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BMW 3 Series Sedan
2020 BMW 3 Series Sedan
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$40,750
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8.8
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2020 BMW 5 Series Sedan
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Mercedes-AMG E43 Sedan
2018 Mercedes-AMG E43 Sedan
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$71,600
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Overview

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
3.0-liter Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 36 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 25 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 19 MPG
Hwy: 25 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
18 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
23.8 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
17 ft³
Trunk Volume
18.7 ft³
Trunk Volume
13.1 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
3.0-liter Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
Horsepower
255 hp @ 5000 rpm
248 hp @ 5200 rpm
396 hp @ 6100 rpm
Torque
295 lb-ft @ 1550 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 1450 rpm
384 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
9-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
37.4 ft
39.5 ft
41.3 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
18" x 8"
19" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
18" x 8"
19" x 9"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Double Wishbone
Multi-Link
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P225/45HR18
P245/45HR18
P245/40ZR19
Rear Tire
P225/45HR18
P245/45HR18
P275/35ZR19

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
30 MPG
28 MPG
21 MPG
City
26 MPG
25 MPG
19 MPG
Highway
36 MPG
33 MPG
25 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.8 Tons/yr
6.3 Tons/yr
8.4 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
15.6 gallons
18 gallons
23.8 gallons
Cruising Range City
405.6 miles
450 miles
452.2 miles
Cruising Range Highway
561.6 miles
594 miles
595 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
185.7 in
194.6 in
194.6 in
Height
56.8 in
58.2 in
57 in
Max Width
71.9 in
73.5 in
73.2 in
Front Width
62.3 in
63 in
64.1 in
Rear Width
62.9 in
63.9 in
62.9 in
Wheelbase
112.2 in
117.1 in
115.7 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42 in
41.4 in
41.3 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.7 in
38.8 in
37.9 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
56 in
58.7 in
57.8 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.2 in
36.5 in
35.8 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.6 in
37.5 in
38.2 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
54.6 in
55.9 in
56.9 in

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
3,582 lbs
3,746 lbs
4,145 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
17 ft³
18.7 ft³
13.1 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Alpine White
  • Jet Black
  • Alpine White
  • Jet Black
  • Black
  • Polar White

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Blue Ridge Mountain Metallic
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Mediterranean Blue Metallic
  • Melbourne Red Metallic
  • Mineral Gray Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Portimao Blue Metallic
  • Sunset Orange Metallic
  • Vermont Bronze Metallic
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Bluestone Metallic
  • Carbon Black Metallic
  • Dark Graphite Metallic
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Imperial Blue Metallic
  • Mediterranean Blue Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Almandin Brown II Metallic, Priority 1
  • Azurite Black II Metallic, Priority 1
  • Champagne Quartz II Metallic, Priority 1
  • Rhodonite Silver Metallic, Priority 1
  • Dakota Brown Metallic
  • Diamond Silver Metallic
  • Iridium Silver Metallic
  • Lunar Blue Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Piedmont Green Metallic
  • Selenite Grey Metallic
  • designo Cardinal Red Metallic
  • designo Diamond White Metallic
  • designo Selenite Grey Magno (Matte Finish)

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Canberra Beige, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Black w/Blue, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Black, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Canberra Beige/Black, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Black w/Red Stitching, MB-TEX/DINAMICA Upholstery w/Red Stitching

Optional Interior Materials

  • Black w/Black Stitch, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Black w/Blue Stitching, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Black w/Contrast Stiching, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Canberra Beige/Black, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Cognac w/Contrast Stitch, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Mocha w/Contrast Stitch, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Oyster w/Contrast Stitch, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Canberra Beige/Black, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Cognac, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Ivory White, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Night Blue, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Ivory White, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Mocha, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Caramel/Black, BMW Individual Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Smoke White/Black, BMW Individual Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Tartufo, BMW Individual Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Black w/Red Stitching, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Brown/Black, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Macchiato Beige, Nappa Leather Upholstery

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Standard
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Optional
Standard
Not Available
Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Standard
Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Optional
Standard
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
Entertainment System
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Optional
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Optional
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Optional
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Optional
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Sun/Moonroof
Standard
Standard
Standard

Comfort

Head-Up Display
Optional
Optional
Optional
Navigation System
Standard
Standard
Standard
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
Automatic Parking
Optional
Optional
Standard
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cooled Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Hands-Free Liftgate
Optional
Not Available
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Optional
Optional
Standard
Heated Rear Seat(s)
Optional
Optional
Optional
Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Optional
Not Available
Standard
Seat Memory
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard
Standard
Seat-Massage
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Rear A/C
Standard
Not Available
Optional
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Standard
Telematics
Standard
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Optional
Standard
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Standard
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Optional
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Night Vision
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Maintenance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
N/A
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles