Compare 2013 BMW X3 vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class

2013 BMW X3
2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class
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AWD 4-Door xDrive28i
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
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RWD 4-Door GLK 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door GLK 350 19 25 $34,494 $37,090
4MATIC 4-Door GLK 250 BlueTEC 24 33 $35,703 $38,390
4MATIC 4-Door GLK 350 19 24 $36,354 $39,090
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,740
$34,494
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,850
$37,090
Monthly Payment Estimate
$648 / month
$618 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
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
City
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 55.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 39.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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 -
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 37.7
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
P245/50R18 P235/50R19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5291 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
794 525
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4112 4012
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 5000 302 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
BMW X3 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Five-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 (2012) 5

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