Compare 2010 BMW X5 vs 2010 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

2010 BMW X5
2010 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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AWD 4-Door 30i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 30i 15 21 $43,790 $47,600
AWD 4-Door 35d 19 26 $47,195 $51,300
AWD 4-Door 48i 14 19 $51,795 $56,300
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4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC 17 23 $55,754 $59,950
4MATIC 4-Door GL 450 13 17 $56,684 $60,950
4MATIC 4-Door GL 550 12 17 $77,050 $82,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,790
$55,754
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,600
$59,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$793 / month
$999 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 BMW X5 offers impressive handling and features, but lacks the styling and interior that makes competitors pop, while the X5 M offers nearly sports car levels of performance with all the utility of a standard X5. The 2010 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class' nimble ride and elegant cabin charm the mud right off a Range Rover.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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)
102.4 143.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.0 58.3
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 200.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.9 72.4
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 76.4
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 65.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
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)
23.2 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 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 31.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 83.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 0.79 13.0 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)
13.1 x 1.18 14.7 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)
22.5 26.4
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.5 18.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.0 39.7
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P275/50R20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P275/50R20
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
900 600
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4916 5423
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 20 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 20 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I6 Turbocharged Diesel V6
Fuel System
MPI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 2750 400 @ 1600 - 2400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 6600 210 @ 3800
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 17
Transmission
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
Trans Type
6 7
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 - TBD -
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.00
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
BMW X5 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Integrated Adaptive air
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double control-arm w/stabilizer bar
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Adaptive air
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Four-link w/stabilizer bar
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 11.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 3

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