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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV vs 2019 BMW X5

Luxury SUVs provide unmatched comfort, convenience, and interior amenities as well as precision performance under the hood. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV and the 2019 BMW X5 deliver adventure seeking All-Wheel Drive (AWD) capability as well as versatile cargo and passenger space so everything fits inside for the morning commute or weekend retreat with ease. Advanced technology and safety features for the 2019 GLE and 2019 X5 also enhance the ride quality wherever the destination may be. You can find out all of the similarities and differences in available drivetrain options for the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE and 2019 BMW X5 right here below with our side-by-side comparison.

Rear passenger side exterior view of a blue 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV on the left "vs" passenger side exterior view of a white 2019 BMW X5 on the right

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV


2019 BMW X5

3.0L biturbo V6 Standard Engine 3.0L Turbo Inline 6-Cylinder
329 HP/ 354 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 335 HP/ 330 LB-FT
9G-TRONIC® 9-Speed Automatic Standard Transmission 8-Speed Automatic

What are the Differences & Similarities Between the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE & 2019 BMW X5?

The first and most noticeable similarity between the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV and the 2019 BMW X5 is their aggressive exterior styling. Bold body lines and refined edges give both the 2019 GLE and the 2019 BMW X5 an eye-catching and athletic appeal. And as you can see from the chart above the standard drivetrain specs for the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE and the 2019 BMW X5 are quite similar as well. Both of these SUVs also provide engine upgrades from their standard engines for an increase in horsepower and torque. The 2019 AMG GLE 43 receives an AMG enhanced 3.0L biturbo V6 and the AMG GLE 53 & 63 S trim levels offer a 5.5L V8 biturbo engine while the 2019 BMW X5 50i trim only offers a 4.4L Turbo V8 engine. The AMG 5.5L biturbo V8 of the 2019 GLE cranks out an amazing 550 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque while the 4.4L V8 of the 2019 BMW X5 only delivers 456 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque.

Thanks to its more powerful and fun-to-drive engine options the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE is the obvious choice over the 2019 BMW X5. You can take the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV for a test drive today at Mercedes of Salem to experience it impressive performance for yourself.