2020 BMW 3-Series red car frontview

2020 BMW 3 Series

2020 BMW 5-Series black car frontview

2020 BMW 5 Series

2020 BMW 3 Series vs 2020 BMW 5 Series

3 Series


5 Series
$40,750 MSRP

Starting Price

$53,900 MSRP
255 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque

Standard Engine Specs

248 hp and 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
17.0 cubic feet

Trunk Space

18.7 cubic feet

The BMW lineup features an array of luxury vehicles found at the top of many Staten Island favorites lists. This includes both the 2020 BMW 3 Series and the 2020 BMW 5 Series. Before choosing the vehicle that will sit on your driveway, you will want to compare BMW models with the team at BMW of Brooklyn to see which luxury sedan is best suited for you.

3 Series vs 5 Series: Compare Price

2020 BMW 3 Series: The new BMW 3 Series comes in two configurations: 330i and 330i xDrive. The 330i starts at $40,750 MSRP, and the 330i xDrive starts at $42,750 MSRP. Pricing for the M performance is as follows:

  • BMW M340i — starting at $54,000 MSRP
  • BMW M340i xDrive — starting at $56,000 MSRP


2020 BMW 5 Series: This BMW vehicle offers seven configurations: 530i, 530i xDrive, 540i, 540i xDrive, and M550i xDrive, as well as two hybrid models: 530e iPerformance and 530e xDrive iPerformance. Pricing is as follows:

  • BMW 530i and BMW 530e (hybrid) — both starting at $53,900 MSRP
  • BMW 530i xDrive and BMW 530e xDrive (hybrid) — starting at $56,200 MSRP
  • BMW 540i — starting at $59,450 MSRP
  • BMW 540i xDrive — starting at $61,750 MSRP
  • BMW M550i xDrive — starting at $76,650 MSRP


3 Series vs 5 Series: Performance

Both the 2020 BMW 3 Series and new BMW 5 Series base trims are equipped with a 2.0L TwinPower Turbo inline four-cylinder engine paired with an eight-speed sport automatic transmission, however, the specs for this engine will differ based on which BMW model you choose to enhance your Manhattan drives:

  • 255 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque with the 3 Series, 248 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque with the 5 Series
  • 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds with the 3 Series, in 5.9 seconds with the 5 Series
  • 15.6-gallon fuel tank in the 3 Series, 18.0-gallon tank in the 5 Series


BMW Sedan Interior Features

The more active 2020 BMW 3 Series Sedan comes standard with features like:

  • SensaTec upholstery with 14-way power front seats, the iDrive 6.0 system, navigation, Bluetooth®, and two USB ports.

The 2020 BMW 5 Series interior is more spacious and comes with standard features including:

  • SensaTec upholstery with 16-way power front sport seats with two-way power side bolsters, the iDrive 7.0 system, navigation, Bluetooth®, two USB ports, 8 freely programmable bookmarks, and 32 GB of multimedia storage.

Test Drive a BMW 3 Series or 5 Series at BMW of Brooklyn!

If you prefer more headroom, shoulder room, and more options, then the 2020 BMW 5 series may be the luxury sedan for you. However, if you would rather have a lower starting price and more horsepower, come test drive the BMW 3 Series at BMW of Brooklyn. Contact us with any questions or to set up your appointment. Be sure to browse our new vehicle specials, as well as our BMW 5 Series lease specials so you can save on your new luxury purchase. You can also compare the BMW 3 Series vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan in our BMW vs. Mercedes-Benz match-up!

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