Comparison - Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S 2021 - vs - BMW X3 M40i 2019

General

Other Names:

Also called:

M-Class

Also called:

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
113,950
Updated: 
29 Feb 2020
$
54,650
Updated: 
08 Apr 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
22.50gals
17.70gals
Exterior Colors: 
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
Color: 
Alpine White
#EDEEF2
Black Sapphire Metallic
#030404
Carbon Black Metallic
#495062
Dark Graphite Metallic
#545454
Glacier Silver Metallic
#A0A3B2
Phytonic Blue Metallic
#315D84

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

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

The 2019 BMW X3 is a versatile compact crossover that delivers on rising expectations.

Pros
Handsome exterior
Responsive and sharp powertrains
Standard automatic emergency braking this year
Good outward vision
Ample interior room

Cons
Can easily reach more than $60,000
CarPlay with a subscription? Really?
Conservative compared to competitors
No electrified version yet
Relatively heavy steering

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 BMW X3 ranked #5 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the BMW X3 has a score of 8.6 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 13 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Powerful engines
Nimble handling
Spacious, supportive seats
Above-average cargo capacity

Cons
Rivals are more opulent inside
Above-average starting price

By: 
usnews.com

Fifteen years ago, it might have been difficult to foresee the success of the X3. Back then, BMW's 3 Series wagon set the standard for the class and offered all the practicality you could want in a vehicle that size. Why get something that didn't handle as well and got worse fuel economy? But that original 2004 X3 helped pioneer the entry-level luxury SUV class, and the 2019 X3 is now a hugely important staple in the BMW lineup.

Pros
Both available engines are fuel-efficient and powerful
Wide variety of standard and optional features for personalization
Plenty of room for front and rear passengers

Cons
Android Auto is conspicuously absent from the options list

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
15.00mpg
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
19.00mpg
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
24
Cylinders: 
8
V
6
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
4.00L
3.00L
Torque: 
627ft-lbs
at 2 500rpm
369ft-lbs
at 1 520rpm
Horsepower: 
603hp
at 5 750rpm
355hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
39.40Feet
39.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
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: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Suede And Leather Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Automatic Parking Assist
Destination Download*
Concierge Service*
Hands-Free Calling*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Roadside Assistance*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Cargo Floor Mats

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
195.00in
186.10in
Width: 
79.40in
74.70in
Height: 
70.20in
66.00in
Ground Clearance: 
7.50in
8.00in
Wheel Base: 
117.90in
112.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.50
40.00
Rear Head Room: 
36.90
38.50
Front Leg Room: 
40.30in
40.30in
Rear leg room: 
40.90in
36.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.30in
57.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.30in
56.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
74.90cu.ft
62.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7700lbs
4400lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
33.30cu.ft
28.70cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
23.10degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.40degrees
Curb Weight: 
4317.00lbs

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 Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Heated Mirrors
Heated mirrors
Reverse tilt passenger only provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Hands-Free Entry
4 one-touch power windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
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
10-Way Power Passenger Seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leatherette
10-Way Power Driver Seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Sport Front Seats
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding center armrest
Reclining Rear Seats

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
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
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)
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
12 Total Speakers
205 Watts Stereo Output
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
21 X 11.0 In.
19 x 7.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Performance Tires
Run flat tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
315.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R21
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R19

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: 
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
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), including Brake Fade Compensation, Start-off Assistant, Brake Drying, and Brake Stand-by features; with Dynamic Traction Control (DTC)
M Sport brakes
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
LED Headlamp
Post-collision safety system
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
LATCH attachments for child-restraint safety installation
3-point safety belts with force limiters and head restraints at all seating positions
Adaptive headlights
Front and rear Head Protection System (HPS)
Impact sensor that activates Battery Safety Terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery; automatically unlocks doors; and turns on hazard and interior lights
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Brake Drying
Emergency Braking Preparation
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
4-Wheel ABS
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn Signal Mirrors

Options

Packages: 
Warmth And Comfort Package
Air Balance Package
AMG® Night Package
Acoustic Comfort Package
ENERGIZING Package Plus
Driver Assistance Package PLUS
Executive Package
Driving Assistance Package
Driver Assistance Plus Package
Premium Package
Parking Assistance Package
Exterior Options: 
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
19" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/All-Season Tires
20" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Mixed Performance Tires
21" M Double-Spoke Cerium Gray Wheels W/Mixed Performance Tires
Space-Saver Spare
Trailer Hitch
Interior Options: 
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
Front Ventilated Seats
Rear Manual Side Window Shades
Wireless Charging
Heated Front Seats
Front And Rear Heated Seats
Harman Kardon Surround Sound System
Navigation System W/Touchpad
Active Cruise Control
Heated Steering Wheel

Colors

Interior Colors: 
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
Color: 
Black SensaTec, leatherette
#000000
Cognac Vernasca w/Contrast Stitching and Piping, leather
#9C745B
Canberra Beige/Black SensaTec, leatherette
#D9D3C7
Canberra Beige/Black Vernasca w/Contrast Stitching and Piping, leather
#D9D3C7
Mocha Vernasca w/Contrast Stitching and Piping, leather
#5A5653
Black Vernasca w/Blue Contrast Stitching and Piping, leather
#000000
Black Vernasca w/Contrast Stitching and Piping, leather
#000000
Oyster Vernasca w/Contrast Stitching and Piping, leather
#C4C0B5