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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: $51,690

Tesla Model 3 Performance   
Difference: $21,005

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20212021
Model3-SeriesModel 3
TrimM3Performance
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $69,900 $56,990
Obstacle detection, rear 750  
Driving Assistance Package 500  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 550 1,000
Wood trim 0  
Sunroof 0  
Obstacle detection, rear 690  
Driving Assistance Package 460  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 505 0
Wood trim 0  
Sunroof 0  
Options (change) 1,800 1,000
Options (change) 1,655 0
Destination 995 1,200
Gas Tax 0 -7,500
Total Price $72,695 $51,690

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: BMW 3-Series vs. Tesla Model 3

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Tesla Model 3 Performance
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $20,710
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $8,939
Model Year20212021
Model3-SeriesModel 3
TrimM3Performance
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine473hp I6450hp E
TransmissionM6A1
DrivetrainRWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)16/23 MPG118/107 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)600, 16?, ?
Tire (rear if not all the same)275/40-18235/35-20
Total Price$72,695$51,690
Adjustments for Features-2950
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$72,400$51,690

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

Model Year20212021
Model3-SeriesModel 3
TrimM3Performance
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manual$150 
1-speed automatic $800
RWD$0 
AWD $1700
Accessories 
Hands-free trunk or liftgate$100 
Remote keyless entry$225 
Remote window/roof operation$15 
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual$250 
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power $350
Universal garage door opener$100 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0 
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial $200
Automatic braking, low-speed$200 
Pedestrian detection$50 
Rollover sensor $50
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment$50 
Console with shifter$150 
Console without shifter $150
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Automatic air recirculation$100 
Aux input$50 
CD player$125 
DVD-compatible player$0 
Handwriting recognition$200 
HD radio$50 
Heated windshield washer nozzles$15 
Interior air filter$0 
Media drive$15 
MP3-compatible player$50 
Navigation map updates, three years$0 
Range alert $0
Rear air vents $100
Rear air vents with manual controls$150 
Residual heat$50 
S Voice support$0 
Satellite radio - one year subscription$250 
Siri Eyes Free support$0 
Telematics service, such as OnStar$200 
Traffic + travel information$25 
Voice control for external devices$0 
Exterior 
Black exterior trim (optional)$0 
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)$25 
Glass roof panel(s) $300
Painted brake calipers (optional)$0 
Rear spoiler$200 
Sport rocker panels (optional)$0 
Sunroof$900 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror $75
Compass$0 
Digital instruments $0
Fog lights $125
Interior ambient lighting$150 
Mirror tilt-down in reverse$25 
Tachometer$75 
Powertrain 
10 kW onboard charger $750
Active rear differential$500 
Automatic start / stop$150 
DC quick-charging capability $750
Downshift rev matching$50 
Regenerative braking$0 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat$50 
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat$50 
Partial leather seating sufaces$450 
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat$100 
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat$100 
Synthetic leather seating surfaces $0
Synthetic suede door panel trim $250
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical$500 
Performance steering system (optional)$0 
Sport suspension (upgrade)$0 
Total Value of Features$5,895$5,600
Value of Feature Adjustments$295$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-110

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

Model Year20212021
Model3-SeriesModel 3
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase112.2 in113.2 in
Length185.7 in184.8 in
Width71.9 in72.8 in
Height56.8 in56.8 in
Curb Weight3,840 lb.4,065 lb.
Fuel Capacity15.6 gal.0.0 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.7 in39.6 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room56.0 in56.3 in
Row 1 Legroom42.0 in42.7 in
Row 2 Headroom37.6 in37.7 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room54.6 in54.0 in
Row 2 Legroom35.2 in35.2 in
Cargo Volume16.9 ft315.0 ft3

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Option Package Details
BMW 3-Series M3

Driving Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Lane departure warning200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Speed limit information0No
Pedestrian detection50No
Total Requested40062%
Total Not Requested25038%

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