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BMW 3 Series vs BMW X3

BMW 3 Series vs BMW X3 Summary

BMW X3 Price starts at Rs. 57.90 Lakh which is Rs. 12.50 Lakh costlier than base model of BMW 3 Series priced at Rs. 45.40 Lakh. The claimed mileage of BMW 3 Series (Diesel Model) is 20.4 kmpl where as claimed mileage of BMW X3 (Diesel Model) is 16.6 kmpl. In technical specifications, BMW 3 Series (Top Model) is powered by 1995 cc engine , while BMW X3 (Top Model) is powered by 1995 cc engine. 52% users have chosen BMW X3 over BMW 3 Series in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.
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Basic Info 3 Series M340i XdriveX3 xDrive 20d Luxury Line
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 62.90 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 64.90 Lakh View On Road Price
Rating
4.4
(89 Ratings)
4.2
(31 Ratings)
Engine Displacement 2998 cc 1995 cc
Body Type SedanAll Sedan Cars SUVAll SUV Cars
Fuel Type Petrol Diesel
Max Power 382.19bhp@5800rpm 187.7bhp@4000rpm
No Of Cylinders 6 4
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Gear Box 8 Speed 8 Speed
Drive Type RWD AWD
Colors
3 Series Colors
X3 Colors
Mileage (ARAI) 11.86 Kmpl 16.55 Kmpl
Tyre Size F 225/45 R18, R 255/40 R18 245/50 R19
Boot Space 480 Liters 485 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. 2.78 Lakh X3 Insurance

Engine Type
Twin Turbo 6 Cylinder Petrol Engine
TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine
Engine Displacement
2998 cc
1995 cc
Fuel Type
Petrol
Diesel
Max Power
382.19bhp@5800rpm
187.7bhp@4000rpm
Max Torque
500Nm@1850-5000rpm
400Nm@1750-2500rpm
Emission Norm Compliance
BS VI
BS VI
No Of Cylinders
6
4
Transmission
Automatic
Automatic
Gear Box
8 Speed
8 Speed
Valves Per Cylinder
4
4
Drive Type
RWD
AWD
Valve Configuration
DOHC
DOHC
Paddle Shift
Fuel Supply System
Direct Injection
CRDi
Turbo Charger
yes

20-80 kmph (kickdown)
3.62s
5.46 s
Braking (100-0 kmph)
36.72 Meters
36.28 Meters
Braking (80-0 kmph)
23.39 Meters
23.10 Meters
Mileage (ARAI)
11.86 Kmpl
16.55 Kmpl
0-100 kmph
4.4 Sec
8 Sec
Top Speed
250 Km/h
213 Km/h

Suspension Front
M Sport Suspensio
Dynamic Damper Control
Suspension Rear
M Sport Suspensio
Dynamic Damper Control
Brakes Front
Disc
Disc
Brakes Rear
Disc
Disc
Steering Type
Power
Power
Minimum Turning Radius
5.5 metres
5.95 metres
Tyre Size
F 225/45 R18, R 255/40 R18
245/50 R19
Alloy Wheel Size
18
R19
Tyre Type
Tubeless,Runflat
Tubeless,Radial

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
Floor mats in velour,Interior rear-view mirror with automatic anti-dazzle function,Rear backrest, foldable and 40:20:40 dividable with thorough loading function,Roller sunblind for rear-side windows, mechanical,Rear backrest unlocking, with electric release button,Galvanic embellish in chrome for controls,Instrument panel in Sensatec,Storage Compartment package, folding compartment below the driver's side,power socket in the rear centre console (12V) including USB adapter and storage nets behind the front seat backrests,Loading sill of luggage compartment in stainsless steel,Fully Digital 12.3” (31.2 cm) Instrument Display,Fine-wood trim poplar grain grey with highlight trim finisher Pearl Chrome,Leather ‘Vernasca’ Canberra Beige with decor stitching
Fabric Upholstery
Leather Seats
Rear Seat Headrest
Front Shoulder Room
...
1522mm
Rear Shoulder Room
1395 mm
1477 mm
Seating Capacity
5
5
Doors
4
5
Boot Space
480 Liters
485 Liters
Fuel Capacity
59 Liters
60 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 Tail lamps,LED Fog Lights
Trunk Opener
Remote
Remote
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,
BMW kidney grille with seven exclusively designed vertical slats and Grille frame in Chrome,Front bumper with specific design elements in Chrome,Trim element Air Breather with design elements in Chrome,Side window surrounds and window recess finisher in Chrome,Mirror base and mirror foot in Black high-gloss, Side skirt trim in Frozen Grey with accent in Chrome,Underbody protection front and rear in Frozen Grey Matt with accent in Chrome,Front door sill finishers in aluminium with “Luxury Line” lettering,Accent lighting with turn indicators, low and high-beam in LED Technology,Hexagonally shaped daytime running lights and two-part LED tail lights,High-beam assist,Rain sensor and automatic driving lights,Acoustic comfort glazing,Ambient light with 6 pre-defined selectable light designs in various colours with contour and mood lighting- additionally with Welcome Light Carpet,Automatic p
Outside Rear View Mirror
Turn indicators on ORVM
Xenon Headlights
Trunk Light
Rear Spoiler
Antenna
Roof Rails
Length*Width*Height
4824*1811*1429 mm3
4708*1891*1676 mm3
Wheelbase
2810 mm
2864 mm
Ground Clearance (Unladen)
165 mm
211 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
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
Performance Control,Park Distance Control (PDC), front and rear
USB Charger
Front
Front
Central Control Armrest
With Storage
Available
Tailgate Ajar
Gear Shift Indicator
Rear Curtain
Available
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
Harman Kardon Surround Sound system,ultrasound-based parking assistance system,BMW Operating System 7.0 with variable configurable widgets, iDrive Touch with handwriting recognition and direct access buttons, Integrated 20GB hard drive for maps and audio files
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
Semi
Drive Modes
4
3
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
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

Pros and Cons

  • Pros
  • Cons

BMW 3 Series

  • Shifts focus to the enthusiast driver
  • powerful petrol packs a punch
  • improved handling and plush
  • tech laden interiors. New M340i is the pick of the bunch.

BMW X3

  • Exciting exterior design
  • Spacious cabin
  • Fancy features
  • AWD offered as standard
  • Petrol and diesel powertrains
  • Adaptive dampers do their job well

BMW 3 Series

  • Ride is on the stiffer side
  • some silly feature omissions like 360 degree camera and passive keyless entry.

BMW X3

  • Slight turbo lag on diesel
  • Thigh support on the rear seat could be better
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Recently Asked User Questions

Q. Which is best to buy between BMW 3 Series and Skoda Octavia?
  • Both the cars of the best choices, comparing the two cars would be fascinating. Comparing the performance of the cars, the BMW 3 Series has an upper hand in terms of power as well as torque. The mileage offered in BMW 3 Series is higher by 2.5 kmpl. The boot space offered in Skoda Octavia is more than that of 3 Series. In terms of comfort features, the Octavia has follow me home headlamps as add on. Talking about the price, the Octavia is 6.31 Lakh RS (Ex-Showroom) cheaper than the BMW 3 Series. For a detailed comparison, follow the given link - Compare.. Moreover, to get a better idea of the comfort and performance, we would suggest you take a test drive of both the cars, follow the given link to get the dealer details in your respective city - Dealers.
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  • The BMW 3 Series 330i M Sport gets all the traits from the 330i Sport, however, it gets an even aggressive body kit, bigger alloy wheels, black exterior trim, etc.
  • There is no difference exercise because both are same
  • The BMW 3 series their front tyeres was R17 and R18
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  • Benz C300D IS MORE POWERFUL
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3 Series Vs X3 Comparison FAQs

Which car is best between 3 Series vs X3?

As per the users experiences BMW 3 Series is a winner for you if you are seriously looking for mileage, maintenance, safety and features in your car. On the basis of performance and comfort user have rated both the cars equally.

Which car is cheaper 3 Series vs X3?

The BMW 3 Series is cheaper than BMW X3 by Rs. 2.00 Lakh.

Which car has better mileage 3 Series vs X3?

The BMW X3 delivers better mileage 16.55 Kmpl.

Which car offers better performance 3 Series vs X3?

For the M340i Xdrive version, 2998 cc Petrol engine of 3 Series produces 382.19bhp@5800rpm of power and 500Nm@1850-5000rpm of torque. Whereas for the xDrive 20d Luxury Line version, 1995 cc Diesel engine of X3 produces 187.7bhp@4000rpm of power and 400Nm@1750-2500rpm of torque
As per the users experiences in terms of performance both are same.

User Reviews of Comparison

  • BMW 3 Series
  • BMW X3
  • 5.0

    Awesome features with luxury feeling. Have great mileage and in good condition. It also have large space in back

  • 5.0

    Great for family as I have the tourer version

  • 5.0

    great car great features value for money

  • 5.0

    good app sjjeyeueuyeuwieurysjjdhrhe

  • 4.8

    Excellent experience of ride with safety feature, happy to have it, thanks for overall features from BMW.

3 Series User Reviews
  • 5.0

    Amazing car for the price.And really happy with the kun team in hyderabad, Amazing service ! this is what you must opt in this segment, Specially if you love to drive!.

  • 5.0

    Its beauty and easy to drive graet fuel econonmy amazing feel offcourse its a bmw its sheer driving pleasure

  • 5.0

    super car life expectancy wow I never see this car

  • 5.0

    THE BMW X3 IS AFFORDABLE AND EASY TO USE ON ROAD AND OFF ROAD

  • 4.3

    Good car with best comfort on road and off road driving comfort and good for long drives spare tyre is the problem to keep tyre in boot we loose storage space

X3 User Reviews

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