Compare 2015 BMW X5 vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz M Class

2015 BMW X5
2015 Mercedes-Benz M 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 ML 250 BlueTEC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door ML 250 BlueTEC 22 29 $46,314 $49,800
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 17 22 $47,244 $50,800
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door ML 400 18 22 $58,497 $62,900
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door ML 63 AMG 13 17 $91,512 $98,400
M-Class RWD 4-Door ML 350 18 24 $44,919 $48,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$53,585
$46,314
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$57,700
$49,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$962 / month
$830 / 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 ML-Class doesn't crow about off-roading: it's more concerned with things like fuel economy and in the AMG, superhero acceleration.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD -
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 58.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.5 40.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.5 58.5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.6 38.4
Front Leg Room (in)
40.4 40.3
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.1 75.8
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 64.9
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 189.1
Height, Overall (in)
68.5 70.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
65 65
Wheelbase (in)
115.5 114.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.8 38.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
76.7 80.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
35.8 38.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 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)
13.7 13
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.4 24.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.7 38.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P255/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA STDTR
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P255/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA STDTR
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5952 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5952 6600
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5952 6600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
595 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
595 660
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4930 -
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 18 X 8
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
413 @ 1500 369 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 2.1 L/131
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 4000 200 @ 3800
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Diesel I-6 Twin Turbo Diesel I-4
Fuel System
Diesel Direct Injection Diesel Direct Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
- Regular Duty
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 22
Transmission
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 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
Transfer Case Model
- None
Trans PTO Access
- No
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No
Summary
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle 4MATIC
Vehicle Name
BMW X5 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Body Code
- S
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.45
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.45
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.6 (Est) 8.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 600
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- 600
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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