Compare 2015 BMW X5 vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

2015 BMW X5
2015 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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AWD 4-Door xDrive35d
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X5 AWD 4-Door xDrive35d 24 31 $53,585 $57,700
X5 AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 18 27 $52,205 $56,200
X5 AWD 4-Door xDrive50i 15 22 $64,990 $70,100
X5 RWD 4-Door sDrive35i 19 27 $50,090 $53,900
X5 M AWD 4-Door 14 19 $91,305 $98,700
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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 19 26 $59,148 $63,600
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GL 450 17 21 $60,636 $65,200
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GL 550 13 18 $83,654 $89,950
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GL 63 AMG 13 17 $111,089 $119,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$53,585
$59,148
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$57,700
$63,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$962 / month
$1060 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 BMW X5 is a handsome, capable, tech-filled vehicle for the shopper who wants a luxury SUV. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class offers the most Mercedes luxury to the most people, with a pleasant ride and easy driving dynamics to boot.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard SUV 4WD -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.6 38.5
Front Leg Room (in)
40.4 40.3
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 40
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 58.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.5 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.5 58.5
Third Head Room (in)
- 38.9
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 50.5
Third Leg Room (in)
- 35
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
68.5 72.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
65 65.5
Wheelbase (in)
115.5 121.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.1 84.3
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 64.8
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 201.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
35.8 16
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.8 49.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
76.7 93.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 84.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 19.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 52.4
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 13.6
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 13.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.4 26.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.7 40.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P275/55HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P275/55HR19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
595 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5952 NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5952 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4930 5467
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 7165
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 19 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 19 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Engine
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Diesel I-6 Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6
Fuel System
Diesel Direct Injection Diesel Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
413 @ 1500 455 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 3.0 L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 4000 240 @ 3600
Engine Oil Cooler
- None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 26
Transmission
Trans Order Code
205 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.73
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.86
Trans PTO Access
- No
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No
Transfer Case Model
- None
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW X5 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle 4MATIC
Body Code
- S
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.27
Axle Type - Rear
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.27
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.6 (Est) 9.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 180
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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