Compare 2014 BMW X5 vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

2014 BMW X5
2014 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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RWD 4-Door sDrive35i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door sDrive35i 19 27 $48,575 $52,800
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 18 27 $50,690 $55,100
AWD 4-Door xDrive35d 23 31 $52,070 $56,600
AWD 4-Door xDrive50i 14 22 $62,745 $68,200
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4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC 19 26 $58,590 $63,000
4MATIC 4-Door GL450 14 19 $60,032 $64,550
4MATIC 4-Door GL550 13 18 $82,398 $88,600
4MATIC 4-Door GL63 AMG 13 17 $109,889 $118,160
Pricing
Invoice Price
$48,575
$58,590
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$52,800
$63,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$880 / month
$1050 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 BMW X5 lightens up its look and its act with a warmer cabin, lots of techno handling tricks, and standout safety gear. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL may be an expensive way to haul the family around, but it has excellent driving manners and some very sophisticated safety technology, too.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD -
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 40
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 58.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.5 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.5 58.5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.6 38.5
Front Leg Room (in)
40.4 40.3
Third Head Room (in)
- 38.9
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 50.5
Third Leg Room (in)
- 35
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.1 84.3
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 64.8
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 201.6
Height, Overall (in)
68.5 72.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
65 65.5
Wheelbase (in)
115.5 121.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
66 93.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
22.9 16
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
22.9 49.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 84.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 19.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 52.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.7 13.8
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 13.6
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.4 26.4
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.7 40.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P275/55HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P275/55HR19
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5952 NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5952 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
595 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
595 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5952 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4680 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 7165
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 19 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 19 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 180
Engine
Displacement
3.0 L/182 3.0 L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5800 240 @ 3600
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Diesel Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
300 @ 1200 455 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Engine Oil Cooler
- None
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.73
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.86
Trans Order Code
205 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.38
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No
Trans PTO Access
- No
Summary
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle 4MATIC
Vehicle Name
BMW X5 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Rear
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.46
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.46
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.2 9.7 (Est)

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