Compare 2021 BMW X6 vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class

2021 BMW X6
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
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M50i Sports Activity Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X6 M50i Sports Activity Coupe 16 22 $80,715 $86,250
X6 sDrive40i Sports Activity Coupe 21 26 $60,995 $65,050
X6 xDrive40i Sports Activity Coupe 21 25 $63,135 $67,350
X6 M Sports Activity Coupe 13 18 $101,500 $108,600
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AMG GLE 53 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLE AMG GLE 53 4MATIC Coupe 18 23 $71,910 $76,500
GLE AMG GLE 53 4MATIC SUV 18 22 $68,009 $72,350
GLE AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC Coupe 15 19 $109,040 $116,000
GLE AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC SUV 15 19 $107,113 $113,950
GLE GLE 350 4MATIC SUV 19 26 $53,815 $57,250
GLE GLE 350 SUV 19 26 $51,465 $54,750
GLE GLE 450 4MATIC SUV 21 26 $58,750 $62,500
GLE GLE 580 4MATIC SUV 17 22 $74,166 $78,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$80,715
$71,910
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$86,250
$76,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1438 / month
$1275 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 BMW X6 trades some of the X5’s utility for a fashion moment, but doesn’t miss a performance beat. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is a no-compromise SUV with excellent performance, a spacious interior, and tons of style.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard SUV 4WD Standard SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Head Room (in)
- 40.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- 60.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 58.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 59.3
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- 60
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
194.8 195.3
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 67.6
Wheelbase (in)
117.1 115.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 79.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 67.9
Track Width, Front (in)
- 66.2
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 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)
14.4 15.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.4 22.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P275/45HR20 P315/40HR21
Rear Tire Order Code
258 R02
Front Tire Size
P275/45HR20 P275/45HR21
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
258 R02
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5115 -
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 9 21 X 10
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 9 21 X 11
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 -
Engine
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
553 @ 1800 384 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.4 L/268 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
523 @ 5500 429 @ 6100
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 23
Transmission
Trans Order Code
2TB 421
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.50 5.35
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 2.25
Trans Type
8 9
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 0.72
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.00 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52 3.24
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW X6 Mercedes-Benz GLE
Body Style
Sports Activity Coupe 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
9.9 8.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 44.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 68
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 31.7
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  • Lease: From $729/mo.
  • Rebate: No cash incentives
  • Finance: No APR offers
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