Compare 2021 BMW X4 vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class

2021 BMW X4
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class
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M40i Sports Activity Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X4 M40i Sports Activity Coupe 21 27 $57,880 $61,700
X4 xDrive30i Sports Activity Coupe 23 29 $48,490 $51,600
X4 M Sports Activity Coupe 14 19 $68,760 $73,400
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AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLC AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe 17 24 $61,006 $64,900
GLC AMG GLC 43 4MATIC SUV 18 24 $56,306 $59,900
GLC AMG GLC 63 4MATIC+ Coupe 15 22 $72,286 $76,900
GLC AMG GLC 63 4MATIC+ SUV 15 22 $69,466 $73,900
GLC AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC+ Coupe 15 22 $79,430 $84,500
GLC GLC 300 4MATIC Coupe 22 28 $48,551 $51,650
GLC GLC 300 4MATIC SUV 21 28 $42,488 $45,200
GLC GLC 300 SUV 22 29 $40,608 $43,200

Pricing

Invoice Price

$57,880
$61,006

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$61,700
$64,900

Monthly Payment Estimate

$1028 / month
$1082 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.0
7.0

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2021 BMW X4 is a crossover worth coveting, though our money would be on the more practical, cheaper, and really not much different X3. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class can be a soothing urban oasis—or a roaring twin-turbo V-8 track star. It’s your call.

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Fuel Economy

City

21 mpg 17 mpg

Highway

27 mpg 24 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

97.8 -

Second Head Room (in)

37.5 38.3

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56 55.8

Front Head Room (in)

40.3 38.9

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.5 57.3

Second Leg Room (in)

35.5 37.2

Front Leg Room (in)

40.7 40.8

Exterior Dimensions

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

76.3 76

Track Width, Front (in)

63.2 64.5

Min Ground Clearance (in)

7.2 6.7

Length, Overall (in)

187.4 187

Height, Overall (in)

63.8 62.4

Track Width, Rear (in)

65.6 65.2

Wheelbase (in)

112.8 113.1

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

50.5 -

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

18.5 18

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

18.5 18

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13.5 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)

13.7 14.2

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)

17.2 17.4

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

39 38.7

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P245/50HR19 P285/40VR20

Rear Tire Order Code

258 NA

Front Tire Size

P245/50HR19 P255/45VR20

Spare Tire Size

NA NA

Front Tire Order Code

258 NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4323 4235

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA NA

Front Wheel Size (in)

19 X 7.5 20 X 8.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA NA

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

19 X 7.5 20 X 8.5

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

365 @ 1520 384 @ 2500

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

3.0 L/183 3.0 L/183

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

382 @ 5800 385 @ 6100

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

23 20

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

27 24

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

21 17

Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

5.00 5.35

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.38 3.69

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

2.14 2.25

Trans Type

8 9

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.31 1.21

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.64 0.72

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.46 4.80

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.20 3.24

Trans Order Code

2TB NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.72 1.64

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.82 0.86

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.00

Summary

Vehicle Name

BMW X4 Mercedes-Benz GLC

Body Style

Sports Activity Coupe 4MATIC

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

7.8 8.9

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

- 4.0

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- 3500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- 3500

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

- 3500

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- 350

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- 350

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- 150

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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