BMW X6 vs. Mercedes GLE Coupe Front - Comparison #1

BMW X6 vs. Mercedes GLE Coupe
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Comparison illustrates design differences and should not be used or understood as a contrasting of advantages of one model over another. Lighting, shooting angle and other factors may affect the appearance of the model.

BMW X6 versus M-Benz GLE Coupe

With the introduction of X6, BMW created a whole new segment in automotive industry: four-door SUV coupe. And only after its second generation came out, Mercedes-Benz revealed their answer to Bavaria's challenge, GLE Coupe.

Not surprisingly, both SUV coupes share similar design cues, particularly in the rear end. GLE Coupe is slightly higher, with a shorter wheelbase than the X6.

Both SUV coupes are priced in the same range, with GLE Coupe starting from slightly higher $65,100 compared to X6's $60,600 MSRP.

When it comes to power, BMX X6 has more options with two offered engines, compared to only for GLE Coupe. That's without counting the factory tuned X6 M and GLE 63 AMG Coupe models. GLE is offered with 4MATIC all-wheel drive drivetrain, while the X6 can be purchased with base, rear-wheel drive option.

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Specification Comparison

2016 BMW X62016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Coupe
Configuration
Trim
  • SDrive35i SUV
  • XDrive35i SUV
  • XDrive50i SUV
GLE450 AMG 4MATIC SUV
Price
MSRP$60,600 - $75,300$65,100
Powertrain
Engine
  • 3.0L Inline-6 Turbo
  • 4.4L V-8 Twin-Turbo
3.0L V-6 Twin-Turbo
Power300 - 445 hp362 hp
Torque300 - 480 lb-ft384 lb-ft
Transmission8-Speed Automatic9-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
  • All Wheel Drive
  • Rear Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Towing Capacity-7,200 lbs
Performance
0 to 60 mph4.6 - 6.0 sec5.6 sec
Fuel Consumption
MPG (City / Comb. / Hw.)15 - 18 / 17 - 21 / 21 - 25 17 / 20 / 23
Tank Capacity22.4 gal24.0 gal
Exterior Dimensions
Width-78.9 in
Width w/o Mirrors78.3 in-
Length193.8 in192.6 in
Height66.5 in67.7 in
Min. Ride Height8.3 in-
Wheelbase115.5 in114.8 in
Interior Dimensions
First Row Leg Room40.3 in-
First Row Head Room39.9 in-
First Row Shoulder Room60.5 in-
Second Row Leg Room35.6 in-
Second Row Head Room37.9 in-
Second Row Shoulder Room57.9 in-

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