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Compare 2005 BMW X3 vs 2005 Mercedes-Benz G Class

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Selected Style X3 4-Door AWD 2.5i
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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
4MATIC 4-Door 5.0L Grand Edition
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door 5.0L 13 14 $73,377 $78,900
4MATIC 4-Door 5.5L AMG 12 14 $94,302 $101,400
4MATIC 4-Door 5.0L Grand Edition 13 14 $73,377 $78,900
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
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 13 mpg
Fuel Economy - 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
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
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
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.7 25.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.4 43.5
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 -
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 Material Alloy Aluminum
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
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - 2.16
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.35 3.59
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Hard Top 4 Door
Vehicle Name BMW X3 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Rigid Axle
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 -
 
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