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Selected Style AWD 4-Door xDrive35i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 16 23 $43,700 $47,500
AWD 4-Door Premium xDrive35i 16 23 $50,785 $55,200
AWD 4-Door Sport Activity xDrive35i 16 23 $53,085 $57,700
AWD 4-Door xDrive50i 14 20 $59,065 $64,200
AWD 4-Door xDrive35d 19 26 $52,165 $56,700
4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC 19 26 $58,032 $62,400
4MATIC 4-Door GL450 14 19 $59,427 $63,900
4MATIC 4-Door GL550 13 18 $80,817 $86,900
4MATIC 4-Door GL63 AMG 13 17 $108,740 $116,925
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,700
$58,032
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,500
$62,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$792 / month
$1040 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line While it's not as fresh-faced as some of the competition, the 2013 BMW X5 continues to shine in utility, comfort, driving, and, in the X5 M, shockingly high performance. The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class is a pricey way to go, but it's a luxury family wagon with great fuel economy and road manners, and some thoughtful new safety and luxury features to boot.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in) NA 35.0
Second Head Room (in) 39.300 40.0
Passenger Capacity 5 7
Third Hip Room (in) NA - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.000 58.3
Front Leg Room (in) 40.000 40.3
Third Head Room (in) NA 38.9
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA 50.5
Second Leg Room (in) 36.600 38.5
Front Head Room (in) 36.600 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.4 143.6
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 60.000 58.5
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.100 84.3
Track Width, Front (in) 64.700 64.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.740 8.5
Length, Overall (in) 191.100 201.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 69.900 72.8
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.000 65.5
Wheelbase (in) 115.500 121.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 84.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 75.200 93.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA 19.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 16.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 52.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 21.900 49.4
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.600 x 0.800 13.6 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) 13.700 x 1.200 13.8 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.500 26.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.500 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 42.000 40.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size 255/55R18 P275/55R19
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 255/55R18 P275/55R19
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - 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) 4960 5467
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 20 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 20 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.500 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 210 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 300 @ 5800-6250 240 @ 3600
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I6 Turbocharged Diesel V6
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 300 @ 1300-5000 455 @ 1600-2400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/182 3.0L/182
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 26
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.000 1.00
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.290 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.840 0.73
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.300 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.140 2.86
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.150 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.670 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.710 4.34
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.670 -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.110 1.92
Trans Type 8 7
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD Sport Utility
Vehicle Name BMW X5 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Air Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A N/A
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Air Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A N/A
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.6 9.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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