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2021 BMW 530 vs. 2021 BMW M340 Review

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2021 BMW
530

MSRP*: $54,200 to $56,500
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2021 BMW
M340

MSRP*: $54,700 to $56,700
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Invoice* $50,905 to $53,045 $51,370 to $53,230
MPG - City 23 - 25 MPG 22 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 - 33 MPG 31 - 32 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 14.0 ft3 17.0 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 248 hp 382 hp
Exterior Length 195.8 in 185.7 in
Exterior Width 73.5 in 71.9 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 36.5 in
Front 42.0 in
Rear 35.2 in
Head Room Front 38.8 in
Rear 37.5 in
Front 38.7 in
Rear 37.6 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The BMW 530 offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the BMW M340. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW 530 and the BMW M340 in the front seats.

Convenience
The BMW 530 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the BMW M340, making it more convenient to drive.

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 530 or the BMW M340, 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 530 and the BMW M340 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 530 is much wider than the BMW M340, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the BMW 530, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the BMW M340.

Handling
The BMW 530 has a larger turning radius than the BMW M340, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 530 is significantly less powerful than the BMW M340. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
The BMW 530 has much less torque than the BMW M340, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 530 and the BMW M340. The BMW 530 has significantly less cargo room than the BMW M340, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The BMW 530 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW M340.