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 Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 58.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.5 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.5 58.5
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
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 50.5
Third Leg Room (in)
- 35
Third Head Room (in)
- 38.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 64.8
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 201.6
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
76.7 93.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
35.8 16
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.8 49.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 52.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 84.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 19.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.7 13.8
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 13.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.4 26.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.7 40.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P275/55HR19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P275/55HR19
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5952 NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5952 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
595 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
595 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5952 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4930 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 7165
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 19 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 19 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Displacement
3.0 L/183 3.0 L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 4000 240 @ 3600
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
Engine Oil Cooler
- None
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 19
Transmission
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 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 All Wheel
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
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No
Transfer Case Model
- None
Trans PTO Access
- No
Summary
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle 4MATIC
Vehicle Name
BMW X5 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Body Code
- S
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link -
Axle Type - Rear
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.27
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.27
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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