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BMW 3-Series vs. BMW 5-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.

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

Lowest Total Price: $55,769

BMW 3-Series 330e iPerformance   
Difference: $8,051

Lowest Total Invoice: $52,194

BMW 3-Series 330e iPerformance   
Difference: $7,791

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Model Year201720172017201720172017
Model3-Series3-Series3-Series3-Series5-Series5-Series
Trim328d330i330e iPerformance340i530i540i
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $40,250 $38,750 $44,100 $47,900 $51,200 $56,450
Base Invoice $38,115 $36,720 $41,695 $45,225 $48,295 $53,180
Sunshade, rear, power 575 575 575 575 575 575
Wireless charging station 500 500 500 500    
Premium Package 2,450 2,450 2,450   2,300 1,950
Technology Package 2,750 2,750 2,750 2,750    
Driver Assistance Package 950 950 950 950    
Lighting Package 800 800 800 800 1,050  
Cold Weather Package 800 800 800 800 800 800
Leather seating surfaces 1,450 1,450 1,450 1,450    
Driver Assistance Plus 1,700 1,700 1,700 1,700    
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200    
Semi-automated parking system 500 500 500 500    
Apple CarPlay support 300 300 300 300 300 300
Metallic paint (extra cost) 700 700 700 700 700 700
Track Handling Package   2,300        
Adaptive dampers - electrical       700 1,000  
M Sport Package       0    
Driver Assistance Plus II         1,700 1,700
Driving Assistance Package         1,800 1,800
Driving Assistance Plus Package         1,400 1,400
Sunshade, rear, power 530 530 530 530 530 530
Wireless charging station 460 460 460 460    
Premium Package 2,255 2,255 2,255   2,115 1,795
Technology Package 2,530 2,530 2,530 2,530    
Driver Assistance Package 875 875 875 875    
Lighting Package 735 735 735 735 965  
Cold Weather Package 735 735 735 735 735 735
Leather seating surfaces 1,335 1,335 1,335 1,335    
Driver Assistance Plus 1,565 1,565 1,565 1,565    
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed 1,105 1,105 1,105 1,105    
Semi-automated parking system 460 460 460 460    
Apple CarPlay support 275 275 275 275 275 275
Metallic paint (extra cost) 645 645 645 645 645 645
Track Handling Package   2,115        
Adaptive dampers - electrical       645 920  
M Sport Package       0    
Driver Assistance Plus II         1,565 1,565
Driving Assistance Package         1,655 1,655
Driving Assistance Plus Package         1,290 1,290
Options (change) 14,675 16,975 14,675 12,925 11,625 9,225
Options (change) 13,505 15,620 13,505 11,895 10,695 8,490
Destination 995 995 995 995 995 995
Gas Tax 0 0 -4,001 0 0 0
Total Price $55,920 $56,720 $55,769 $61,820 $63,820 $66,670
Total Invoice $52,615 $53,335 $52,194 $58,115 $59,985 $62,665

The configured BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

The configured BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

Even when the BMW 3-Series and BMW 5-Series are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the BMW 3-Series 328d trim is $40,250. The features would cost an additional $14,675. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $55,920.

The base sticker price of the BMW 3-Series 330i trim is $38,750. The features would cost an additional $16,975. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $56,720.

The base sticker price of the BMW 3-Series 330e iPerformance trim is $44,100. The features would cost an additional $14,675. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $55,769.

The base sticker price of the BMW 3-Series 340i trim is $47,900. The features would cost an additional $12,925. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $61,820.

The base sticker price of the BMW 5-Series 530i trim is $51,200. The features would cost an additional $11,625. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $63,820.

The base sticker price of the BMW 5-Series 540i trim is $56,450. The features would cost an additional $9,225. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $66,670.

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 5. The feature adjusted price of the BMW 5-Series trims is 1. Based on this adjustment, the BMW 5-Series 530i 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

The configured BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

Even when the BMW 3-Series and BMW 5-Series are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the BMW 3-Series 328d trim is $38,115. The features would cost an additional $13,505. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $52,615.

The invoice of the BMW 3-Series 330i trim is $36,720. The features would cost an additional $15,620. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $53,335.

The invoice of the BMW 3-Series 330e iPerformance trim is $41,695. The features would cost an additional $13,505. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $52,194.

The invoice of the BMW 3-Series 340i trim is $45,225. The features would cost an additional $11,895. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $58,115.

The invoice of the BMW 5-Series 530i trim is $48,295. The features would cost an additional $10,695. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $59,985.

The invoice of the BMW 5-Series 540i trim is $53,180. The features would cost an additional $8,490. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $62,665.

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 5. The feature adjusted price of the BMW 5-Series trims is 7. Based on this adjustment, the BMW 5-Series 530i 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 5-Series

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: BMW 3-Series 330e iPerformance
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $5,476
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $5,370
Model Year201720172017201720172017
Model3-Series3-Series3-Series3-Series5-Series5-Series
Trim328d330i330e iPerformance340i530i540i
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine180hp I4 D248hp I4181hp I4 PiH320hp I6248hp I4335hp I6
TransmissionT8T8T8T8T8T8
DrivetrainRWDRWDRWDRWDRWDRWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)205, 9205, 9205, 9205, 9205, 12205, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/50-17225/45-18225/50-17225/45-18245/45-18245/45-18
Total Price$55,920$56,720$55,769$61,820$63,820$66,670
Adjustments for Features0-250-25-275-2,600-2,100
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$55,920$56,470$55,744$61,545$61,220$64,570
Cost Above Minimum$176$726$0$5,801$0$3,350
Total Invoice$52,615$53,335$52,194$58,115$59,985$62,665
Adjustments for Features0-235-23-259-2,444-1,974
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$52,615$53,100$52,171$57,856$57,541$60,691
Cost Above Minimum$444$929$0$5,685$0$3,150

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

Model Year201720172017201720172017
Model3-Series3-Series3-Series3-Series5-Series5-Series
Trim328d330i330e iPerformance340i530i540i
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1300$1300$1300$1300$1300$1300
RWD$0$0$0$0$0$0
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$1000$1000$1000$1000  
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed and road sign aware    $1200$1200
Low-speed semi-autonomous driving    $100$100
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual$250$250$250$250  
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power    $350$350
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial    $200$200
Evasive maneuver system    $200$200
High performance brake pads (optional) $0    
Lane departure collision mitigation    $50$50
Lane keeping assist system    $400$400
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system    $100$100
Rear cross-traffic detection    $100$100
Rollover sensor    $50$50
Side collision prevention    $100$100
Tires, run-flat$150 $150$150$150$150
Cargo Management 
Rear seat pass-through    $100$100
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Rear air vents    $100$100
Rear air vents with manual controls$150$150$150$150  
Exterior 
Black exterior trim (optional)$0$0$0$0  
Painted brake calipers (optional) $0    
Sport rocker panels (optional)   $0  
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror$75$75$75$75  
Compass$0$0$0$0  
Cornering lights    $75$75
Fog lights$125$125$125 $125$125
Interior ambient lighting$150$150$150$150  
Interior ambient lighting, configurable    $150$150
Large energy flow and fuel economy display  $25   
Powertrain 
3.6 kW onboard charger  $0   
8 kWh battery pack  $0   
Launch control    $100$100
Raised top speed limiter $0    
Regenerative braking$0$0 $0$0$0
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100 $100 $100$100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Leather door panel trim    $250$250
Power headrest height adjuster, driver seat    $50$50
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat    $50$50
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical $500 $500$500 
Sport suspension (upgrade) $0 $0  
Total Value of Features$3,300$3,550$3,325$3,575$5,900$5,400
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$250$25$275$2,600$2,100
Value of Feature Adjustments0-235-23-259-2,444-1,974

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

Model Year20172017
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 328d

Wireless charging station
FeatureValueRequested?
SMS text-to-speech reader50Yes
Voice recorder0Yes
Wi-Fi hotspot50Yes
Wireless charging station75Yes
Text dictation50Yes
Total Requested225100%
Total Not Requested00%
Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunroof900Yes
LED headlights250Yes
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 Requested2050100%
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
4G LTE connectivity50Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
App support100Yes
Remote app25Yes
Total Requested1615100%
Total Not Requested00%
Driver Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Rearview camera200Yes
Total Requested700100%
Total Not Requested00%
Lighting Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Total Requested350100%
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%

Option Package Details
BMW 3-Series 330i

Wireless charging station
FeatureValueRequested?
SMS text-to-speech reader50Yes
Voice recorder0Yes
Wi-Fi hotspot50Yes
Wireless charging station75Yes
Text dictation50Yes
Total Requested225100%
Total Not Requested00%
Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunroof900Yes
LED headlights250Yes
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 Requested2050100%
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
4G LTE connectivity50Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
App support100Yes
Remote app25Yes
Total Requested1615100%
Total Not Requested00%
Driver Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Rearview camera200Yes
Total Requested700100%
Total Not Requested00%
Lighting Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Total Requested350100%
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%
Track Handling Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Sport suspension (upgrade)250No
Adaptive dampers - electrical500Yes
Performance braking system (optional)250No
Painted brake calipers (optional)0No
High performance brake pads (optional)0No
Variable steering ratio (optional)0No
Raised top speed limiter0No
255/40YR18 tires200No
225/45YR18 tires200No
Total Requested50036%
Total Not Requested90064%

Option Package Details
BMW 3-Series 330e iPerformance

Wireless charging station
FeatureValueRequested?
SMS text-to-speech reader50Yes
Voice recorder0Yes
Wi-Fi hotspot50Yes
Wireless charging station75Yes
Text dictation50Yes
Total Requested225100%
Total Not Requested00%
Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunroof900Yes
LED headlights250Yes
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 Requested2050100%
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
4G LTE connectivity50Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
App support100Yes
Remote app25Yes
Total Requested1615100%
Total Not Requested00%
Driver Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Rearview camera200Yes
Total Requested700100%
Total Not Requested00%
Lighting Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Total Requested350100%
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%

Option Package Details
BMW 3-Series 340i

Wireless charging station
FeatureValueRequested?
SMS text-to-speech reader50Yes
Voice recorder0Yes
Wi-Fi hotspot50Yes
Wireless charging station75Yes
Text dictation50Yes
Total Requested225100%
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
4G LTE connectivity50Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
App support100Yes
Remote app25Yes
Total Requested1615100%
Total Not Requested00%
Driver Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Rearview camera200Yes
Total Requested700100%
Total Not Requested00%
Lighting Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Total Requested350100%
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%
M Sport Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Sport suspension (upgrade)250No
Sport front fascia (optional)0No
225/45VR18 tires400No
Sport rocker panels (optional)0No
Total Requested00%
Total Not Requested650100%

Option Package Details
BMW 5-Series 530i

Sunshade, rear, power
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunshade, rear, power225Yes
Sunshades, second row125Yes
Total Requested350100%
Total Not Requested00%
Driver Assistance Plus II
FeatureValueRequested?
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100No
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200No
Lane keeping assist system400No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed and road sign aware950No
Low-speed semi-autonomous driving100No
Side collision prevention100No
Total Requested00%
Total Not Requested1850100%
Driving Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Rearview camera200Yes
Head-up display (HUD)350Yes
Total Requested1050100%
Total Not Requested00%
Driving Assistance Plus Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100No
Evasive maneuver system200No
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
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 Requested180084%
Total Not Requested35016%
Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250Yes
Leather door panel trim250No
Wi-Fi hotspot50Yes
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Wireless charging station75Yes
Total Requested162587%
Total Not Requested25013%
Lighting Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
LED headlights-500Yes
Total Requested-300100%
Total Not Requested00%
Cold Weather Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated front seats200Yes
Heated second row seats200Yes
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Total Requested500100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
BMW 5-Series 540i

Sunshade, rear, power
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunshade, rear, power225Yes
Sunshades, second row125Yes
Total Requested350100%
Total Not Requested00%
Driver Assistance Plus II
FeatureValueRequested?
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100No
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200No
Lane keeping assist system400No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed and road sign aware950No
Low-speed semi-autonomous driving100No
Side collision prevention100No
Total Requested00%
Total Not Requested1850100%
Driving Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Rearview camera200Yes
Head-up display (HUD)350Yes
Total Requested1050100%
Total Not Requested00%
Driving Assistance Plus Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100No
Evasive maneuver system200No
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
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 Requested180084%
Total Not Requested35016%
Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250Yes
Wi-Fi hotspot50Yes
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Wireless charging station75Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
LED headlights-500Yes
Total Requested425100%
Total Not Requested00%
Cold Weather Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated front seats200Yes
Heated second row seats200Yes
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Total Requested500100%
Total Not Requested00%

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