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2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
MSRP
$46,550
Invoice
$43,790
Average Price Paid
$44,316
50 listings nationwide

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2021 BMW 5 Series
530e Hybrid Plug-in RWD
MSRP
$57,200
Invoice
$53,695
Average Price Paid
$53,161
266 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
Fair Price
$45,354
Good Price
$43,957
Great Price
$43,158
2021 BMW 5 Series
530e Hybrid Plug-in RWD
Fair Price
$54,549
Good Price
$51,898
Great Price
$50,382

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
Michael Perkins Preview:

Hot off the heels of its seventh-generation debut, BWM's iconic sports sedan returns with a new trick up its sleeve: plug-in power. After tooling around Europe the last few years, the ...

2021 BMW 5 Series
530e Hybrid Plug-in RWD
No Expert Reviews

Specs

2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
2021 BMW 5 Series
530e Hybrid Plug-in RWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
64 MPG
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Fuel Economy, Highway
71 MPG
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Fuel Tank Volume 10.6 gal 12.1 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.2:1
10.2:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.23 in x 3.72 in
3.23 in x 3.72 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42 in 41.4 in
Back Legroom 35.2 in 36.5 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 13.2 cu ft 10 cu ft
Maximum Payload 891 lbs 798 lbs
Exterior
Length 185.7 in 195.8 in
Width 81.4 in 83.7 in
Height 56.9 in 58.4 in
Wheelbase 112.2 in 117.1 in

Available Options

2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
2021 BMW 5 Series
530e Hybrid Plug-in RWD

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