BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2016 BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2016

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

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

Lowest Total Price

BMW 3-Series 328d   
Difference: 15,500

Lowest Total Invoice

BMW 3-Series 328d   
Difference: 14,280
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   0
Premium Package   1,365
Sunshade, rear, power   525
AWD   2,115
Technology Package   0
Driver Assistance Package   1,640
Cold Weather Package   865
Leather seating surfaces   0
Driver Assistance Plus   1,545
Enhanced USB and Smartphone Integration   0
Luxury Package   0
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed   1,095
Metallic paint (extra cost)   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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For this 2016 BMW 3-Series vs. 2016 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 328d's price is $13,625 lower than the BMW 5-Series 535d'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 328d, the BMW 5-Series 535d includes additional features worth $1875. 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 $1875 adjustment for the BMW 5-Series 535d's additional features, the BMW 3-Series 328d is $13,625 less than the BMW 3-Series 328d.

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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
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat150Yes
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat150Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250Yes
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
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
Smartphone integration0No
SMS text-to-speech reader50Yes
Voice recorder0Yes
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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