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    BMW 3 Series 2020 Petrol vs Competition - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    by Lakshya Khanna Dates: 25 Jun 2020

    We compare 3 Series against other D1-segment luxury sedans on the basis of prices, engine specs and dimensions to analyse how it holds up against the competition. 

     


    BMW 3 Series 2020 Petrol

    BMW 3 Series prices start from Rs. 41.70 lakh (ex-showroom) and it rivals the Mercedes C Class, Jaguar XE and Audi A4 in the segment. The complete price list of the petrol-powered 3 Series is as follows.

    BMW 3 Series Petrol vs Rivals | Price Comparison

    D1-SEGMENT LUXURY SEDAN | PETROL | PRICE LIST

    EX-SHOWROOM INDIA | JUN 2020

    BMW

    3 Series

    Mercedes Benz

    C Class

    Jaguar

    XE

    Audi

    A4

    Volvo

    S60

    330i Sport

    ₹4,170,000

    -

    -

    Coming Soon

    Coming Soon

    -

    C200 Progressive

    ₹4,653,699

    S

    ₹4,664,000

    -

    -

    330i M Sport

    ₹4,850,000

    -

    SE

    ₹4,850,000

    -

    -

     

    BMW 3 Series petrol automatic comes with 3 variants: Sport, Luxury Line and M Sport.

    • BMW 3 Series starts at Rs. 41.70 lakh. 3 Series Sport is the most affordable car in the segment.
    • BMW 3 Series M Sport costs Rs. 48.50 lakh and that makes it the most expensive petrol automatic in the D1-segment luxury sedan segment - on par with the Jaguar XE.

    BMW 3 Series 2.0 Petrol vs Rivals | Engine Comparison

    D1-SEGMENT LUXURY SEDAN

    PETROL ENGINE SPECS

     

    BMW

    3 Series

    Mercedes Benz

    C Class

    Jaguar

    XE

    Audi

    A4

    Volvo

    S60

    Displacement

    2.0

    2.0

    2.0

    Coming

    soon

    Coming

    soon

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    4

       

    Cubic Capacity

    1998cc

    1991cc

    1997cc

       

    Maximum Power

    258PS @ 5000rpm

    203PS @ 5800-6100rpm

    250PS @ 5500rpm

       

    Peak Torque

    400Nm @ 1550-4400rpm

    280Nm @ 3000-4000rpm

    365Nm @ 1500-4000rpm

       

    Automatic

    Transmission

    8-speed torque converter

    9-speed torque converter

    8-speed torque converter

       

    Automatic

    Claimed FE

    16.13kmpl

    11.9kmpl

    14.28kmpl

       

     

    BMW 3 Series is available with a 2.0L petrol engine with an 8-speed torque converter transmission. The power and torque output of this engine is 258PS and 400Nm, respectively.

    • BMW 3 Series produces 258PS of power. It is the most powerful engine in the segment.
    • BMW 3 Series produces 400Nm of peak torque. It has the best torque figures in the segment.
    • With the automatic transmission, the BMW 3 Series has the best fuel-efficiency figure of 16.13.

    BMW 3 Series Petrol engine offers the best torque in this segment, so it is expected to offer better driveability compared to all other cars. If you're looking for a car with low running cost, then the BMW 3 Series will be better since it is the most fuel-efficient car in this segment. It beats the other petrol cars with ease as its fuel efficiency is significantly better than the others.

    BMW X1 vs Rivals | Dimension Comparison

    D1-SEGMENT LUXURY SEDAN

    DIMENSION COMPARISON

     

    BMW 

    3 Series

    Mercedes Benz

    C Class

    Jaguar 

    XE

    Audi 

    A4

    Volvo 

    S60

    Length

    4709mm

    4686mm

    4691mm

    Coming Soon

    Coming Soon

    Width

    1827mm

    1810mm

    1850mm

       

    Height

    1435mm

    1442mm

    1416mm

       

    Wheelbase

    2851mm

    2840mm

    2835mm

       

    Boot Space

    480-lt

    480-lt

    343-lt

       

    Ground Clearance

    157mm

    157mm

    125mm*

       

    Fuel Tank

    57-lt

    66-lt

    62-lt

       

    Tyre Size (Base)

    225/50 R17

    225/50 R17

    225/50 R17

       

    Tyre Size (Top)

    255/40 R18

    225/50 R17

    225/50 R17

       

    *Laden

    BMW 3 Series is 4709mm long, 1827mm wide, 1435mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2851mm. A wider body normally results in better shoulder room and a higher roof makes ingress & egress easier. A longer wheelbase usually results in more cabin space. It has a boot space of 480 litre. A larger boot allows you to carry more luggage. 3 Series has a 157mm ground clearance, it rides on 255/40 R18 tyres size and has 57 litres fuel tank capacity.

    • BMW 3 Series has an overall length of 4709mm, which makes it the longest car in the segment.
    • Jaguar XE is the widest car in the segment. It is 23mm wider than 3 Series.
    • Mercedes C Class is the tallest car in the segment. It is 7mm taller than 3 Series.
    • BMW 3 Series has a wheelbase of 2851mm, it is the longest wheelbase in the segment.
    • BMW 3 Series has a boot space of 480-lt, it is the biggest boot space in the segment.
    • BMW 3 Series's ground clearance of 157mm is the best in the segment and the same as the C-Class

    Amongst all the D1-segment luxury sedans, BMW 3 Series has the highest ground clearance. BMW 3 Series has the biggest boot in the segment, so it can carry maximum luggage.

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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Lakshya loves to talk about cars and, therefore, he’s mostly in the front of the camera doing the talking. He’s usually blunt in his opinion -- good or bad, and backs it up with logic. Lakshya is a senior member of V3Cars’ editorial team. 

    Twitter handle: @lakshya_khanna



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