2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2017 BMW X6

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2017 BMW X6

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 2017 BMW X6
HORSEPOWER
  302 hp 300 hp
FUEL CAPACITY
  24.6 gallons 22.4 gallons
BASE ENGINE
  3.5 L V6 3.0 L Inline 6

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2017 BMW X6

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Luxury SUVs are a popular choice for consumers because they typically offer ample comfort features, plenty of cargo space and high-tech amenities. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE and BMW X6 are two of the most popular competitors in this crowed class of luxury SUVs. Both SUVs offer a significant amount of curb appeal, but the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE outshines the BMW X6 when it comes to styling and design, performance and comfort features. While the BMW X6 has been praised for its two engines and overall driving dynamics, it offers fewer comfort features and less of a fun-to-drive experience when compared to the Mercedes-Benz GLE. Additionally, with an average MSRP higher than that of the GLE, the X6 comes in at a price point that is much higher than the rest of the SUVs in its class.

STYLE & DESIGN

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE and BMW X6 both offer a unique and eye-catching style. However, the Mercedes-Benz GLE offers a more commanding and luxurious appeal compared to the quirky design of the BMW X6. While the BMW X6 seems stuck somewhere between an SUV and a coupe, the Mercedes-Benz GLE provides the iconic appeal that Mercedes-Benz owners have come to love. The sleek and luxurious Mercedes-Benz GLE was crafted with elegant horizontal lines that run from front to rear. Performance-minded artisans chiseled this Mercedes-Benz with unique design features that optimize aerodynamic efficiency while also creating a muscular presence. On the interior, the Mercedes-Benz GLE and BMW X6 provide a luxurious feel. Although, the richly-crafted cabin of the GLE provides a roomier interior with more cargo space than the X6. Moreover, the hand-fitted upholstery with real wood inlays gives the GLE one of the most refined cabins in its class.

COMFORT FEATURES

When comparing cabin comfort and convenience, the Mercedes-Benz GLE also comes out on top. The intuitive comfort features include an advanced dual-zone automatic climate control system, power liftgate and auto-dimming mirrors, heated and power front seats with sophisticated memory and massage settings, heated and ventilated rear seats, a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel and a rear-seat entertainment system that was designed with long road trips in mind. On the other hand, critics find that the BMW X6 falls short on comfort and convenience. The X6 offers a small cargo area, limited rear headroom, poor rearward visibility and the rear seats don’t recline.

PERFORMANCE

For those who crave highly-customizable engine and powertrain choices, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE would be the ideal luxury SUV. While the BMW X6 only provides a choice of two engines, the Mercedes-Benz GLE offers four different powertrains. Additionally, the GLE’s available 5.5-liter turbocharged V8 engine cranks out 550 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, beating the X6’s 4.4-liter V8 in both horsepower and torque. When it comes to overall handling, the GLE’s Agility Control Suspension system greatly improves the fun-to-drive performance of this Mercedes-Benz. Sharper handling feedback and enhanced stability helps to reduce damping rates and contributes to a more composed ride compared to the X6.


For more information about the exciting new 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE or to schedule a test drive to see how it compares to the BMW X6, hurry in to the dealership to meet with a member of our team.