Compare 2016 BMW X3 vs 2016 BMW X4 vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class

2016 BMW X3
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2016 BMW X4
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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
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AWD 4-Door xDrive28d
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X3 AWD 4-Door xDrive28d 27 34 $39,555 $42,450
X3 AWD 4-Door xDrive28i 21 28 $38,175 $40,950
X3 AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 19 27 $43,555 $46,800
X3 RWD 4-Door sDrive28i 21 28 $36,335 $38,950
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AWD 4-Door M40i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X4 AWD 4-Door M40i 18 25 $53,675 $57,800
X4 AWD 4-Door xDrive28i 20 28 $42,130 $45,250
X4 AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 19 27 $46,225 $49,700
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4MATIC 4-Door AMG GLE 63
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLE 4MATIC 4-Door AMG GLE 63 13 17 $92,954 $99,950
GLE 4MATIC 4-Door AMG GLE 63 S Coupe 14 18 $101,649 $109,300
GLE 4MATIC 4-Door AMG GLE 63 S-Model 13 17 $99,603 $107,100
GLE 4MATIC 4-Door GLE 300d 22 29 $48,825 $52,500
GLE 4MATIC 4-Door GLE 350 17 22 $49,848 $53,600
GLE 4MATIC 4-Door GLE 400 18 22 $60,078 $64,600
GLE 4MATIC 4-Door GLE 450 AMG Coupe 17 23 $60,543 $65,100
GLE 4MATIC 4-Door GLE 550e 18 22 $60,962 $65,550
GLE RWD 4-Door GLE 350 18 24 $47,523 $51,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,555
$53,675
$92,954
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,450
$57,800
$99,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$708 / month
$963 / month
$1666 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The stylish 2016 BMW X3 skips the ruggedness thing entirely and instead succeeds in being one of the sportiest and tech-loaded yet fuel-efficient compact crossovers. The 2016 BMW X4 grasps for attention, while it drops the cargo-carrying, off-roading SUV pretense. The M-Class gets a new lease on luxury-crossover life as the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class—and it's joined by a swoopy new Coupe variant.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 18 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 25 mpg 17 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56 56 58.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 40 40.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 57.2 58.5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 34.8 38.4
Front Leg Room (in)
39.9 40.4 40.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 37.4 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 63.4 67.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 74.1 75.8
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 62.8 66.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8 8 -
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 110.6 114.8
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 63.9 69.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
63.3 49.4 80.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
27.6 17.7 38.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.6 17.7 38.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 12.9 15.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 13 13.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 17.7 24.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 39 38.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA R01
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR18 P245/45WR19 P265/45ZR20
Spare Tire Size
NA NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA R01
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR18 P275/40WR19 P265/45ZR20
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4230 4235 5238
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 9.5 20 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 8.5 20 X 9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 210 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - 600
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
280 @ 1750 343 @ 1350 516 @ 1750
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 3.0 L/182 5.5 L/333
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 4000 355 @ 5800 550 @ 5750
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Diesel Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 21 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 25 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 18 13
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.71 4.34
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.08 3.38 3.67
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.11 1.92
Trans Type
8 8 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.29 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.14 2.89
Trans Order Code
205 2TB 427
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.84 0.73
Summary
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle Sports Activity Coupe 4MATIC Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
BMW X3 BMW X4 Mercedes-Benz GLE
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.9 8.4 11.8
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 350 720
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 350 720
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 3500 7200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 3500 7200
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 3500 7200
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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