Compare 2020 BMW X7 vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class

2020 BMW X7
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class
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M50i Sports Activity Vehicle
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X7 M50i Sports Activity Vehicle 15 21 $93,130 $99,600
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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GLS 450 4MATIC SUV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLS GLS 450 4MATIC SUV 19 23 $71,393 $75,950
GLS GLS 580 4MATIC SUV 16 21 $92,872 $98,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$93,130
$71,393
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$99,600
$75,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1660 / month
$1266 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 BMW X7 is the upper-crust seven-seat SUV that finally answers the question: What if I want to spend more for a BMW? The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class is a three-row crossover SUV that redefines luxurious family transport.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 23 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 58.5
Front Head Room (in)
41.9 39.4
Third Leg Room (in)
33.3 34.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60 59.3
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 41.9
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Head Room (in)
36.6 38.9
Front Leg Room (in)
39.8 40.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
47.9 50.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.9 40.2
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
203.3 205
Height, Overall (in)
71.1 71.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
67 66.6
Wheelbase (in)
122.2 123.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.7 77
Track Width, Front (in)
66.2 65.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
90.4 84.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
12.8 17.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
48.6 42.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 54.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 34.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 79.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 22.4
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 13.6
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 14.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.9 23.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.8 39.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P315/35YR22 P275/55HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P275/40YR22 P275/55HR19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5950 NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5950 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
595 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5661 5412
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7319 7275
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
22 X 9.5 19 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
22 X 10.5 19 X 8.5
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
553 @ 1800 369 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.4 L/268 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
523 @ 5500 362 @ 5500
Engine Oil Cooler
None None
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 19
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
No No
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 2.25
Trans Type
8 9
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 0.72
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.00 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52 3.24
Trans Order Code
2TB 421
Transfer Case Model
None None
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.86
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.50 5.35
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW X7 Mercedes-Benz GLS
Body Code
S S
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle 4MATIC
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.15 3.27
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.15 3.27
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.3 8.5

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