Compare 2019 BMW X7 vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class

2019 BMW X7
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class
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xDrive40i Sports Activity Vehicle
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X7 xDrive40i Sports Activity Vehicle 20 25 $69,225 $73,900
X7 xDrive50i Sports Activity Vehicle 15 21 $86,620 $92,600
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AMG GLS 63 4MATIC SUV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLS AMG GLS 63 4MATIC SUV 13 18 $118,581 $126,150
GLS GLS 450 4MATIC SUV 16 22 $65,941 $70,150
GLS GLS 550 4MATIC SUV 14 19 $90,005 $95,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$69,225
$118,581
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$73,900
$126,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1232 / month
$2103 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 BMW X7 finally gives the German automaker a proper three-row crossover SUV, one with a dazzling interior and suitably swell seating. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class wears its old-school heart on its sleeve, proudly.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 18 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
47.9 50.5
Second Head Room (in)
39.9 40
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 58.3
Front Head Room (in)
41.9 41.2
Third Leg Room (in)
33.3 35
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60 58.5
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 38.5
Third Head Room (in)
36.6 38.9
Front Leg Room (in)
39.8 40.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
66.3 66
Length, Overall (in)
203.3 203.2
Height, Overall (in)
71.1 72.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.1 66.8
Wheelbase (in)
122.2 121.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.7 76.1
Liftover Height (in)
- 32.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
90.4 93.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
12.8 16
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
48.6 49.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 52.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 35.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 79.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 19.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 14.2
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 15.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.9 26.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.8 40.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/45HR21 P295/40ZR21
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P285/45HR21 P295/40ZR21
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
540 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5400 NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5400 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5370 5754
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4134 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3020 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6989 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
21 X 9.5 21 X 10
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
21 X 9.5 21 X 10
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
330 @ 1500 561 @ 1750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 5.5 L/333
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
335 @ 5500 577 @ 5250
Engine Oil Cooler
None None
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 18
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.73
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 4.38
Trans PTO Access
No No
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.17 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.71 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 2.86
Trans Order Code
2TB 427
Transfer Case Model
None None
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW X7 Mercedes-Benz GLS
Body Code
S S
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle 4MATIC
Suspension
Axle Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.64 3.47
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.64 3.47
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 11.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 180

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