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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: $67,760

BMW 3-Series M340i   
Difference: $3,450

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20212021
Model3-Series5-Series
TrimM340i540i
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $54,700 $59,450
Sunshade, rear, power 575 575
AWD 2,000 2,300
Obstacle detection, rear 600  
Executive Tier 3,100 2,100
Premium Tier 2,900 2,300
Driving Assistance Package 500 1,700
Wireless charging station 500 400
Blind spot warning system 500  
Heated second row seats 350 350
Heated steering wheel 190 190
Apple CarPlay support 300 300
Metallic paint (extra cost) 550 550
Sunshade, rear, power 530 530
AWD 1,860 2,140
Obstacle detection, rear 550  
Executive Tier 2,850 1,930
Premium Tier 2,670 2,115
Driving Assistance Package 460 1,565
Wireless charging station 460 370
Blind spot warning system 460  
Heated second row seats 320 320
Heated steering wheel 175 175
Apple CarPlay support 275 275
Metallic paint (extra cost) 505 505
Options (change) 12,065 10,765
Options (change) 11,115 9,925
Destination 995 995
Total Price $67,760 $71,210

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

Lowest Adjusted Price: BMW 3-Series M340i
Lowest Adjusted Invoice: BMW 5-Series 540i
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $1,900
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $1,252
Model Year20212021
Model3-Series5-Series
TrimM340i540i
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine382hp I6 H335hp I6 H
TransmissionT8T8
DrivetrainAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)22/31 MPG23/31 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)600, 16205, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/45-18245/45-18
Total Price$67,760$71,210
Adjustments for Features0-1,550
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$67,760$69,660

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

Model Year20212021
Model3-Series5-Series
TrimM340i540i
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1300$1300
AWD$1700$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
Cross-traffic warning, rear $100
Driver drowsiness monitor $150
Rollover sensor $50
Cargo Management 
Rear seat pass-through $100
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Gesture control system $100
Rear air vents $100
Rear air vents with manual controls$150 
Surround sound$250 
Exterior 
Active grille shutters $0
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Compass$0 
Cornering lights $50
Interior ambient lighting$150 
Interior ambient lighting, configurable $150
Powertrain 
Launch control $100
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls $100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Leather door panel trim $250
Power headrest height adjuster, driver seat $50
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat $50
Total Value of Features$3,800$5,350
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$1,550
Value of Feature Adjustments0-242

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

Model Year20212021
Model3-Series5-Series
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase112.2 in117.1 in
Length185.7 in195.8 in
Width71.9 in73.5 in
Height56.8 in58.2 in
Curb Weight3,968 lb.4,050 lb.
Fuel Capacity15.6 gal.18.0 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.7 in38.8 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room56.0 in58.7 in
Row 1 Legroom42.0 in41.4 in
Row 2 Headroom37.6 in37.5 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room54.6 in55.9 in
Row 2 Legroom35.2 in36.5 in
Cargo Volume16.9 ft314.0 ft3

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Option Package Details
BMW 3-Series M340i

Executive Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250Yes
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
Wide-view front camera150Yes
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Total Requested2450100%
Total Not Requested00%
Premium Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated front seats200Yes
Head-up display (HUD)350Yes
Media drive15Yes
In-vehicle Internet150Yes
Handwriting recognition200Yes
Siri Eyes Free support0Yes
S Voice support0Yes
4G LTE connectivity50Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0Yes
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Remote app25Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Total Requested1715100%
Total Not Requested00%
Driving Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Lane departure warning200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Speed limit information0No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Total Requested650100%
Total Not Requested00%
Wireless charging station
FeatureValueRequested?
SMS text-to-speech reader25Yes
Voice recorder0Yes
Wi-Fi hotspot50Yes
Wireless charging station75Yes
Text dictation50Yes
Total Requested200100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
BMW 5-Series 540i

AWD
FeatureValueRequested?
AWD0Yes
Hill descent control250Yes
Total Requested250100%
Total Not Requested00%
Sunshade, rear, power
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunshade, rear, power225Yes
Sunshades, second row125Yes
Total Requested350100%
Total Not Requested00%
Executive Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Power door closers300No
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250Yes
LED headlights250Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Wide-view front camera150Yes
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
Total Requested165085%
Total Not Requested30015%
Premium Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated front seats200Yes
Gesture control system100No
Power trunk closer350No
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250Yes
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Obstacle detection, front150Yes
Obstacle detection, rear250Yes
Total Requested120073%
Total Not Requested45027%
Driving Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Head-up display (HUD)350Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Cross-traffic warning, rear100No
Speed limit information0No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Lane departure warning200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Total Requested120092%
Total Not Requested1008%
Wireless charging station
FeatureValueRequested?
Wi-Fi hotspot50Yes
Wireless charging station75Yes
Total Requested125100%
Total Not Requested00%

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