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BMW 3 Series Sedan: Know its alternatives

  • Nov 16, 2018
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BMW has been making the 3 Series Sedan since 1975. It is one of BMW’s best products and is also the most affordable BMW that you can buy. BMW has got such an immense presence and fan following that the BMW 3 Series Sedan is a ticket for many people to enter the vast and respectable BMW heritage.


BMW 3 Series Sedan Alternatives


In the UAE, the BMW 3 Series Sedan price starts at AED 185,000 and it is available in a wide range of colours. But there are, of course, other cars that give a tough competition. Here are some of the alternatives of the BMW 3 Series Sedan that you can consider.


Audi A3 Sedan


Audi A3 Sedan


Audi has been one of BMW’s main rivals since forever. And to keep BMW worried, Audi has got its A3 Sedan up against the BMW 3 Series Sedan. The Audi A3 Sedan price range starts at AED 121,500 and reaches up to AED 247,200, and to be honest, there are many other Audi cars that are available in a similar price bracket. Anyways, the Audi A3 Sedan is as good looking as the 3 Series Sedan. If you’re confused with the aesthetics, then it all comes down to personal preferences. Like the BMW, the A3 Sedan is also an entry-level sedan that can get you into the Audi family at an affordable price.


One of the best features of the Audi A3 Sedan is the Matrix LED headlights. Audi spends a lot of money on the research and development of the lighting of its cars and it really shows in the end product. Apart from providing unbelievable illumination, these lights look fantastic as well. The normal variant of the A3 Sedan produces 193 PS with a 0-100 kmph sprint time of 6.8 seconds. It can reach up to a top speed of 250 kmph.


Infiniti Q50


Infiniti Q50


Infiniti is owned by Nissan and primarily makes luxury cars. The Infiniti Q50 price starts at AED 152,250 and goes all the way up to AED 230,500. Such a wide price bracket is because of the fact that there are many Infiniti Q50 variants available in the market. There are two engine options - a 2.0-litre and a 3.0-litre - which are tuned to churn out up to 406 PS depending on the variant you pick.


The Infiniti Q50 is not as captivating to look at, especially from the front like the BMW 3 Series Sedan, but it sure has got its own flair. We already told you about the high power figures of the car and it also has got some advanced safety features like Intelligent Cruise Control, Backup Collision Intervention, Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Warning and Prevention, Active Lane Control, etcetera. The interior of the Q50 is a bit too sophisticated for everyone’s liking. It isn’t bad or old by any means, but there’s so much going on, especially from the driver’s perspective. One should get used to it in no time.


Honda Accord


Honda Accord


Buying a Honda Accord would not make you enter the BMW or Audi fraternity but fret not, the Accord has got a lot to offer at a much lesser price. Yes, that’s right. The all-new Honda Accord specs show two engine options - a 2.0-litre and a 1.5-litre which produce 251 PS and 201 PS, respectively. This is more than enough to give the BMW 3 Series Sedan a good fight. Yes, the 1.5-litre model doesn’t get the 10-speed automatic transmission of the 2.0-litre and just settles with a CVT, but hey, it is still a good performer. And considering the Honda Accord price (starting) of AED 94,900 we have got no complaints at all.


Honda is also serious about the safety features in its cars. The Accord comes with lane keeping assist system, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, multi-angle rear-view camera, knee airbags, and many more features. The interior is a luxurious place to be in where you will be surrounded by the latest technology. And in terms of aesthetics, the Honda Accord is definitely a looker.


These were some of the best alternatives to the BMW 3 Series Sedan that you can buy in the Middle East. If you’ve got another name in mind that we haven’t mentioned in our list then feel free to let us know.

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