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    BMW 3 Series vs Mini Cooper

    CarWale brings you comparison of BMW 3 Series and Mini Cooper. The BMW 3 Series price is ₹ 43.58 Lakh and Mini Cooper price is ₹ 34.77 Lakh. The BMW 3 Series is available in 1998 cc engine with 1 fuel type options: Petrol and Mini Cooper is available in 1998 cc engine with 1 fuel type options: Petrol. 3 Series provides the mileage of 16.13 kmpl and Cooper provides the mileage of 17 kmpl.

    3 Series vs Cooper Comparison Overview

    Key Highlights3 Series Cooper
    Price₹ 43.58 Lakh₹ 34.77 Lakh
    Engine Capacity1998 cc1998 cc
    Power255 bhp189 bhp
    TransmissionAutomatic (Torque Converter)Automatic
    Fuel TypePetrolPetrol
    BMW 3 Series
    BMW 3 Series
    330i Sport
    ₹ 43.58 Lakh
    Avg. Ex-Showroom price
    VS
    Mini Cooper
    Mini Cooper
    S 3 Door
    ₹ 34.77 Lakh
    Avg. Ex-Showroom price
    VS
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    ₹ 35.02 Lakh
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    Specifications and Finance

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    • Engine & Transmission

      Engine1998 cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC1998 cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, SOHC1984 cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC
      Engine TypeB48 Turbocharged I42.0 PetrolTurbocharged petrol engine with direct injection system
      Fuel Type PetrolPetrolPetrol
      Max Power (bhp@rpm)255 bhp @ 5000 rpm189 bhp188 bhp @ 4200 rpm
      Max Torque (Nm@rpm)400 Nm @ 1550 rpm280 Nm @ 1250 rpm320 Nm @ 1450 rpm
      Mileage (ARAI) (kmpl)16.131715.1
      Driving Range (Km)951.67748996.6
      DrivetrainRWDFWDFWD
      TransmissionAutomatic (Torque Converter) - 8 Gears, Manual Override & Paddle Shift, Sport ModeAutomatic - 7 Gears, Sport ModeAutomatic (Dual Clutch) - 7 Gears, Manual Override & Paddle Shift, Sport Mode
      Emission StandardBS 6BS 6BS 6
      Turbocharger/SuperchargerTurbochargedTurbocharged
      OthersRegenerative Braking, Idle Start/StopIdle Start/Stop
    • Dimensions & Weight

      Length (mm)470938504869
      Width (mm)182717271864
      Height (mm)143514141469
      Wheelbase (mm)285124952841
      Ground Clearance (mm)135156
      Kerb Weight (kg)1579
    • Capacity

      Doors (Doors)434
      Seating Capacity (Person)545
      No of Seating Rows (Rows)222
      Bootspace (litres)480211625
      Fuel Tank Capacity (litres)594466
    • Suspensions, Brakes, Steering & Tyres

      Front SuspensionDouble-joint spring strut axle, hydraulically damped torque strut bearingSingle joint spring-strut front axleMcPherson suspension with lower triangular links and torsion stabiliser
      Rear SuspensionFive-link axleMultiple control-arm rear axleMulti-element axle, with one longitudinal and transverse links, with torsion stabiliser
      Front Brake TypeVentilated DiscDiscVentilated Disc
      Rear Brake TypeVentilated DiscDiscDisc
      Minimum Turning Radius (metres)65.55
      Steering TypePower assisted (Electric)Power assisted (Electric)Power assisted (Electric)
      WheelsAlloy WheelsAlloy WheelsAlloy Wheels
      Spare WheelSpace SaverSteel
      Front Tyres225 / 50 R17195 / 55 R16215 / 55 R17
      Rear Tyres225 / 50 R17195 / 55 R16215 / 55 R17

    Features

    • Safety

      NCAP Rating5 Star (Euro NCAP)4 Star (Euro NCAP)5 Star (Euro NCAP)
      Airbags6 Airbags (Driver, Passenger, 2 Curtain, Driver Side, Front Passenger Side)2 Airbags (Driver, Front Passenger)8 Airbags (Driver, Passenger, 2 Curtain, Driver Side, Front Passenger Side, 2 Rear Passenger Side)
      Middle rear three-point seatbelt
      Middle Rear Head Rest
      Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
      Child Seat Anchor Points
      Seat Belt Warning
    • Braking & Traction

      Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
      Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
      Brake Assist (BA)
      Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
      Hill Hold Control
      Traction Control System (TC/TCS)
      Limited Slip Differential (LSD)
    • Locks & Security

      Engine immobilizer
      Central LockingKeylessRemoteKeyless
      Speed Sensing Door Lock
      Child Safety Lock
    • Comfort & Convenience

      Air ConditionerYes (Automatic Three Zone)Yes (Automatic Climate Control)Yes (Automatic Three Zone)
      Front ACTwo Zones, Individual Fan Speed ControlsSingle Zone, Common Fan Speed ControlTwo Zones, Individual Fan Speed Controls
      Rear ACSeparate Zone, Vents Behind Front Armrest, Common Fan Speed ControlSeparate Zone, Vents Behind Front Armrest, Common Fan Speed Control
      Heater
      Vanity Mirrors on Sun VisorsDriver & Co-DriverDriver & Co-DriverDriver & Co-Driver
      Cabin-Boot Access
      Anti-glare MirrorsElectronic - Internal & DriverElectronic - Internal OnlyElectronic - All
      Parking AssistReverse Camera with GuidanceReverse Camera360 Camera
      Parking SensorsFront & RearFront & RearFront & Rear
      Cruise Control
      Headlight & Ignition On Reminder
      Keyless Start/ Button Start
      Steering AdjustmentTilt & TelescopicTilt & TelescopicTilt & Telescopic
      12V Power Outlets223
    • Seats & Upholstery

      Driver Seat Adjustment10 way electrically adjustable with 2 memory presets (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, seat height up / down, seat base angle up / down, backrest bolsters in / out) + 4 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down, extended thigh support forward / back)6 way manually adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down)12 way electrically adjustable with 3 memory presets (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, seat height up / down, lumbar up / down, lumbar forward / back, seat base angle up / down) + 2 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down)
      Front Passenger Seat Adjustment10 way electrically adjustable with 2 memory presets (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, seat height up / down, seat base angle up / down, backrest bolsters in / out) + 4 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down, extended thigh support forward / back)6 way manually adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down)12 way electrically adjustable with 3 memory presets (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, seat height up / down, lumbar up / down, lumbar forward / back, seat base angle up / down) + 2 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down)
      Rear Row Seat Adjustment2 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down)2 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down)
      Seat UpholsteryLeatherLeatherLeather
      Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel
      Leather-wrapped Gear Knob
      Driver Armrest
      Rear Passenger Seats TypeBenchBenchBench
      Ventilated SeatsFront only
      Ventilated Seat TypeHeated and cooled
      InteriorsDual ToneDual ToneDual Tone
      Interior ColoursSensatec Canberra Beige/Black, Sensatec Black | BlackCustomisableBeige and Black, Coffee Brown and Black
      Rear ArmrestWith Cup HolderWith Cup Holder
      Folding Rear SeatFullFullFull
      Split Rear Seat40:20:40 split60:40 split
      Front Seatback Pockets
      Head-restsFront & RearFront & RearFront & Rear
    • Storage

      Cup HoldersFront & RearFront OnlyFront & Rear
      Driver Armrest Storage
      Cooled Glove Box
      Sunglass Holder
    • Doors, Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

      Power WindowsFront & RearFront OnlyFront & Rear
      One Touch -DownAllAllAll
      One Touch - UpAllAllAll
      Adjustable ORVMElectrically Adjustable & RetractableElectrically Adjustable & RetractableElectrically Adjustable & Retractable
      Turn Indicators on ORVM
      Rear Defogger
      Rear Wiper
      Exterior Door HandlesBody ColouredBody ColouredBody Coloured
      Rain-sensing Wipers
      Interior Door HandlesChromeChromeChrome
      Door PocketsFront & RearFrontFront & Rear
      Side Window BlindsRear - Manual
      Boot-lid OpenerElectric Tailgate ReleaseInternal with RemoteElectric Opening and Closing
      Rear Windshield BlindManual
      Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs)Body ColouredBody ColouredBody Coloured
    • Exterior

      Sunroof / MoonroofElectrically AdjustablePanoramic Sunroof
      Roof Mounted Antenna
      Body-Coloured Bumpers
      Chrome Finish Exhaust pipe
      Rub - StripsChrome Inserts
    • Lighting

      Daytime Running LightsLEDLEDLED
      Ambient Interior LightingOptionalMulti-colourMulti-colour
      Puddle LampsOptional
      Fog LightsLED,LEDLED on front, LED on rearLED,Halogen
      HeadlightsLEDLEDLED
      Automatic Head Lamps
      Follow me home headlamps
      Tail LightsLEDLEDLED
      Cabin LampsFront and RearCentreFront and Rear
      Headlight Height Adjuster
      Glove Box Lamp
      Lights on Vanity MirrorsDriver & Co-DriverDriver & Co-Driver
      Rear Reading Lamp
      Cornering HeadlightsActiveActive
    • Instrumentation

      Instrument ClusterAnalogue - DigitalAnalogueDigital
      Trip MeterElectronic 2 TripsElectronic 2 TripsElectronic 2 Trips
      Average Fuel Consumption
      Average Speed
      Distance to Empty
      ClockDigitalDigitalDigital
      Low Fuel Level Warning
      Door Ajar Warning
      Adjustable Cluster Brightness
      Gear Indicator
      Shift IndicatorDynamic
      TachometerAnalogueDigitalAnalogue
      Instantaneous Consumption
    • Entertainment, Information & Communication

      Smart ConnectivityAndroid Auto (No), Apple Car Play (No)Android Auto (No), Apple Car Play (Yes)Android Auto (Yes), Apple Car Play (Yes)
      Integrated (in-dash) Music System
      DisplayTouch-screen DisplayTouch-screen DisplayTouch-screen Display
      GPS Navigation System
      Speakers6+66+
      USB Compatibility
      Aux Compatibility
      Bluetooth CompatibilityPhone & Audio StreamingPhone & Audio StreamingPhone & Audio Streaming
      MP3 Playback
      AM/FM Radio
      iPod Compatibility
      Steering mounted controls
      Voice Command
    • Manufacturer Warranty

      Battery Warranty (Kilometres)
      Warranty (Years)324
      Warranty (Kilometres)40000UnlimitedUnlimited

    CarWale's Take

    Good Things
    • Powerful engines.
    • Balanced ride and handling package.
    • Feature loaded M-Sport trim.
    • Iconic lineage
    • Compact dimension
    • Loads of fun to drive
    • Incredible cabin space
    • Powerful engine
    • Comfortable low-speed ride
    Could be Better
    • Limited boot space.
    • Explosive flat-six motor not on offer.
    • Confusing instrument cluster.
    • Faster and more comfortable cars available at this price
    • Limited rear seat space
    • Ride quality is a bit too harsh
    • Poor resale value
    • You get bigger SUVs or luxury cars at this price
    • Not as much fun to drive

    Colours

    Mediterranean Blue Metallic
    Midnight Black
    Magic Black
    Black Sapphire Metallic
    Starlight Blue
    Magnetic Brown
    Alpine White
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    Electric Blue
    Lava Blue
    Lapisluxury Blue
    Business Grey
    British Racing Green
    Moon White
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    Chilli Red
    Emerald Grey
    Melting Silver
    Solaris Orange
    White Silver
    Pepper White
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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating

    4.9/5

    8 Ratings

    7 Reviews

    4.0/5

    2 Ratings

    2 Reviews

    5.0/5

    2 Ratings

    1 Review
    Rating Parameters

    4.8Exterior

    5.0Exterior

    5.0Exterior

    4.8Comfort

    5.0Comfort

    5.0Comfort

    4.7Performance

    4.0Performance

    5.0Performance

    4.6Fuel Economy

    3.0Fuel Economy

    4.5Fuel Economy

    4.6Value for Money

    3.0Value for Money

    4.5Value for Money

    Most helpful review

    Rebel

    Amazing car and so many spaces in this car.sit was awesome and steering was so handling and petrol variant is too good and I am surprised to see the car the colour was so nice and excellent

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    Overall experience

    It was my dream car,the driving experience is very good and comfortable,look is amazing and performance is too good,servicing is also very good.The engine performance is nice it is better choice to buy

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    Excellent power

    Large comfortable luxury car. complete off road control with complete control. Very nice low budget car with very good mileage and comfort.

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    3 Series Vs Cooper Comparison FAQs

    Q: Which car is cheaper between BMW 3 Series and Mini Cooper?

    BMW 3 Series is priced at ₹ 43.58 Lakh, whereas Mini Cooper is priced at ₹ 34.77 Lakh. Hence Mini Cooper is the cheaper car amongst the two. For detailed comparison of 3 Series vs Cooper, click here.

    Q: What are the pros and cons of BMW 3 Series and Mini Cooper?

    Pros of 3 Series are:

    • Powerful engines.
    • Balanced ride and handling package.
    • Feature loaded M-Sport trim.

    Pros of Cooper are:

    • Iconic lineage
    • Compact dimension
    • Loads of fun to drive

    Cons of 3 Series are:

    • Limited boot space.
    • Explosive flat-six motor not on offer.
    • Confusing instrument cluster.

    Cons of Cooper are:

    • Faster and more comfortable cars available at this price
    • Limited rear seat space
    • Ride quality is a bit too harsh

    Q: Which car between 3 Series and Cooper is better in terms of fuel economy?

    For the 330i Sport version, mileage of 3 Series is 16.13 kmpl, whereas for the S 3 Door version, mileage of Cooper is 17 kmpl. Thus making Cooper the more fuel efficient as compared to 3 Series.

    Q: How is the performance of 3 Series compared to Cooper?

    For the 330i Sport version, 1998 cc Petrol engine of 3 Series produces 255 bhp @ 5000 rpm of power and 400 Nm @ 1550 rpm of torque. Whereas for the S 3 Door version, 1998 cc Petrol engine of Cooper produces 189 bhp of power and 280 Nm @ 1250 rpm of torque.
    Disclaimer: For the above Comparison of Compare 3 Series, Cooper and Superb, CarWale has taken utmost care in gathering precise and accurate information about price, specs, features, colours etc, however, CarWale cannot be held liable for any direct or indirect damage/loss. For Compare 3 Series, Cooper and Superb comparison, we have considered most popular version on CarWale as default, however, any version of these cars can be compared.