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2022 BMW M3 vs M5

Once you’ve decided to get a BMW, you might be wondering: the 2022 M3 or M5? First, they are both great cars, but the decision depends on why you want the car and what you expect from it. Do you just want a luxury sports car that will be faster than other cars on the road or do you want a luxury car that is comfortable and a head-turner? Here is a comparison of the 2022 BMW M3 vs M5 including specs that you need to know.  

Power and Performance

The M3 comes with two twin turbos which generate 425 hp making the car very fast. Some experts claim that the power and performance of the M3 are comparable to the C7 Corvette Z06. Make no mistake about it, you’ll definitely feel the acceleration and power.

The M5 is less talked about in the media primarily because it is meant for the demographic that does not care as much about speed. Rest assured, however, the M5 has monster power with its twin-turbo V8 that generates 560Hp.

Engine and Transmission Differences

When it comes to what is underneath the hood, there are major differences. The M3 is powered by a twin-turbo inline 6-cylinder engine that generates 425 hp, which allows the M3 to reach from 0-60 mph in just 4.1 seconds. The M5, on the other hand, has a powerful twin-turbo V8 engine that generates closer to 600 hp. The 8-speed sports automatic transmission makes the M5 fun to drive on all terrains.

Size

Overall, the M3 is slightly smaller than the M5 in all dimensions. The M5 is not only longer by 10 inches, but it also has more legroom and, of course, and it is also heavier by 700 pounds compared to the M3. But all that weight is easily carried by its powerful engine, and it will feel like you are gliding through the air.

Interior Space and Design

While the smaller M3 has an exquisite exterior design, it is the interior where the M5 shines. Not only is the M5 more spacious, but it also offers more cargo space. If you are going to be spending a fair amount of time in a car, then the M5 is the one you should select.

Performance

Regarding the BMW M3 vs M5, the M3 is easier to handle and steadier when driving. This is because of its heavy forward weight distribution, shorter wheelbase, and the fact that it is a lighter vehicle. The M5 is a bigger car but by no means a slouch. It handles itself very well on straight roads. Overall, both the M3 and M5 provide very similar performance. While the M5 does have a lot more HP, it is also held down by the extra 700 pounds it carries. 

Price

All BMWs are luxury cars, but the 2022 M models take the cost up. The base price of the M3 starts at $63,500, but with all the upgrades possible, the car can easily reach $80,000.

The base model of the 2022 M5 starts at $94,100, and, with the upgrades, the car will cost close to $120,000.

The Choice

When considering the BMW M3 VS M5, which should you choose? Besides just being larger and costing an extra $31,000, the M5 is a prestigious luxury car with a spacious interior, more power, and state-of-the-art electronics. The M5 may be a consideration if you have a large family and want to turn heads but that also comes at a steeper price. The M3 is a smaller car, but agile, fast, and elegant. It has the classic BMW sporty look, and it is a fun car to drive. The M3 is much cheaper than the M5 but just as fast. Neither car lacks elegance, performance, or power, and both are reliable models. If you have an extra $31,000 to spare, go with the M5, but if you already have a fixed budget, then you will not go wrong with the M3.

Whether you are ready to decide on purchasing a BMW or if you still have questions, contact Braman Motorcars at 1-561-609-0130.  A knowledgeable staff of BMW experts is waiting to assist you.

2022 BMW M5 Review, Pricing, and Specs

The 2022 BMW M5 is the real deal when it comes to a luxury sports sedan. The lighter M5 has been made to perfection, both in terms of power and performance. The car’s price matches its luxuriousness.

2022 BMW M5

THRILL-SEEKERS REJOICE

At first glance, the BMW M5 2022 may appear not to be as flamboyant as previous models, but rest assured, this luxury car is not for just driving to church on Sundays. It is for people who love thrills. It comes with a 4.4-liter V8 twin-turbo that delivers 627 hp and goes from 0-60 mph in less than 3 seconds, which more than matches its closest rival. The BMW M5 2022 rivals being: the Mercedes GT63 or the Audi RS7. But aside from just power and speed, the 2022 BMW M5 has several other features compared to its predecessors: it is lighter, compact, has stiff engine mounts, a robust anti-roll bar in the rear, and a lower ride height, which makes it easier to maneuver and handle around corners and bends. 

THE EXTERIOR

The exterior reveals the iconic BMW bronze gold grille and forged wheels with M carbon-ceramic brakes. To reduce the weight, the M5 has introduced carbon fiber reinforced plastic for the hood, roof, and mirror caps. The car’s sportier look has been amplified by the large quad tailpipes. All in all, the few intricate touches here and there have made the M5 an attractive sedan.

The 2022 BMW M5 is only available in a limited number, and exclusive colors, including a frozen deep green and frozen hatch grey metallic, so it will be sure to stand out in a crowd.

There is no question that the M5 is a brutally powerful sedan, but to showcase its acceleration and power, you will need more space and less traffic. 

The 2022 BMW M5 was never meant to be a gas saver; it offers mileage figures of 15 and 21 mpg for city and highway, respectively.

THE INTERIOR

While much of the exterior is not that different from previous models, the company has put a lot of effort into making the interior stand apart. Besides the hollowed carbon bucket seats with a mix of Alcantara and Merino leather, the major noticeable difference is the absence of the rear bench, which has reduced the seating capacity to only four, but there is ample leg and headroom. Other features include a digital gauge cluster heads-up display, heated front seats, four-zone climate control, a four-zone automatic climate control, adjustable ambient lighting, wireless charging, keyless entry, remote engine start, and a universal garage door opener. 

Standard safety features include forward collision warning, rearview camera, lane departure warning, active blind-spot detection, and rear/front parking sensors. There is an i7 Drive software that includes the infotainment system and many other features, namely Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Sirius XM, Bluetooth, and navigation.

The 2022 BMW M5 comes with a dense M Alcantara steering wheel, carbon-fiber shift paddles, and the iconic red M1 and M2 buttons that recall your driver settings. These small artistic changes have added an extra flair to the car.  And, if you plan to travel, do not worry, there is ample cargo space to accommodate several large suitcases. 

WARRANTY AND MAINTENANCE

Like all BMWs, the M5 comes with a four-year/50K limited warranty, four years of roadside assistance, and three years or 36K miles of complimentary scheduled maintenance. 

Those who have the money will not be disappointed with the M5, which is the car of the next generation. It is solidly built, fast, and reliable.  The 2022 BMW M5 smokes the competition.

The one downside is the cost, which has a base price of $103K. Add in the extras and you are looking at a luxury sports car for around $125K; the M5 CS costs $142K. The M5 will start arriving at dealerships this Fall.  Call Braman Motorcars today at 1-561-465-8293 to get in your bid for a test drive.