Comparison - BMW 5 Series 540i xDrive 2019 - vs - BMW 3 Series 330i xDrive 2019

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Make: 
Average Price: 
61,250
Updated: 
04 Sep 2018
$
45,000
Updated: 
10 Dec 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
Car
Year: 
2019
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.00gals
15.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Sapphire Metallic
#000000
Mediterranean Blue Metallic
#213955
Imperial Blue Metallic
#292f3d
Cashmere Silver Metallic
#a39e98
Bluestone Metallic
#656c70
Jet Black
#000000
Alpine White
#ffffff
Glacier Silver Metallic
#c8c8c8
Atlas Cedar Metallic
#88887e
Almandine Brown Metallic
#4c4238
Azurite Black Metallic
#000d31
Carbon Black Metallic
#171c24
Dark Graphite Metallic
#404143
Rhodonite Silver Metallic
#bfbbbc
Champagne Quartz Metallic
#746e67
Jatoba Brown Metallic
#605953
Mineral White Metallic
#eaeaea
Color: 
Mineral Grey Metallic
#8C9693
Estoril Blue Metallic
#44689C
Alpine White
#FFFFFF
Mediterranean Blue Metallic
#213955
Mineral White Metallic
#EAEAEA
Jet Black
#000000
Sunset Orange Metallic
#B03810
Platinum Silver Metallic
#989792
Glacier Silver Metallic
#C8C8C8
Black Sapphire Metallic
#000000
Melbourne Red Metallic
#920F0D

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Midsize luxury sedans have a difficult task to complete. Discerning buyers expect high levels of refinement, performance, technology and prestige that few other cars can match. Pleasingly, the 2019 BMW 5 Series rises to meet the challenge.

Pros
Wide range of powerful and relatively efficient engines
A host of innovative features and leading-edge technology
Interior quarters are quiet and comfortable
Generous trunk capacity

Cons
Some interior materials are a bit below segment standards
Evolutionary styling doesn't stand out in a crowded class

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 BMW 5-Series ranked #1 in Luxury Midsize Cars. Currently the BMW 5-Series has a score of 9.2 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 12 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Powerful engines
Agile handling and smooth ride
Long features list
Large trunk

Cons
More expensive than rivals

By: 
usnews.com

The 2019 BMW 3-Series continues its evolution from a sport compact luxury car into a tech-heavy sedan.

Pros
Evolved looks
Good standard safety tech
Impressive technology
Familiar powertrains
More to come

Cons
More than $40,000 to start
Not much more spacious
No electrified powertrains to start
Not a dramatic departure

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 3 Series sedan has been redesigned for 2019, but the wagon carries over largely unchanged

PROS
Balances sharp handling with a ride quality that won't beat you up
Engine choices offer power, smoothness and fuel efficiency
Interior is upscale and spacious with logical, easy-to-use controls

CONS
Storage for small personal items is limited

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
23.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
29.00mpg
33.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
2.00L
Torque: 
330ft-lbs
at 1 380rpm
258ft-lbs
at 1 450rpm
Horsepower: 
335hp
at 5 500rpm
248hp
at 5 200rpm
Turning Circle: 
40.10Feet
38.40Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls
More in Convenience: 
leather steering wheel
keyless ignition
turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
tilt and telescopic steering wheel
universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Cooled Storage Compartment
Sun Sensor
Extended Cabin Heating yes
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
194.60in
182.80in
Width: 
73.50in
71.30in
Height: 
58.20in
56.50in
Ground Clearance: 
5.50in
5.70in
Wheel Base: 
117.10in
110.60in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.80
40.40
Front Leg Room: 
41.40in
42.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.70in
55.10in
Rear Head Room: 
37.50
38.30
Rear leg room: 
36.50in
35.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.90in
55.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
53.00cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
17.50cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4072.00lbs
3867.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no
More Instruments: 
Center limited slip differential

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Reverse tilt passenger mirror provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Heated mirrors
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Heated Mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Remote Keyless Power Door Locks

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
yes
Front Seats Features: 
12 -way power passenger seat
height adjustable passenger seat
height adjustable driver seat
sport front seats
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
leather
12 -way power driver seat
10 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
2 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Leatherette
2 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
folding with pass-thru center armrest
rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
rear stabilizer bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
four-wheel independent suspension, ,
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
205 watts stereo output
USB connection
12 total speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
2 Subwoofer(s)
205 Watts Stereo Output
USB Connection
9 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 x 8.0 in
17 X 7.5 In.
Wheels more: 
245/45R18 tires
18 x 8.0 in. wheels
Run flat tires
alloy wheels
Run Flat Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front Ventilated Disc Brakes
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear brakes: 
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
no
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Rear door child safety locks
cornering lights
Turn signal mirrors
stability control
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
remote anti-theft alarm system
auto delay off headlamps
tire pressure monitoring
pre-collision safety system
brake drying
self-leveling headlights
emergency braking preparation
front fog/driving lights
Rear center 3-point belt
post-collision safety system
child seat anchors
Emergency braking assist
adaptive headlights
Front and rear ventilated disc brakes
LED headlamp
blind spot and lane departure warnings accident avoidance system
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Emergency Braking Preparation
Brake Drying
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests

Options

Packages: 
Luxury Seating Package
Premium Package
Executive Package
Luxury Package
Driving Assistance Plus Package
Lighting Package
M Sport Package
Dynamic Handling Package
Parking Assistance Package
Convenience Package
Shadow Sport Edition
Driving Assistance Package
Premium Package
Executive Package
Luxury Package
Track Handling Package
M Sport Package
Convenience Package
Exterior Options: 
19" V-Spoke Wheels w/Mixed Performance Run-Flat Tires
19" V-Spoke Wheels w/All-Season Run-Flat Tires
18" Double-Spoke Wheels w/Non Run-Flat All-Season Tires
19" M Double-Spoke Wheels w/Mixed Performance Run-Flat Tires
Power Tailgate
20" V-Spoke Wheels w/Performance Run-Flat Tires
Space-Saver Spare
19" M Double-Spoke Wheels w/All-Season Run-Flat Tires
18" M Star-Spoke Wheels W/All-Season Run-Flat Tires
18" V-Spoke Orbit Grey Wheels W/Performance Non-Runflat Tires
18" Bi-Color Jet Black Double-Spoke Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
18" Double-Spoke Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
18" Bi-Color Jet Black Double-Spoke Wheels W/All-Season Run-Flat Tires
18" M Star-Spoke Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
18" Double-Spoke Wheels W/All-Season Run-Flat Tires
Interior Options: 
Multi-Contour Seats
Power Rear Sunshade w/Manual Rear Side Window Shades
Leather Dashboard
Harman Kardon Surround Sound System
Head-up Display
Rear-Seat Entertainment Professional
Front and Rear Heated Seats
Heated Steering Wheel
Ceramic Controls
Heated Front Seats
Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System
WiFi Hotspot
Rear Manual Side Window Shades
Heated Steering Wheel
Navigation System W/Touchpad
Non Sport Seats For Luxury Package
Heated Front Seats
Wireless Charging
Active Cruise Control
Harman Kardon Surround Sound System
Heated Rear Seats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Canberra Beige/Black Dakota w/Contrast Stitching/Piping, leather
#d9d3c7
Cognac Dakota w/Contrast Stitching/Piping, leather
#9c745b
Black Nappa w/Contrast Stitching/Piping, premium leather
#000000
Night Blue Dakota w/Contrast Stitching/Piping, leather
#4d5057
Smoke White/Black Full Merino, premium leather
#d3d0cb
Caramel/Black Full Merino, premium leather
#967957
Tartufo Full Merino, premium leather
#967957
Black Dakota w/Blue Contrast Stitching/Piping, leather
#000000
Mocha Nappa w/Contrast Stitching/Piping, premium leather
#5a5653
Ivory White Nappa w/Contrast Stitching/Piping, premium leather
#d7d8d2
Black Dakota w/Contrast Stitching/Piping, leather
#000000
Ivory White Dakota w/Contrast Stitching/Piping, leather
#cfceca
Color: 
Oyster Dakota, leather
#C8C5C0
Venetian Beige Sensa Tec, leatherette
#C9C6B7
Black Dakota w/Red Highlight and Red Stitching, leather
#000000
Black Sensa Tec w/Red Stitching, leatherette
#000000
Black Sensa Tec, leatherette
#000000
Coral Red Dakota w/Black Highlight, leather
#882A22
Cognac Dakota w/Dark Brown Highlight and Cognac Lower Dashboard, leather
#987C64
Venetian Beige Dakota w/Dark Oyster Highlight, leather
#C9C6B7
Cognac Dakota w/Dark Brown Highlight, leather
#987C64
Black Dakota w/Dark Oyster Highlight, leather
#000000