2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS Vs. 2019 BMW X7
Achieving anything resembling high performance or luxury in a large SUV is complicated by the secondary demands of the vehicle’s size and segment. A large SUV needs to have sufficient capability for off-road adventures, comfortable seating for three rows of passengers and a profile that offers more style than a minivan. On the performance side, the added weight and size of such a vehicle tends to make 0-60 acceleration more difficult and the added interior space can make handling challenging.
The Mercedes-Benz GLS seamlessly integrates these seemingly-competing qualities, however, and has been a torch-bearer for an automotive brand’s ability to think beyond the physical limitations of the segment. For 2019, the Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV is refined and potent, brimming with power under the hood, style between the bumpers and a lot of luxury for seven passengers inside. Up against the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS in our comparison is the 2019 BMW X7 – BMW’s newest and biggest SUV yet.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS
2019 BMW X7
|3.0-liter biturbo V6 (362 horsepower)||Base engine (power)||3.0-liter turbocharged I6 (335 horsepower)|
|5.5-liter biturbo V8 (577 horsepower)||Available engine||N/A|
|9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic||Standard transmission||8-speed automatic|
|40.3 inches||Front-row legroom||39.8 inches|
|93.8 cubic feet||Maximum cargo volume||90.4 cubic feet|
|Up to 7,200 lbs.||Towing capacity||Up to 5,400 lbs.|
|$70,150||MSRP starts at||$73,900|
Robust and Capable Mercedes-Benz GLS Proves Timeless
The above chart shows that even with all of the R&D time BMW undoubtedly had to build a third-row SUV, they couldn’t make something that matches the incredible power, timeless style and cutting-edge technology of the Mercedes-Benz GLS.
It’s evident when you look at the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS. You don’t see a typical sporty, luxury crossover. You see something enduring and powerful – a monolith to precision automotive heritage. You see elegance and sensuality throughout the design of the GLS, complemented by a feeling that the vehicle is so much more powerful than you might initially imagine.
With the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS, you’re getting a more powerful standard engine, a better available engine and a transmission that guarantees smoother shifting with the impressive technology that underscores the 9G-TRONIC® transmission from Mercedes-Benz.
More power and a bigger interior mean more comfort and new places visited.
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