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Selected Style RWD 4-Door ML350
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door ML350 18 23 $43,961 $47,270
4MATIC 4-Door ML350 18 23 $46,286 $49,770
4MATIC 4-Door ML350 BlueTEC 20 28 $47,681 $51,270
4MATIC 4-Door ML550 14 20 $54,684 $58,800
4MATIC 4-Door ML63 AMG 13 17 $89,373 $96,100
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 16 23 $43,700 $47,500
AWD 4-Door Premium xDrive35i 16 23 $50,785 $55,200
AWD 4-Door Sport Activity xDrive35i 16 23 $53,085 $57,700
AWD 4-Door xDrive50i 14 20 $59,065 $64,200
AWD 4-Door xDrive35d 19 26 $52,165 $56,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,961
$43,700
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,270
$47,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$788 / month
$792 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line For families who want off-road or towing ability, but not a third row of seats, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz M Class is one of the most enjoyable, secure utility-vehicle picks. While it's not as fresh-faced as some of the competition, the 2013 BMW X5 continues to shine in utility, comfort, driving, and, in the X5 M, shockingly high performance.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 58.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 60.000
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 39.300
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 58.000
Front Leg Room (in) 40.3 40.000
Front Hip Room (in) 58.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 38.4 36.600
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 36.600
Passenger Volume (ft³) 132.7 102.4
Third Leg Room (in) - NA
Third Hip Room (in) - NA
Third Head Room (in) - NA
Third Shoulder Room (in) - NA
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 64.7 64.700
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 8.740
Length, Overall (in) 189.1 191.100
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 70.7 69.900
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.2 65.000
Wheelbase (in) 114.8 115.500
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 84.3 76.100
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 80.3 75.200
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 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 41.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 38.2 21.900
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 75.0 - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 x 0.6 12.600 x 0.800
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 1.3 13.700 x 1.200
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 27.7 22.500
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.6 19.500
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.7 42.000
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P255/50R19 255/55R18
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/50R19 255/55R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 900
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 6000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4652 4960
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.5 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.5 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.0 11.500
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 210
Engine
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 6500 300 @ 5800-6250
Engine Type Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I6
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 273 @ 3500 300 @ 1300-5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 23
Transmission
Trans Type 7 8
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA 1.000
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.290
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.300
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 3.140
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.67 3.150
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.670
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 1.000
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 4.710
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.840
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 2.110
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.670
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz M-Class BMW X5
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A N/A
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.1 9.6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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