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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

Lowest Total Price: $84,875

BMW 3-Series M3   
Difference: $37,100

Lowest Total Invoice: $79,495

BMW 3-Series M3   
Difference: $34,555

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20182018
Model3-Series5-Series
TrimM3M5
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $65,500 $102,600
Base Invoice $61,595 $96,100
Executive Package 4,100 4,000
Full Merino Leather 2,650  
Sunshade, rear, power 350  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 550  
Sunroof 0 0
Apple CarPlay support 300 300
Wood trim, alternative type 1,080 1,080
Ceramic brake rotors 8,150 8,500
255/35YR19 1,200  
Upholstered instrument panel, leather   3,500
Executive Package 3,770 3,680
Full Merino Leather 2,435  
Sunshade, rear, power 320  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 505  
Sunroof 0 0
Apple CarPlay support 275 275
Wood trim, alternative type 995 995
Ceramic brake rotors 7,500 7,820
255/35YR19 1,105  
Upholstered instrument panel, leather   3,185
Options (change) 18,380 17,380
Options (change) 16,905 15,955
Destination 995 995
Gas Tax 0 1,000
Total Price $84,875 $121,975
Total Invoice $79,495 $114,050

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

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: BMW 3-Series M3
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $29,575
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $27,519
Model Year20182018
Model3-Series5-Series
TrimM3M5
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine425hp I6600hp V8
TransmissionM6T8
DrivetrainRWD4WD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)600, 16600, 16
Tire (rear if not all the same)255/35-19275/40-19
Total Price$84,875$121,975
Adjustments for Features0-7,525
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$84,875$114,450
Total Invoice$79,495$114,050
Adjustments for Features0-7,036
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$79,495$107,014

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

Model Year20182018
Model3-Series5-Series
TrimM3M5
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manual$150 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1300
RWD$0 
4WD $1700
Accessories 
Power door closers $300
Power trunk closer $350
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual$250 
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power $350
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Brake- or yaw-sensor-initiated collision preparation system $0
Driver drowsiness monitor $150
Hill descent control $250
Rollover sensor $50
Cargo Management 
Rear seat pass-through $100
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Gesture control system $100
Rear air vents with automatic controls $250
Rear air vents with manual controls$150 
Rear dual-zone climate control $125
SMS text-to-speech reader $25
Text dictation $50
Voice recorder $0
Wi-Fi hotspot $50
Wireless charging station $75
Exterior 
Body kit $0
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)$25 
Sport rocker panels (optional)$0 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Compass$0 
Cornering lights $50
Headlight washers$50 
Interior ambient lighting$150 
Interior ambient lighting, configurable $150
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display $250
Powertrain 
Downshift rev matching$50 
Dual-mode exhaust, switchable $500
Launch control $100
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls $100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats $300
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat$50 
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat$50 
Massage, driver seat $100
Massage, passenger seat $100
Memory system, passenger seat $150
Metal pedals $75
Power headrest height adjuster, driver seat $50
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat $50
Power thigh bolsters, driver seat $100
Power thigh bolsters, passenger seat $100
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat $100
Power thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat $100
Power upper seatback recliner, driver seat $100
Power upper seatback recliner, passenger seat $100
Synthetic suede headliner $650
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Additional powertrain and chassis calibration options $0
Total Value of Features$925$8,450
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$7,525
Value of Feature Adjustments0-7,036

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

Model Year20182018
Model3-Series5-Series
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase110.6 in117.1 in
Length182.5 in194.6 in
Width71.3 in73.5 in
Height56.3 in58.2 in
Curb Weight3,502 lb.3,747 lb.
Fuel Capacity15.8 gal.18.0 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.3 in38.8 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room55.1 in58.7 in
Row 1 Legroom42.0 in41.4 in
Row 2 Headroom37.7 in37.5 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room55.1 in55.9 in
Row 2 Legroom35.1 in36.5 in
Cargo Volume13.0 ft318.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
BMW 3-Series M3

Executive Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated second row seats200Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Head-up display (HUD)350Yes
Headlight washers50No
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
Wide-view front camera150Yes
Total Requested245098%
Total Not Requested502%
Full Merino Leather
FeatureValueRequested?
Upgraded leather upholstery-450No
Leather upholstery, extended coverage450Yes
Leather door panel trim250Yes
Upholstered instrument panel, leather1000Yes
Total Requested1700136%
Total Not Requested-450-36%

Option Package Details
BMW 5-Series M5

Executive Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated second row seats200Yes
Cooled or ventilated front seats300No
Rear air vents with automatic controls150No
Sunshades, second row125Yes
Sunshade, rear, power225Yes
Massage, driver seat100No
Massage, passenger seat100No
Rear dual-zone climate control125No
Power door closers300No
Wi-Fi hotspot50No
Wireless charging station75No
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
Wide-view front camera150Yes
Total Requested150056%
Total Not Requested120044%

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