Originally Posted by smashhell
MSRP is not the whole story.
Because the 5 series is heavily subsidized. It is common to get $5k to $10k off on a new 5 series(I personally got $9k off). While its hard to find the same deals on the 3.
On top of that, you don't have the 'lines' gimmick, and more stuff comes standard.
Which equals to not much difference in price.
(A good example would be my pretty well optioned MSRP $58k F10 535i, I got it for $49k. While my sports line MSRP $56k F30 335i, I got it for $53k.
In my case, the 535i was $4000 cheaper)
I don't know dude, seems fishy. I would have to give up many options to get a 5 to the same price level as the 3 I'm looking at right now. ED pricing for both.
EDIT: Just went to BMW USA and for the same options 335i is 13k cheaper than 535i. I don't see how incentives could get that 65k 535i anywhere close to that 52k 335i.