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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: $84,875

BMW 3-Series M3   
Difference: $37,100

Lowest Total Invoice: $79,495

BMW 3-Series M3   
Difference: $34,555

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20182018
Model5-Series3-Series
TrimM5M3
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $102,600 $65,500
Base Invoice $96,100 $61,595
Executive Package 4,000 4,100
Apple CarPlay support 300 300
Sunroof 0 0
Wood trim, alternative type 1,080 1,080
Ceramic brake rotors 8,500 8,150
Upholstered instrument panel, leather 3,500  
Sunshade, rear, power   350
Full Merino Leather   2,650
Metallic paint (extra cost)   550
255/35YR19   1,200
Executive Package 3,680 3,770
Apple CarPlay support 275 275
Sunroof 0 0
Wood trim, alternative type 995 995
Ceramic brake rotors 7,820 7,500
Upholstered instrument panel, leather 3,185  
Sunshade, rear, power   320
Full Merino Leather   2,435
Metallic paint (extra cost)   505
255/35YR19   1,105
Options (change) 17,380 18,380
Options (change) 15,955 16,905
Destination 995 995
Gas Tax 1,000 0
Total Price $121,975 $84,875
Total Invoice $114,050 $79,495

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

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: BMW 3-Series M3
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $29,575
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $27,519
Model Year20182018
Model5-Series3-Series
TrimM5M3
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine600hp V8425hp I6
TransmissionT8M6
Drivetrain4WDRWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)600, 16600, 16
Tire (rear if not all the same)275/40-19255/35-19
Total Price$121,975$84,875
Adjustments for Features-7,5250
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$114,450$84,875
Total Invoice$114,050$79,495
Adjustments for Features-7,0360
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$107,014$79,495

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

Model Year20182018
Model5-Series3-Series
TrimM5M3
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1300 
6-speed manual $150
4WD$1700 
RWD $0
Accessories 
Power door closers$300 
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 
Driver drowsiness monitor$150 
Hill descent control$250 
Rollover sensor$50 
Cargo Management 
Rear seat pass-through$100 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Gesture control system$100 
Rear air vents with automatic controls$250 
Rear air vents with manual controls $150
Rear dual-zone climate control$125 
SMS text-to-speech reader$25 
Text dictation$50 
Voice recorder$0 
Wi-Fi hotspot$50 
Wireless charging station$75 
Exterior 
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 
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display$250 
Powertrain 
Downshift rev matching $50
Dual-mode exhaust, switchable$500 
Launch control$100 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats$300 
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 thigh bolsters, driver seat$100 
Power thigh bolsters, passenger seat$100 
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 
Synthetic suede headliner$650 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Additional powertrain and chassis calibration options$0 
Total Value of Features$8,450$925
Value of Feature Adjustments$7,525$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-7,0360

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

Model Year20182018
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.3,502 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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Option Package Details
BMW 5-Series M5

Executive Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated second row seats200Yes
Cooled or ventilated front seats300No
Rear air vents with automatic controls150No
Sunshades, second row125Yes
Sunshade, rear, power225Yes
Massage, driver seat100No
Massage, passenger seat100No
Rear dual-zone climate control125No
Power door closers300No
Wi-Fi hotspot50No
Wireless charging station75No
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
Wide-view front camera150Yes
Total Requested150056%
Total Not Requested120044%

Option Package Details
BMW 3-Series M3

Sunshade, rear, power
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunshade, rear, power225Yes
Sunshades, second row125Yes
Total Requested350100%
Total Not Requested00%
255/35YR19 tires
FeatureValueRequested?
255/35YR19 tires200No
275/35YR19 tires200No
Total Requested00%
Total Not Requested400100%
Executive Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated second row seats200Yes
Obstacle detection, front150Yes
Obstacle detection, rear250Yes
Heated steering wheel100Yes
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 Requested235098%
Total Not Requested502%
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%

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