Volkswagen Golf 2007 vs BMW 3 series 2006

Volkswagen Golf
2007 - 2009
BMW 3 series
2006 - 2007
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 1.9 Diesel2.0 Diesel


Power: 105 HP122 HP
Torque: 250 NM280 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 12.2 seconds11 seconds
BMW 3 series is a more dynamic driving.
Volkswagen Golf engine produces 17 HP less power than BMW 3 series, whereas torque is 30 NM less than BMW 3 series. Due to the lower power, Volkswagen Golf reaches 100 km/h speed 1.2 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 5.25.8
Real fuel consumption: 5.6 l/100km6.3 l/100km
The Volkswagen Golf is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Volkswagen Golf consumes 0.6 litres less fuel per 100 km than the BMW 3 series, which means that by driving the Volkswagen Golf over 15,000 km in a year you can save 90 litres of fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Volkswagen Golf consumes 0.7 litres less fuel per 100 km than the BMW 3 series.
Fuel tank capacity: 55 litres61 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 1050 km in combined cycle1050 km in combined cycle
1220 km on highway1320 km on highway
980 km with real consumption960 km with real consumption

Drive type

Wheel drive type: Front wheel drive (FWD)Rear wheel drive (RWD)


Length: 4.56 m4.52 m
Width: 1.78 m1.82 m
Height: 1.47 m1.44 m
Volkswagen Golf is 4 cm longer than the BMW 3 series, 4 cm narrower, while the height of Volkswagen Golf is 3 cm higher.
Trunk capacity: 505 litres460 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1495 litres1385 litres
Volkswagen Golf has more luggage capacity.
Volkswagen Golf has 45 litres more trunk space than the BMW 3 series. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Volkswagen Golf (by 110 litres).
Turning diameter: 10.9 meters11 meters
The turning circle of the Volkswagen Golf is 0.1 metres less than that of the BMW 3 series.
Gross weight (kg): 1`9902`045
Safety: no data
above average

above average
Volkswagen Golf has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data BMW 3 series has serious deffects in 10 percent more cases than Volkswagen Golf, so Volkswagen Golf quality is probably slightly better
Average price (€): 26004000
Rating in user reviews: 8.8/10 7.7/10
Pros and Cons: Volkswagen Golf has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • roomier boot
  • fewer faults
  • higher ratings in user reviews
  • lower price
BMW 3 sērija has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
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