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Selected Style RWD 4-Door sDrive35i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door xDrive35d 23 31 $52,440 $57,000
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 18 27 $51,060 $55,500
AWD 4-Door xDrive50i 14 22 $63,570 $69,100
RWD 4-Door sDrive35i 19 27 $48,945 $53,200
4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC
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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
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2015 BMW X5 is a handsome, capable, tech-filled vehicle for the shopper who wants a luxury SUV. 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
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD -
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 40.4 40.3
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
Third Leg Room (in) - 35
Third Head Room (in) - 38.9
Third Shoulder Room (in) - 50.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 65 65.5
Wheelbase (in) 115.5 121.1
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
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 8.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 22.9 49.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 66 93.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 22.9 16
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - 52.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - 84.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - 19.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 13.6
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
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 41.7 40.7
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/55HR18 P275/55HR19
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/55HR18 P275/55HR19
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 893 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5952 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5952 NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 5952 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 595 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4680 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 7165
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8.5 19 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8.5 19 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 210 180
Engine
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Direct Diesel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 300 @ 1200 455 @ 1600
Engine Order Code NA NA
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
Engine Oil Cooler - None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 (Est) 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 (Est) 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 (Est) 26
Transmission
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
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) 3.30 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14 2.86
Trans Order Code 205 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67 1.37
Transfer Case Power Take Off - No
Trans PTO Access - No
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name BMW X5 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - 3.46
Axle Type - Rear - Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - 3.46
Axle Type - Front - Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.3 (Est) 9.7
 
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