Comparison - BMW X7 xDrive40i 2020 - vs - Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S 2021

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
73,900
Updated: 
07 May 2019
$
113,950
Updated: 
29 Feb 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2021
Total Seating: 
7
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: 
21.90gals
22.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
ALPINE WHITE
#F8F8EF
ARCTIC GREY METALLIC
#3F4249
VERMONT BRONZE METALLIC
#675141
MINERAL WHITE METALLIC
#E7E7E7
BLACK SAPPHIRE METALLIC
#252627
Dark Graphite Metallic
#404143
Carbon Black Metallic
#171C24
Jet Black
#000000
Phytonic Blue Metallic
#315D84
Ametrin Metallic
#462836
Tanzanite Blue II Metallic
#18385A
Color: 
Polar White
#E1E0DE
Black
#000000
LUNAR BLUE METALLIC
#18294B
Mojave Silver Metallic
#999594
Iridium Silver Metallic
#ADB1B2
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Brilliant Blue metallic
#0F0F96
Emerald Green metallic
#445044
Selenite Grey metallic
#74849F
designo diamond white metallic
#EDE4D7
designo cardinal red metallic
#A02C32

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2020 BMW X7 is the upper-crust seven-seat SUV that finally answers the question: What if I want to spend more for a BMW?

Pros
Beautiful interior
Great standard tech
Comfortable seats everywhere
Opulent top trims
No bad engine choices

Cons
Very expensive
Digital dash isn’t our favorite
Look-at-me grille
Many spend-up options

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2020 BMW X7's #5 ranking is based on its score within the Luxury Large SUVs category. Currently the BMW X7 has a score of 7.8 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 11 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
High-end cabin materials
Many standard tech and safety features
Muscular engine options
Comfortable ride

Cons
Steering feels too light

By: 
usnews.com

The most significant update to the 2020 X7 lineup is the new M50i model, which brings a more powerful version of BMW's twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 and other unique content. Otherwise the model-year changes are pretty minor. The top two trims feature more standard features such as soft-close doors, gesture controls, remote engine start, and more. In addition to some revised option packages, the X7 can now be equipped with five-zone climate control. With the introduction of the M50i, the regular 50i no longer offers the M Sport package.

Pros
Smooth and robust powertrains,
marvelously quiet cabin,
seats are serenely comfy.

Cons
Leans too much in corners,
some rivals are roomier inside,
painfully slow power rear seats.

By: 
caranddriver.com

PROS
Stonking acceleration from the twin-turbo V-8,
smoothest start-stop system around,
impressive ride and handling balance.

CONS
Lazy transmission tuning,
properly expensive,
heavier and less involving than a similarly capable sports sedan or wagon.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty. AMG GLE 53 makes 429 horsepower and 384 lb-ft.Standard 48-volt EQ Boost system adds 21 hp and 184 lb-ft.MBUX infotainment system.

PROS
Modern, luxurious interior appointments
Turbocharged inline-six engine is smooth and powerful
MBUX infotainment is one of the best in the business

CONS
Choppy ride on less than perfect surfaces
Body style heavily restricts rear visibility

By: 
edmunds.com

Pros
Ear-shattering V8 engine
EQ Boost system improves efficiency
Muscular styling
Luxurious, spacious cabin
Much-improved infotainment system
Race Mode delivers precise steering

Cons
Can't fully mask its size
It can't fully defy physics
Ride will be too firm for some
Requires expensive optional extras
Infotainment system can be intimidating at first

By: 
carbuzz.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
15.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
25.00mpg
19.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
32
Cylinders: 
6
Inline
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
4.00L
Torque: 
330ft-lbs
at 1 500rpm
627ft-lbs
at 2 500rpm
Horsepower: 
335hp
at 5 500rpm
603hp
at 5 750rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
42.80Feet
39.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
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: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Suede And Leather Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Automatic Parking Assist

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
203.30in
195.00in
Width: 
78.70in
79.40in
Height: 
71.10in
70.20in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
7.50in
Wheel Base: 
122.20in
117.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.90
40.50
Rear Head Room: 
39.90
36.90
Front Leg Room: 
39.80in
40.30in
Rear leg room: 
37.60in
40.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
60.00in
59.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.10in
58.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
90.40cu.ft
74.90cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7500lbs
7700lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
33.30cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
23.10degrees
Angle of Departure: 
20.50degrees
Curb Weight: 
5370.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

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

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
12 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
12 -Way Power Driver Seat
Leatherette
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
10 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
10 -Way Power 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
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Power Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

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: 
Four Zone Climate Control
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
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: 
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
10 Total Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
205 Watts Stereo Output
USB Connection
590 Watts Stereo Output
Burmester Premium Brand Stereo System
Burmester Premium Brand Speakers
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
2 Subwoofer(S)
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
13 Total Speakers
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
21 x 9.5 In.
21 X 11.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Run-flat all-season
Performance Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R21
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
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
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: 
yes
no
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
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
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

Options

Packages: 
Premium Package
Luxury Seating Package
M Sport Package
Dynamic Handling Package
Cold Weather Package
Off-Road Package
Driving Assistance Professional Package
Executive Package
Parking Assistance Package
Warmth And Comfort Package
Air Balance Package
AMG® Night Package
Acoustic Comfort Package
ENERGIZING Package Plus
Driver Assistance Package PLUS
Exterior Options: 
21" Double-Spoke Bi-Color Orbit Grey Wheels W/All-Season Run-Flat Tires
22" V-Spoke Bi-Color Black Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
22" Multi-Spoke Bi-Color Ferric Grey Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
21" Y-Spoke Black Wheels W/All-Season Run-Flat Tires
Trailer Hitch - 7500 Lbs. Towing Limit
Aluminum Running Boards
21" Y-Spoke Bi-Color Ferric Grey Wheels W/All-Season Non Run-Flat Tires
22" V-Spoke Bi-Color Orbit Grey Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
Extended Shadowline Trim
Space-Saver Spare
22" Y-Spoke Bi-Color Orbit Grey Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
Trailer Hitch (Class III)
Carbon Fiber Engine Compartment Cover
Panorama Sunroof
21" AMG® Twin 5-Spoke Wheels W/Black Accents
22" AMG® Forged Cross-Spoke Wheels
Illuminated Running Boards
22" AMG® Forged Cross-Spoke Matte Black Wheels
Soft Close Doors
Black Wheel Locks
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
Illuminated Star
Interior Options: 
Ambient Air Package
Head-Up Display
5-Zone Automatic Climate Control
Anthracite Alcantara Headliner
Multi-Contour Seats
Glass Controls
Leather Dashboard
Heated Front Seat Armrests And Steering Wheel
Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System
Harman Kardon Surround Sound System
Alcantara Headliner In Upholstery Color
Rear-Seat Entertainment Professional
Second Row Captain's Chairs
Front Ventilated Seats
MBUX Interior Assistant
Burmester® High-End 3D Surround Sound System
4-Zone Climate Control
Power 2nd-Row Seats
Speed Limit Assist
Red Seat Belts
Multicontour Front Seats W/Massage
Heated 2nd Row Seats
AMG® Performance Steering Wheel In Nappa Leather
AMG® Performance Steering Wheel In DINAMICA
Rapid Heating Front Seats
Black Seat Belts
Heated Steering Wheel
Silver Seat Belts
MBUX Augmented Video For Navigation
AMG® Head-Up Display
AMG® Performance Steering Wheel In Carbon Fiber/DINAMICA

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Extended Merino, premium leather
#000000
Tartufo Extended Merino, premium leather
#9D7866
Cognac Vernasca, leather
#9C745B
Coffee Vernasca, leather
#675C56
Black Vernasca, leather
#000000
Coffee Extended Merino, premium leather
#675C56
Ivory White Extended Merino, premium leather
#F1F2ED
Ivory White/Night Blue Full Merino, premium leather
#F1F2ED
Black Full Merino, premium leather
#000000
Ivory White Full Merino, premium leather
#F1F2ED
Coffee Full Merino, premium leather
#675C56
Black SensaTec, leatherette
#000000
Black Vernasca w/Brown Contrast Stitching, leather
#000000
Color: 
Black Exclusive, premium leather
#08090E
Tartufo Brown/Black Exclusive, premium leather
#756C6C
Classic Red/Black Exclusive, premium leather
#932216
Black Exclusive w/Diamond Stitching, premium leather
#08090E
Macchiato Beige Exclusive w/Diamond Stitching, premium leather
#C7BFBA
Black Exclusive w/Grey Accents Exclusive, premium leather
#08090E