Compare 2016 BMW X4 vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class

2016 BMW X4
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
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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
$53,675
$92,954
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$57,800
$99,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$963 / month
$1666 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
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
18 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 17 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Standard SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56 58.4
Front Head Room (in)
40 40.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 58.5
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 38.4
Front Leg Room (in)
40.4 40.3
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 75.8
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 66.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8 -
Length, Overall (in)
184.3 191
Height, Overall (in)
63.9 69.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 67.1
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 114.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
49.4 80.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
17.7 38.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
17.7 38.2
Brakes
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 15.4
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 13.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 24.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 38.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P275/40WR19 P265/45ZR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R01
Front Tire Size
P245/45WR19 P265/45ZR20
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA R01
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 720
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 7200
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 7200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4235 5238
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 20 X 9
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9.5 20 X 9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 600
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
343 @ 1350 516 @ 1750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/182 5.5 L/333
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
355 @ 5800 550 @ 5750
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 17
Transmission
Trans Order Code
2TB 427
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.34
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.67
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 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 2.89
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW X4 Mercedes-Benz GLE
Body Style
Sports Activity Coupe 4MATIC Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 11.8
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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