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2013 BMW M3 vs. 2015 BMW 328 Gran Turismo Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the BMW 328 Gran Turismo than the BMW M3, due to its greater head- and legroom. The BMW 328 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 328 Gran Turismo you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the BMW M3, due to its tank size and 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). The BMW M3 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the BMW 328 Gran Turismo, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 M3 and the BMW 328 Gran Turismo have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW M3 is a little narrower than the BMW 328 Gran Turismo, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The BMW M3 is slightly shorter than the BMW 328 Gran Turismo, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW M3 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the BMW 328 Gran Turismo.

Handling
The BMW M3 has about the same turning radius as the BMW 328 Gran Turismo, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW M3 has a much more powerful engine than the BMW 328 Gran Turismo. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The BMW M3 has less seating than the BMW 328 Gran Turismo, making the BMW 328 Gran Turismo the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW M3 has significantly less cargo room than the BMW 328 Gran Turismo, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The BMW M3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW 328 Gran Turismo.

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2013 BMW
M3

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MSRP*: $60,100

2015 BMW
328 Gran Turismo

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MSRP*: $41,850
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Low APR Loan: As low as 3.59% --
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City MPG: 14 22
Highway MPG: 20 --
Engine(s): V-8 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 5 - 5
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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Invoice*: $55,290 $38,500

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