2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV 4MATIC® vs 2018 BMW X5  

When shopping for a luxury SUV, car shoppers are often overwhelmed by the sheer number of options available. Where do you even begin? That's where our team here at Mercedes-Benz of White Plains come in. If features such as power, comfort, and convenience are top priorities, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV is worth a second look.

But how does the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV 4MATIC® stand up to its biggest competitors? We're putting it to the test with a head-to-head comparison against one of its biggest rivals: the 2018 BMW X5. Keep reading to learn all about these two impressive luxury SUVs!

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Both the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV 4MATIC® and the 2018 BMW X5 feature a coupe-like design with an elongated, sloping roof, though cargo space and passenger space doesn't suffer. The biggest difference between the two coupe-like SUVs comes in terms of performance. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV 4MATIC® comes equipped with a 3.0-liter biturbo engine, but car shoppers looking for more kick under the hood have the option to upgrade to the AMG®-Enhanced twin-turbo V6 in the GLE 32 AMG®, which produces 362 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque, which outperforms the 2018 BMW X5 by 62 horsepower and 84 pound-feet of torque.


2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLE 43 SUV 4MATIC®


2018 BMW X5 

 3.0-liter biturbocharged Base Engine 3.0 L twin-scroll turbocharged 
4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive* Drive Type All-Wheel Drive 

 362 HP @ 5500-6000 rpm

384 lb.-ft @ 2000-4200 rpm

Power & Torque

300 hp @ 5800 rpm

300 ft.-lbs. @1200 rpm

80.3 cu.ft. Maximum Cargo Capacity,  66 cu.ft. 

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV 4MATIC® White Plains NY

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV 4MATIC® sets itself apart from tough competitors, like the BMW X5, by offering a huge variety of features that are hard to come by, even on the most expensive vehicles in the class. The 2018 GLE SUV 4MATIC® offers key standard features such as:

  • 4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive*
    • Integrates with Electronic Stability Program® for maximum effectiveness in slippery conditions or travelling around corners
  • Active Brake Assist
    • Continuously monitors driver behavior and automatically alerts the driver if drowsy driving patterns are detected
  • Trailer Stability Assist
  • PRESAFE®**
    • Advanced safety feature that protects the driver and passengers in the event of a collision by adjusting front head restraints, tightening seatbelts, and closing windows
  • 9 air bags
  • Power tilt/sliding sunroof
  • Versatile cargo space and 60/40 split rear seats (Standard)
    • Accommodates up to 80.3 cubic feet of cargo volume when the 60/40 split-folding rear seats are both folded down
  • Brake HOLD feature

Luxury SUV shoppers looking for more information about the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV 4MATIC®, or any other vehicle in our inventory, are encouraged to contact a member of our team here at Mercedes-Benz of White Plains. We'll fill you in on all of the important details and help you find a luxury SUV that fits your lifestyle, budget, and needs. Those ready to get behind the wheel of the impressive 2018 GLE SUV 4MATIC® are invited to schedule an obligation-free test drive online today!

*Best performance on snow and ice obtained with winter tires. Please always drive carefully, consistent with road conditions.

**PRESAFE closes the side windows when the system's sensors detect side movements that suggest a possible rollover. A small gap is left near the fully closed position. Seat and head restraints adjust only when equipped with memory system

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV 4MATIC® off-road capability
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV 4MATIC® technology features