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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: $53,809

BMW 3-Series 330e   
Difference: $6,333

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year2021202120212020202020202020
Model3-Series3-Series3-Series5-Series5-Series5-Series5-Series
Trim330i330eM340i530i530e iPerformance540iM550i
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $41,250 $44,550 $54,700 $53,900 $53,900 $59,450 $76,650
Sunshade, rear, power 575 575 575 575 575 575 575
Convenience Tier 1,750 1,750          
Obstacle detection, rear 600 750 600        
Executive Tier 3,100 2,800 3,100 2,100 2,100 2,100  
Premium Tier 2,900 2,900 2,900 2,300 2,300 2,300  
Driving Assistance Package 500 500 500 1,700 1,700 1,700 1,700
Wireless charging station 500 500 500 400 400 400  
Blind spot warning system 500 500 500        
Heated second row seats 350 350 350 350 350 350  
Heated steering wheel 190 190 190 190 190 190  
Apple CarPlay support 300 300 300 300 300 300 300
Metallic paint (extra cost) 550 550 550 550 550 550  
Shadow Sport Design   600          
Leather seating surfaces       1,450 1,450    
Parking Assistance Package             700
Wood trim             0
Heated front seats             500
Sunshade, rear, power 530 530 530 530 530 530 525
Convenience Tier 1,610 1,610          
Obstacle detection, rear 550 690 550        
Executive Tier 2,850 2,575 2,850 1,930 1,930 1,930  
Premium Tier 2,670 2,670 2,670 2,115 2,115 2,115  
Driving Assistance Package 460 460 460 1,565 1,565 1,565 1,565
Wireless charging station 460 460 460 370 370 370  
Blind spot warning system 460 460 460        
Heated second row seats 320 320 320 320 320 320  
Heated steering wheel 175 175 175 175 175 175  
Apple CarPlay support 275 275 275 275 275 275 275
Metallic paint (extra cost) 505 505 505 505 505 505  
Shadow Sport Design   550          
Leather seating surfaces       1,335 1,335    
Parking Assistance Package             645
Wood trim             0
Heated front seats             455
Options (change) 11,815 12,265 10,065 9,915 9,915 8,465 3,775
Options (change) 10,865 11,280 9,255 9,120 9,120 7,785 3,465
Destination 995 995 995 995 995 995 995
Gas Tax 0 -4,001 0 0 -4,668 0 0
Total Price $54,060 $53,809 $65,760 $64,810 $60,142 $68,910 $81,420

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

Lowest Adjusted Price: BMW 3-Series 330e
Lowest Adjusted Invoice: BMW 5-Series M550i
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $4,483
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $3,916
Model Year2021202120212020202020202020
Model3-Series3-Series3-Series5-Series5-Series5-Series5-Series
Trim330i330eM340i530i530e iPerformance540iM550i
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine255hp I4180hp I4 PiH382hp I6 H248hp I4180hp I4 PiH335hp I6523hp V8
TransmissionT8T8T8T8T8T8T8
DrivetrainRWDRWDRWDRWDRWDRWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)205, 9205, 9600, 16205, 12205, 12205, 12600, 16
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/45-18225/45-18225/45-18245/45-18245/45-18245/45-18245/40-19
Total Price$54,060$53,809$65,760$64,810$60,142$68,910$81,420
Adjustments for Features-1250-375-1,925-1,850-1,925-4,950
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$53,935$53,809$65,385$62,885$58,292$66,985$76,470
Cost Above Minimum$126$0$11,576$4,593$0$8,693$18,178

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

Model Year2021202120212020202020202020
Model3-Series3-Series3-Series5-Series5-Series5-Series5-Series
Trim330i330eM340i530i530e iPerformance540iM550i
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1300$1300$1300$1300$1300$1300$1300
RWD$0$0$0$0$0$0 
AWD      $1700
Accessories 
Heated steering wheel$100$100$100$100$100$100 
Power door closers   $300$300$300 
Power trunk closer   $350$350$350$350
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual$250$250$250    
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power   $350$350$350$350
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Brake- or yaw-sensor-initiated collision preparation system   $0$0$0$0
Cross-traffic warning, rear   $100$100$100$100
Driver drowsiness monitor   $150$150$150$150
Hill descent control      $250
Rollover sensor   $50$50$50$50
Cargo Management 
Rear seat pass-through   $100$100$100$100
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Gesture control system   $100$100$100 
Rear air vents   $100$100$100$100
Rear air vents with manual controls$150$150$150    
Surround sound  $250   $250
Wi-Fi hotspot$50$50$50$50$50$50 
Wireless charging station$75$75$75$75$75$75 
Exterior 
Active grille shutters   $0$0$0$0
Black exterior trim (optional) $0    $0
Body kit      $0
Painted brake calipers (optional)      $0
Rear spoiler      $200
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Compass$0$0$0    
Cornering lights   $50$50$50$50
Fog lights$125$125$125$125$125$125 
Interior ambient lighting$150$150$150    
Interior ambient lighting, configurable   $150$150$150$150
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display$250 $250$250$250$250 
Large energy flow and fuel economy display $25  $25  
Powertrain 
12 kWh battery pack    $0  
3.5 kW onboard charger $0  $0  
8 kWh battery pack $0     
Dual-mode exhaust, switchable      $500
Launch control   $100 $100$100
Regenerative braking$0 $0$0 $0$0
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls $100 $100$100$100$100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Heated second row seats$200$200$200$200$200$200 
Leather door panel trim   $250$250$250$250
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat$50$50$50$50$50$50 
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat$50$50$50$50$50$50 
Memory system, passenger seat      $150
Metal pedals      $75
Power headrest height adjuster, driver seat   $50$50$50$50
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat   $50$50$50$50
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
Upholstered instrument panel      $300
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical      $500
Performance steering system (optional)      $0
Sport suspension (upgrade) $0    $0
Total Value of Features$2,750$2,625$3,000$4,550$4,475$4,550$7,575
Value of Feature Adjustments$125$0$375$1,925$1,850$1,925$4,950
Value of Feature Adjustments-270-58-306-173-250-282

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

Model Year20212020
Model3-Series5-Series
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase112.2 in117.1 in
Length185.7 in194.6 in
Width71.9 in73.5 in
Height56.8 in58.2 in
Curb Weight3,590 lb.3,747 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 ft318.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
BMW 3-Series 330i

Convenience Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunroof900Yes
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat150Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250Yes
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat150Yes
Total Requested1800100%
Total Not Requested00%
Executive Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
Wide-view front camera150Yes
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Total Requested2450100%
Total Not Requested00%
Premium Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated front seats200Yes
Head-up display (HUD)350Yes
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
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Remote app25Yes
Navigation system600Yes
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 3-Series 330e

Shadow Sport Design
FeatureValueRequested?
225/45VR18 tires400No
Black exterior trim (optional)0No
Sunroof900Yes
Sport suspension (upgrade)250No
Total Requested90058%
Total Not Requested65042%
Convenience Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunroof900Yes
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat150Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250Yes
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat150Yes
Total Requested1800100%
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%
Premium Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated front seats200Yes
Head-up display (HUD)350Yes
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
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Remote app25Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Total Requested1715100%
Total Not Requested00%
Executive Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
Wide-view front camera150Yes
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Total Requested2200100%
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 3-Series M340i

Executive Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
Wide-view front camera150Yes
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Total Requested2450100%
Total Not Requested00%
Premium Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated front seats200Yes
Head-up display (HUD)350Yes
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
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Remote app25Yes
Navigation system600Yes
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 530i

Sunshade, rear, power
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunshade, rear, power225Yes
Sunshades, second row125Yes
Total Requested350100%
Total Not Requested00%
Leather seating surfaces
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Leather door panel trim250No
Total Requested90078%
Total Not Requested25022%
Premium Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated front seats200Yes
Gesture control system100No
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Power trunk closer350No
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250Yes
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Total Requested130074%
Total Not Requested45026%
Executive Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Power door closers300No
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
LED headlights250Yes
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
Wide-view front camera150Yes
Total Requested165085%
Total Not Requested30015%
Driving Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Head-up display (HUD)350Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Cross-traffic warning, rear100No
Speed limit information0No
Lane departure warning200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Total Requested120092%
Total Not Requested1008%
Wireless charging station
FeatureValueRequested?
Wi-Fi hotspot50Yes
Wireless charging station75Yes
Total Requested125100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
BMW 5-Series 530e iPerformance

Sunshade, rear, power
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunshade, rear, power225Yes
Sunshades, second row125Yes
Total Requested350100%
Total Not Requested00%
Leather seating surfaces
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Leather door panel trim250No
Total Requested90078%
Total Not Requested25022%
Premium Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated front seats200Yes
Gesture control system100No
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Power trunk closer350No
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250Yes
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Total Requested130074%
Total Not Requested45026%
Executive Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Power door closers300No
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
LED headlights250Yes
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
Wide-view front camera150Yes
Total Requested165085%
Total Not Requested30015%
Driving Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Head-up display (HUD)350Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Cross-traffic warning, rear100No
Speed limit information0No
Lane departure warning200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Total Requested120092%
Total Not Requested1008%
Wireless charging station
FeatureValueRequested?
Wi-Fi hotspot50Yes
Wireless charging station75Yes
Total Requested125100%
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%
Premium Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated front seats200Yes
Gesture control system100No
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Power trunk closer350No
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250Yes
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Total Requested130074%
Total Not Requested45026%
Executive Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Power door closers300No
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
LED headlights250Yes
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
Wide-view front camera150Yes
Total Requested165085%
Total Not Requested30015%
Driving Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Head-up display (HUD)350Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Cross-traffic warning, rear100No
Speed limit information0No
Lane departure warning200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Total Requested120092%
Total Not Requested1008%
Wireless charging station
FeatureValueRequested?
Wi-Fi hotspot50Yes
Wireless charging station75Yes
Total Requested125100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
BMW 5-Series M550i

Sunshade, rear, power
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunshade, rear, power225Yes
Sunshades, second row125Yes
Total Requested350100%
Total Not Requested00%
Parking Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
Wide-view front camera150Yes
Total Requested950100%
Total Not Requested00%
Driving Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Head-up display (HUD)350Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Cross-traffic warning, rear100No
Speed limit information0No
Lane departure warning200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Total Requested120092%
Total Not Requested1008%

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