Compare 2012 BMW X5 M vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

2012 BMW X5 M
2012 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 12 17 $80,270 $87,250
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4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC 17 21 $57,260 $61,570
4MATIC 4-Door GL450 13 18 $58,190 $62,570
4MATIC 4-Door GL550 12 17 $79,329 $85,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$80,270
$57,260
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$87,250
$61,570
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1454 / month
$1026 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
With rugged styling, fairly nimble handling and diesel economy, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class can charm the mud right off a Land Rover Range Rover.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
12 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
17 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
NA 34.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 40.6
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Third Hip Room (in)
NA - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 58.9
Front Leg Room (in)
40.0 40.3
Third Head Room (in)
NA 38.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA 50.5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.6 39.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 143.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.0 58.3
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 78.3
Track Width, Front (in)
65.4 65.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
191.0 200.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.4 72.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.8 65.1
Wheelbase (in)
115.5 121.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 31.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 83.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
75.2 83.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA 18.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 14.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 40.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 51.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.8 43.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.2 x - TBD - 13.0 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.6 x - TBD - 14.7 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 26.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 39.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.5 18.6
Tires
Front Tire Size
P275/40WR20 P275/50R20
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P315/35WR20 P275/50R20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
900 600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6000 7500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5368 5512
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 11.0 20 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 10.0 20 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
555 @ 6000 210 @ 3400
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas V8 Turbocharged Diesel V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
500 @ 1500-5650 400 @ 1600-2400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.4L/268 3.0L/182
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
12 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
14 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
17 21
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - TBD -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
BMW X5 M Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
13.1 11.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 2
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-- -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-- -
Overall Side Crash Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-- -
Rollover Rating
-

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