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Selected Style AWD 4-Door xDrive28i
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door xDrive28i 21 28 $35,740 $38,850
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 19 26 $40,435 $43,950
RWD 4-Door GLK350
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door GLK350 19 25 $34,494 $37,090
4MATIC 4-Door GLK350 19 24 $36,354 $39,090
4MATIC 4-Door GLK250 BlueTEC N/A N/A $35,703 $38,390
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,740
$34,494
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,850
$37,090
Monthly Payment Estimate
$648 / month
$618 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The BMW X3 is a great-looking crossover, with a spacious, versatile, and classy interior; and with the introduction of a new base turbo four for 2013 in the xDrive28i, it gets better mileage with no compromise in performance. It looks more like an authentically rugged SUV, but the improved 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK has carlike road manners and now, better fuel economy with both its gas V-6 and its new turbodiesel four.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 55.2
Second Head Room (in) 39.1 39.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.0 55.4
Front Leg Room (in) 39.9 41.4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.2
Second Leg Room (in) 39.1 35.1
Front Head Room (in) 40.7 39.02
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.1 102.9
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.4 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) 64.3 62.5
Wheelbase (in) 110.6 108.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.1 74.25
Track Width, Front (in) 63.6 60.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 56.5 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 - 35.04
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 19.4 23.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 65.91
Brakes
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) 13.0 x 0.8 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.9 x 1.1 13.0 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.7 17.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 37.7
Steering Type Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size P245/50R18 P235/50R19
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/50R18 P235/50R19
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 794 525
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5291 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4112 4012
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 19 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 19 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 210 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 240 @ 5000 302 @ 6500
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 260 @ 1250-4800 273 @ 3500-5250
Engine Order Code N20 NA
Displacement 2.0L/- TBD - 3.5L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 25
Transmission
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) 3.39 3.67
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.71 4.38
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
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name BMW X3 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Five-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front Double-Joint Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 (2012) 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.1 8.7
 
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