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BMW 3-Series vs. BMW 2-Series Price Comparison (MSRP)

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.

BMW 3-Series vs. BMW 2-Series Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $58,795

BMW 2-Series M2   
Difference: $14,000

Lowest Total Invoice: $55,380

BMW 2-Series M2   
Difference: $12,995

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20172017
Model3-Series2-Series
TrimM3M2
Body4dr Sedan2dr Coupe
Base Price $64,000 $52,500
Base Invoice $60,200 $49,505
Executive Package 3,900 1,400
7-speed automated manual 2,900 2,900
Metallic paint (extra cost) 700 700
Leather seating surfaces 0  
Apple CarPlay support 300 300
Wood trim 0  
Sunroof 0  
Executive Package 3,590 1,290
7-speed automated manual 2,670 2,670
Metallic paint (extra cost) 645 645
Leather seating surfaces 0  
Apple CarPlay support 275 275
Wood trim 0  
Sunroof 0  
Options (change) 7,800 5,300
Options (change) 7,180 4,880
Destination 995 995
Total Price $72,795 $58,795
Total Invoice $68,375 $55,380

The configured BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan has a turbocharged 425hp 3.0L I6 engine, a RWD drivetrain, and a 7-speed automated manual transmission.

The configured BMW 2-Series 2dr Coupe has a turbocharged 365hp 3.0L I6 engine, a RWD drivetrain, and a 7-speed automated manual transmission.

Even when the BMW 3-Series and BMW 2-Series are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the BMW 3-Series M3 trim is $64,000. The features would cost an additional $7,800. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $72,795.

The base sticker price of the BMW 2-Series M2 trim is $52,500. The features would cost an additional $5,300. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $58,795.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

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 7. The feature adjusted price of the BMW 2-Series trims is 8. Based on this adjustment, the BMW 2-Series M2 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.

The configured BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan has a turbocharged 425hp 3.0L I6 engine, a RWD drivetrain, and a 7-speed automated manual transmission.

The configured BMW 2-Series 2dr Coupe has a turbocharged 365hp 3.0L I6 engine, a RWD drivetrain, and a 7-speed automated manual transmission.

Even when the BMW 3-Series and BMW 2-Series are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the BMW 3-Series M3 trim is $60,200. The features would cost an additional $7,180. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $68,375.

The invoice of the BMW 2-Series M2 trim is $49,505. The features would cost an additional $4,880. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $55,380.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

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 6. The feature adjusted price of the BMW 2-Series trims is 5. Based on this adjustment, the BMW 2-Series M2 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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TrueDelta Value Comparison: BMW 3-Series vs. BMW 2-Series

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: BMW 2-Series M2
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $12,425
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $11,516
Model Year20172017
Model3-Series2-Series
TrimM3M2
Body4dr Sedan2dr Coupe
Engine425hp I6365hp I6
TransmissionS7S7
DrivetrainRWDRWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)17/24 MPG20/26 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)600, 16360, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)255/40-18245/35-19
Total Price$72,795$58,795
Adjustments for Features-1,5750
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$71,220$58,795
Total Invoice$68,375$55,380
Adjustments for Features-1,4790
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$66,896$55,380

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Features Comparison: BMW 3-Series vs. BMW 2-Series

Model Year20172017
Model3-Series2-Series
TrimM3M2
Body4dr Sedan2dr Coupe
Transmission and Drivetrain 
7-speed automated manual$1200$1200
RWD$0$0
Accessories 
Hands-free trunk or liftgate$100 
Power rear side windows$200 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Automatic braking, low-speed $200
Forward collision warning $200
Lane departure warning system $200
Pedestrian detection $50
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment$50 
Rear seat pass-through $100
Second-row low console $100
Exterior 
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)$50 
Sunroof$900 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming headlights $200
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror$75 
Compass$0 
Head-up display (HUD)$350 
Headlight washers$50 
Powertrain 
Raised top speed limiter $0
Seats and Interior Trim 
Carbon fiber trim $200
Center armrest(s), second row$50 
Heated second row seats$200 
Wood trim$300 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical$500 
Performance steering system (optional)$0 
Sport suspension (upgrade)$0 
Ultra-sport suspension (upgrade) $0
Total Value of Features$4,025$2,450
Value of Feature Adjustments$1,575$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-1,4790

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Specifications Comparison: BMW 3-Series vs. BMW 2-Series

Model Year20172017
Model3-Series2-Series
Body4dr Sedan2dr Coupe
Wheelbase110.6 in105.9 in
Length182.5 in174.7 in
Width71.3 in69.8 in
Height56.3 in55.8 in
Curb Weight3,630 lb.3,450 lb.
Fuel Capacity15.8 gal.13.7 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.3 in40.1 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room55.1 in54.4 in
Row 1 Legroom42.0 in41.5 in
Row 2 Headroom37.7 in36.5 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room55.1 in53.4 in
Row 2 Legroom35.1 in33.0 in
Cargo Volume13.0 ft313.8 ft3

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Option Package Details
BMW 3-Series M3

Executive Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated second row seats200No
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Rearview camera200Yes
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Head-up display (HUD)350No
Headlight washers50No
SMS text-to-speech reader50Yes
Voice recorder0Yes
Wi-Fi hotspot50Yes
Wireless charging station75Yes
Text dictation50Yes
Total Requested102563%
Total Not Requested60037%

Option Package Details
BMW 2-Series M2

7-speed automated manual
FeatureValueRequested?
7-speed automated manual0Yes
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls100Yes
Launch control100Yes
Total Requested200100%
Total Not Requested00%
Executive Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Wi-Fi hotspot50Yes
Wireless charging station75Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Rearview camera200Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200No
Lane departure warning system200No
Automatic braking, low-speed200No
Forward collision warning200No
Speed limit information0No
Pedestrian detection50No
Total Requested92552%
Total Not Requested85048%

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