Compare 2010 BMW X5 vs 2010 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

2010 BMW X5
2010 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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AWD 4-Door 30i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X5 AWD 4-Door 30i 15 21 $43,790 $47,600
X5 AWD 4-Door 35d 19 26 $47,195 $51,300
X5 AWD 4-Door 48i 14 19 $51,795 $56,300
X5 M AWD 4-Door 12 17 $78,660 $85,500
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4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC 17 23 $55,754 $59,950
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GL 450 13 17 $56,684 $60,950
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GL 550 12 17 $77,050 $82,850

Pricing

Invoice Price

$43,790
$55,754

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$47,600
$59,950

Monthly Payment Estimate

$793 / month
$999 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.4
9.0

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2010 BMW X5 offers impressive handling and features, but lacks the styling and interior that makes competitors pop, while the X5 M offers nearly sports car levels of performance with all the utility of a standard X5. The 2010 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class' nimble ride and elegant cabin charm the mud right off a Range Rover.

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Fuel Economy

City

15 mpg 17 mpg

Highway

21 mpg 23 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle

Interior Dimensions

Third Shoulder Room (in)

NA 50.5

Second Leg Room (in)

36.6 39.5

Front Head Room (in)

39.3 40.1

Passenger Volume (ft³)

102.4 143.0

Second Hip Room (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

60.0 58.3

Third Leg Room (in)

NA 34.2

Second Head Room (in)

39.0 40.6

Passenger Capacity

5 7

Third Hip Room (in)

NA - TBD -

Second Shoulder Room (in)

58.0 58.9

Front Leg Room (in)

40.0 40.3

Third Head Room (in)

NA 38.2

Front Hip Room (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Exterior Dimensions

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Track Width, Rear (in)

65.0 65.1

Wheelbase (in)

115.5 121.1

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

76.1 76.4

Track Width, Front (in)

64.7 65.0

Min Ground Clearance (in)

8.3 7.9

Length, Overall (in)

191.1 200.6

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Height, Overall (in)

69.9 72.4

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- TBD - 51.5

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

35.8 43.8

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- TBD - 31.4

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

- TBD - 83.8

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

75.2 83.3

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)

NA 18.9

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

23.2 14.3

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

- TBD - 40.4

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13.1 x 1.18 14.7 x 1.3

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)

12.6 x 0.79 13.0 x 0.9

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

22.5 26.4

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

19.5 18.6

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

42.0 39.7

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive Pwr

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

3.1 3.6

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P255/55HR18 P275/50R20

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P255/55HR18 P275/50R20

Spare Tire Size

Compact NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

500 500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

900 600

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

5000 5000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

6000 7500

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4916 5423

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material

Steel NA

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 x 8.5 20 x 8.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact NA

Rear Wheel Material

Alloy Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 x 8.5 20 x 8.5

Front Wheel Material

Alloy Aluminum

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

- TBD - - TBD -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- TBD - - TBD -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

225 @ 2750 400 @ 1600 - 2400

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

3.0L/183 3.0L/182

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

260 @ 6600 210 @ 3800

Engine Type

Gas I6 Turbocharged Diesel V6

Fuel System

MPI Direct Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

21 23

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

15 17

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

18 19

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.52 1.92

Trans Type

6 7

Drivetrain

All-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

1.00 - TBD -

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.87 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.40 3.42/2.23

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.34 2.86

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.44 3.45

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.14 1.37

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Automatic

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

- TBD - - TBD -

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.69 0.82

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.17 4.38

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.73

Summary

Vehicle Name

BMW X5 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

Body Style

4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility

Suspension

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Multi-Link Adaptive air

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

4-Link Four-link w/stabilizer bar

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Integrated Adaptive air

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

Double Wishbone Double control-arm w/stabilizer bar

Emissions

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

10.4 11.1

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

4 3

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