Compare 2017 BMW X5 vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class

2017 BMW X5
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
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sDrive35i Sports Activity Vehicle
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X5 sDrive35i Sports Activity Vehicle 18 25 $53,140 $56,600
X5 xDrive35d Sports Activity Vehicle 23 29 $56,670 $60,400
X5 xDrive35i Sports Activity Vehicle 18 24 $55,275 $58,900
X5 xDrive40e iPerformance Sports Activity Vehicle N/A N/A $59,275 $63,200
X5 xDrive50i Sports Activity Vehicle 15 21 $68,995 $73,650
X5 M Sports Activity Vehicle 14 19 $94,150 $100,700
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4MATIC 4-Door AMG GLE 63
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLE 4MATIC 4-Door AMG GLE 63 13 17 $92,954 $99,950
GLE 4MATIC 4-Door AMG GLE 63 S Coupe 14 18 $101,649 $109,300
GLE 4MATIC 4-Door AMG GLE 63 S-Model 13 17 $99,603 $107,100
GLE 4MATIC 4-Door GLE 300d 22 29 $48,825 $52,500
GLE 4MATIC 4-Door GLE 350 17 22 $49,848 $53,600
GLE 4MATIC 4-Door GLE 400 18 22 $60,078 $64,600
GLE 4MATIC 4-Door GLE 450 AMG Coupe 17 23 $60,543 $65,100
GLE 4MATIC 4-Door GLE 550e 18 22 $60,962 $65,550
GLE RWD 4-Door GLE 350 18 24 $47,523 $51,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$53,140
$92,954
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$56,600
$99,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$943 / month
$1666 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 BMW X5 boasts a solid set of powertrains and features that move the sedan toward the top of any list of luxury SUVs. The M-Class gets a new lease on luxury-crossover life as the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class—and it's joined by a swoopy new Coupe variant.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 17 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard SUV 2WD Standard SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
60 58.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.5 40.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 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)
76.3 75.8
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 66.4
Length, Overall (in)
192.4 191
Height, Overall (in)
69.4 69.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
65 67.1
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
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 15.4
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
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
P255/50WR19 P265/45ZR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R01
Front Tire Size
P255/50WR19 P265/45ZR20
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA R01
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
595 720
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5952 7200
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5952 7200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4680 5238
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 20 X 9
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 20 X 9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 600
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
300 @ 1300 516 @ 1750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 5.5 L/333
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5800 550 @ 5750
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 17
Transmission
Trans Order Code
205 427
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.73
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.34
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.67
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.89
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW X5 Mercedes-Benz GLE
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle 4MATIC Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 11.8
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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