Compare 2021 BMW 3 Series vs 2021 BMW 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

Serving Milwaukee, WI

BMW’s luxury and impressive engineering are on full display in the 3 Series and the 5 Series sedans. Both of these models are equally beautiful on the exterior, and they share many standard features inside the cabin and under the hood. However, with a substantial difference in their base-level pricing, you understandably need to understand their many differences. What can you expect from the 2021 3 Series and the 2021 5 Series?


The differences between the BMW 3 Series and the 5 Series are immediately noticed when you take them out for an on-the-road comparison. The 3 Series has three available engines. The base engine is a TwinPower Turbo I-4, a 2.0-liter machine that produces 255 horsepower. The top option for the 3 Series is an M TwinPower Turbo I-6, 3.0-liter engine that generates 382 horsepower. The 5 Series, on the other hand, has five powertrain options. The base-level option is a TwinPower Turbo I-4, 2.0-liter engine that puts out 248 horsepower. The top-of-the-line 5 Series comes with an M TwinPower Turbo V8, a 4.4-liter engine that aims to please produce 600 horsepower.


Both of these lovely sedans have an athletic edge with sleek styling, an aerodynamic nose, and crisp accents through the side panels. The 3 Series has a strong curve rounding through the hood and reaching the chrome-accented grille. The integrated headlights have a pair of LED scallops, and these are topped by an LED bar. The 5 Series has a flatter yet angled hood with more prominent accents. The black-outlined grille is integrated with headlights featuring a pair of L-shaped LED bars.


Premium features abound in the 2021 3 Series and the 2021 5 Series. While the 3 Series is a smaller vehicle, both models have a roomy cabin with desired features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a multi-zone climate management system, and a power moonroof. The 5 Series has a few extras that include intelligent personal assistance and extra speakers for the premium sound system.

When you visit BMW of Milwaukee North soon, you can continue comparing the 3 Series and the 5 Series through a few test drives. To schedule time to meet with one of our BMW sales reps, contact us today.

* EPA-estimated. Actual mileage may vary.