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2014 BMW 535 Gran Turismo vs. 2013 BMW M3 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the BMW 535 Gran Turismo than the BMW M3. The BMW 535 Gran Turismo will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the BMW M3.

Convenience
With the BMW 535 Gran Turismo you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the BMW M3, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the BMW 535 Gran Turismo or the BMW M3, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW 535 Gran Turismo and the BMW M3 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 535 Gran Turismo is much wider than the BMW M3, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the BMW 535 Gran Turismo, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the BMW M3.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the BMW 535 Gran Turismo and the BMW M3 do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The BMW 535 Gran Turismo has a larger turning radius than the BMW M3, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 535 Gran Turismo is significantly less powerful than the BMW M3. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
The BMW 535 Gran Turismo offers greater seating capacity than the BMW M3, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the BMW 535 Gran Turismo will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the BMW M3.

Warranty
The BMW 535 Gran Turismo comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW M3.

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2014 BMW
535 Gran Turismo

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MSRP*: $60,200 - $62,500

2013 BMW
M3

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MSRP*: $60,100
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City MPG: 18 - 19 14
Highway MPG: 26 - 28 --
Engine(s): Inline-6 V-8
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $55,385 - $57,500 $55,290

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