2018 BMW 3 Series vs 2018 Lexus ES

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Drivers looking for an elite luxury sedan can choose from several options in multiple segments. It can be hard sorting through various models to find one that offers the right combination of dimensions and features. We are going to look at two attractive luxury options in this 2018 BMW 3 Series vs 2018 Lexus ES comparison.

These two models immediately fall into different categories, even though both have four doors and offer five-passenger seating. The 2018 BMW 3 Series is a compact luxury sedan great for adding a little excitement to the daily commute. The 2018 Lexus ES, in contrast, is a midsize sedan. The Lexus model is larger, which can be an advantage for drivers who need more cargo, and a disadvantage for those looking for maneuverability and fuel economy. Luxury shoppers interested in big things in compact packages can certainly fall in love with the 2018 BMW 3 Series. Keep reading to learn more.

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2018 BMW 320 vs 2018 Lexus ES 350
$34,900 Starting MSRP $38,950
Compact Luxury Sedan Segment Midsize Luxury Sedan
24/35 mpg Fuel Economy (city/highway) 21/30 mpg
13 cubic feet Cargo Space 15.2 cubic feet

Other Engine Options on the 2018 BMW 3 Series

The engine options on the two models in this 2018 BMW 3 Series vs 2018 Lexus ES comparison can also give luxury shoppers food for thought. The Lexus sedan is available in two model. The ES 350 comes with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine rated for 268 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque. The ES 300h offers a hybrid powertrain that includes a four-cylinder, 2.5-liter engine and is rated for just 200 net system horsepower. In contrast, the 2018 3 Series is available in five models. The base 2018 320i offers 180 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque, while the popular 330i option delivers a satisfying 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque at low rpm. Drivers interested in a hybrid or diesel engine options can enjoy, repectively, the 248-horsepower 330e or the 328d model. The advanced 2018 BMW 340i comes with an inline six-cylinder engine that cranks out 320 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque.

Whether drivers are looking for a fuel-efficient powertrain or bold power and performance, there is a 2018 BMW 3 Series model that can satisfy. If you would like to learn more about this attractive compact sedan, or to see for yourself how it feels on the road in the Topeka area, contact a member of the New BMW of Topeka team today or explore our new BMW 3 Series inventory.


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2018 BMW 3 Series steering wheel and infotainment system
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