture Control,Electric Roller sunblind for rear window, Electric Steering column adjustment, Floor mats in velour, Foldable Centre armrest in rear with two cupholders, Glass sunroof, electric, Instrument panel in Sensatec leather, Interior rear-view mirror with automatic anti-dazzle function, Fully Digital Instrument Display with 31.2cm (12.3”) display adapted to individual character design for Drive modes, Roller sunblinds for rear side windows, BMW Individual Headliner Anthracite, Comfort seats for driver and passenger seat with extended features Electrical adjustment for fore and aft position of seat, Electrical adjustment for seat height, backrest rake and headr
Fabric Upholstery
Leather Seats
Rear Seat Headrest
Front Shoulder Room
...
1523mm
Rear Shoulder Room
1395 mm
1487 mm
Seating Capacity
5
5
Doors
4
4
Boot Space
480 Liters
520 Liters
Fuel Capacity
59 Liters
66 Liters

Alloy Wheels
Lighting
LED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights),Rain Sensing Driving Lights
LED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights),Cornering Headlights,LED Light Guides,LED Fog Lights
Trunk Opener
Remote
Smart
Additional Exterior 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,
Air Breather in Black High-Gloss, BMW Kidney Grille with vertical slats in Black High-Gloss, Car key with exclusive M designation, Front bumper with specific design elements in Black High-Gloss, Mirror base, B-pillar finisher and window guide rail in Black High-Gloss, M designation on the front side panels, M door sill finishers, illuminated, M Sport brake with dark blue metallic painted brake calipers with M designation, M Aerodynamics package with front apron, side skirts and rear apron with diffuser insert in metallic Dark Shadow, Tailpipe finisher trapezoidal in Chrome High-Gloss, Window recess cover and finisher for window frame in Black High-Gloss, Adaptive LED headlights in Icon light design with LED low-beam headlights, LED high-beam headlights, LED daytime running lights, LED turn indicators, cornering light including no dazzle high-beam assistance (BMW Selective Beam), BMW Di
Outside Rear View Mirror
Turn indicators on ORVM
Xenon Headlights
Trunk Light
Rear Spoiler
Antenna
Roof Rails
Length*Width*Height
4824*1811*1429 mm^3
4936*2126*1466 mm^3
Wheelbase
2810 mm
2975 mm
Ground Clearance (Unladen)
165 mm
...

In Car Entertainment (Audio)
BMW Apps, BMW Head-Up display with full colour, Bluetooth with audio streaming, handsfree and USB connectivity, Hi-Fi loudspeaker system (205 W, 9 loudspeakers), iDrive touch with handwriting recognition including 22.3 cm colour display, DVD drive and integrated hard drive (20 GB) for maps and audio files
BMW Apps, Harman Kardon Surround Sound System 600 Watts, Navigation System Professional With Touch Functionality, 3d Maps, 26cm LCD, Configurable User Interface, Gesture Control & Resolution Of 1440x540 Pixels, iDrive Touch With Handwriting Recognition With Direct Access Buttons, Integrated 20GB Hard Drive, Wireless Charging With Extended Functionality, Improved Hands Free Capability For Passenger With A Second Microphone, Two Usb Connections In Centre Console, BMW Head Up Display With Full Colour Projection, Rear Seat Entertainment Professional - Two Tiltable 25.9 Cm Screens In HD Resolution 1280 X720) With A Bluray Drive, Operation Via Remote Control, Connectivity For Mp3 Players, Game Consoles And Headphones Possible (headphones Not Included), Interface Ports HSMI, USB To Connect External Electronic Devices, Access To The Vehicle's Entertainment Functions (e.g. Radio And DVD Player),
Connectivity
,Android Auto,Apple CarPlay
Apple CarPlay
Addtional Comfort Features
M Sport Differential, Servotronic Steering Assist, Launch Control Function, Variable Sport steering, Cruise Control with Braking Functio
BMW Driving Experience Control with ECO PRO Coasting (Modes: Sport, Sport+, Comfort, ECO PRO and Adaptive), Cruise Control with braking function, Dynamic Damper Control with infinite and independent damping for enhanced driving comfort, Launch Control Function, Servotronic steering assist, Park Distance Control (PDC), front and rear, Parking Assistant, Remote control parking, Surround view cameras with 360 degree view including top view and panorama side view, Wireless charging with extended functionality Improved hands-free capability for passenger with a second microphone, 2 x USB connections in centre console
USB Charger
Front
Front
Central Control Armrest
With Storage
With Storage
Tailgate Ajar
Gear Shift Indicator
...
Rear Curtain
Available
Not Available
Luggage Hook and Net
Battery Saver
Lane Change Indicator
Additional Entertainment 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
Bluetooth with audio streaming, hands-free and USB connectivity, Harman Kardon Surround Sound system (600 W, 16 loudspeakers). iDrive Touch with handwriting recognition with direct access buttons, DVD drive and integrated 32 GB hard drive for maps and audio files, BMW Live Cockpit Professional High-resolution (1920x720 pixels) 26 cm (10.25”) Control Display, BMW Operating System 7.0 with variable configurable widgets, Navigation function with 3D maps, Touch functionality
Smart Entry
Massage Seats
Not Available
Not Available
Memory Functions For Seat
Front
Driver's Seat Only
One Touch Operating Power Windows
Driver's Window
Driver's Window
Autonomous Parking
Not Available
Full
Drive Modes
4
5
Internal Storage
No of Speakers
16
16
Rear Entertainment System
AC
Rear AC Ducts
Heater
Power Steering
Steering Column
Adjustable
Electrically Adjustable
Steering Mounted Audio Control
Cruise Control
Power Windows ( Front / Rear )
Front and Rear
Front and Rear
Adjustable Driver Seat
Heated Seat Front
Heated Seats Rear
Adjustable Front Passenger Seat
Lumbar Support
Rear Seat Center Armrest
Tachometer
Dual Trip Meter
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
Clock
Seat Belt Warning
Push Ignition
AM/FM Radio
USB Auxiliary Input
DVD Playback
...
Touch-screen Display
GPS Navigation System
Speakers Front
Speakers Rear
Automatic Head Lamps
Auto Rain Sensing Wipers
Follow me home headlamps
Adjustable Head Lights
Parking Sensors
Rear
Front & Rear
Remote Operated Fuel Tank Lid
...
Front Cupholders
Door Pockets
Front & Rear Door
Front & Rear Door
12V Power Outlets
Cigarette Lighter
Bottle Holder
Front & Rear Door
Front & Rear Door
Sun Roof
Moon Roof

Anti-Pinch Power Windows
...
Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock
Knee Airbags
ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts
Head-Up Display
Day/Night Rearview Mirror
3
Blind Spot Monitor
Hill Descent Control
Hill Assist
Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock
360 View Camera
Airbags
Driver, Passenger and Side Front
Driver, Passenger and Side Front
Seat Belts
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
Brake Assist (BA)
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
Traction Control System (TCS)
Engine Immobilizer
Central Locking
Child Safety Lock
Fog Lamps (Front / Rear )
Front
Front
Rear Wash Wiper
Rear Defogger

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