2021 BMW 3 Series vs 5 Series

2021 BMW 3 Series vs 2021 BMW 5 Series
2021 BMW 3 Series 2021 BMW 5 Series


2.0L Turbo I-4 2.0L Turbo I-4


255 248

MPG (City/Highway)

26/36 * 25/33 *

Rear Legroom

35.2 in. 36.5 in.

Cargo Space

13.0 cu. ft. 14.0 cu. ft.

2021 BMW 3 Series vs 2021 BMW 5 Series

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While deciding to treat yourself to a new BMW sedan is easy to do, selecting the right model requires research on the many possibilities. The 2021 BMW 3 Series is the compact executive car that starts the line off on impressive footing. The 5 Series is a slightly larger executive car that sits a step above the 3 Series in the lineup. Our Global Imports BMW associates can assist with your comparison of the sedans in our inventory when you visit our convenient location soon.


The 3 Series and the 5 Series are both available with several gas-powered engines as well as a few hybrid-based engines. Notably, their base engine is the same four-cylinder, TwinPower Turbo 2.0-liter gas engine. In the 3 Series, this engine produces 255 horsepower. The output is 248 in the 5 Series. The top gas-powered engine in the 3 Series is an I-6 powertrain that delivers 382 horsepower. On the other hand, the most powerful gas engine in the 5 Series is a 523-horsepower, V8 engine.


Throughout the exterior, the 3 Series and 5 Series are comparable in many areas. However, the 5 Series is a slightly larger vehicle with lower-side air vents near the front fenders and stronger personality lines running through the side panels. Both of these executive sedans have a comparable grille with two connecting sections. The grilles are integrated with elongated headlights featuring a double design element. In the 3 Series, the headlight design has rounded scoops. The design in the 5 Series has sharp angles.


In the 3 Series, Sensatec upholstery covers the seats. This model also has a Hi-Fi sound system and 14-way power seats. These are replaced with Dakota leather, a Harman Kardon sound system, and 20-way power seats in the 5 Series. Both of these models have Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Connected Drive, SiriusXM, and other equipment.

The Global Imports BMW team can meet with you during your next visit to help you explore our current inventory. Schedule a meeting with a member of our sales team by calling our office today.

* EPA-estimated. Actual mileage may vary.