Comparison - Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class 350 4MATIC 2018 - vs - BMW X3 M40i 2018

General

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Also called:

M-Class

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Model: 
Average Price: 
54,700
Updated: 
23 Mar 2018
54,500
Updated: 
21 Feb 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
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: 
24.60gals
17.70gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black
#000000
Brilliant Blue Metallic
#0F0F96
Dakota Brown Metallic
#403524
Diamond Silver Metallic
#C5CDD2
Iridium Silver Metallic
#ADB1B2
Lunar Blue Metallic
#18294B
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Polar White
#E1E0DE
Selenite Grey Metallic
#74849F
designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#A02C32
designo Diamond White Metallic
#EDE4D7
Color: 
Alpine White
#EDEEF2
Black Sapphire Metallic
#030404
Carbon Black Metallic
#495062
Chestnut Brown Metallic
#7F503E
Deep Sea Blue Metallic
#2D4573
Glacier Silver Metallic
#A0A3B2
Jet Black
#4F5055
Melbourne Red Metallic
#9A2627
Mineral Silver Metallic
#706D68
Mineral White Metallic
#7B7F89
Space Gray Metallic
#787880

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class ranked #12 in Luxury Midsize SUVs. Currently the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class has a score of 8.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 46 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Lots of powerful engine choices
Posh interior
Above-average cargo space (in non-coupe models)
Lengthy features list

Cons
Less athletic than many competitors
Coupe has limited cargo space and visibility
Finicky engine stop-start system

By: 
usnews.com

Performance, plug-in, or pedestrian: there’s a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE for almost every luxury-SUV buyer.

Pros
Wide palette of body styles, powertrains, trims
GLE Coupe, for the well-to-do contrarian
Powertrain choice abounds
Composed, quiet ride

Cons
AMG = $$$
Not so fuel-efficient
Addled infotainment interface
Odd feature availability
Coupe body costs money, space

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The AMG GLE 43 is slightly more powerful, increasing engine output from 362 horsepower to 385 hp. Otherwise, the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is unchanged for 2018.

PROS
Multiple available powertrains make each model distinct
Interior is quiet, upscale and roomy
Abundant list of standard safety, tech and luxury features
AMG variants are seriously quick

CONS
Not many places to store small personal items
Punishing ride on AMG models, with little benefit to handling
Ride quality with the standard suspension isn't as comfy as we expect
Base V6's acceleration is merely adequate

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 BMW X3 ventures into M territory, but doesn’t lose sight of its SUV duties.

Pros
Nimble, sedan-like handling
Excellent interior space and storage
Great turbo-6 powertrain
Standard all-wheel drive
M40i a blast to drive

Cons
Base 6.5-inch infotainment display
Forward-collision warnings an option
World’s most expensive Apple CarPlay
Off-road? More all-weather

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Though it has sporty handling, powerful engines, and roomy seats, the fully redesigned 2018 BMW X3 is only a midpack luxury compact SUV. Its drawbacks include a higher-than-average starting price and fewer standard features than the competition.

Pros
Agile handling
Strong engine lineup
Spacious cargo area and cabin
Premium interior

Cons
Above-average starting price
Minimal standard luxury features

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
18.00mpg
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
22.00mpg
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
3.00L
Torque: 
273ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
369ft-lbs
at 1 520rpm
Horsepower: 
302hp
at 6 500rpm
355hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.70Feet
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: 
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: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Keyless Ignition
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
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
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Cargo Floor Mats

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
189.10in
186.10in
Width: 
78.90in
74.70in
Height: 
70.70in
66.00in
Ground Clearance: 
9.10in
8.00in
Front Track: 
65.90in
Rear Track: 
66.70in
Wheel Base: 
114.80in
112.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.90
41.10
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
38.50
Front Leg Room: 
40.30in
40.30in
Rear leg room: 
38.40in
36.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.50in
57.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.40in
56.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
80.30cu.ft
62.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7200lbs
4400lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
38.20cu.ft
28.70cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
23.10degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.40degrees
Curb Weight: 
4751.00lbs
4230.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Remote Keyless Power Door Locks
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 driver seat
6-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Bucket Front Seats
Leatherette
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
Split-folding rear seatback
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
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: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
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: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Manual sunshades for rear side windows
One-touch power sunroof
Privacy glass
Remote sunroof operation
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Roof rack
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 X 8.5-In
19 x 7.5
Wheels more: 
All-Season Tires
Run flat tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R19
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 brakes
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: 
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: 
Emergency braking preparation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Pre-collision safety system
2 Front Headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Rear height adjustable headrests
Turn signal mirrors
4-Wheel ABS
Airbag Deployment Notification
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Emergency Service
Brake Drying
3 Rear Headrests
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: 
Night Package
Premium 2 Package
Premium 3 Package
Accessory Chrome Package
Designo Espresso Brown Exclusive Nappa Leather Package
AMG Line Exterior
Designo Porcelain/Black Exclusive Nappa Leather Package
Parking Assist Package
Premium 1 Package
ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM Package
AMG Line Interior
Executive Package
Driving Assistance Package
Driver Assistance Plus
Premium Package
Parking Assistance Package
Exterior Options: 
MAGIC VISION CONTROL
Wheel Locks
Soft Close Doors
Illuminated Side Running Boards
Trailer Hitch
Illuminated Grille Star
Brushed Aluminum Running Boards w/Rubber Studs
20" AMG 5-Spoke W/Black Accents
Panorama Sunroof
20" AMG 5-Spoke Titanium Grey
Illuminated Side Running Boards
Laminated Windshield And Front Side Windows (SPC)
20" 5-Spoke Alloy Wheels
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: 
Multi-Contour Front Seats w/Massage
Designo Porcelain DINAMICA Headliner
Designo Black DINAMICA Headliner
Heated Multifunction Steering Wheel
Rear Seat Entertainment Pre-Wiring
Bang & Olufsen Sound System
3-Zone Climate Control
Cargo Management System (SPC)
Rear Seat Entertainment
Heated Rear Seats
Cabin-air Purification System
Wood/Leather Steering Wheel
Ventilated Front Seats
Crystal Grey Headliner
Front Sport Seats
Porcelain Headliner
10-Way Power Passenger Seat (SPC)
Cargo Management System (SPC)
Rear Lockable Storage Compartment (SPC)
MB-TEX Wrapped Dashboard (SPC)
Harman/Kardon Sound System
Black Headliner
10-Way Power Passenger Seat (SPC)
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
Apple CarPlay Compatibility
Heated Steering Wheel

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#000000
Black w/Grey Stitching Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#070707
Espresso Brown/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#5B5250
Porcelain/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#DAD3CF
Color: 
Beige/Black SensaTec, leatherette
#010101
Black Nevada w/Gray Contrast Stitching, premium leather
#1A1A1A
Black Nevada, premium leather
#070707
Black SensaTec, leatherette
#0B0B0B
Ivory White Nevada w/Red Contrast Stitching, premium leather
#C1C0BE
Mocha Nevada w/Orange Contrast Stitching, premium leather
#544F4C
Oyster Nevada, premium leather
#ADAAA1
Saddle Brown Nevada, premium leather
#816A5A
Sand Beige/Black Nevada, premium leather
#B8AB98