2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC® vs 2018 BMW X5

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC® vs 2018 BMW X5

It’s a rivalry as old as time. As long as the birds fly and the ocean is deep, Mercedes-Benz and BMW will continue producing top-tier luxury vehicles. Full-sized luxury is offered by both in their full-sized luxury SUVs, but only one can truly reign supreme. Which will it be? Find out here as we compare the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC® vs 2018 BMW X5.

Despite having a bigger price tag, the GLS 450 4MATIC® should still be toward the top of your list. Why is that? Performance is a marquee factor in determining your full-size SUV, and the GLS 450 4MATIC® has it. With greater horsepower, torque, and towing capacity, what else would you need to feel confident in Mercedes-Benz’s full-size SUV? Take a look at more specs and features below!

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC®


2018 BMW X5 XDrive35i

$69,550 MSRP $59,500
17 city/22 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 18 city/24 hwy mpg
9 Speed Automatic Transmission 8 Speed Automatic
362 Horsepower 300
369 lb-ft Torque 300 lb-ft
6.5 seconds 0 to 60 time Not Available
AWD Drivetrain AWD
7 Number of Airbags 7
7200 lbs Standard Towing Capacity 5952 lbs
Optional Power Lumbar Massage Feature Not Available
8 inches Entertainment Screen Size 8 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

Specs and Features in the 2018 GLS 450 4MATIC®

As seen above, the GLS 450 4MATIC® beats out the X5 in nearly all areas of performance. It gets better power and torque, an extra transmission speed, standard automatic load leveling (optional in the X5), and a greater towing capacity. It also has a greater towing capacity as you might have guessed from the differences in power. What about other areas, such as technology? The GLS 450 4MATIC® has plenty of this, as you’d expect out of a luxury SUV. Standard features such as heated seating, a power liftgate, remote start, and a power sunroof are just some of the features that come at no extra cost in this full-size SUV. Other audio and entertainment features include:

  • Dual USB audio ports

  • HD Radio receiver

  • Bluetooth audio streaming

  • Rear Seat Entertainment system

  • harman/kardon LOGIC7® sound system

  • Wi-Fi hotspot

  • Voice control

  • and much more!

Make today the day you find yourself in a new full-size luxury SUV. Stop by World Wide Motors in Indianapolis today to check out the GLS 450 4MATIC® in person or get started by scheduling a test drive right here on our website!

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