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Compare 2016 BMW X3 vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class

2016 BMW X3
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC 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
4MATIC 4-Door GLC 300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,555
$38,084
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,450
$40,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$708 / month
$683 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.6
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. As a tangential—and far more sophisticated—replacement for the GLK, the savvy 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC is a far better match for American wants and needs.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 -
Front Leg Room (in)
39.9 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 39.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56 -
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 64.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 63.8
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 113.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 74.4
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 63.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8 -
Length, Overall (in)
183.8 183.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.6 20.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
63.3 56.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
27.6 20.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 43.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 36.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 61.3
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 13.5
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 38.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR18 P235/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR18 P235/60HR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4230 3947
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 150
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 4000 241 @ 5550
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Diesel Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
280 @ 1750 273 @ 1300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 21
Transmission
Trans Type
8 9
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.86
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 4.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.33
Trans Order Code
205 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.66
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 5.50
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.72
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.08 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.31
Summary
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle 4MATIC
Vehicle Name
BMW X3 Mercedes-Benz GLC
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.9 7.3
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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