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For this 2014 BMW 3-Series vs. 2014 BMW 5-Series price comparison, we equipped the cars with selected features. The 3-Series vs. 5-Series Price Comparison table displays the specific options added and the total prices. If you want to know how much the 3-Series and 5-Series will cost with the features you specified, this is the table to check. In this case, the BMW 3-Series ActiveHybrid 3's price is $9,350 lower than the BMW 5-Series ActiveHybrid 5's price

Each car includes features that aren't on the other.. The 3-Series vs. 5-Series Features Comparison table tallies up these features and assigns monetary values to them using the site's default values. Compared to the BMW 3-Series ActiveHybrid 3, the BMW 5-Series ActiveHybrid 5 includes additional features worth $1500. The TrueDelta Value Comparison figures include adjustments for most differences in feature content. However, they do not include advertising fees, factory-to-dealer incentives, or differences in engines, tires, seat configurations, and audio systems. Exceptions: They do include values for third-row seats and media players. Additional notes

Is a feature worth more or less than to you that the site's default value? Members can substitute their own values. The BMW 3-Series vs. BMW 5-Series Value Comparison adjusts each car's price based on its additional features. Despite a $1500 adjustment for the BMW 5-Series ActiveHybrid 5's additional features, the BMW 3-Series ActiveHybrid 3 is $9,350 less than the BMW 3-Series ActiveHybrid 3.

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

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

The sticker prices, before adjusting for remaining feature differences. Usually these are the numbers you will see on the window stickers.

Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

Lowest Total Price: BMW 3-Series ActiveHybrid 3
Difference: 10,850
Lowest Total Invoice: BMW 3-Series ActiveHybrid 3
Difference: 10,000
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Model Year20142014
Model3-Series5-Series
TrimActiveHybrid 3ActiveHybrid 5
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price 49,900 61,400
Base Invoice 46,090 56,670
Sport Line 1,700  
Sunshade, rear, power 575 575
Technology Package 3,150  
Driver Assistance Package 950 1,900
Premium Package 2,200 1,500
Cold Weather Package 950 950
Driver Assistance Plus 1,900 1,900
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed 1,200 1,200
Parking guidance system - active 500 500
Concierge Services - 3 year subscription 250 250
Metallic paint (extra cost) 550 550
Multicontour seats   1,300
M Sport Line   2,650
Sport Line   0
Sunshade, rear, power   525
Technology Package   0
Driver Assistance Package   1,730
Premium Package   1,365
Cold Weather Package   865
Driver Assistance Plus   1,730
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed   1,095
Parking guidance system - active   455
Concierge Services - 3 year subscription   230
Metallic paint (extra cost)   500
Multicontour seats   1,185
M Sport Line   2,410
Options (show) (change) 13,925 13,275
Options (show) (change) 12,670 12,090
Destination 925 925
Total Price 64,750 75,600
Total Invoice 59,685 69,685

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

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: BMW 3-Series ActiveHybrid 3
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: 9,350
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: 8,617
Model Year20142014
Model3-Series5-Series
TrimActiveHybrid 3ActiveHybrid 5
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine335hp I6 H335hp I4 H
TransmissionT8T8
DrivetrainRWDRWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)25/33 MPG23/30 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers205, 9180, 10
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/45-18245/45-18
Total Price64,75075,600
Adjustments for Features0-1,500
Feature-Adjusted Total Price64,75074,100
Total Invoice59,68569,685
Adjustments for Features0-1,383
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice59,68568,302

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Price of the the BMW 3-Series

Price of the BMW 3-Series: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
20094dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
M3 is a bargain in its segment.
20074dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
BMW financial does a good job, and price negotiation was no fuss no hassle, based upon local agreements with AAA, Price Club. Was able to convert from purchase to a lease w/o a problem, and saved money doing this.
20072dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Extremely high factory residuals make leasing this car an excellent option if you tend to buy a new car every 4 years or so.
Price of the BMW 3-Series: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
20124dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4
8-speed shiftable automatic RWD
The only down side to a BMW would be with the price tag, but if you demand economy and performance from a dependable and reliabile car, then there is a price.
20092dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
Base model is a rental car. Adding "options" adds $10k to the base instantly, widening the gap between the Infiniti and the Bimmer to...$11k.
20092dr Coupe 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
7-speed automated manual RWD
I believe it needs to sticker 10-12k less. You can get a Vette GS, a Caddy CTS, for 18K less!
20094dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
This car is pretty expensive and the payments are somewhat burdensome, but I understood the cost of entry going into the car buying process. That said, you get what you pay for. This car is still a great value.
20094dr Sedan turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
BMW pricing.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Price of the the BMW 5-Series

Price of the BMW 5-Series: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
20084dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Better than the Lexus I was looking at for a much better handling and more luggage space vehicle.
Price of the BMW 5-Series: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
20104dr Wagon turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Too expensive for what you get.
20064dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
I paid cash, but they do not usually offer incentives on the 5 series. That may have changed in this economy but the 5 series has few incentives.
20064dr Wagon 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Very expensive car 90K CDN or 60K USD new. Very pricey for a car.
20064dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
for 60k the 5 series seems a bit pricy compared to what you can get from even an acura TL for instance.
20024dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed manual RWD
Compared to the implicit value of Genesis, BMW simply charges too much for what you get...$25K delta just not justifiable.

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

Model Year20142014
Model3-Series5-Series
TrimActiveHybrid 3ActiveHybrid 5
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1300$1300
RWD$0$0
Accessories 
Hands-free trunk or liftgate$100 
Power decklid $350
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual$250 
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power $350
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Lane departure collision mitigation $50
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system $200
Cargo Management 
Rear seat pass-through $100
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Rear air vents with automatic controls $250
Rear air vents with manual controls$150 
Rear dual-zone climate control $125
Exterior 
Body kit $0
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s) $50
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Compass$0 
Cornering lights $25
Seats and Interior Trim 
Folding second row seats$300 
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$2,200$3,700
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$1,500
Value of Feature Adjustments0-1,383

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

Model Year20142014
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 Weight3,910 lb.4,365 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
ActiveHybrid 3

Sport Line
FeatureValueRequested?
Special interior trim0No
Dark-colored headliner (optional)0No
225/45VR18 tires400No
Door sill trim plates100Yes
Black exterior trim (optional)0Yes
Manual thigh support adjuster, driver seat50Yes
Power seatback bolsters, driver100Yes
Manual thigh support adjuster, passenger seat50Yes
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat100Yes
Front sport buckets100Yes
Total Requested50056%
Total Not Requested40044%
Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Head-up display (HUD)350Yes
Media drive, large100Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Smartphone integration0No
In-vehicle Internet150Yes
Handwriting recognition200Yes
App support100Yes
Voice texting50Yes
Siri Eyes Free support0Yes
S Voice support0Yes
Navigation system600Yes
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Telematics service, such as OnStar350Yes
SMS text-to-speech reader50Yes
Bluetooth audio streaming25Yes
Remote app25Yes
Total Requested2125100%
Total Not Requested00%
Driver Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Rearview camera200Yes
Total Requested700100%
Total Not Requested00%
Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100No
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat150Yes
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat150Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250Yes
Total Requested170094%
Total Not Requested1006%
Cold Weather Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated front seats200Yes
Heated second row seats200Yes
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Headlight washers50Yes
Total Requested550100%
Total Not Requested00%
Driver Assistance Plus
FeatureValueRequested?
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed250Yes
Driver drowsiness monitor150Yes
Forward collision alert200Yes
Wide-view front camera150Yes
Speed limit information0No
Pedestrian detection100Yes
Total Requested1550100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
ActiveHybrid 5

Sunshade, rear, power
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunshade, rear, power225Yes
Sunshades, second row125Yes
Total Requested350100%
Total Not Requested00%
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed1200Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system200No
Forward collision alert200Yes
Total Requested140088%
Total Not Requested20012%
Multicontour seats
FeatureValueRequested?
Power thigh support adjuster, driver seat100No
Power seatback bolsters, driver100Yes
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
Total Requested50059%
Total Not Requested35041%
Cold Weather Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated front seats200Yes
Heated second row seats200Yes
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Headlight washers50Yes
Total Requested550100%
Total Not Requested00%
Driver Assistance Plus
FeatureValueRequested?
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed250Yes
Driver drowsiness monitor150Yes
Forward collision alert200Yes
Wide-view front camera150Yes
Speed limit information0No
Lane departure collision mitigation50No
Pedestrian detection100Yes
Total Requested155097%
Total Not Requested503%
M Sport Line
FeatureValueRequested?
245/45VR18 tires400No
Sport rear fascia, e.g. diffuser (optional)0No
Dark-colored headliner (optional)0No
Black exterior trim (optional)0Yes
Fog lights125Yes
Body kit0No
Sport front fascia (optional)0No
Total Requested12524%
Total Not Requested40076%

 

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