Comparison - Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 2021 - vs - BMW X7 xDrive40i 2020

General

Other Names:

Also called:

GL-Class

Also called:

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
132,100
Updated: 
19 Nov 2020
$
73,900
Updated: 
07 May 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2020
Total Seating: 
7
7
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: 
23.80gals
21.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black
#0A0E10
Polar White
#D3D3D5
Obsidian Black metallic
#343031
Iridium Silver metallic
#8F9192
Mojave Silver metallic
#7B7B7B
Lunar Blue metallic
#2C4261
Brilliant Blue metallic
#4678BF
Emerald Green metallic
#384241
Selenite Grey metallic
#959A9E
designo Cardinal Red metallic
#9A363A
designo Diamond White metallic
#C0C1C1
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

Electric

Top Speed: 
174mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
3.60s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Mercedes-AMG creates the ultimate muscle SUV with enough room for an extended family.

Pros
Rocket ship acceleration,
S-class interior luxury,
high-tech features galore.

Cons
Clumsy-shifting automatic transmission,
discombobulated ride,
eye-watering price tag.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class's #4 ranking is based on its score within the Luxury Large SUVs category. Currently the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class has a score of 7.9 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 12 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Lavish cabin with supple seats
Composed handling and smooth ride
Good cargo capacity
Powerful engines

Cons
Steep infotainment learning curve

By: 
usnews.com

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class manages to feel worth every dollar the automaker charges for its sublime ride, luxurious interior, and prodigious power.

Pros
Beautiful ride/handling balance
Gorgeous interior
Loads of luxury
Tons of power, no matter the model
Serious tech

Cons
So expensive
So heavy
So thirsty
And a few penny-pinching touches

By: 
thecarconnection.com

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

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
14.00mpg
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
18.00mpg
25.00mpg
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
330ft-lbs
at 1 500rpm
Horsepower: 
603hp
at 5 750rpm
335hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
40.70Feet
42.80Feet

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: 
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: 
PARKTRONIC and Surround View System with 360-degree camera
AMG Drive Unit steering wheel buttons
Keyless Ignition
Front, Rear And 3rd Row Cupholders
Suede And Leather Steering Wheel
Adaptive Cruise Control
Front And Rear Parking Sensors
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Automatic Parking Assist
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
206.40in
203.30in
Width: 
79.90in
78.70in
Height: 
70.20in
71.10in
Ground Clearance: 
8.50in
8.70in
Front Track: 
67.10in
Rear Track: 
67.90in
Wheel Base: 
123.40in
122.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.40
41.90
Rear Head Room: 
40.20
39.90
Front Leg Room: 
40.30in
39.80in
Rear leg room: 
41.90in
37.60in
Front Hip Room: 
60.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.30in
60.00in
Rear Hip Room: 
60.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.30in
58.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
84.70cu.ft
90.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
17.40cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
23.10degrees
Angle of Departure: 
20.50degrees
Curb Weight: 
5798.00lbs
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: 
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Reverse Tilt Passenger Mirror Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

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

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
double-wishbone front
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
multilink rear suspension
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: 
Five Zone Climate Control
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
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: 
12.3” Digital Instrument Cluster
12.3” Touchscreen Multimedia Display
Burmester Surround Sound System
9 USB ports
Smartphone Integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Autotm
590 Watts Stereo Output
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)
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

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
21 X 11.5 In.
21 x 9.5 In.
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Run-flat all-season
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
315.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R21
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
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 disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
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
Pre-Collision Safety System
Front, Rear And Third Row Head Airbags
Brake Drying
Emergency Braking Preparation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Adaptive Headlights
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
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

Options

Packages: 
Warmth And Comfort Package
Air Balance Package
Executive Rear Seat Package
Night Package
Executive Rear Seat Package PLUS
Acoustic Comfort Package
ENERGIZING Package PLUS
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
Exterior Options: 
23" AMG® Forged Multi-Spoke Matte Black Wheels
23" AMG® Forged Monoblock-Style Matte Black Wheels
Red-Painted Brake Calipers
23" AMG® Forged Multi-Spoke Wheels
Wheel Locking Bolts
22" AMG® Multi-Spoke Matte Black Wheels
AMG® Carbon Fiber Engine Cover
23" AMG® Forged Monoblock-Style Wheels
MAGIC VISION CONTROL
22" AMG® Multi-Spoke Wheels
Trailer Hitch
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
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
Interior Options: 
MBUX Interior Assistant
Power 2nd-Row Side-Window Sunshades
Red Seat Belts
Load Sill Protector
Burmester High-End 3D Surround Sound System
AMG® Performance Steering Wheel In DINAMICA
AMG® Performance Steering Wheel In Nappa Leather
6-Seat Cabin Configuration
Heated 3rd-Row Seats
Heated Steering Wheel
Heated And Cooled Front Cupholders
MBUX Augmented Video For Navigation
AMG® Head-Up Display
2nd-Row Wireless Charging
AMG® Performance Steering Wheel In Carbon Fiber/DINAMICA
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

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Exclusive w/Diamond Stitching, premium leather
#4D5159
Macchiato Beige/Black Exclusive w/Diamond Stitching, premium leather
#ACA4A0
Tartufo/Black Exclusive, premium leather
#6D6463
Black Exclusive, premium leather
#4D5159
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