Comparison - Mercedes-Benz G-Class G 550 4×4² 2018 - vs - BMW X5 M AWD 2018

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Model: 
Average Price: 
227,300
Updated: 
23 Mar 2018
101,700
Updated: 
21 Mar 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
25.40gals
22.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Alien Green
#45C244
Black
#000000
Capri Blue Metallic
#0F1441
Dakota Brown Metallic
#584A3D
Diamond Silver Metallic
#B0B9C3
Indium Grey Metallic
#4F4C45
Iridium Silver Metallic
#A5A5A5
Jade Green Metallic
#4E605D
Light Ivory
#E9E2D2
Magnetite Black Metallic
#282A27
Magma Red
#FF0300
Midnight Blue
#09183F
Paprika Metallic
#87120A
Polar White
#FFFFFF
Steel Grey Metallic
#6A7575
Storm Red Metallic
#4F0200
Verde Brook Metallic
#3E3E3C
designo Graphite Metallic
#524E4B
designo Magno Night Black Matte
#000000
designo Magno Platinum Matte
#A2A2A2
designo Mauritius Blue
#2654D2
designo Mystic Blue Metallic
#0C4674
designo Mystic Brown Metallic
#653C2F
designo Mystic Red Metallic
#C1C1C1
designo Mystic White
#E5E5E5
designo Platinum Black Metallic
#000000
Galacticbeam
#973462
Sunsetbeam
#FFAA11
Color: 
Alpine White
#FFFFFF
Azurite Black Metallic
#000D31
Black Sapphire Metallic
#000000
Carbon Black Metallic
#171C24
Mineral White Metallic
#EAEAEA
Melbourne Red Metallic
#920F0D
Long Beach Blue Metallic
#3F93B5
Donington Grey Metallic
#9E9D99
Silverstone Metallic
#A7B1BA

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Sure, crossovers make more sense as luxury vehicles. But that's not why you want a 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class in your garage.The 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is a soldier in a business suit.

Pros
Classic authenticity
That “clunk” the doors make when they close
Wild off-road ability from the G550 4x4²
Faster than it ever should be

Cons
Or you could buy seven Jeep Wranglers, one for every weekday
Light on safety tech
G550 4x4² presents many urban challenges
New 2019 just around the corner

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class ranked #8 in Luxury Large SUVs. Currently the Mercedes-Benz G-Class has a score of 7.4 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 80 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Excellent off-roader
Powerful engines
Premium cabin materials

Cons
Abysmal fuel economy
Subpar on-road handling
Below-average cargo space
Shorter features list than rivals
High price

By: 
usnews.com

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class remains mostly unchanged for 2018. It will be fully redesigned for the 2019 model year. To commemorate the end of a very long production run, a few special-edition models be available and are limited to cosmetic touches inside and out.

PROS
Iconic design is instantly recognizable
Outstanding forward visibility
Unusually quiet when on the road
Lots of cosmetic customization potential

CONS
Compromised off-road ability
Poor interior packaging leaves little useful space
Difficult to get into and out of
Awful steering, handling, drivability and fuel economy

By: 
edmunds.com

Stunning speed and carpool-duty comfort in one pricey package.
Once you’ve driven a BMW X5 M, you just might have a hard time convincing yourself that any other SUV will suffice. Could the dry cleaning be dropped off, the kids picked up, and the five-inch puddle from the broken water main be forded in a regular X5 or a Mercedes-Benz GLE-class? Surely.

Pros
Absurdly quick,
credibly seats five,
luxurious interior comes standard.

Cons
Comparatively small cargo hold,
too many drive modes,
lack of active safety tech.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2018 BMW X5 M handles everyday SUV duty with comfort, style and refinement. It's also ridiculously fast and cuts winding roads like a knife. How fast? It dashes from zero to 60 mph in 4 seconds flat, a shade faster than BMW's iconic M4 sport coupe. Now wondering whether you need an SUV that makes more than 500 horsepower or reaches a top speed of 160 mph misses the point. It's best to just marvel at a machine that can take you for both a sedate run to Costco, or to county jail for excessive speed, with such ease.

PROS
Outlandish acceleration and handling for an SUV
Interior materials are impeccable
Front seats are comfortable and supportive

CONS
No option for a third-row seat
Sporty suspension may feel too firm for some drivers, passengers
Gas pedal sometimes responds slowly in low-speed driving

By: 
edmunds.com

A backup camera is now standard, as are trapezoidal tailpipes for the 35i and 35d models.The high-performance X5 M is powered by a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 engine that makes 567 hp and 553 pounds-feet of torque. The engine works with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and power is routed to all four wheels. BMW says the X5 M can hit 60 mph in just 4 seconds. As expected of a performance offshoot, the X5 M has unique bumpers, aggressive side sills and highly bolstered sport seats.

Pros
Seat comfort
Handling
Cabin materials
Diesel's estimated fuel economy
iDrive control system

Cons
Leather upholstery not standard
Awkward liftgate and tailgate combo

By: 
cars.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
11.00mpg
14.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
11.00mpg
19.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
32
Cylinders: 
8
V
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
4.00L
4.40L
Torque: 
450ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
553ft-lbs
at 2 200rpm
Horsepower: 
416hp
at 5 250rpm
567hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
46.90Feet
42.00Feet

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: 
no
yes
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, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Destination Download*
Concierge Service*
Roadside Assistance*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Destination Download*
Roadside Assistance*
Concierge Service*
Hands-Free Calling*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Extended Cabin Heating/Cooling
Mobile Internet (Browser)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
177.10in
192.70in
Width: 
86.20in
78.10in
Height: 
88.00in
67.60in
Ground Clearance: 
7.70in
8.10in
Front Track: 
59.60in
Rear Track: 
59.60in
Wheel Base: 
112.20in
115.50in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
42.40
39.80
Rear Head Room: 
40.10
38.30
Front Leg Room: 
52.50in
40.40in
Rear leg room: 
41.90in
36.60in
Front Hip Room: 
51.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.30in
60.50in
Rear Hip Room: 
53.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.30in
58.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
79.50cu.ft
76.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7000lbs
1170lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
38.60cu.ft
35.80cu.ft
Angle of Departure: 
43.80degrees
Curb Weight: 
6825.00lbs
5260.00lbs

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: 
Remote keyless power door locks
Heated Mirrors
Reverse tilt passenger mirror provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
4 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
10 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Premium leather
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
10 -way power passenger seat
Sport Front Seats
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
14 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
14 -way power passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Multi-Level Heating
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts

Suspension

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

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Suede And Leather Steering Wheel
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Four Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
yes
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
Memory card slot
Surround audio (discrete)
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
450 watts stereo output
Harman/kardon premium brand speakers
6 Months of provided satellite radio service
1 subwoofer(s)
Speed sensitive volume control
Harman/kardon premium brand stereo system
12 total speakers
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
USB connection
2 subwoofer(s)
16 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
12 Months of provided satellite radio service
Adjustable speed sensitive volume control
600 watts stereo output
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Remote sunroof operation
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Intermittent wipers
Power steel sunroof
Remote sunroof operation Body
Roof rack
Power glass (tilt only) rear sunroof
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Intermittent rear wiper
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
22 X 9.5
21 x 11.5
Wheels more: 
All Terrain Tires
Temporary spare tire
Performance tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
325.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R22
Width: 
325.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
30
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: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Front ventilated 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: 
yes
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: 
Vehicle Alarm notification*
Emergency Service*
Post-Collision Safety System
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Cornering lights
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Rear height adjustable headrests
Self-leveling headlights
Brake drying
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Turn Signal Mirrors
4-Wheel ABS
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests
Post-Collision Safety System
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Self-leveling headlights
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
High pressure washers headlamps
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Brake drying
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Emergency Service
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests
4-Wheel ABS
Adaptive Headlights
Cornering Lights
Emergency Braking Preparation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn Signal Mirrors

Options

Packages: 
Designo Mafufaktur Mojave Package
Designo Manufaktur Two-Tone Nappa Leather Upholstery
Night Package
AMG Performance Studio Package - Solarbeam
AMG Performance Studio Package - Alien Green
AMG Performance Studio Package - Galacticbeam
AMG Performance Studio Package - Magma Red
AMG Performance Studio Package - Sunsetbeam
AMG Nappa/DINAMICA Performance Steering Wheel
DINAMICA Interior Package
Executive Package
M Driver's Package
Exterior Options: 
Rear Spare Tire Surround Painted In Body Color
20" AMG 5-Spoke Wheels (Black)
21" AMG Cross-Spoke (Black)
20" AMG 5-Spoke Wheels
20" AMG Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
20" AMG Twin 5-Spoke Wheels (Black)
Outer Protective Strips In Carbon Fiber
Stainless Steel Brush Guard
AMG "Acceleration Lines"
Roof Rails in Satin Aluminum
20" M Double-Spoke Light Alloy Wheels w/Performance Tires (Non-Runflat)
Satin Aluminum Line Exterior Trim
21" M Double-Spoke Black Wheels W/Performance Tires (Non-Runflat)
Interior Options: 
Rear Seat Entertainment System
DINAMICA Headliner
All-Season Floor Mats
Heated Steering Wheel
Designo Carbon Fiber Look Leather
Grab Handles In Black Leather
Leather And Burl Walnut Steering Wheel
Designo Manufaktur Two-Tone Nappa Steering Wheel
Merino Leather Package
Bang & Olufsen Sound System
Apple CarPlay Compatibility
Rear-Seat Entertainment Professional
Active Blind Spot Detection

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Leather, premium leather
#000000
Chestnut/Black Leather, premium leather
#5B4844
Grey/Black Leather, premium leather
#9B9B9B
designo Auburn Brown Nappa Leather, premium leather
#473934
designo Black Nappa Leather, premium leather
#000000
designo Classic Red Nappa Leather, premium leather
#7E2523
designo Light Brown Nappa Leather, premium leather
#6F4C3E
designo Mystic Red Nappa Leather, premium leather
#604343
designo Porcelain Nappa Leather, premium leather
#C9B7A0
designo Sand Nappa Leather, premium leather
#AA8E77
designo Titan Gray Pearl Nappa Leather, premium leather
#696667
Color: 
Amaro Brown Extended Merino, premium leather
#84644B
Aragon Brown Full Merino, premium leather
#B4876F
Black Extended Merino, premium leather
#0B0B0B
Black Full Merino, premium leather
#131313
Criollo Brown Extended Merino, premium leather
#533936
Mugello Red Full Merino, premium leather
#AA5855
Nutmeg Extended Merino, premium leather
#968F86
Silverstone Extended Merino, premium leather
#9A9EA0
Silverstone Full Merino, premium leather
#ADB1B3
Smoke White Extended Merino, premium leather
#CEC9BF
Sonoma Beige Extended Merino, premium leather
#9D9586
Sonoma Beige Full Merino, premium leather
#9D9586
Taupe Extended Merino, premium leather
#8D847D