Compare 2003 BMW X5 vs 2003 Mercedes-Benz M Class

2003 BMW X5
2003 Mercedes-Benz M Class
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X5 4-Door AWD 3.0i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X5 4-Door AWD 3.0i 15 21 $36,105 $39,500
X5 4-Door AWD 4.4i 14 18 $45,615 $49,950
X5 4-Door AWD 4.6is 13 17 $60,950 $66,800
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4-Door AWD 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door AWD 3.2L 14 17 $34,038 $36,600
4-Door AWD 3.7L 14 17 $34,364 $36,950
4-Door AWD 5.0L 13 16 $42,176 $45,350
4-Door AWD 5.5L AMG 13 17 $61,287 $65,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,105
$34,038
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,500
$36,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$658 / month
$610 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 17 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
39.3 40.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98 105
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 38.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 58.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 57.8
Exterior Dimensions
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 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.1 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
183.7 182.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
67.5 71.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
16.1 34.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
54.0 81.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 0.47 11.22 x - TBD -
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 11.85 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.3 - TBD -
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
21.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 39
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65HR17 P255/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/65HR17 P255/60HR17
Spare Tire Size
P235/65HR17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
600 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6000 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4533 4786
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 - TBD -
Rear 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
Displacement
3.0/182 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
225 @ 5900 215 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
214 @ 3500 229 @ 3000-4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 14
Transmission
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 NA
Drivetrain
AWD 4 Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.71 3.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.80 2.41
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 3.70
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW X5 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Body Style
4 Door Hard Top 4 Door
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Aluminum 4-Link Double Wishbone

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