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BMW 3-Series vs. Tesla Model 3 Price Comparison (MSRP)

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BMW 3-Series vs. Tesla Model 3 Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $39,700

Tesla Model 3   
Difference: $9,095

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20172017201720172017
Model3-Series3-Series3-Series3-SeriesModel 3
Trim328d330i330e iPerformance340iBase
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $40,250 $38,750 $44,100 $47,900 $35,000
Premium Package 2,450 2,450 2,450    
Navigation system 1,950 1,950 1,950 1,950  
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200  
Driver Assistance Package 950 950 950 950  
Lighting Package 800 800 800 800  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 700 700 700 700 1,000
Heated front seats 500 500 500 500  
Semi-automated parking system 500 500 500 500  
Premium Upgrades Package         5,000
Enhanced Autopilot         5,000
Premium Package 2,255 2,255 2,255    
Navigation system 1,775 1,775 1,775 1,775  
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed 1,105 1,105 1,105 1,105  
Driver Assistance Package 875 875 875 875  
Lighting Package 735 735 735 735  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 645 645 645 645 0
Heated front seats 460 460 460 460  
Semi-automated parking system 460 460 460 460  
Premium Upgrades Package         0
Enhanced Autopilot         0
Options (change) 9,050 9,050 9,050 6,600 11,000
Options (change) 8,310 8,310 8,310 6,055 0
Destination 995 995 995 995 1,200
Gas Tax 0 0 -4,001 0 -7,500
Total Price $50,295 $48,795 $50,144 $55,495 $39,700

The configured BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

The configured Tesla Model 3 4dr Sedan

Even when the BMW 3-Series and Tesla Model 3 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 $9,050. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $50,295.

The base sticker price of the BMW 3-Series 330i trim is $38,750. The features would cost an additional $9,050. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $48,795.

The base sticker price of the BMW 3-Series 330e iPerformance trim is $44,100. The features would cost an additional $9,050. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $50,144.

The base sticker price of the BMW 3-Series 340i trim is $47,900. The features would cost an additional $6,600. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $55,495.

The base sticker price of the Tesla Model 3 Base trim is $35,000. The features would cost an additional $11,000. Including the destination charge of $1,200, the total price of this trim is $39,700.

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 Tesla Model 3 trims is 8. Based on this adjustment, the Tesla Model 3 Base 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 Tesla Model 3 4dr Sedan

Even when the BMW 3-Series and Tesla Model 3 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 $8,310. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $47,420.

The invoice of the BMW 3-Series 330i trim is $36,720. The features would cost an additional $8,310. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $46,025.

The invoice of the BMW 3-Series 330e iPerformance trim is $41,695. The features would cost an additional $8,310. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $46,999.

The invoice of the BMW 3-Series 340i trim is $45,225. The features would cost an additional $6,055. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $52,275.

The invoice of the Tesla Model 3 Base trim is $0. The features would cost an additional $0. Including the destination charge of $1,200, the total price of this trim is $-6,300.

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 4. The feature adjusted price of the Tesla Model 3 trims is 6. Based on this adjustment, the Tesla Model 3 Base 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. Tesla Model 3

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Tesla Model 3
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $10,075
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $52,169
Model Year20172017201720172017
Model3-Series3-Series3-Series3-SeriesModel 3
Trim328d330i330e iPerformance340iBase
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine180hp I4 D248hp I4181hp I4 PiH320hp I6200hp E
TransmissionT8T8T8T8A1
DrivetrainRWDRWDRWDRWDRWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)205, 9205, 9205, 9205, 9?, ?
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/50-17225/50-17225/50-17225/45-18235/45-18
Total Price$50,295$48,795$50,144$55,495$39,700
Adjustments for Features-1000-1250-980
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$50,195$48,795$50,019$55,495$38,720
Cost Above Minimum$1,400$0$1,224$6,700$0

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Features Comparison: BMW 3-Series vs. Tesla Model 3

Model Year20172017201720172017
Model3-Series3-Series3-Series3-SeriesModel 3
Trim328d330i330e iPerformance340iBase
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1300$1300$1300$1300 
1-speed automatic    $800
RWD$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
Automated lane change    $300
Automated parking system    $200
Hands-free trunk or liftgate$100$100$100$100 
Remote keyless entry$225$225$225$225 
Remote window/roof operation$15$15$15$15 
Semi-autonomous driving    $600
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual$250$250$250$250 
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power    $350
Universal garage door opener$100$100$100$100 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0$0$0$0 
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial    $200
Lane departure warning system    $200
Rollover sensor    $50
Tires, run-flat$150$150$150$150 
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment$50$50$50$50 
Console with shifter$150$150$150$150 
Console without shifter    $150
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Automatic air recirculation$100$100$100$100 
Aux input$50$50$50$50 
CD player$125$125$125$125 
DVD-compatible player$0$0$0$0 
Handwriting recognition$200$200$200$200 
HD radio$50$50$50$50 
Heated windshield washer nozzles$15$15$15$15 
Interior air filter$0$0$0$0 
Media drive$15$15$15$15 
MP3-compatible player$50$50$50$50 
Navigation map updates, three years$0$0$0$0 
Range alert    $0
Rear air vents    $100
Rear air vents with manual controls$150$150$150$150 
Residual heat$50$50$50$50 
S Voice support$0$0$0$0 
Satellite radio - one year subscription$250$250$250$250 
Siri Eyes Free support$0$0$0$0 
Surround sound    $250
Telematics service, such as OnStar$300$300$300$300 
Traffic + travel information$25$25$25$25 
Voice control for external devices$0$0$0$0 
Exterior 
Black exterior trim (optional)$0$0$0$0 
Glass roof panel(s)    $300
Sunroof$900$900$900$900 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Compass$0$0$0$0 
Digital instruments    $0
Interior ambient lighting$150$150$150$150 
Large energy flow and fuel economy display  $25  
Mirror tilt-down in reverse$25$25$25$25 
Steering-linked headlights$150$150$150$150 
Tachometer$75$75$75$75 
Powertrain 
10 kW onboard charger    $750
3.6 kW onboard charger  $0  
55 kWh battery pack (est.)    $0
8 kWh battery pack  $0  
Automatic start / stop$150$150$150$150 
DC quick-charging capability    $750
Regenerative braking$0$0 $0 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100 $100  
Seats and Interior Trim 
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat$50$50$50$50 
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat$50$50$50$50 
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat$100$100$100$100 
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat$100$100$100$100 
Synthetic suede door panel trim    $250
Synthetic suede headliner    $1000
Total Value of Features$6,570$6,470$6,595$6,470$7,450
Value of Feature Adjustments$100$0$125$0$980
Value of Feature Adjustments-940-1170156

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Specifications Comparison: BMW 3-Series vs. Tesla Model 3

Model Year20172017
Model3-SeriesModel 3
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase110.6 in113.2 in
Length182.5 in184.8 in
Width71.3 in72.8 in
Height56.3 in56.8 in
Curb Weight3,502 lb.3,550 lb.
Fuel Capacity15.8 gal.0.0 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.3 in39.6 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room55.1 in56.3 in
Row 1 Legroom42.0 in42.7 in
Row 2 Headroom37.7 in37.7 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room55.1 in54.0 in
Row 2 Legroom35.1 in35.2 in
Cargo Volume13.0 ft315.0 ft3

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Option Package Details
BMW 3-Series 328d

Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunroof900No
LED headlights1000Yes
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat150Yes
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat150Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100No
Total Requested155055%
Total Not Requested125045%
Navigation system
FeatureValueRequested?
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Media drive15No
In-vehicle Internet150Yes
Handwriting recognition200No
Siri Eyes Free support0No
S Voice support0No
4G LTE connectivity50Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Navigation system600Yes
Traffic + travel information25No
App support100Yes
Remote app25Yes
Total Requested102581%
Total Not Requested24019%
Driver Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Rearview camera200Yes
Total Requested700100%
Total Not Requested00%
Lighting Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Steering-linked headlights150No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Total Requested20057%
Total Not Requested15043%

Option Package Details
BMW 3-Series 330i

Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunroof900No
LED headlights1000Yes
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat150Yes
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat150Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100No
Total Requested155055%
Total Not Requested125045%
Navigation system
FeatureValueRequested?
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Media drive15No
In-vehicle Internet150Yes
Handwriting recognition200No
Siri Eyes Free support0No
S Voice support0No
4G LTE connectivity50Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Navigation system600Yes
Traffic + travel information25No
App support100Yes
Remote app25Yes
Total Requested102581%
Total Not Requested24019%
Driver Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Rearview camera200Yes
Total Requested700100%
Total Not Requested00%
Lighting Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Steering-linked headlights150No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Total Requested20057%
Total Not Requested15043%

Option Package Details
BMW 3-Series 330e iPerformance

Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunroof900No
LED headlights1000Yes
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat150Yes
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat150Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100No
Total Requested155055%
Total Not Requested125045%
Navigation system
FeatureValueRequested?
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Media drive15No
In-vehicle Internet150Yes
Handwriting recognition200No
Siri Eyes Free support0No
S Voice support0No
4G LTE connectivity50Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Navigation system600Yes
Traffic + travel information25No
App support100Yes
Remote app25Yes
Total Requested102581%
Total Not Requested24019%
Driver Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Rearview camera200Yes
Total Requested700100%
Total Not Requested00%
Lighting Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Steering-linked headlights150No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Total Requested20057%
Total Not Requested15043%

Option Package Details
BMW 3-Series 340i

Navigation system
FeatureValueRequested?
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Media drive15No
In-vehicle Internet150Yes
Handwriting recognition200No
Siri Eyes Free support0No
S Voice support0No
4G LTE connectivity50Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Navigation system600Yes
Traffic + travel information25No
App support100Yes
Remote app25Yes
Total Requested102581%
Total Not Requested24019%
Driver Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Rearview camera200Yes
Total Requested700100%
Total Not Requested00%
Lighting Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Steering-linked headlights150No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Total Requested20057%
Total Not Requested15043%

Option Package Details
Tesla Model 3

Premium Upgrades Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Wood trim300Yes
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power100No
Heated mirrors25Yes
Heated front seats200Yes
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat100Yes
Power height adjuster, driver seat100Yes
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat100Yes
Power recliner, driver seat100Yes
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat150Yes
Power recliner, passenger seat100Yes
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat150Yes
Fog lights125Yes
Memory system, driver seat200Yes
Power height adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
Surround sound250No
Glass roof panel(s)300No
Power-folding mirrors50Yes
Synthetic leather seating surfaces0Yes
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror75Yes
Synthetic suede headliner1000No
Synthetic suede door panel trim250No
Total Requested215053%
Total Not Requested190047%
Enhanced Autopilot
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed and road sign aware950No
Automated lane change300No
Automated parking system200No
Semi-autonomous driving600No
Total Requested70025%
Total Not Requested205075%

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