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

2012 BMW X6 M
2012 Mercedes-Benz M 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 ML 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 17 22 $45,561 $48,990
4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 BlueTEC 20 27 $46,956 $50,490
4MATIC 4-Door ML 550 15 20 $53,559 $57,590
4MATIC 4-Door ML 63 AMG 14 18 $88,341 $94,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$83,075
$45,561
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$90,300
$48,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1505 / month
$817 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz M Class is improved in nearly way, and remains one of the most luxurious and secure choices for families not needing a third row of seats.
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Fuel Economy
City
12 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
17 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.0 58.4
Front Leg Room (in)
40.4 40.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 58.3
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 38.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 132.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 58.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.9 58.5
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 38.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 71.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.8 65.2
Wheelbase (in)
115.5 114.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.1 76.3
Track Width, Front (in)
65.4 64.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
192.0 188.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 41.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
25.6 36.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 75.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
59.7 71.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.2 x - TBD - 12.8 x 0.6
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 - 13.0 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 27.7
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
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 - 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P315/35WR20 P255/50R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P275/40WR20 P255/50R19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6000 7200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
900 1080
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5324 4751
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 11.0 19 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 10.0 19 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
500 @ 1500-5650 273 @ 3500-5250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.4L/268 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
555 @ 6000 302 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
14 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
17 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
12 17
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.90
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - 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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name
BMW X6 M Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double-Wishbone
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
13.3 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 3

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