Compare 2012 BMW X6 M vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

2012 BMW X6 M
2012 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 12 17 $83,075 $90,300
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4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC 17 21 $57,260 $61,570
4MATIC 4-Door GL450 13 18 $58,190 $62,570
4MATIC 4-Door GL550 12 17 $79,329 $85,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$83,075
$57,260
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$90,300
$61,570
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1505 / month
$1026 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
With rugged styling, fairly nimble handling and diesel economy, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class can charm the mud right off a Land Rover Range Rover.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
12 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
17 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 39.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 143.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.9 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 40.6
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.0 58.9
Front Leg Room (in)
40.4 40.3
Third Head Room (in)
- 38.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 50.5
Third Leg Room (in)
- 34.2
Third Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.8 65.1
Wheelbase (in)
115.5 121.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.1 78.3
Track Width, Front (in)
65.4 65.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
192.0 200.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 72.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 51.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
25.6 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)
59.7 83.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA 18.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 14.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 40.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.2 x - TBD - 13.0 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.6 x - TBD - 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 Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.5 18.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 39.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P315/35WR20 P275/50R20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P275/40WR20 P275/50R20
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5324 5512
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 11.0 20 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 10.0 20 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 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
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
500 @ 1500-5650 400 @ 1600-2400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.4L/268 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
555 @ 6000 210 @ 3400
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas V8 Turbocharged Diesel V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
14 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
17 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
12 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - 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
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - TBD -
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
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
BMW X6 M Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
13.3 11.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 2

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