Compare 2008 BMW X6 vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

2008 BMW X6
2008 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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AWD 4-Door xDrive35i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 15 20 $48,300 $52,500
AWD 4-Door xDrive50i 13 18 $57,960 $63,000
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4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L CDI
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L CDI 18 24 $49,662 $53,400
4MATIC 4-Door 4.6L 13 18 $51,987 $55,900
4MATIC 4-Door 5.5L 13 17 $71,959 $77,375
Pricing
Invoice Price
$48,300
$49,662
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$52,500
$53,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$875 / month
$890 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is a superior sport-ute with lots of room and power.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 40.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 58.9
Front Leg Room (in)
40.4 43.0
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 143
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 40.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 40.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 58.3
Passenger Capacity
4 7
Third Leg Room (in)
- 34.0
Third Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Third Head Room (in)
- 38.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 50.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 7.9 (10.9 w/Air Suspension)
Length, Overall (in)
192.1 200.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.5 72.4 - 75.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.2 65.1
Wheelbase (in)
115.5 121.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.1 76.0
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 65.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
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)
NA 40.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 51.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- TBD - 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
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.7 x - TBD - 13.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 26.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.0 39.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/50R19 P265/60R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/50R19 P265/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 7500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 750
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4894 5296
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.0 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.0 18 x 8.0
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
- TBD - CDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
300 @ 1400-5000 398 @ 1600 - 2800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/182 3.0L/182.3
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5800 215 @ 3800
Engine Type
Gas I6 Diesel V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 18
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - 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
- TBD - - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.42 (Comfort Mode: 2.23)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.86
Trans Order Code
205 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 3.45
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sports Activity Coupe 4 Door
Vehicle Name
BMW X6 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multilink 4-Arm Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Integrated w/Spring-Struts
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 w/Spring-Struts
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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