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BMW 3-Series vs. Audi A5 / S5 / RS5 Price Comparison (MSRP)

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BMW 3-Series vs. Audi A5 / S5 / RS5 Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $58,785

BMW 3-Series 330i   
Difference: $6,365

Lowest Total Invoice: $55,280

BMW 3-Series 330i   
Difference: $5,381

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20182018
Model3-SeriesA5 / S5 / RS5
Trim330iS5 Sportback 3.0T
Body4dr Wagon4dr Hatch
Base Price $44,450 $54,400
Base Invoice $42,020 $50,592
Convenience Tier 850  
Executive Tier 3,100  
Obstacle detection, rear 600  
Premium Tier 2,900  
Driving Assistance Package 500  
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed 1,200  
Track Handling Package 2,300  
Heated steering wheel 190  
Heated second row seats 350  
Blind spot warning system 500  
Apple CarPlay support 300  
Aluminum trim 0  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 550 575
Driver Assistance Package   1,800
Prestige Package   4,400
S Sport Package   2,500
Cold Weather Package   500
Convenience Tier 780  
Executive Tier 2,850  
Obstacle detection, rear 550  
Premium Tier 2,670  
Driving Assistance Package 460  
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed 1,105  
Track Handling Package 2,115  
Heated steering wheel 175  
Heated second row seats 320  
Blind spot warning system 460  
Apple CarPlay support 275  
Aluminum trim 0  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 505 536
Driver Assistance Package   1,674
Prestige Package   4,092
S Sport Package   2,326
Cold Weather Package   466
Options (change) 13,340 9,775
Options (change) 12,265 9,094
Destination 995 975
Total Price $58,785 $65,150
Total Invoice $55,280 $60,661

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: BMW 3-Series vs. Audi A5 / S5 / RS5

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: BMW 3-Series 330i
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $3,795
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $2,988
Model Year20182018
Model3-SeriesA5 / S5 / RS5
Trim330iS5 Sportback 3.0T
Body4dr Wagon4dr Hatch
Engine248hp I4354hp V6
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)17/24 MPG18/26 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)205, 9755, 19
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/45-18245/40-18
Total Price$58,785$65,150
Adjustments for Features0-2,570
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$58,785$62,580
Total Invoice$55,280$60,661
Adjustments for Features0-2,393
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$55,280$58,268

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Features Comparison: BMW 3-Series vs. Audi A5 / S5 / RS5

Model Year20182018
Model3-SeriesA5 / S5 / RS5
Trim330iS5 Sportback 3.0T
Body4dr Wagon4dr Hatch
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1300$1300
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$1000 
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed, topography and road sign aware $1300
Hands-free trunk or liftgate$100 
Low-speed semi-autonomous driving $200
Power liftgate $350
Remote window/roof operation$15 
Semi-automated parking system$500 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0 
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial $200
Collision preparation system, rear $100
Cross-traffic warning, rear $100
Driver drowsiness monitor $150
Evasive maneuver assist $200
Following distance indicator $25
High performance brake pads (optional)$0 
Hill descent control$250 
Lane keeping assist $400
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system $100
Rollover sensor $50
Secondary collision brake assist $25
Temporary spare tire $150
Torque vectoring, brake-based $100
Turn assist $25
Vehicle exit assist $25
Wide-view rear camera $0
Cargo Management 
Cargo area partition net$40 
Liftglass or two-piece tailgate$150 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support $100
App support$100 
CD player$125 
CD player, remote $100
Navigation map updates, three years$0 
Rear air vents with automatic controls $250
Rear air vents with manual controls$150 
Rear wiper$175 
Residual heat$50 
S Voice support$0 
Satellite radio $200
Satellite radio - one year subscription$250 
SD Card slot $25
Surround sound $250
Voice control for external devices$0 
Wi-Fi hotspot $50
Body kit (gray/black) $0
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s) $25
Panoramic sunroof$1200 
Sunroof $900
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror $75
Boost gauge $75
Fog light, rear $100
Interior ambient lighting$150 
Interior ambient lighting, configurable $150
Mirror tilt-down in reverse$25 
Predictive efficiency assist $0
Road sign information $75
Steering-linked headlights$150 
Active rear differential $500
Raised top speed limiter$0 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Door sill trim plates$100 
Illuminated door sill trim plates $200
Massage, driver seat $100
Massage, passenger seat $100
Metal pedals $75
Synthetic suede door panel trim $250
Synthetic suede inserts in leather seating surfaces $0
Upholstered door armrests (optional) $0
Total Value of Features$7,530$10,100
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$2,570
Value of Feature Adjustments0-2,393

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Specifications Comparison: BMW 3-Series vs. Audi A5 / S5 / RS5

Model Year20182018
Model3-SeriesA5 / S5 / RS5
Body4dr Wagon4dr Hatch
Wheelbase110.6 in111.2 in
Length182.0 in186.3 in
Width71.3 in72.6 in
Height56.3 in54.6 in
Curb Weight3,791 lb.4,089 lb.
Fuel Capacity15.8 gal.15.3 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.4 in39.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room55.1 in55.7 in
Row 1 Legroom42.0 in41.3 in
Row 2 Headroom38.3 in37.0 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room55.1 in54.5 in
Row 2 Legroom35.0 in35.1 in
Cargo Volume,
17.5 ft321.8 ft3
Cargo Volume,
53.0 ft335.0 ft3

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Option Package Details
BMW 3-Series 330i

Convenience Tier
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat150Yes
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat150Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100No
Total Requested55061%
Total Not Requested35039%
Executive Tier
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250Yes
Steering-linked headlights150No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Semi-automated parking system500No
Around view cameras300Yes
Wide-view front camera150Yes
Total Requested180073%
Total Not Requested65027%
Premium Tier
Heated front seats200Yes
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 support0No
4G LTE connectivity50Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Navigation system600Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Remote app25Yes
Total Requested1715100%
Total Not Requested00%
Driving Assistance Package
Lane departure warning200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Speed limit information0No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Total Requested650100%
Total Not Requested00%
Track Handling Package
Sport suspension (upgrade)250Yes
Adaptive dampers - electrical500Yes
Performance braking system (optional)250No
Painted brake calipers (optional)0Yes
High performance brake pads (optional)0No
Variable steering ratio (optional)0No
Raised top speed limiter0No
255/40YR18 tires200No
225/45YR18 tires200No
Total Requested75054%
Total Not Requested65046%

Option Package Details
Audi A5 / S5 / RS5 S5 Sportback 3.0T

Driver Assistance Package
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Lane departure warning200Yes
Road sign information75No
Turn assist25No
Lane keeping assist400No
Following distance indicator25No
Low-speed semi-autonomous driving200No
Evasive maneuver assist200No
Predictive efficiency assist0No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed, topography and road sign aware1050No
Total Requested40017%
Total Not Requested197583%
Prestige Package
Head-up display (HUD)350Yes
Surround sound250No
Around view cameras300Yes
Wide-view front camera150Yes
Wide-view rear camera0No
Interior ambient lighting, configurable0No
Bang & Olufsen, 755W, 19 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Upholstered door armrests (optional)0No
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250Yes
Handwriting recognition200Yes
Remote app25Yes
Speed limit information0No
4G LTE connectivity50Yes
Navigation system600Yes
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Media drive15Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
In-vehicle Internet150Yes
Wi-Fi hotspot50No
Total Requested219077%
Total Not Requested65023%
S Sport Package
Adaptive dampers - electrical500Yes
Active rear differential500No
Painted brake calipers (optional)0Yes
Total Requested50050%
Total Not Requested50050%
Cold Weather Package
Heated second row seats200Yes
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Total Requested300100%
Total Not Requested00%

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