Compare 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class vs 2011 BMW X3

2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class
2011 BMW X3
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RWD 4-Door GLK 350
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AWD 4-Door 28i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 28i 19 25 $33,810 $36,750
AWD 4-Door 35i 19 26 $37,765 $41,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,015
$33,810
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,500
$36,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$592 / month
$613 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class has the rugged look U.S. shoppers want, in a sensibly sized package. We only wish it were a little more fuel-efficient. BMW finally has a crossover that's as good as its cars. The 2011 BMW X3 looks fantastic; performs like a sport sedan; and has a comfortable, top-notch interior.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 40.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 90.1
Second Hip Room (in)
52.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 39.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
108.5 110.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.4 74.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 63.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
178.3 183.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.9 65.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
23.3 - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
54.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.9 12.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.3 12.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 17.7
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Servotronic Pwr Assist
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R19 P245/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50R19 P245/55R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3926 4112
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 210
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System
- TBD - MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2400 - 5000 221 @ 2750-4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 6000 240 @ 6600
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.67 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.71
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.84
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 2.11
Trans Type
7 8
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class BMW X3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Agility Control - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 3-Link - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Agility Control - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 5 (2010)

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