Comparison - BMW X5 M50i 2020 - vs - Mercedes-Benz GLS 580 4MATIC 2020

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Other Names:

Also called:

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Also called:

GL-Class

Model: 
Average Price: 
$
82,150
Updated: 
19 Mar 2019
$
97,800
Updated: 
18 Apr 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2020
2020
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
21.90gals
23.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
ARCTIC GREY METALLIC
#3F4249
PHYTONIC BLUE METALLIC
#13264A
MINERAL WHITE METALLIC
#E7E7E7
ALPINE WHITE
#F8F8EF
Ametrin Metallic
#FAFAFA
Carbon Black Metallic
#171C24
Tanzanite Blue II Metallic
#18385A
Color: 
Iridium Silver Metallic
#B6B5B8
Obsidian Black Metallic
#424242
Selenite Grey Metallic
#868A8D
Designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#AD2E2E
Emerald Green Metallic
#2E3535
Mojave Silver Metallic
#B0ABAA
Lunar Blue Metallic
#3B4059
Black
#1B1B1B
Designo Diamond White Metallic
#D7DAC7
Brilliant Blue Metallic
#12198F
Polar White
#F9F9F9

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2020 BMW X5's #3 ranking is based on its score within the Luxury Midsize SUVs category. Currently the BMW X5 has a score of 8.4 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 25 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Powerful engines
Refined ride and handling
User-friendly infotainment system
Large cargo area

Cons
Optional third-row seats are cramped

By: 
usnews.com

The 2020 BMW X5 comes with rear wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic.New turbo V8-powered M50i model joins the lineup.Keyless entry now standard on 40i base trim.Debut of plug-in hybrid xDrive45e expected in early or mid-2020.

Pros
Strong performance from both models
Luxurious, comfortable cabin lives up to its price tag
Spacious cabin and cargo area

Cons
Small mirrors and wide roof pillars create blind spots
Limited interior storage
Wide doorsills inhibit entry and exit

By: 
edmunds.com

This year, the big change to the X5 lineup can be summed up in three words: even more performance. BMW has added a fourth member to the stable, the M50i, which pummels the asphalt with 523 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque from its turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8—up 67 horsepower and 74 lb-ft from the xDrive50i's similar 4.4-liter V-8. The M50i package includes a standard eight-speed automatic transmission, an electronic limited-slip rear differential, an M Sport exhaust, bigger brakes, and sportier suspension tuning with adaptive dampers.

Pros
Inspiring engines,
top-notch build quality,
easy-to-use infotainment system.

Cons
Steering feel is in short supply,
third row is for small fry only,
no Android Auto capability.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class is a three-row crossover SUV that redefines luxurious family transport.

Pros
Sublime demeanor
Posh interior
Strong turbocharged engines
Impressive dynamics
AMG, Maybach editions sure to come

Cons
Hefty price
Hefty curb weight
Hefty fuel consumption
Occasional cheap touch

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Sitting atop the Mercedes-Benz SUV hierarchy is the spacious and indisputably luxurious GLS-Class. It's all new for 2020 and it has big shoes to fill—we've named the outgoing GLS-Class to our 10Best Trucks and SUVs list for three straight years—but our first impressions of this new big Benz are very good.

Pros
Tech-rich cabin, spacious in all three rows, refined powertrains.

Cons
Anonymous styling, fussy infotainment system, heavily optioned models carry high price tags

By: 
caranddriver.com

New styling in line with other Mercedes SUVs.Powerful mild hybrid powertrains.Standard adjustable air suspension.All-new third GLS generation launched for 2020.

Pros
MBUX infotainment is outstanding
Tops in comfort and easily seats adults in all three rows
Flexible cargo capacity
Responsive powertrains feel like driving a smaller SUV

Cons
Not as off-road-worthy as some rugged competitors
Somewhat vague steering with large wheels and thin tires
MBUX has a steep learning curve

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
16.00mpg
16.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
22.00mpg
21.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
32
Cylinders: 
8
V
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
4.40L
4.00L
Torque: 
553ft-lbs
at 1 800rpm
516ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
523hp
at 6 000rpm
483hp
at 5 500rpm
Turning Circle: 
41.40Feet
39.40Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

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
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Dual Zone Climate Controls - Driver And Passenger
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Automatic Parking Assist

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
194.30in
205.20in
Width: 
78.90in
79.90in
Height: 
68.70in
71.80in
Ground Clearance: 
8.30in
7.90in
Front Track: 
66.10in
65.70in
Rear Track: 
66.90in
67.20in
Wheel Base: 
117.10in
123.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.70
39.40
Front Hip Room: 
60.80in
Front Leg Room: 
39.40in
40.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
60.00in
59.30in
Rear Head Room: 
38.70
40.20
Rear Hip Room: 
60.00in
Rear leg room: 
37.40in
41.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.10in
58.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
72.30cu.ft
84.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7200lbs
7700lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
33.90cu.ft
17.40cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
23.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
5260.00lbs
5699.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Reverse tilt passenger mirror provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Hands-Free Entry
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar suppor
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
14 -Way Power Driver Seat
14 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
10 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
Leather
Massaging
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
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Power Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding Center Armrest

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: 
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Four Zone Climate Control
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

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
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
2 Subwoofer(S)
464 Watts Stereo Output
USB Connection
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
590 Watts Stereo Output
Burmester Premium Brand Speakers
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
2 Subwoofer(S)
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
13 Total Speakers
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Power glass sunroof
Intermittent rear wiper
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Remote sunroof operation
Power glass (tilt only) rear sunroof
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 X 9.0 In.
21 X 11.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Run flat tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Width: 
315.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R21

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
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: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Turn signal mirrors
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Rear center 3-point belt
Rear height adjustable headrests
Post-Collision Safety System
Self-leveling headlights
Brake drying
Pre-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Cornering Lights
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Brake Drying
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Adaptive Headlights

Options

Packages: 
Driving Assistance Professional Package
Luxury Seating Package
Executive Package
Dynamic Handling Package
Parking Assistance Package
Premium Package
E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL Package
Warmth And Comfort Package
Air Balance Package
Night Package
Executive Rear Seat Package
Executive Rear Seat Package PLUS
Acoustic Comfort Package
ENERGIZING Package PLUS
Off-Road Package
Driver Assistance Package PLUS
Exterior Options: 
Icon Adaptive LED Headlights W/Laserlight
22" M Double-Spoke Black Wheels W/Performance Tires Non Run-Flat Tires
21" M Y-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
Trailer Hitch
22" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Performance Tires Non Run-Flat Tires
Extended Shadowline Trim
22" M V-Spoke CeriumGray Wheels W/Performance Tires Non Run-Flat Tires
Acoustic Glass
Space-Saver Spare
Trailer Hitch (Class IV)
Silver Wheel Locks
Illuminated Star
22” AMG Multi-Spoke Wheels W/Black Accents
MAGIC VISION CONTROL
Panorama Sunroof
Roof Spoiler
22” AMG Multi-Spoke Wheels
Black Side Cladding
23” AMG Twin 5-Spoke Wheels W/Black Accents
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
21” AMG 5-Spoke Wheels W/Black Accents
Interior Options: 
Alcantara Headliner In Upholstery Color
Rear Manual Side Window Shades
Front And Rear Heated Seats
Rear-Seat Entertainment Professional
Anthracite Alcantara Headliner
Glass Controls
Luggage-Compartment Package
Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System
Leather Dashboard
Heated Front Seats Armrests And Steering Wheel
Heated 2nd-Row Seats
Head-Up Display
MBUX Interior Assistant
Power 2nd-Row Side-Window Sunshades
Wood/Leather Steering Wheel
Speed Limit Assist
Heated And Cooled 2nd-Row Cupholder
Black DINAMICA Headliner
Load Sill Protector
Burmester High-End 3D Surround Sound System
Topstitched MB-Tex Lower Dash And Upper Door Trim
6-Seat Cabin Configuration
Heated 3rd-Row Seats
Topstitched Nappa Leather Upper Dash And Door Trim
Heated Steering Wheel
Heated And Cooled Front Cupholders
MBUX Augmented Video For Navigation
Exclusive Trim Package

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Full Merino, premium leather
#000000
Coffee Vernasca, leather, leather
#D9D3C7
Coffee Full Merino, premium leather
#675C56
Ivory White/Night Blue Extended Merino, premium leather
#F1F2ED
Ivory White Full Merino, premium leather
#F1F2ED
Coffee Extende Merino, premium leather
#675C56
Black Vernasca, leather
#000000
Ivory White/Night Blue Full Merino, premium leather
#F1F2ED
Black Extende Merino, premium leather
#000000
Ivory White Vernasca, leather
#E4E1D9
Color: 
Black, leather
#12151D
Espresso Brown/Magma Grey, leather
#40352E
Macchiato Beige/Magma Grey, leather
#ACA4A0
Black Tartufo, leather
#6D6463
Black/Magma Grey Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#4D5159