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BMW 3-Series vs. BMW 5-Series Price Comparison (MSRP)

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BMW 3-Series vs. BMW 5-Series Invoice Comparison

The configured BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan has a turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan has a turbocharged 255hp 3.0L I6 Diesel engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the BMW 3-Series and BMW 5-Series are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The BMW 3-Series 328d trim has a has a turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.The base sticker price of this trim is $39,850. The features would cost an additional $15,775. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $56,620.

The BMW 5-Series 535d trim has a has a turbocharged 255hp 3.0L I6 Diesel engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.The base sticker price of this trim is $57,350. The features would cost an additional $13,775. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $72,120.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table. (Additional notes)

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the BMW 3-Series trims is $56,620 for 328d. . The feature adjusted price of the BMW 5-Series trims is $70,245 for 535d. . Based on this adjustment, the BMW 5-Series 535d appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

Lowest Total Price

BMW 3-Series 328d   
Difference: $15,500

Lowest Total Invoice

BMW 3-Series 328d   
Difference: $14,280

The configured BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan has a turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan has a turbocharged 255hp 3.0L I6 Diesel engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the BMW 3-Series and BMW 5-Series are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The BMW 3-Series 328d trim has a has a turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.The base sticker price of this trim is $39,850. The features would cost an additional $15,775. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $56,620.

The BMW 5-Series 535d trim has a has a turbocharged 255hp 3.0L I6 Diesel engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.The base sticker price of this trim is $57,350. The features would cost an additional $13,775. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $72,120.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table. (Additional notes)

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the BMW 3-Series trims is $56,620 for 328d. . The feature adjusted price of the BMW 5-Series trims is $70,245 for 535d. . Based on this adjustment, the BMW 5-Series 535d appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20162016
Model3-Series5-Series
Trim328d535d
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $39,850 $57,350
Base Invoice $37,340 $53,440
Lighting Package 800  
Premium Package 2,450 1,500
Sunshade, rear, power 575 575
AWD 2,000 2,300
Technology Package 2,750  
Driver Assistance Package 950 1,800
Cold Weather Package 800 950
Leather seating surfaces 1,450  
Driver Assistance Plus 1,900 1,700
Enhanced USB and Smartphone Integration 350  
Luxury Package 0  
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed 1,200 1,200
Metallic paint (extra cost) 550 550
Multicontour seats   1,300
LED headlights   1,900
Lighting Package 730  
Premium Package 2,230 1,365
Sunshade, rear, power 525 525
AWD 1,840 2,115
Technology Package 2,505  
Driver Assistance Package 865 1,640
Cold Weather Package 730 865
Leather seating surfaces 1,320  
Driver Assistance Plus 1,730 1,545
Enhanced USB and Smartphone Integration 320  
Luxury Package 0  
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed 1,090 1,095
Metallic paint (extra cost) 500 500
Multicontour seats   1,185
LED headlights   1,730
Options (show) (change) 15,775 13,775
Options (show) (change) 14,385 12,565
Destination 995 995
Total Price $56,620 $72,120
Total Invoice $52,720 $67,000

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: BMW 3-Series vs. BMW 5-Series

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: BMW 3-Series 328d
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: 13,625
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: 12,538
Model Year20162016
Model3-Series5-Series
Trim328d535d
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine180hp I4 D255hp I6 D
TransmissionT8T8
DrivetrainAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)30/40 MPG26/37 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers205, 9180, 10
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/50-17245/45-18
Total Price56,62072,120
Adjustments for Features0-1,875
Feature-Adjusted Total Price56,62070,245
Total Invoice52,72067,000
Adjustments for Features0-1,742
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice52,72065,258

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Features Comparison: BMW 3-Series vs. BMW 5-Series

Model Year20162016
Model3-Series5-Series
Trim328d535d
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1300$1300
AWD$1700$1700
Accessories 
Power decklid $350
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual$250 
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power $350
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial $200
Lane departure collision mitigation $50
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system $100
Cargo Management 
Rear seat pass-through $100
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Rear air vents $100
Rear air vents with manual controls$150 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Compass$0 
Cornering lights $75
Headlight washers $50
Powertrain 
Launch control $100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Leather door panel trim $250
Manual thigh support adjuster, driver seat$50 
Manual thigh support adjuster, passenger seat$50 
Memory system, passenger seat $150
Power headrest height adjuster, driver seat $50
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat $50
Power thigh support adjuster, driver seat $100
Power thigh support adjuster, passenger seat $100
Power upper seatback recliner, driver seat $100
Power upper seatback recliner, passenger seat $100
Total Value of Features$3,500$5,375
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$1,875
Value of Feature Adjustments0-1,742

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Specifications Comparison: BMW 3-Series vs. BMW 5-Series

Model Year20162016
Model3-Series5-Series
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase110.6 in116.9 in
Length182.5 in193.4 in
Width71.3 in73.2 in
Height56.3 in57.6 in
Curb Weight3,695 lb.4,255 lb.
Fuel Capacity15.8 gal.18.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.3 in40.5 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room55.1 in58.3 in
Row 1 Legroom42.0 in41.4 in
Row 2 Headroom37.7 in38.3 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room55.1 in56.2 in
Row 2 Legroom35.1 in35.3 in
Cargo Volume17.0 ft318.4 ft3

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Option Package Details
BMW 3-Series 328d

Lighting Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Total Requested350100%
Total Not Requested00%
Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunroof900Yes
LED headlights1000Yes
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat150Yes
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat150Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250Yes
Total Requested2800100%
Total Not Requested00%
Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Head-up display (HUD)350Yes
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Media drive15Yes
In-vehicle Internet150Yes
Handwriting recognition200Yes
Siri Eyes Free support0Yes
S Voice support0Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
App support100Yes
Remote app25Yes
Total Requested1565100%
Total Not Requested00%
Driver Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Rearview camera200Yes
Total Requested700100%
Total Not Requested00%
Cold Weather Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated front seats200Yes
Heated second row seats200Yes
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Total Requested500100%
Total Not Requested00%
Driver Assistance Plus
FeatureValueRequested?
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Driver drowsiness monitor150Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Wide-view front camera150Yes
Speed limit information0No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Total Requested1450100%
Total Not Requested00%
Enhanced USB and Smartphone Integration
FeatureValueRequested?
Text dictation50Yes
SMS text-to-speech reader50Yes
Voice recorder0Yes
Smartphone integration0No
Total Requested100100%
Total Not Requested00%
Luxury Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Additional chrome trim0No
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)50Yes
Chrome interior accents (optional)0No
Total Requested50100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
BMW 5-Series 535d

LED headlights
FeatureValueRequested?
LED headlights500Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Total Requested700100%
Total Not Requested00%
Sunshade, rear, power
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunshade, rear, power225Yes
Sunshades, second row125Yes
Total Requested350100%
Total Not Requested00%
AWD
FeatureValueRequested?
AWD0Yes
Hill descent control250Yes
Total Requested250100%
Total Not Requested00%
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100No
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Total Requested115079%
Total Not Requested30021%
Multicontour seats
FeatureValueRequested?
Power thigh support adjuster, driver seat100No
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat100Yes
Power upper seatback recliner, driver seat100No
Power thigh support adjuster, passenger seat100No
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat100Yes
Power upper seatback recliner, passenger seat100No
Memory system, passenger seat150No
Front sport buckets100Yes
Total Requested30035%
Total Not Requested55065%
Driver Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Rearview camera200Yes
Head-up display (HUD)350Yes
Total Requested1050100%
Total Not Requested00%
Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Power decklid350No
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250Yes
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Total Requested60063%
Total Not Requested35037%
Cold Weather Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated front seats200Yes
Heated second row seats200Yes
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Headlight washers50No
Total Requested50091%
Total Not Requested509%
Driver Assistance Plus
FeatureValueRequested?
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
Driver drowsiness monitor150Yes
Wide-view front camera150Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Speed limit information0No
Lane departure collision mitigation50No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Total Requested145097%
Total Not Requested503%

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