Compare 2001 BMW X5 vs 2001 Mercedes-Benz M Class

2001 BMW X5
2001 Mercedes-Benz M Class
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X5 4-Door AWD 3.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X5 4-Door AWD 3.0L 15 20 $35,170 $38,900
X5 4-Door AWD 4.4L 13 17 $44,620 $49,400
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4-Door AWD 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door AWD 3.2L 17 21 $33,294 $35,800
4-Door AWD 4.3L 16 20 $41,106 $44,200
4-Door AWD 5.5L AMG 14 17 $61,287 $65,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,170
$33,294
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,900
$35,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$648 / month
$597 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Light-Duty Truck 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 58.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 57.9
Front Leg Room (in)
39.3 40.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.6 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 38.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.1 8.4
Length, Overall (in)
183.7 180.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
67.5 69.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
111.0 111.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 72.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
69.0 72.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
54.4 81.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 39.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
23.8 40.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 40.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 0.47 11.22 x 0.59
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)
13.1 x 1.18 11.93 x 1.02
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.3 19
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
21.1 18.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 37
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 3.62
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/65HR17 255/65R16
Spare Tire Size
P235/65HR17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65HR17 255/65R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 1650
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 750
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4519 4386
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 115
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
214 @ 3500 233 @ 3000-4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0/182 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
225 @ 5900 215 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 17
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.80 2.41
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD,
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA 2.64
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.09 3.93
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.76 1.49
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
AWD 4 Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.71 3.10
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Hard Top 4 Door
Vehicle Name
BMW X5 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Aluminum 4-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Integrated w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Pivot Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut-Type w/Torsion Bar

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