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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2018 BMW X5

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Drivers looking to enjoy first-class safety, luxurious technology and thrilling performance have a few choices. Only a couple of these, however, promise the kind of reliability and enjoyment that German engineering provides. Of the vehicles born from German engineering, Mercedes-Benz and BMW have risen to the top of the pack as the best options in the luxury performance market.

Both Mercedes-Benz and BMW infuse their personality into vehicles – Mercedes-Benz models are sophisticated and understated. BMW models are bold and spirited. This holds true for each company’s entry into the mid-size SUV market. For Mercedes-Benz, the elegant GLE provides composed power and luxurious finish. The BMW X5 is big and bright, promising excitement. Let’s look at how the two compare:

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE


2018 BMW X5

302-hp (GLE 350 4MATIC®) Base model horsepower 300-hp (xDrive35i)
38.2 cubic-feet Cargo volume with all seats up 22.9 cubic-feet
7,200 lbs. (all models) Towing capacity 5,952 lbs. (all models)
$52,200* (GLE 350) Starting MSRP $$56,950 (sDrive35i)

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Advantages

From the base GLE 350 model up, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE offers refinements that are uncommon in the midsize crossover SUV segment. An emphasis on performance and thrill provides something unique from a daily drive – enjoyment!

This enjoyment is fueled by a range of power-train options, beginning with the capable and efficient 3.5L V6 in the GLE 350 and ending with the staggeringly-powerful 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLE 63 S that provides a 0-60 time of 4.1 seconds.

You’ll be able to take more with you than ever before in the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE. 80.3 cubic-feet of space with seats folded down. This number handsomely dwarfs the X5’s 66 cubic-feet of space. Not only will you be able to bring more with you in the cabin of your 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE, but over 1,000 lbs. of towing capacity in the GLE’s favor means the biggest toys never have to stay at home.

With these clear advantages, the fact that the Mercedes-Benz begins with a lower MSRP than the BMW X5 is a clear advantage. Additional enhancements include the 8” high-resolution infotainment system with central control wheel, Mercedes-Benz active safety features and standard heated front seats.

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE is a midsize crossover SUV that offers everything – safety, performance and comfort, wrapped in a sophisticated and compelling package. Contact us today to schedule a test-drive.

* MSRP does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, registration and dealer prep. Options, model availability and price may vary. Contact dealer for more information.

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