Mazda Mazda 6 vs BMW 3 Series Comparison

    Mazda Mazda 6

    BMW 3 Series

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

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    7.6
    8.1
    0.0
    Based on the Mazda Mazda 6 G35 GT SP
    Based on the BMW 3 Series 30i M SPORT
    Best suitable for...
    Driving the familyDriving the family
    Transporting thingsTransporting things
    LuxuryLuxury
    Fuel Efficiency
    62L
    434 to 471 km
    40L - 59L
    100 to 472 km
    ANCAP Safety Rating
    Warranty
    5 year
    warranty
    5 year
    warranty
    MSRP
    $36,290 - $55,685
    $80,200 - $106,200
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    CarExpert's Take

    Jack Quick
    Assistant Production Editor
    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
    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

    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

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

    Colours Available

    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.

    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.

    Specs

    Type
    TURBO DIRECT F/INJ, DIRECT FUEL INJTURBO DIRECT F/INJ
    Size (cc)
    24881998 - 2998
    Size (L)
    2.5L3.0L, 2.0L
    Induction
    TURBO 4, INLINE 4TURBO 6, TURBO 4
    Camshaft
    VARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAMDUAL OVERHEAD CAM
    Valves/Ports per Cylinder
    1616 - 24
    Power
    140kW - 173kW135kW - 285kW
    Power RPM
    5000 - 60004500 - 5500
    Torque
    252Nm - 420Nm300Nm - 500Nm
    Torque RPM
    2000 - 40001350 - 1800
    Bore Stroke
    --
    Compression Ratio
    13 - 14.511

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