Compare 2011 BMW X3 vs 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class

2011 BMW X3
2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class
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AWD 4-Door 28i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 28i 19 25 $33,810 $36,750
AWD 4-Door 35i 19 26 $37,765 $41,050
RWD 4-Door GLK350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,810
$33,015
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,750
$35,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$613 / month
$592 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
BMW finally has a crossover that's as good as its cars. The 2011 BMW X3 looks fantastic; performs like a sport sedan; and has a comfortable, top-notch interior. The 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class has the rugged look U.S. shoppers want, in a sensibly sized package. We only wish it were a little more fuel-efficient.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.1 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 55.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 39.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 55.4
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.2
Second Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 35.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.6 61.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
183.0 178.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.4 66.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 108.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 79.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- TBD - 54.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
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)
- TBD - 23.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 x - TBD - 13.0 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 37.7
Steering Type
Servotronic Pwr Assist Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/55R17 P235/50R19
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/55R17 P235/50R19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4112 3926
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 19 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 19 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.0L/182 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 6600 268 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 2750-4000 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- TBD - 18
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.73
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.30 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.67
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.38
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW X3 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- TBD - w/Agility Control
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
- TBD - Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- TBD - w/Agility Control
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
- TBD - Independent 3-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 10.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 (2010) 4

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