Compare 2005 BMW X3 vs 2005 Mercedes-Benz G Class

2005 BMW X3
2005 Mercedes-Benz G Class
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X3 4-Door AWD 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X3 4-Door AWD 2.5i 17 24 $27,755 $30,300
X3 4-Door AWD 3.0i 17 25 $33,215 $36,300
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4MATIC 4-Door 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door 5.0L 13 14 $73,377 $78,900
4MATIC 4-Door 5.0L Grand Edition 13 14 $73,377 $78,900
4MATIC 4-Door 5.5L AMG 12 14 $94,302 $101,400
4MATIC 4-Door 5.5L AMG Grand Edition 12 14 $94,302 $101,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,755
$73,377
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,300
$78,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$505 / month
$1315 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 14 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
40.2 52.5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 51.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.1 124
Second Leg Room (in)
35.8 41.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 42.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 53.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 40.0
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
65.9 77.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.7 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
110.1 112.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.0 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
179.7 185.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
30.0 45.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
71.0 79.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 10.7 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x - TBD - 12.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 25.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Recir Ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 43.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact P265/60VR18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R17 P265/60VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55R17 P265/60VR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 700
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 7000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4001 5423
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 18 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 3500 336 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 5.0L/303
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 6000 292 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas 6 Cyl Gas V8
Fuel System
- TBD - SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 13
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.41
Trans Type
6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1 0.87
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
AWD 4 Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.93 3.16
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.50 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 4.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - 2.16
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.35 3.59
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW X3 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
Body Style
4 Door Hard Top 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Rigid Axle
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Rigid Axle

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