The perfect luxury sedan has so far eluded you-but it may very well be the 2020 BMW 3 Series or 2020 BMW 5 Series. These cars are similar, and both can take you to the next level of performance. So, which one is best suited for your Canonsburg or Uniontown driving adventures?

Our team at Bobby Rahal BMW of South Hills has compiled this car comparison to help you answer that question. See the 3 Series and 5 Series in sharp relief and imagine your Pittsburgh or Morgantown drive from behind the wheel!

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3 Series vs 5 Series: Two Segment Leaders

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The 2020 3 Series and 5 Series differ most obviously in terms of size. The 5 Series is a midsize luxury car, while the 3 Series is a small luxury car. Both seat five, and the back seats can easily accommodate adults. You'll find 35.2 inches of rear legroom in the 3 Series and 36.5 inches of the same in the 5 Series.

The two luxury cars share much in terms of style. Their standard SensaTec leatherette seats offer a fine imitation of the real thing. Of course, shoppers who want authentic leather will find available Vernasca leather in the 3 Series and available Dakota, Nappa, and Merino leather in the 5 Series.

Power-adjustable front seats come standard to let you relax in custom comfort. The 5 Series even offers available massaging seats for the driver and front passenger-the heart and soul of luxury.

All-Star Performance of TwinPower Turbo

Powering the BMW 3 Series and BMW 5 Series are a potent lineup of TwinPower Turbo engines. In fact, the base 3 Series is a bit more powerful-it runs on a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder that kicks out 255 horsepower. The 5 Series is standardly powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder with 248 horsepower on tap.

For spirited driving, the 5 Series has an even more robust 3.0-liter 6-cylinder waiting in the wings. With an astounding 335 horsepower on tap, you can reach speeds of 60 MPH in as little as 4.6 seconds! Take on the open roads in a refreshing, more thrilling way.

Both sedans come standard with sporty rear-wheel drivetrains for performance enthusiasts. If traction is what you're after, though, opt for available xDrive all-wheel drive.

The Latest iDrive Infotainment Technology

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When it comes to infotainment, the 2020 3 Series and 5 Series take a back seat to no others. With iDrive 7.0 Operating Systems, they make connectivity quicker and more seamless than ever.

The 3 Series sports an 8.8-inch center screen, while the 5 Series uses a larger 10.25-inch screen. You can access Apple CarPlay® from both and use your iPhone apps as you drive. It's included complimentary for the first year and then available as part of an annual subscription.

As an executive sedan, the BMW 5 Series offers higher-end features as well. The 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster comes standard and lets you show audio, maps, and driver information within your line of sight. Keep your adventures on track with up-to-date information!

Should I Choose the BMW 3 Series or 5 Series?

Morgantown and Pittsburgh shoppers can find so much value in the 2020 BMW 3 Series and 2020 BMW 5 Series. These luxury cars tower over their segment-mates in striking ways and embody the very best in BMW performance. So, which can better handle your Uniontown or Canonsburg drive?

See for yourself here at Bobby Rahal BMW of South Hills! You can schedule a test drive and slide inside a 3 Series, a 5 Series, or both. Get some hands-on experience before you choose your next luxury sedan.

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