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    BMW 5 Series vs BMW 3 Series

    CarWale brings you comparison of BMW 5 Series and BMW 3 Series. The BMW 5 Series price is ₹ 64.49 Lakh and BMW 3 Series price is ₹ 46.85 Lakh. The BMW 5 Series is available in 1998 cc engine with 1 fuel type options: Petrol and BMW 3 Series is available in 1998 cc engine with 1 fuel type options: Petrol. 5 Series provides the mileage of 14.82 kmpl and 3 Series provides the mileage of 16.13 kmpl.

    5 Series vs 3 Series Comparison Overview

    Key Highlights5 Series 3 Series
    Price₹ 64.49 Lakh₹ 46.85 Lakh
    Engine Capacity1998 cc1998 cc
    Power248 bhp255 bhp
    TransmissionAutomatic (TC)Automatic (TC)
    Fuel TypePetrolPetrol
    BMW 5 Series
    BMW 5 Series
    530i M Sport
    ₹ 64.49 Lakh
    Avg. Ex-Showroom price
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    BMW 3 Series
    BMW 3 Series
    330i Sport
    ₹ 46.85 Lakh
    Avg. Ex-Showroom price
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            Specifications and Finance

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            • Engine & Transmission

              Top Speed (Kmph)250250
              Acceleration (0-100 kmph) (seconds)6.15.8
              Engine1998 cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC1998 cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC
              Engine Type2.0L B48 Turbocharged I4B48 Turbocharged I4
              Fuel Type PetrolPetrol
              Max Power (bhp@rpm)248 bhp @ 5200 rpm255 bhp @ 5000 rpm
              Max Torque (Nm@rpm)350 Nm @ 1450 rpm400 Nm @ 1550 rpm
              Mileage (ARAI) (kmpl)14.82View Mileage Details16.13View Mileage Details
              Driving Range (Km)1008951.67
              DrivetrainRWDRWD
              TransmissionAutomatic (Torque Converter) - 8 Gears, Manual Override & Paddle Shift, Sport ModeAutomatic (Torque Converter) - 8 Gears, Manual Override & Paddle Shift, Sport Mode
              Emission StandardBS 6BS 6
              Turbocharger/SuperchargerTurbochargedTurbocharged
              OthersRegenerative Braking, Idle Start/StopRegenerative Braking, Idle Start/Stop
            • Dimensions & Weight

              Length (mm)49634709
              Width (mm)18681827
              Height (mm)14671435
              Wheelbase (mm)29752851
              Ground Clearance (mm)135
            • Capacity

              Doors (Doors)44
              Seating Capacity (Person)55
              No of Seating Rows (Rows)22
              Bootspace (litres)530480
              Fuel Tank Capacity (litres)6859
            • Suspensions, Brakes, Steering & Tyres

              Braking Performance (metres)33
              Front SuspensionDouble Track Control Arm AxleDouble-joint spring strut axle, hydraulically damped torque strut bearing
              Rear SuspensionFive-link AxleFive-link axle
              Front Brake TypeVentilated DiscVentilated Disc
              Rear Brake TypeVentilated DiscVentilated Disc
              Minimum Turning Radius (metres)6.036
              Steering TypePower assisted (Electric)Power assisted (Electric)
              WheelsAlloy WheelsAlloy Wheels
              Spare WheelSpace SaverSpace Saver
              Front Tyres245 / 45 R18225 / 50 R17
              Rear Tyres275 / 40 R18225 / 50 R17

            Features

            • Safety

              Overspeed Warning1 beep over 80kmph, Continuous beeps over 120kmph1 beep over 80kmph, Continuous beeps over 120kmph
              Emergency Brake Light Flashing
              High-beam Assist
              NCAP Rating5 Star (Euro NCAP)5 Star (Euro NCAP)
              Airbags7 Airbags (Driver, Front Passenger, 2 Curtain, Driver Knee, Driver Side, Front Passenger Side)6 Airbags (Driver, Passenger, 2 Curtain, Driver Side, Front 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 LockingKeylessKeyless
              Speed Sensing Door Lock
              Child Safety Lock
            • Comfort & Convenience

              Air ConditionerYes (Automatic Four Zone)Yes (Automatic Three Zone)
              Front ACTwo Zones, Individual Fan Speed ControlsTwo Zones, Individual Fan Speed Controls
              Rear ACTwo Zones, Vents Behind Front Armrest and on Pillars, Individual Fan Speed ControlsSeparate Zone, Vents Behind Front Armrest, Common Fan Speed Control
              Heater
              Vanity Mirrors on Sun VisorsDriver & Co-DriverDriver & Co-Driver
              Cabin-Boot Access
              Anti-glare MirrorsElectronic - Internal & DriverElectronic - Internal & Driver
              Parking Assist360 CameraReverse Camera with Guidance
              Parking SensorsFront & RearFront & Rear
              Cruise Control
              Headlight & Ignition On Reminder
              Keyless Start/ Button Start
              Steering AdjustmentElectric Tilt & TelescopicTilt & Telescopic
              12V Power Outlets32
            • Seats & Upholstery

              Driver Seat Adjustment16 way electrically adjustable with 2 memory presets (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down, seat height up / down, lumbar up / down, lumbar forward / back, seat base bolsters in / out, shoulder support bolsters in / out) + 2 way manually adjustable (extended thigh support forward / back)10 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)
              Front Passenger Seat Adjustment16 way electrically adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down, seat height up / down, lumbar up / down, lumbar forward / back, backrest bolsters in / out, seat base bolsters in / out) + 2 way manually adjustable (extended thigh support forward / back)10 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)
              Rear Row Seat Adjustment2 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down)2 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down)
              Seat UpholsteryLeatheretteLeather
              Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel
              Driver Armrest
              Rear Passenger Seats TypeBenchBench
              InteriorsDual ToneDual Tone
              Interior ColoursCanberra Beige / Black, Cognac / Black, Black with Aluminium Rhombicle Smoke Grey and Pearl Chrome TrimSensatec Canberra Beige/Black, Sensatec Black | Black
              Rear ArmrestWith Cup HolderWith Cup Holder
              Folding Rear SeatFull
              Split Rear Seat40:20:40 split
              Front Seatback Pockets
              Head-restsFront & RearFront & Rear
            • Storage

              Cup HoldersFront & RearFront & Rear
              Driver Armrest Storage
            • Doors, Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

              Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs)Dual ToneBody Coloured
              Scuff PlatesIlluminated
              Power WindowsFront & RearFront & Rear
              One Touch -DownAllAll
              One Touch - UpAllAll
              Adjustable ORVMElectrically Adjustable & RetractableElectrically Adjustable & Retractable
              Turn Indicators on ORVM
              Rear Defogger
              Exterior Door HandlesBody ColouredBody Coloured
              Rain-sensing Wipers
              Interior Door HandlesChromeChrome
              Door PocketsFront & RearFront & Rear
              Side Window BlindsRear - Manual
              Boot-lid OpenerFoot Trigger Opening/AutomaticElectric Tailgate Release
              Rear Windshield BlindElectric
            • Exterior

              Sunroof / MoonroofElectrically AdjustableElectrically Adjustable
              Roof Mounted Antenna
              Body-Coloured Bumpers
              Chrome Finish Exhaust pipe
              Body Kit
            • Lighting

              Cornering HeadlightsIntelligentActive
              Ambient Interior LightingMulti-colour
              Daytime Running LightsLEDLED
              Fog LightsLEDLED,LED
              HeadlightsLEDLED
              Automatic Head Lamps
              Follow me home headlamps
              Tail LightsLEDLED
              Cabin LampsFront and RearFront and Rear
              Headlight Height Adjuster
              Glove Box Lamp
              Lights on Vanity MirrorsDriver & Co-DriverDriver & Co-Driver
              Rear Reading Lamp
            • Instrumentation

              Instantaneous Consumption
              Instrument ClusterDigitalAnalogue - Digital
              Trip MeterElectronic 2 TripsElectronic 2 Trips
              Average Fuel Consumption
              Average Speed
              Distance to Empty
              ClockDigitalDigital
              Low Fuel Level Warning
              Door Ajar Warning
              Adjustable Cluster Brightness
              Gear Indicator
              Shift IndicatorDynamicDynamic
              TachometerDigitalAnalogue
            • Entertainment, Information & Communication

              Smart ConnectivityAndroid Auto (Yes), Apple Car Play (Yes)Android Auto (No), Apple Car Play (No)
              DisplayTouch-screen DisplayTouch-screen Display
              Integrated (in-dash) Music System
              Speakers6+6+
              Steering mounted controls
              GPS Navigation System
              Bluetooth CompatibilityPhone & Audio StreamingPhone & Audio Streaming
              USB Compatibility
              Aux Compatibility
              AM/FM Radio
              Wireless Charger
              Gesture Control
              iPod Compatibility
              Internal Hard-drive
              Voice Command
            • Manufacturer Warranty

              Battery Warranty (Kilometres)
              Warranty (Years)33
              Warranty (Kilometres)Unlimited40000
            • Rear row

              Seat Adjustment2 Way2 Way

            Brochure

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            3 Series Brochure

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            CarWale's Take

            Good Things
            • Refined powertrain
            • Well-balanced ride quality
            • Outright performance
            • Ride and handling balance
            • Comfort, luxury
            Could be Better
            • Rear seat comfort and equipment could've been better
            • Limited ground clearance with a full load
            • Shallow boot

            Colours

            Carbon Black Metallic
            Mediterranean Blue Metallic
            Phytonic Blue Metallic
            Black Sapphire Metallic
            Bluestone Metallic
            Alpine White
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            Alpine White
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            5 Series vs 3 Series Comparison FAQs

            Q: Which car is cheaper between BMW 5 Series and BMW 3 Series?

            BMW 5 Series price is ₹ 64.49 Lakh and BMW 3 Series price is ₹ 46.85 Lakh. Hence BMW 3 Series is the cheapest amongst these cars. For detailed comparison of 5 Series vs 3 Series, click here.

            Q: Which car between 5 Series and 3 Series is better in terms of fuel economy?

            For the 530i M Sport version, mileage of 5 Series is 14.82kmpl and for the 330i Sport version, mileage of 3 Series is 16.13kmpl. Thus making 3 Series the most fuel efficient as compared to 5 Series

            Q: How is the performance of 5 Series compared to 3 Series?

            For the 530i M Sport version, 1998 cc Petrol engine of 5 Series produces 248 bhp @ 5200 rpm of power and 350 Nm @ 1450 rpm of torque. 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.
            Disclaimer: For the above Comparison of Compare 5 Series and 3 Series, 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 5 Series and 3 Series comparison, we have considered most popular version on CarWale as default, however, any version of these cars can be compared.