2020 BMW 3 Series vs. 2020 BMW 5 Series | McAllen, TX
Both the 2020 BMW 3 Series and the 2020 BMW 5 Series are elegant, luxurious cars that deliver unparalleled performance, safety, comfort, and convenience. Determining which of the two sedans to purchase at Bert Ogden BMW in McAllen, Texas, really comes down to preference. Are you willing to spend a little more to get a little more? What is more important to you — power or fuel economy? How much interior space do you need? These are important items to consider when deciding between the 2020 BMW 3 Series and 2020 BMW 5 Series models.
The new BMW 3 Series is available at four trim levels, including two M Performance models. You can even get xDrive all-wheel drive on two options (one of them being the M trim). Your options include the 330i, 330i xDrive, M340i, and M340i xDrive.
If you need more options, go with the BMW 5 Series, which boasts seven trims: 530i, 530i xDrive, 540i, 540i xDrive, M550i xDrive, 530e, and 530e xDrive. The “e” models are hybrid, so if this is important to you, you’ll need to go the 5 Series route.
The lower barrier for entry into the world of luxury sedans lies with the 2020 BMW 330i. You can get this luxury sedan, complete with safety technologies, luxurious styling, and advanced infotainment, for as low as $40,750.*
The base engine powering the 2020 3 Series is a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline four-cylinder engine that delivers 255 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. This engine is highly efficient at 26 mpg in the city and 36 on the highway.**
This same engine in the BMW 5 Series nets you less power: just 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. There are, however, so many more engines available, including a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that cranks out 523 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. (The BMW 3 Series maxes out with its optional six-cylinder at 382 horsepower). Meanwhile, the plug-in hybrid BMW 5 Series variants earn up to 69 MPGe.**
Visit Bert Ogden BMW in McAllen, Texas, to test drive the BMW 3 Series and BMW 5 Series.
*MSRP excludes destination & handling fee of $995, tax, title, license, and registration.
**EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary.