2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS vs 2020 BMW X7

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS vs 2020 BMW X7

SUVs come in all different shapes and sizes, so there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. For drivers who want a smaller SUV that is easier to handle and gets better fuel efficiency, a subcompact or compact SUV may be a good fit. However, for drivers who want a larger SUV that delivers much more power, more towing capacity, and a larger interior that can seat more people, a full-size SUV like the Mercedes-Benz GLS would be a good fit. Combining luxury-grade performance with outstanding utility, this is one model you won’t want to overlook. The GLS is back again for the 2020 model year, but once again it must face the test of a familiar nemesis: the 2020 BMW X7. Check out this comparison between the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS vs 2020 BMW X7 and see which is a better fit for you!

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS


2020 BMW X7

362 hp/369 lb-ft Base Horsepower/Torque 335 hp/330 lb-ft
483 hp/516 lb-ft Max Horsepower/Torque 456 hp/479 lb-ft
9-speed automatic Transmission 8-speed automatic
All-wheel drive Drivetrain All-wheel drive

Highlights in the 2020 GLS

The main thing to focus on here is the performance difference between these two. Both models come with two different engine models (that have been released so far), and the GLS beats out the X7 in both comparable engines. Equipped with an efficient and sporty 9-speed automatic transmission as well as an all-wheel drive drivetrain for optimal traction and handling in poor weather conditions, the GLS is clearly the superior choice here. While it hasn’t been released yet, we are also anticipating a performance-enhanced AMG® GLS model to make its way into the market sometime in the near future as well. Other highlights available in the 2020 GLS include:

  • Dual high-resolution displays
  • Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) system
  • 64-color ambient lighting system
  • ENERGIZING® Comfort
  • Heated/ventilated front seats
  • 7,700-lb towing capacity
  • And much more!

Get ahead of the curve and be one of the first to own the newest member of the GLS family! Stop by our dealership here at World Wide Motors in Indianapolis to take it for a test drive today!

brown 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe with wording on right side of image
grey 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class with wording on right side
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