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BMW 3-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class Price Comparison (MSRP)

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BMW 3-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $68,770

BMW 3-Series M340i   
Difference: $19,430

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20212021
TrimM340iAMG E 53
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $54,700 $73,900
Executive Tier 3,100  
Obstacle detection, rear 600  
Premium Tier 2,900  
Driving Assistance Package 500  
Sunshade, rear, power 575  
Wireless charging station 500  
Luxury Design 0  
AWD 2,000  
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed 1,200  
Heated second row seats 350 580
Blind spot warning system 500  
Apple CarPlay support 300  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 550 720
Premium 3 Package   6,500
Active multicontour front seats   1,320
Leather seating surfaces   1,620
Upgraded leather upholstery   1,370
Wood trim   0
Sunshades, second row   380
Rear air vents with automatic controls   760
Executive Tier 2,850  
Obstacle detection, rear 550  
Premium Tier 2,670  
Driving Assistance Package 460  
Sunshade, rear, power 530  
Wireless charging station 460  
Luxury Design 0  
AWD 1,860  
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed 1,105  
Heated second row seats 320 539
Blind spot warning system 460  
Apple CarPlay support 275  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 505 670
Premium 3 Package   6,045
Active multicontour front seats   1,228
Leather seating surfaces   1,507
Upgraded leather upholstery   1,274
Wood trim   0
Sunshades, second row   353
Rear air vents with automatic controls   707
Options (change) 13,075 13,250
Options (change) 12,045 12,323
Destination 995 1,050
Total Price $68,770 $88,200

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: BMW 3-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Lowest Adjusted Price: BMW 3-Series M340i
Lowest Adjusted Invoice: Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG E 53
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $13,855
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $512
Model Year20212021
TrimM340iAMG E 53
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine382hp I6 H429hp I6 H
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)22/31 MPG22/29 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)600, 16590, 13
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/45-18245/40-19
Total Price$68,770$88,200
Adjustments for Features0-5,575
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$68,770$82,625

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Features Comparison: BMW 3-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Model Year20212021
TrimM340iAMG E 53
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1300 
9-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1400
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$850 
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed, road sign aware $1000
Automated lane change $300
Power trunk closer $350
Remote climate control $25
Remote start via app $75
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual$250 
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power $350
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active safety seat bolsters $0
Automated stopping system, inattentive driver $0
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial $200
Blind spot collision prevention $150
Collision preparation system, rear $100
Cross-traffic detection for collision preparation system $0
Cross-traffic warning, rear $100
Driver drowsiness monitor $150
Evasive maneuver assist $200
Hill descent control$250 
Knee airbag, passenger$75 
Lane keeping assist $400
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system $100
Rollover sensor $50
Torque vectoring, brake-based $100
Vehicle-to-X (V2X) communication $0
Wide-view front camera$150 
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment$50 
Console with shifter$150 
Console without shifter $150
Overhead sunglass holder $25
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support $100
Aux input$50 
CD player$125 
DVD-compatible player$0 
Fragrance atomizer $200
Handwriting recognition$200 
Ionizing air filtration $50
MP3-compatible player$50 
Near-field communications (NFC) $25
Rear air vents with automatic controls $250
Rear air vents with manual controls$150 
Residual heat$50 
S Voice support$0 
Satellite radio $200
Satellite radio - one year subscription$250 
SD Card slot $25
Telematics service, such as OnStar$200 
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigation $225
Text dictation$50 
Voice control for external devices$0 
Voice recorder$0 
Body kit $0
Rear spoiler $200
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Adaptive headlights $200
Boost gauge $75
Chronometer $100
Fog light, rear $100
Fog lights$125 
Interior ambient lighting$150 
Interior ambient lighting, configurable $150
Steering-linked headlights$150 
Regenerative braking$0 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls $100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Automatic seat bolsters, driver $300
Automatic seat bolsters, front passenger $300
Door sill trim plates$100 
Illuminated door sill trim plates $200
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 seatback bolsters, driver seat$100 
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat$100 
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat $100
Power thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat $100
Upholstered instrument panel $300
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical $500
Air suspension, auto-leveling and height adjustable $1000
Crosswind stabilization $50
Sport suspension (upgrade) $0
Total Value of Features$6,725$12,300
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$5,575
Value of Feature Adjustments0-845

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Specifications Comparison: BMW 3-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Model Year20212021
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase112.2 in115.7 in
Length185.7 in194.3 in
Width71.9 in73.7 in
Height56.8 in57.8 in
Curb Weight3,968 lb.4,341 lb.
Fuel Capacity15.6 gal.17.4 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.7 in37.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room56.0 in57.8 in
Row 1 Legroom42.0 in41.7 in
Row 2 Headroom37.6 in38.2 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room54.6 in57.1 in
Row 2 Legroom35.2 in36.2 in
Cargo Volume16.9 ft313.1 ft3

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Option Package Details
BMW 3-Series M340i

Executive Tier
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250Yes
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
Wide-view front camera150No
Total Requested230094%
Total Not Requested1506%
Premium Tier
Heated front seats200Yes
Head-up display (HUD)350Yes
4G LTE connectivity50Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0Yes
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Media drive15Yes
In-vehicle Internet150Yes
Handwriting recognition200No
Siri Eyes Free support0Yes
S Voice support0No
Navigation system600Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Remote app25Yes
Total Requested151588%
Total Not Requested20012%
Driving Assistance Package
Lane departure warning200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Speed limit information0No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Total Requested650100%
Total Not Requested00%
Wireless charging station
SMS text-to-speech reader25Yes
Voice recorder0No
Wi-Fi hotspot50Yes
Wireless charging station75Yes
Text dictation50No
Total Requested15075%
Total Not Requested5025%
Luxury Design
Additional chrome trim0No
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)25Yes
Chrome interior accents (optional)0No
Total Requested25100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG E 53

Premium 3 Package
Sunshade, rear, power225Yes
Active safety seat bolsters0No
Ionizing air filtration50No
Fragrance atomizer200No
Automated stopping system, inattentive driver0No
Head-up display (HUD)350Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
Speed limit information0No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed, road sign aware850Yes
Automated lane change300No
Evasive maneuver assist200No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
LED headlights250Yes
Adaptive headlights200No
Cross-traffic detection for collision preparation system0No
Collision preparation system, rear100No
Lane keeping assist400No
Blind spot collision prevention150No
Lane departure warning200Yes
Total Requested237560%
Total Not Requested160040%
Active multicontour front seats
Automatic seat bolsters, driver300No
Automatic seat bolsters, front passenger300No
Massage, driver seat100No
Massage, passenger seat100No
Total Requested00%
Total Not Requested800100%

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