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 xDrive28i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door xDrive28i 20 28 $42,130 $45,250
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 19 27 $46,225 $49,700
AWD 4-Door M40i 18 25 $53,675 $57,800
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RWD 4-Door GLE 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door GLE 350 18 24 $47,523 $51,100
4MATIC 4-Door GLE 300d 22 29 $48,825 $52,500
4MATIC 4-Door GLE 350 17 22 $49,848 $53,600
4MATIC 4-Door GLE 400 18 22 $60,078 $64,600
4MATIC 4-Door Coupe GLE 450 AMG 17 23 $60,543 $65,100
4MATIC 4-Door GLE 550e 18 22 $60,962 $65,550
4MATIC 4-Door AMG GLE 63 13 17 $92,954 $99,950
4MATIC 4-Door AMG GLE 63 S-Model 13 17 $99,603 $107,100
4MATIC 4-Door Coupe AMG GLE 63 S 14 18 $101,649 $109,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,130
$47,523
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,250
$51,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$754 / month
$852 / 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
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40.4 40.3
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8 -
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 114.8
Height, Overall (in)
63.9 70.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 65.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 75.8
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 64.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
17.7 38.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
49.4 80.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
17.7 38.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12.8
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR18 P255/50HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R02
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR18 P255/50HR19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA R02
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 660
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 660
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 6600
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 6600
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 6600
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4130 4652
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 600
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 1450 273 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 5000 302 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 20
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.86
Trans Order Code
2TB 427
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.73
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.90
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW X4 Mercedes-Benz GLE
Body Style
Sports Activity Coupe Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.6 8.8
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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