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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: $79,425

BMW 3-Series M3   
Difference: $525

Lowest Total Invoice: $74,480

BMW 3-Series M3   
Difference: $560

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20182018
Model3-Series5-Series
TrimM3M550i
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $65,500 $73,400
Base Invoice $61,595 $68,940
Full Merino Leather 2,650  
7-speed automated manual 2,900  
Executive Package 4,100  
Driving Assistance Package 500 1,700
Sunshade, rear, power 350 575
Metallic paint (extra cost) 550  
Sunroof 0  
Apple CarPlay support 300 300
Wood trim, alternative type 1,080 1,080
Blind spot warning system 500  
Parking Assistance Package   700
Upholstered instrument panel, leather   700
Heated front seats   500
Full Merino Leather 2,435  
7-speed automated manual 2,670  
Executive Package 3,770  
Driving Assistance Package 460 1,565
Sunshade, rear, power 320 525
Metallic paint (extra cost) 505  
Sunroof 0  
Apple CarPlay support 275 275
Wood trim, alternative type 995 995
Blind spot warning system 460  
Parking Assistance Package   645
Upholstered instrument panel, leather   645
Heated front seats   455
Options (change) 12,930 5,555
Options (change) 11,890 5,105
Destination 995 995
Total Price $79,425 $79,950
Total Invoice $74,480 $75,040

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

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: BMW 5-Series M550i
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $2,850
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $2,608
Model Year20182018
Model3-Series5-Series
TrimM3M550i
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine425hp I6456hp V8
TransmissionS7T8
DrivetrainRWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)17/24 MPG16/25 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)600, 16600, 16
Tire (rear if not all the same)255/40-18245/40-19
Total Price$79,425$79,950
Adjustments for Features0-3,375
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$79,425$76,575
Total Invoice$74,480$75,040
Adjustments for Features0-3,168
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$74,480$71,872

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

Model Year20182018
Model3-Series5-Series
TrimM3M550i
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
7-speed automated manual$1200 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1300
RWD$0 
AWD $1700
Accessories 
Heated steering wheel$100 
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
Hill descent control $250
Rollover sensor $50
Tires, run-flat $150
Cargo Management 
Rear seat pass-through $100
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Rear air vents $100
Rear air vents with manual controls$150 
SMS text-to-speech reader $25
Text dictation $50
Voice recorder $0
Exterior 
Active grille shutters $0
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
Powertrain 
Active rear differential$500 
Dual-mode exhaust, switchable $500
Seats and Interior Trim 
Heated second row seats$200 
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat$50 
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat$50 
Memory system, passenger seat $150
Metal pedals $75
Power headrest height adjuster, driver seat $50
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat $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
Total Value of Features$2,725$6,100
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$3,375
Value of Feature Adjustments0-3,168

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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 Weight3,630 lb.4,372 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

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%
Executive Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated second row seats200No
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Heated steering wheel100No
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 Requested215086%
Total Not Requested35014%
Driving Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Lane departure warning200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Speed limit information0No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Total Requested650100%
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%
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%
Parking Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
Wide-view front camera150Yes
Total Requested950100%
Total Not Requested00%

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