New BMW 3 Series and New BMW 5 Series | What's The Difference?

2021 BMW 3 Series

2021 BMW 5 Series

Containing the luxury you crave, the speed you need, and the stunning design you're looking for, BMW sedans make a great choice for your daily Devon or Malvern commute. The BMW 3 Series and BMW 5 Series sedans include everything mentioned above along with plenty of advanced safety and technological systems. The hard part will be figuring out which BMW sedan is right for you. We encourage you to take a look at our comparison below and contacting us with any questions or concerns.

2021 BMW 3 Series 2021 BMW 5 Series
Standard Engine 2.0-liter Turbo I-4 2.0-liter Turbo I-4
Horsepower Up to 255-horsepower Up to 248-horsepower
City/Highway Miles-Per-Gallon 26/36 35/33
Rear Legroom 35.2 inches 36.5 inches
Trunk Space 13.0 cubic feet 14.0 cubic feet

2021 BMW 3 Series Vs 2021 BMW 5 Series: Performance

Both models come with a wide array of powertrain options, including a few hybrid-based versions. While their base engine is the same 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder, it produces different horsepower, with the BMW 3 Series earning slightly more. The BMW 5 Series pulls ahead with its impressive V8 engine option, which can earn up to 523-horsepower. No matter which BMW sedan you choose, you're guaranteed to love any drive.

2021 BMW 3 Series Vs 2021 BMW 5 Series: Appearance and Size

The BMW 5 Series is the larger of the two luxury sedans and shows off with more room to spread out as well as with added trunk space. If you're searching for a sedan that's sure to leave a lasting impression, either one looks great from any angle. The BMW 3 Series features a rounder headlight design and a smaller overall body while the BMW 5 Series shows off with sharper headlights, lower side air vents, and strong side lines.

New BMW 3 Series Dashboard

New BMW 5 Series Dashboard

2021 BMW 3 Series Vs 2021 BMW 5 Series: Features and Price

As the smaller sedan, the BMW 3 Series contains the lower overall price, although the difference between the two isn't a large amount. Both also include an extensive array of available features, technology, and safety systems that can be added for slightly more. These optional features also vary, depending on which vehicle you choose. The BMW 3 Series, for example, includes Sensatec upholstery, a Hi-Fi sound system, and 14-way power front seats. The BMW 5 Series can contain Dakota leather upholstery, a Harmon Kardon sound system, and 20-way power front seats. Both vehicles can include helpful features like Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, Connected Drive, and more as well.

Contact BMW Of Devon To Test Out The BMW 3 Series Or BMW 5 Series Vehicle Of Your Dreams

If you're interested in learning more about any of our new BMW models, we encourage you to take the short drive from King of Prussia, Berwyn, Wayne, PA, or beyond. We have many brand-new BMW cars and SAVs available, including a large variety of both the BMW 3 Series and BMW 5 Series models. We would love to offer you a test drive and are available to answer any questions that you may have. Contact our BMW of Devon dealership, now serving Norristown, Malvern, and beyond, to learn more.

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