2018 BMW 3 Series vs. 2018 BMW 5 Series: Head to Head

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Winner: 2018 BMW 3 Series

The base BMW 3 Series model is the 320i sedan, which starts at $34,900. This is a good price for the class, but subsequent trim levels increase substantially in price. The 330i starts at $40,250, the 340i starts at $48,950, and the M3 starts at $66,500. Wagon and hatchback body styles also add to the price. There is also a turbodiesel model, the 328d, that starts at $41,750, and a plug-in hybrid, the 330e iPerformance, that starts at $45,600.

As the larger and more luxurious vehicle of the two, the 5 Series is considerably more expensive. The base 530i starts at $52,650, and the 540i starts at $58,200. There is also a plug-in hybrid model, the 530e iPerformance, for $52,650, the high-performance M550i for $73,900, and the new, range-topping, ultra-high-performance M5 for $102,600.

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