BMW 5 Series vs BMW i3 Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 BMW 5 Series
530e Hybrid Plug-in RWD
MSRP
$57,200
Invoice
$53,695
Average Price Paid
$53,682
417 listings nationwide

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2020 BMW i3
120 Ah RWD
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530e Hybrid Plug-in RWD
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120 Ah RWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 BMW 5 Series
530e Hybrid Plug-in RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$61,505
41 listings nationwide
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2020 BMW i3
120 Ah RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$45,922
1 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 BMW 5 Series
530e Hybrid Plug-in RWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

BMW was once known for sports sedans, and the 5 Series was one of the most prolific of those sedans. Sitting between the 3 Series and 7 Series in size and price, previous generations o...

2020 BMW i3
120 Ah RWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The BMW i3 comprises both electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (EV and PHEV) variants. For 2020, it gets a new special edition. Both base and i3s grades return for 2020. Stand...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 9
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 6
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2021 BMW 5 Series
530e Hybrid Plug-in RWD
Guru9Z5JM5 writes:
I enjoyed everything that comes standard with the 530i. Sports mode gives it more power while comfort mode wil...
Handling Ranked 2021 Audi A6 2.0T quattro Premium Sedan AWD worse.
"It was great on curves and cornering in sport mode. The A6 steering feels a bit light."
Back Seats Ranked 2021 Audi A6 2.0T quattro Premium Sedan AWD worse.
"Lots of leg room and headroom in the BMW. The Audi also has good legroom but I enjoyed my BMW experience better."
KabirDhingra writes:
Great styling, excellent interior, sporty driving, super great tech. Great car!
2020 BMW i3
120 Ah RWD
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Specs

2021 BMW 5 Series
530e Hybrid Plug-in RWD
2020 BMW i3
120 Ah RWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic 1-Speed Dual Clutch
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
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124 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
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102 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 12.1 gal --
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Electric
Cylinders
4 cylinders
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Compression Ratio
10.2:1
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Displacement
2,000 cc
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Bore x Stroke
3.23 in x 3.72 in
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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 --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 41.4 in 40.5 in
Back Legroom 36.5 in 31.9 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 10 cu ft 15.1 cu ft
Maximum Payload 798 lbs 814 lbs
Exterior
Length 195.8 in 158.3 in
Width 83.7 in 80.3 in
Height 58.4 in 62.9 in
Wheelbase 117.1 in 101.2 in

Available Options

2021 BMW 5 Series
530e Hybrid Plug-in RWD
2020 BMW i3
120 Ah RWD

Exterior Colors

  • CAPPARIS White W/BMW I Frozen Blue Accent
  • Fluid Black W/BMW I Frozen Blue Accent
  • Imperial Blue Metallic W/Frozen Gray Accent
  • JUCARO Beige Metallic W/Frozen Gray Accent
  • Melbourne Red Metallic W/Frozen Gray Accent
  • Mineral Gray Metallic W/BMW I Frozen Blue Accent

Option Packages

  • Harman/Kardon Premium Sound System
  • GIGA World
  • Mega World
  • Technology + Driving Assistant Package
  • Tera World
  • Wireless Charging
  • Moonroof
  • Wheels: 20" X 5.0" Front & 20" X 5.5" Rear BMW I

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