2021 BMW 3 Series vs. 2021 BMW 5 Series

2021 BMW 3 Series

vs.

2021 BMW 5 Series
$41,250 MSRP

Starting Price

$54,200 MSRP
255 hp / 295 lb-ft of torque

Standard Engine Specs

248 hp / 258 lb-ft of torque
0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds

Standard Acceleration

0-60 mph in 5.9 seconds
42.0 / 35.2 inches

Front / Rear Legroom

41.4 / 36.5 inches
38.7 / 37.6 inches

Front / Rear Headroom

38.8 inches for both rows
13.0 cubic feet

Trunk Space

14.0 cubic feet

Looking to upgrade your Corona commute with a BMW sedan? If you’ve narrowed down your choice to the BMW 3 Series vs. 5 Series, the team at BMW of Murrieta is here to help you make the final call. Keep reading to compare BMW models head-to-head in terms of pricing, performance, and interior features, and then visit us in Murrieta to see your favorite 2021 BMW sedan up close!

2021 BMW Sedan Price Range

The BMW sedan price will vary depending on the model and trim level you choose, and whether you choose to upgrade with OEM accessories or high-performance parts. So which 3 Series BMW sedan best fits your budget? Below, compare BMW models at their starting price:

  • BMW 330i Price — $41,250 MSRP
  • BMW 330i xDrive Price — $43,250 MSRP
  • BMW M340i Price — $54,700 MSRP
  • BMW M340i xDrive Price — $56,700 MSRP

The 2021 BMW 5 Series midsize sedan is available in nine trim levels. Highlights at higher trims include a hybrid powertrain, xDrive all-wheel drive, and M Performance engines:

  • BMW 530i Price — $54,200 MSRP
  • BMW 530i xDrive Price — $56,500 MSRP
  • BMW 530e Hybrid Price — $57,200 MSRP
  • BMW 540i Price — $59,450 MSRP
  • BMW 530e xDrive Price — $59,500 MSRP
  • BMW 540i xDrive Price — $61,750 MSRP
  • BMW M550i xDrive Price — $76,800 MSRP

BMW Sedan Performance Specs: 3 Series vs. 5 Series

Whether you choose a 3 Series or 5 Series BMW sedan, you’ll experience the quiet power of a 2.0L TwinPower Turbo inline four-cylinder engine every time you get behind the wheel in Riverside. However, you’ll want to keep in kind that horsepower and torque for this engine will differ between the BMW 3 Series vs. 5 Series sedans:

  • Engine Output — 255 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque with the 3 Series; 248 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque with the 5 Series.
  • 0 to 60 Time — 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds with the 3 Series; 0-60 mph in 5.9 seconds with the 5 Series.
  • Fuel Tank Capacity — 15.6 gallons for the 3 Series; 18.0 gallons for the 5 Series.

BMW Sedan Interior Features: 3 Series vs. 5 Series

With its smaller stature, the 3 Series is agile and easy to maneuver in Corona traffic. Standard conveniences inside the cabin include:

  • SensaTec upholstery
  • 14-way power front seats
  • iDrive 6.0 system
  • Two USB ports
  • Navigation
  • Bluetooth

The midsize 5 Series BMW sedan offers a more spacious cabin, and additional luxuries that come standard:

  • SensaTec upholstery
  • 32 GB of multimedia storage
  • Eight freely programmable bookmarks
  • 16-way power front sport seats
  • Two-way power side bolsters
  • iDrive 7.0 system
  • Two USB ports
  • Navigation
  • Bluetooth

Test Drive a 3 Series or 5 Series BMW Sedan in Murrieta

If you’re still undecided about the BMW 3 Series vs. 5 Series, why not compare them in person? Contact us to schedule a test drive with your favorite new 3 Series and 5 Series models at our showroom near Ontario today! While you’re here, learn how much you can save with BMW sedan manager’s specials and lease end credits at BMW of Murrieta.

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