If you are in the market for a luxury sedan, it is highly likely that the BMW 3 Series and 5 Series have come up in your search. These sedans are quite popular among Corona drivers, so you can’t go wrong with either choice. Before choosing one of these sleek sedans, you’ll want to know their similarities and differences, especially in terms of pricing, performance, and interior features. BMW of Murrieta is here to compare BMW models so you can determine which sedan is right for you.
BMW Sedan Price
2019 BMW 3 Series: Opt for the BMW 3 Series, and you will have two different configurations to choose from: 330i and 330i xDrive. The 330i begins at a base $40,250 MSRP, while the 330i xDrive has a starting price of $42,250 MSRP.
2019 BMW 5 Series: With the 5 Series, you have several more options available to you: 530i, 530i xDrive, 540i, 540i xDrive, and M550i xDrive, as well as two hybrid models: 530e iPerformance and 530e xDrive iPerformance. Pricing information for the 5 Series is listed below:
- 530i: Starting MSRP of $53,400
- 530i xDrive: Starting MSRP of $55,700
- 540i: Starting MSRP of $58,950
- 540i xDrive: Starting MSRP of $61,250
- M550i xDrive: Starting MSRP of $74,450
- 530e iPerformance: Starting MSRP of $53,400
- 530e xDrive iPerformance: Starting MSRP of $55,700
BMW Sedan Performance
2019 BMW 3 Series: The 3 Series comes standard with a 2.0L TwinPower Turbo inline four-cylinder mated to an eight-speed sport automatic transmission. This engine configuration produces an impressive 255 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. It can go from 0-60 mph in 5.3 seconds and is equipped with a 15.6-gallon fuel tank.
2019 BMW 5 Series: The 5 Series also comes standard with a 2.0L TwinPower Turbo inline four-cylinder paired with the eight-speed sport automatic transmission. This powertrain delivers 248 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, which allows for a 0-60 mph time of 6 seconds. The 5 Series is outfitted with an 18-gallon fuel tank.
BMW Sedan Interior Features
2019 BMW 3 Series: The dimensions for the new 3 Series are as follows – 38.7 inches of headroom, 42 inches of legroom, and 56 inches of shoulder room in the front of this base-level sedan. Enjoy luxurious SensaTec upholstery as well as 14-way power front seats for a comfortable commute around Riverside. The interior of this sedan also features the iDrive 6.0 system plus the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant. What does this feature do? It makes it simple and convenient to control navigation, settings, and entertainment using your voice.
2019 BMW 5 Series: The 5 Series has similar dimensions, but the two models vary slightly. This sedan offers 38.8 inches of headroom, 41.4 inches of legroom, and 58.7 inches of shoulder room. The 5 Series base model also comes standard with SensaTec upholstery as well as the 14-way power front seats. The 5 Series interior also features the iDrive 6.0 system plus other features sure to delight Ontario drivers such as ambient lighting, Intelligent Voice Control for hands-free connectivity, and ambient lighting.
Shop for the BMW 3 Series or 5 Series at BMW of Murrieta
There are several reasons to opt for the new BMW 5 Series like more headroom and shoulder room and more options. However, the 3 Series also has its own set of benefits including a lower starting price and more horsepower. Only one can earn a place in your driveway, so which will it be? Visit BMW of Murrieta today to take each BMW sedan for a test drive. The best way to see which sedan is right for you is by taking it for a spin on the Murrieta roadways. Contact us if you have any questions or would like to explore other comparisons like the BMW X3 vs. BMW X5!