Compare 2001 Mercedes-Benz M Class vs 2001 BMW X5

2001 Mercedes-Benz M Class
2001 BMW X5
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4-Door AWD 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door AWD 3.2L 17 21 $33,294 $35,800
4-Door AWD 4.3L 16 20 $41,106 $44,200
4-Door AWD 5.5L AMG 14 17 $61,287 $65,900
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X5 4-Door AWD 3.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X5 4-Door AWD 3.0L 15 20 $35,170 $38,900
X5 4-Door AWD 4.4L 13 17 $44,620 $49,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,294
$35,170
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,800
$38,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$597 / month
$648 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Light-Duty Truck
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 57.2
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 39.3
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 97.6
Second Leg Room (in)
38.0 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
54.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 58.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.9 67.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
111.0 111.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 73.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.4 7.1
Length, Overall (in)
180.6 183.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
39.6 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
40.4 23.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
40.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
72.5 69.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
81.2 54.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.22 x 0.59 12.8 x 0.47
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.93 x 1.02 13.1 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Channel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 24.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37 39.7
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.62 3.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.5 21.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact P235/65HR17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
255/65R16 P235/65HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
255/65R16 P235/65HR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
750 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1650 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4386 4519
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
233 @ 3000-4500 214 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/195 3.0/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 5600 225 @ 5900
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 15
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.64 NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 5.09
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.76
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive AWD
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.10 4.71
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 2.80
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.69 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.25
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Manual
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Hard Top
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz M-Class BMW X5
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Aluminum 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Integrated
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double-Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Torsion Bar Strut-Type
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -

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