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BMW 5-Series vs. BMW 3-Series Price Comparison (MSRP)

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BMW 5-Series vs. BMW 3-Series Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $35,895

BMW 3-Series 320i   
Difference: $13,832

Lowest Total Invoice: $34,130

BMW 3-Series 320i   
Difference: $12,537

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Model Year2019201920192019201920192019201920192019201920192019
Model5-Series5-Series5-Series5-Series5-Series5-Series3-Series3-Series3-Series3-Series3-Series3-Series3-Series
Trim530i530e iPerformance540iM550iM5M5 Competition320i328d330i330e iPerformance340iM3M3 CS
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $53,400 $53,400 $58,950 $74,450 $102,700 $110,000 $34,900 $41,750 $40,250 $45,600 $48,950 $65,500 $98,250
Base Invoice $50,340 $50,340 $55,505 $69,920 $96,190 $102,980 $33,135 $40,110 $38,115 $43,090 $46,205 $61,595 $92,055
Wood trim       0 0 0              
Sunroof         0 0              
Wood trim       0 0 0              
Sunroof         0 0              
Options (change) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Options (change) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Destination 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995
Gas Tax 0 -4,668 0 0 1,000 1,000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Price $54,395 $49,727 $59,945 $75,445 $104,695 $111,995 $35,895 $42,745 $41,245 $46,595 $49,945 $66,495 $99,245
Total Invoice $51,335 $46,667 $56,500 $70,915 $98,185 $104,975 $34,130 $41,105 $39,110 $44,085 $47,200 $62,590 $93,050

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

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: BMW 5-Series 530e iPerformance
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $2,888
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $3,361
Model Year2019201920192019201920192019201920192019201920192019
Model5-Series5-Series5-Series5-Series5-Series5-Series3-Series3-Series3-Series3-Series3-Series3-Series3-Series
Trim530i530e iPerformance540iM550iM5M5 Competition320i328d330i330e iPerformance340iM3M3 CS
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine248hp I4180hp I4 PiH335hp I6456hp V8600hp V8617hp V8hp hp hp hp hp hp hp
TransmissionT8T8T8T8T8T8
DrivetrainRWDRWDRWDAWD4WD4WD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)205, 12205, 12205, 12600, 16600, 16600, 16?, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ?
Tire (rear if not all the same)245/45-18245/45-18245/45-18245/40-19275/40-19275/35-20x-x-x-x-x-x-x-
Total Price$54,395$49,727$59,945$75,445$104,695$111,995$35,895$42,745$41,245$46,595$49,945$66,495$99,245
Adjustments for Features-750-1,225-7,225-9,425-9,42516,72016,72016,72016,72016,72016,72016,720
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$54,320$49,727$58,720$68,220$95,270$102,570$52,615$59,465$57,965$63,315$66,665$83,215$115,965
Cost Above Minimum$4,593$0$8,993$18,493$45,543$52,843$0$6,850$5,350$10,700$14,050$30,600$63,350
Total Invoice$51,335$46,667$56,500$70,915$98,185$104,975$34,130$41,105$39,110$44,085$47,200$62,590$93,050
Adjustments for Features-710-1,155-6,791-8,839-8,83415,89816,07915,85515,81915,80115,73815,676
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$51,264$46,667$55,345$64,124$89,346$96,141$50,028$57,184$54,965$59,904$63,001$78,328$108,726
Cost Above Minimum$4,597$0$8,678$17,457$42,679$49,474$0$7,156$4,937$9,876$12,973$28,300$58,698

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

Model Year2019201920192019201920192019201920192019201920192019
Model5-Series5-Series5-Series5-Series5-Series5-Series3-Series3-Series3-Series3-Series3-Series3-Series3-Series
Trim530i530e iPerformance540iM550iM5M5 Competition320i328d330i330e iPerformance340iM3M3 CS
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1300$1300$1300$1300$1300$1300       
-speed       $0$0$0$0$0$0$0
RWD$0$0$0          
AWD   $1700         
4WD    $1700$1700       
      $0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Accessories 
Cruise control$250$250$250$250$250$250       
Hands-free trunk or liftgate   $100$100$100       
Heated steering wheel    $100$100       
Power front side windows$250$250$250$250$250$250       
Power locks$275$275$275$275$275$275       
Power rear side windows$200$200$200$200$200$200       
Power trunk closer   $350$350$350       
Proximity key   $250$250$250       
Remote app$25$25$25$25$25$25       
Remote keyless entry$225$225$225$225$225$225       
Remote window/roof operation$15$15$15$15$15$15       
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power$350$350$350$350$350$350       
Universal garage door opener$100$100$100$100$100$100       
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
4-wheel disc brakes$150$150$150$150$150$150       
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0$0$0$0$0$0       
Antilock brakes (ABS)$400$400$400$400$400$400       
Brake assist$50$50$50$50$50$50       
Brake- or yaw-sensor-initiated collision preparation system$0$0$0$0$0$0       
Driver drowsiness monitor$150$150$150$150$150$150       
Front side airbags$350$350$350$350$350$350       
Hill descent control   $250$250$250       
Knee airbag, driver$100$100$100$100$100$100       
Knee airbag, passenger$100$100$100$100$100$100       
Obstacle detection, front   $200$200$200       
Obstacle detection, rear   $300$300$300       
Rearview camera$200$200$200$200$200$200       
Rollover sensor$50$50$50$50$50$50       
Side curtain airbags$350$350$350$350$350$350       
Stability control$400$400$400$400$400$400       
Tire-pressure monitor$75$75$75$75$75$75       
Tires, run-flat$150$150$150$150         
Traction control$100$100$100$100$100$100       
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment$50$50$50$50$50$50       
Console with shifter$150$150$150$150$150$150       
Rear seat pass-through$100$100$100$100$100$100       
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity$50$50$50$50$50$50       
Air conditioning$900$900$900$900$900$900       
App support$100$100$100$100$100$100       
Audio controls on steering wheel$125$125$125$125$125$125       
Automatic air recirculation$100$100$100$100$100$100       
Automatic climate control, front$200$200$200$200$200$200       
Aux input$50$50$50$50$50$50       
Bluetooth audio streaming$25$25$25$25$25$25       
Bluetooth cell phone link$100$100$100$100$100$100       
CD player$125$125$125$125$125$125       
Dual-zone climate control$125$125$125$125$125$125       
DVD-compatible player$0$0$0$0$0$0       
Gesture control system    $100$100       
Handwriting recognition$200$200$200$200$200$200       
HD radio$50$50$50$50$50$50       
Heated windshield washer nozzles$15$15$15$15$15$15       
In-vehicle Internet$150$150$150$150$150$150       
Interior air filter$0$0$0$0$0$0       
Media drive$15$15$15$15$15$15       
MP3-compatible player$50$50$50$50$50$50       
Navigation map updates, three years$0$0$0$0$0$0       
Navigation system$600$600$600$600$600$600       
Rain-sensing wipers$175$175$175$175$175$175       
Rear air vents$100$100$100$100$100$100       
Rear defrost$200$200$200$200$200$200       
Residual heat$50$50$50$50$50$50       
S Voice support$0$0$0$0$0$0       
Satellite radio - one year subscription   $250$250$250       
Siri Eyes Free support$0$0$0$0$0$0       
SMS text-to-speech reader$25$25$25$25$25$25       
Surround sound   $250$250$250       
Telematics service, such as OnStar$300$300$300$300$300$300       
Text dictation$50$50$50$50$50$50       
Traffic + travel information$25$25$25$25$25$25       
USB port$100$100$100$100$100$100       
Voice control for external devices$0$0$0$0$0$0       
Voice control for nav and audio$100$100$100$100$100$100       
Voice recorder$0$0$0$0$0$0       
Exterior 
Active grille shutters$0$0$0$0         
Black exterior trim (optional)   $0$0$0       
Body kit   $0$0$0       
Metallic paint (extra cost)   $0$0$0       
Painted brake calipers (optional)   $0$0$0       
Rear spoiler   $200$200$200       
Sunroof$900$900$900$900$900$900       
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror$75$75$75$75$75$75       
Auto-dimming headlights   $200$200$200       
Auto-dimming rearview mirror$150$150$150$150$150$150       
Automatic headlights$125$125$125$125$125$125       
Cornering lights$50$50$50$50$50$50       
Fog lights$125$125$125          
Head-up display (HUD)    $350$350       
Heated mirrors$25$25$25$25$25$25       
Illuminated visor mirror, driver$50$50$50$50$50$50       
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger$50$50$50$50$50$50       
Interior ambient lighting, configurable$150$150$150$150$150$150       
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display    $250$250       
Large energy flow and fuel economy display $25           
LED headlights   $1000$1000$1000       
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only$750$750$750          
Mirror tilt-down in reverse$25$25$25$25$25$25       
Outside temperature display$50$50$50$50$50$50       
Power mirrors$150$150$150$150$150$150       
Power-folding mirrors$50$50$50$50$50$50       
Steering-linked headlights$150$150$150$150$150$150       
Tachometer$75$75$75$75$75$75       
Trip computer$150$150$150$150$150$150       
Turn signals on or near mirrors$25$25$25$25$25$25       
Powertrain 
3.5 kW onboard charger $0           
9 kWh battery pack $0           
Active rear differential    $500$500       
Automatic start / stop$150$150$150$150$150$150       
Dual-mode exhaust, switchable   $500$500$500       
Launch control$100 $100$100$100$100       
Regenerative braking$0 $0$0$0$0       
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100$100$100$100$100$100       
Seats and Interior Trim 
Center armrest(s), front row$75$75$75$75$75$75       
Center armrest(s), second row$50$50$50$50$50$50       
Door sill trim plates$100$100$100$100$100$100       
Floor mats$75$75$75$75$75$75       
Folding second row seats$300$300$300$300$300$300       
Heated front seats    $200$200       
Leather door panel trim  $250$250$250$250       
Leather seating surfaces  $900$900$900$900       
Leather-wrapped steering wheel$150$150$150$150$150$150       
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat$50$50$50          
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat$50$50$50          
Memory system, driver seat$200$200$200$200$200$200       
Memory system, passenger seat   $150$150$150       
Metal pedals   $75$75$75       
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat$150$150$150$150$150$150       
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$150$150$150$150$150$150       
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100$100$100$100       
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat$100$100$100$100$100$100       
Power headrest height adjuster, driver seat$50$50$50$50$50$50       
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat$50$50$50$50$50$50       
Power height adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100$100$100$100       
Power height adjuster, passenger seat$100$100$100$100$100$100       
Power recliner, driver seat$100$100$100$100$100$100       
Power recliner, passenger seat$100$100$100$100$100$100       
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat$100$100$100$100$100$100       
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat$100$100$100$100$100$100       
Power thigh bolsters, driver seat    $100$100       
Power thigh bolsters, passenger seat    $100$100       
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat   $100$100$100       
Power thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat   $100$100$100       
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100$100$100$100       
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat$100$100$100$100$100$100       
Power upper seatback recliner, driver seat   $100$100$100       
Power upper seatback recliner, passenger seat   $100$100$100       
Synthetic leather seating surfaces$0$0           
Synthetic suede headliner    $650$650       
Upholstered instrument panel   $300$300$300       
Wood trim$300$300$300$300$300$300       
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical   $500$500$500       
Additional powertrain and chassis calibration options    $0$0       
Alloy wheels$350$350$350$350$350$350       
Electronic systems calibration selector$200$200$200$200$200$200       
Performance steering system (optional)   $0$0$0       
Sport suspension (upgrade)   $0$0$0       
Total Value of Features$16,795$16,720$17,945$23,945$26,145$26,145$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Value of Feature Adjustments$75$0$1,225$7,225$9,425$9,425$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-710-1,155-6,791-8,839-8,83415,89816,07915,85515,81915,80115,73815,676

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

Model Year20192019
Model5-Series3-Series
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase117.1 in110.6 in
Length194.6 in182.5 in
Width73.5 in71.3 in
Height58.2 in56.3 in
Curb Weight3,747 lb.3,520 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.0 gal.15.8 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.8 in40.3 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room58.7 in55.1 in
Row 1 Legroom41.4 in42.0 in
Row 2 Headroom37.5 in37.7 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room55.9 in55.1 in
Row 2 Legroom36.5 in35.1 in
Cargo Volume18.7 ft313.0 ft3

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