Comparison - BMW X3 M 2020 - vs - Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class GLC 300 2019

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Average Price: 
$
76,900
Updated: 
01 Sep 2019
$
42,700
Updated: 
02 May 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.20gals
17.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Toronto Red Metallic
#BE1011
Sunstone Metaliic
#C6C0B2
Phytonic Blue Metallic
#315D84
Dark Graphite Metallic
#545454
Alpine White
#FFFFFF
Black Sapphire Metallic
#252627
Donington Grey Metallic
#9D9C98
Color: 
Black
#000000
Brilliant Blue Metallic
#0F0F96
Iridium Silver Metallic
#A5A5A5
Lunar Blue Metallic
#1E3459
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Polar White
#E1E0DE
Selenite Grey Metallic
#525659
designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#951316
Mojava Silver Metallic
#757577
designo Diamond White Metallic
#E9E9E9

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2020 BMW X3 M comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic.Turbocharged six-cylinder engine produces 473 horsepower or 503 in Competition model.All-wheel-drive system sourced from the BMW M5.Updated suspension components and chassis reinforcement.

Pros
Accelerates faster than many sports cars
Grip and handling are excellent
Still as practical as a standard X3

Cons
Excessively stiff ride, even in the softest setting
Exhaust can drone at highway speeds

By: 
edmunds.com

BMW's heroic performance SUV lineup now has a compact offering in the form of the X3 M and the X3 M Competition. Honestly, we're surprised it took this long for the masters at the M performance division to swap out the X3's already sporty suspension with even sportier gear and drop in a more powerful engine.

By: 
caranddriver.com

BMW's X3 M Competition promises to blend urban family friendliness with spirited road and track performance. But we threw that out the window and instead went rallying in the Outback.

Pros
Impressive surrogate rally car chops
Great chassis on clay
Proper M-spec running gear
Bloody quick on dirt

Cons
Cleaning out the bulldust afterwards

By: 
caradvice.com.au

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class uses a plush ride and a lush cabin to captivate crossover crowds—and trumps it all with the AMG card.

Pros
Cabinet-grade interior (agency or furniture)
Choose your body
Choose your engine
Burmester audio thrills
Doesn’t cut short on technology

Cons
Expensive safety options
It’s not a Coupe, it’s just less useful
Numb steering (GLC 300)
Rivals have diesel, plug-ins

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class comes with rear wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 9-speed shiftable automatic.Heated front seats and a household power outlet are now standard.Off-Road Engineering package and tri-zone climate control now available.

PROS
Balance of comfort and performance makes it an appealing daily driver
Elegant design inside and out gives it a true luxury appearance
Plenty of room for adult-size passengers in back
Solid fuel economy from the standard four-cylinder engine

CONS
Technology interface isn't always easy to use

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class ranked #4 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class has a score of 8.8 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 28 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Roomy, sophisticated cabin
Plenty of features
Smooth ride

Cons
Small cargo capacity in coupe models
Infotainment system has a learning curve

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
14.00mpg
22.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
19.00mpg
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
2.00L
Torque: 
442ft-lbs
at 2 600rpm
273ft-lbs
at 1 300rpm
Horsepower: 
503hp
at 5 950rpm
241hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
41.40Feet
38.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission controls and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Cargo Floor Mats
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Concierge Service
Destination Download
Roadside Assistance
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
186.20in
183.30in
Width: 
74.70in
74.40in
Height: 
65.70in
64.50in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
5.00in
Front Track: 
63.90in
Rear Track: 
63.10in
Wheel Base: 
112.80in
113.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.10
37.80
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
38.50
Front Leg Room: 
40.40in
40.80in
Rear leg room: 
36.40in
37.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.60in
57.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.00in
56.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
62.70cu.ft
56.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
28.70cu.ft
19.40cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4620.00lbs
4001.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Heated mirrors
Remote Keyless Power Door Locks

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
10 -way power driver seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leatherette
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding Center Armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
16 Total Speakers
600 Watts Stereo Output
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
2 Subwoofer(S)
USB Connection
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
Speed sensitive volume control
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
2 subwoofer(s)
USB connection
Memory card slot

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
21 X 10.0 In.
18 X 8.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Performance Tires
Run flat tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Brake Drying
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Emergency Braking Preparation
LED Headlamp
Adaptive Headlights
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Rear center 3-point belt
Turn signal mirrors
Pre-collision safety system
Post-collision safety system
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Brake Drying

Options

Packages: 
M Driver's Package
Driving Assistance Plus Package
Executive Package
Leather Seating Package
AMG Line
Exterior Lighting Package
Premium Package
Driver Assistance Package
Night Package
Multimedia Package
Off-Road Engineering Package
Parking Assistance Package
Exterior Options: 
M Carbon Exterior Package
20" AMG Multispoke Wheels W/Black Accents
19" AMG Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
20" AMG Multispoke Wheels
19" AMG Twin 5-Spoke Wheels W/Black Accents
LED Headlamps and Taillamps
Brushed Aluminum Running Boards W/Rubber Studs
19" 5-Spoke Wheels
Panorama Roof
Interior Options: 
Front Ventilated Seats
M Seat Belts
Mobility Kit
Burmester Surround Sound System
Head-Up Display
Ski And Snowboard Bag
Rear Seat Entertainment And Comfort Adapter
Trailer Hitch (Class II)
Topstitched MB-Tex Upper Dash Trim
Ventilated Front Seats
Rear Side Window Sunshades
Heated Steering Wheel
3-Zone Climate Control
Smartphone Integration Package
Heated Rear Seats
Ambient Lighting And Illuminated Door Sills

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black/Black Merino w/Midrand Beige Contrast Stitching, premium leather Alcantara
#000000
Sakhir Orange/Black Extended Merino, premium leather
#CE4B36
Tartufo Extended Merino premium leather
#9D7866
Ivory White Extended Merino premium leather
#F1F2ED
Black Extended Merino premium leather
#000000
Merino w/Extended Contents Adelaide, premium leather
#585448
Color: 
Black, leather
#131313
Black, leatherette
#1A1A1A
designo Black Nappa, premium leather
#000000
Saddle Brown/Black, leather
#8D6658
Silk Beige/Black, leatherette
#BDB0A7
designo Platinum White/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#A4A6A8