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Selected Style AWD 4-Door 3.0si
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 3.0si 17 23 $42,505 $46,200
AWD 4-Door 4.8i 15 21 $50,415 $54,800
4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L CDI
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L CDI 18 24 $49,662 $53,400
4MATIC 4-Door 4.6L 13 18 $51,987 $55,900
4MATIC 4-Door 5.5L 13 17 $71,959 $77,375
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,505
$49,662
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,200
$53,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$770 / month
$890 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 BMW X5 is better than ever, but could use more dramatic styling and an iDrive transplant. The 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is a superior sport-ute with lots of room and power.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in) NA 38.2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.4 143
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA 50.5
Second Leg Room (in) 36.6 40.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 40.1
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 60.0 58.3
Passenger Capacity 5 7
Third Leg Room (in) NA 34.0
Second Head Room (in) 39.0 40.6
Third Hip Room (in) NA - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.0 58.9
Front Leg Room (in) 40.0 43.0
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 191.1 200.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 69.5 72.4 - 75.6
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.0 65.1
Wheelbase (in) 115.5 121.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.1 76.0
Track Width, Front (in) 64.7 65.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.3 7.9 (10.9 w/Air Suspension)
Cargo Area Dimensions
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) 21.9 43.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
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) 61.8 83.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA 18.9
Brakes
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 13.8 x - TBD -
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) 12.6 x 0.79 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.5 26.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 3.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 42.0 39.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/55HR18 P265/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/55HR18 P265/60R18
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 600 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 750
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 7500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4982 5296
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 3.0L/183 3.0L/182.3
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 260 @ 6600 215 @ 3800
Engine Type Gas I6 Diesel V6
Fuel System - TBD - CDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 225 @ 2750 398 @ 1600 - 2800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 24
Transmission
Trans Type 6 7
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40 3.42 (Comfort Mode: 2.23)
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.34 2.86
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.44 3.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.14 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - - 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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW X5 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Spring-Struts
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link 4-Arm Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Integrated w/Spring-Struts
 
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