Compare 2015 BMW X3 vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class

2015 BMW X3
2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class
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AWD 4-Door xDrive28d
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X3 AWD 4-Door xDrive28d 27 34 $39,140 $42,000
X3 AWD 4-Door xDrive28i 21 28 $37,760 $40,500
X3 AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 19 26 $42,360 $45,500
X3 RWD 4-Door sDrive28i 21 28 $35,920 $38,500
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4MATIC 4-Door GLK 250 BlueTEC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLK-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GLK 250 BlueTEC 24 33 $36,642 $39,400
GLK-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GLK 350 18 25 $37,107 $39,900
GLK-Class RWD 4-Door GLK 350 19 25 $35,247 $37,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,140
$36,642
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,000
$39,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$700 / month
$657 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Among compact crossovers, the 2015 BMW X3 doesn't try to be rugged; instead it's one of the sportiest and most fuel-efficient in its class, and this year's new sDrive and diesel models add to that while the lineup gets even more tech and active-safety options. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK offers two great engine options in a baby-SUV shell, but with the comfort and dynamics of a crossover.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56 55.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 39.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 55.2
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 35.1
Front Leg Room (in)
39.9 41.4
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 39.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 102.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- 52.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 60.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
183.8 178.3
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 66.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 108.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 74.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
27.6 16.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.6 16.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
63.3 54.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 35
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 33.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 65.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 37.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 13
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)
13 11.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 37.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50WR18 P235/50HR19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50WR18 P235/50HR19
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4230 4246
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 150
Engine
Fuel System
Diesel Direct Injection Diesel Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
280 @ 1750 369 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.1 L/131
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 4000 200 @ 3800
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4 Twin Turbo Diesel I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 33
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.38
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.08 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.73
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.86
Trans Order Code
205 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle 4MATIC
Vehicle Name
BMW X3 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.9 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6.0 (Est)
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 3500
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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