2018 Mercedes-Benz Glc vs 2018 BMW X5
Specs at a Glance
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2018 BMW X5
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The market is strong for luxury SUVs because the best models achieve new standards for safety, performance and reliability. Two leading models are the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class (which includes the GLC 300, GLC Coupe, GLC 43, GL 63 and the GLC 63S) and the 2018 BMW X5. These two brands give you great handling, premium interiors and strong resale value. If you test-drive both, we’re sure you’ll favor the features, solidity and value of the Mercedes-Benz GLC Class.
The top GLC Class engine is found on the GLC 63 S Coupe that delivers 503 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, matched to a 9-speed automatic transmission. The top X5 engine is a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 that outputs 445 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque, attached to an 8-speed automatic.
The Mercedes-Benz and the BMW both come with front seat-belt pretensioners and driver, passenger, front side, and front head curtain airbags. However, only the GLC Class gives you a driver knee bag and Front Airbag Deactivation via Child Seat Detection System. The GLC Class safety features include Distronic Plus Intelligent Cruise Control, Active Blind-Spot Collision Prevention Assist Plus, Variable Assisted Steering, Crosswind Assist and Pre-Safe, Lane-Keeping Assist, and Electronic Parking Aid. The BMW offers some, but not all these features.
The Mercedes-Benz GLC class comes with standard features that are either -cost extra or are unavailable on the BMW X5. Take, for example, the GLC’s nine-speed automatic transmission versus the BMW’s eight-speed. Features that are standard on the GLC Class but not on the X5 include interactive adaptive variable suspension, sunshade, rear armrest storage, and a first aid kit.
We invite you to visit our Mercedes-Benz dealership for a test-drive of the 2018 GLC Class. We guarantee you a pleasant customer service that prioritizes your satisfaction.
* Excludes all options, taxes, title registration, $995 transportation charge and dealer preparation fees.
** EPA estimated fuel economy. Compare the estimated mpg to the estimated mpg of other vehicles. You may get different mileage depending on how fast you drive, weather conditions and trip length. Your actual highway mileage will probably be less than the highway estimate.