2018 BMW 3 Series Sedan vs. 2018 BMW 3 Series Sedan Diesel

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What is the main difference between 3 Series Sedan and 3 Series Sedan Diesel?

These two BMW 3 Series models are two variations of the same model with one major difference, the powertrain. First of all, the 2018 BMW 3 Series Sedan has bigger and thirstier engine; the 2018 BMW 3 Series Sedan Diesel gets 8.4 more mpg. Also, the 2018 3 Series Sedan is priced $6,850 lower compared to the base MSRP of the 2018 3 Series Sedan Diesel. Among similarities are the body structure, market segment, ground shadow size, height, and maximum occupancy.

Specification Comparison

Safety Rating
Safety Rating
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Trim
Trim
Configuration
Configuration
  • 2.0 L, Turbo, Auto, RWD
  • 2.0 L, Turbo, Diesel, Auto, RWD
MSRP
MSRP
$34,900
$41,750
Engine
Engine
2.0L Inline-4 Turbo
2.0L Inline-4 Turbo Diesel
Horsepower
Horsepower
180 hp
180 hp
Drivetrain
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive
0-60 MPH
0-60 MPH
7.1 sec
7.4 sec
City MPG
City MPG
24 MPG
31 MPG
Highway MPG
Highway MPG
34 - 35 MPG
43 MPG
Combined MPG
Combined MPG
27 - 28 MPG
36 MPG
Width
Width
80.0 in
80.0 in
Width W/O Mirrors
Width W/O Mirrors
71.3 in
71.3 in
Length
Length
182.8 in
182.8 in
Height
Height
56.3 - 56.5 in
56.3 - 56.5 in
Wheelbase
Wheelbase
110.6 in
110.6 in
Ground Shadow
Ground Shadow
90.5 ft2
90.5 ft2
Seats
Seats
5
5
First Row Head Room
First Row Head Room
40.3 - 40.4 in
40.3 in
First Row Leg Room
First Row Leg Room
42.0 in
42.0 in
First Row Leg Shoulder
First Row Leg Shoulder
55.1 in
55.1 in
Second Row Head Room
Second Row Head Room
37.7 - 38.3 in
37.7 in
Second Row Leg Room
Second Row Leg Room
35.1 in
35.1 in
Second Row Leg Shoulder
Second Row Leg Shoulder
55.1 in
55.1 in

Costs

2018 BMW 3 Series Sedan

2018 BMW 3 Series Sedan Diesel

Annual Fuel Cost
Annual Fuel Cost
$2,050 - $2,300
$1,400 - $1,450
Mininum Monthly Lease
Mininum Monthly Lease
$199 (2018 BMW 3 Series 330i Sedan)
$199 (2018 BMW 3 Series 328d Sedan)
Lease Due
Lease Due
$3,000
$3,000
Cost To Lease
Cost To Lease
$12,214 - $12,464
$11,564 - $11,614
2018 BMW 3 Series Sedan vs. 2018 BMW 3 Series Sedan Diesel - Front Left Comparison2018 BMW 3 Series Sedan vs. 2018 BMW 3 Series Sedan Diesel - Front Left Comparison
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2018 BMW 3 Series Sedan vs. 2018 BMW 3 Series Sedan Diesel - Dashboard Comparison2018 BMW 3 Series Sedan vs. 2018 BMW 3 Series Sedan Diesel - Dashboard Comparison
2018 BMW 3 Series Sedan vs. 2018 BMW 3 Series Sedan Diesel - Side Comparison2018 BMW 3 Series Sedan vs. 2018 BMW 3 Series Sedan Diesel - Side Comparison
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