BMW 3 Series vs Mazda Mazda 6 Comparison

    BMW 3 Series

    Mazda Mazda 6

    2024 BMW
    3 Series
    vs
    2024 Mazda
    Mazda 6
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    How they stack...

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    0.0
    8.1
    7.6
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    Based on the BMW 3 Series 30i M SPORT
    Based on the Mazda Mazda 6 G35 GT SP
    Best suitable for...
    Driving the familyDriving the family
    Transporting thingsTransporting things
    LuxuryLuxury
    Fuel Efficiency
    40L - 59L
    100 to 472 km
    62L
    434 to 471 km
    ANCAP Safety Rating
    Warranty
    5 year
    warranty
    5 year
    warranty
    MSRP
    $80,200 - $106,200
    $36,140 - $55,535
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    CarExpert's Take

    Matt Campbell
    Senior Contributor
    Matt Campbell drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • A fairly complete offering
    • Sumptuous interior appointments
    • Now with five-year warranty
    Misses
    • Considerably more expensive now
    • Ride is too firm, even on adaptive dampers
    • M340i xDrive is just a few grand extra
    Jack Quick
    Journalist
    Jack Quick drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • Powerful turbo engine
    • Well equipped
    • Beautiful burgundy leather upholstery
    Misses
    • Archaic infotainment system
    • A little thirsty in town
    • Occasionally harsh and brittle ride

    Standard Features

    Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    Wireless phone charger
    Powered tailgate
    Rear air vents
    Adaptive cruise control
    Climate control
    Reversing sensors
    Reversing camera
    Autonomous emergency braking

    Optional Features

    • Carbon Fibre Trim Finishers (+$1,200)
    • Executive Pack (+$1,000)
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    Colours Available

    The 2023 BMW 3 Series range is available in the following exterior paint colours

    • Alpine White
    • Black Sapphire metallic
    • Melbourne Red metallic
    • Mineral White metallic
    • M Portimao Blue metallic
    • M Brooklyn Grey metallic (NEW)
    • Skyscraper Grey metallic (NEW)
    • Dravit Grey BMW Individual metallic
    • Tanzanite Blue BMW Individual metallic

    Metallic paint costs an additional $2000, while BMW Individual metallic paints cost an additional $3850 unless they’re bought in combination with the Visibility package, making them an additional $1850.

    The following finishes are no-cost options:

    • Sonic Silver metallic
    • Jet Black mica
    • Deep Crystal blue mica
    • Platinum Quartz metallic

    The following are $795 options:

    • Rhodium White metallic
    • Machine Grey metallic
    • Polymetal Grey metallic
    • Soul Red Crystal metallic

    The 20th Anniversary comes exclusively in Artisan Red or Rhodium White metallic finishes, at no extra cost.

    Specs

    Type
    TURBO DIRECT F/INJTURBO DIRECT F/INJ, DIRECT FUEL INJ
    Size (cc)
    1998 - 29982488
    Size (L)
    3.0L, 2.0L2.5L
    Induction
    TURBO 6, TURBO 4TURBO 4, INLINE 4
    Camshaft
    DUAL OVERHEAD CAMVARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM
    Valves/Ports per Cylinder
    16 - 2416
    Power
    135kW - 285kW140kW - 173kW
    Power RPM
    4500 - 55005000 - 6000
    Torque
    300Nm - 500Nm252Nm - 420Nm
    Torque RPM
    1350 - 18002000 - 4000
    Bore Stroke
    --
    Compression Ratio
    1113 - 14.5

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