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    BMW X1 vs Mercedes-Benz GLA

    CarWale brings you comparison of BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA. The BMW X1 price is ₹ 38.85 Lakh and Mercedes-Benz GLA price is ₹ 43.60 Lakh. The BMW X1 is available in 1998 cc engine with 1 fuel type options: Petrol and Mercedes-Benz GLA is available in 1332 cc engine with 1 fuel type options: Petrol. X1 provides the mileage of 14.82 kmpl.

    X1 vs GLA Comparison Overview

    Key HighlightsX1 GLA
    Price₹ 38.85 Lakh₹ 43.60 Lakh
    Engine Capacity1998 cc1332 cc
    Power189 bhp161 bhp
    TransmissionAutomatic (Dual Clutch)Automatic (Dual Clutch)
    Fuel TypePetrolPetrol
    BMW X1
    BMW X1
    sDrive20i SportX
    ₹ 38.85 Lakh
    Avg. Ex-Showroom price
    VS
    Mercedes-Benz GLA
    ₹ 43.60 Lakh
    Avg. Ex-Showroom price
    VS
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    Specifications and Finance

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    • Engine & Transmission

      Top Speed (Kmph)226
      Acceleration (0-100 kmph) (seconds)7.7
      Engine1998 cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC1332 cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC
      Engine TypeB48 Turbocharged I41.3L M282 Turbocharged I4
      Fuel Type PetrolPetrol
      Max Power (bhp@rpm)189 bhp @ 5000 rpm161 bhp @ 5500 rpm
      Max Torque (Nm@rpm)280 Nm @ 1350 rpm250 Nm @ 1620 rpm
      Mileage (ARAI) (kmpl)14.82View Mileage Details
      Driving Range (Km)757.86
      DrivetrainFWDFWD
      TransmissionAutomatic (Dual Clutch) - 7 Gears, Manual Override & Paddle Shift, Sport ModeAutomatic (Dual Clutch) - 7 Gears, Paddle Shift, Sport Mode
      Emission StandardBS 6BS 6
      Turbocharger/SuperchargerTurbochargedTurbocharged
      OthersRegenerative Braking, Idle Start/StopIdle Start/Stop
    • Dimensions & Weight

      Length (mm)44474410
      Width (mm)18212020
      Height (mm)15981611
      Wheelbase (mm)26702729
      Ground Clearance (mm)183
      Kerb Weight (kg)1560
    • Capacity

      Doors (Doors)55
      Seating Capacity (Person)55
      No of Seating Rows (Rows)22
      Bootspace (litres)505435
      Fuel Tank Capacity (litres)51
    • Suspensions, Brakes, Steering & Tyres

      Braking Performance (metres)35
      Front SuspensionSingle-joint Spring-strut AxleMacPherson Strut with Transverse Control Arm, Coil Springs, Twin-tube Gas-filled Shock Absorbers, Stabiliser Bar
      Rear SuspensionMulti-arm Axle with Separate Spring and DamperMultilink, Coil Springs, Gas-filled Shock Absorbers, Stabiliser Bar
      Front Brake TypeVentilated DiscVentilated Disc
      Rear Brake TypeVentilated DiscDisc
      Minimum Turning Radius (metres)5.76
      Steering TypePower assisted (Electric)Power assisted (Electric)
      WheelsAlloy WheelsAlloy Wheels
      Spare WheelSpace SaverSpace Saver
      Front Tyres225 / 55 R17235 / 50 R18
      Rear Tyres225 / 55 R17235 / 50 R18

    Features

    • Safety

      NCAP Rating5 Star (Euro NCAP)Not Tested
      Overspeed Warning1 beep over 80kmph, Continuous beeps over 120kmph1 beep over 80kmph, Continuous beeps over 120kmph
      Emergency Brake Light Flashing
      Airbags6 Airbags (Driver, Passenger, 2 Curtain, Driver Side, Front Passenger Side)7 Airbags (Driver, Front Passenger, 2 Curtain, Driver Knee, Driver Side, Front Passenger Side)
      Middle rear three-point seatbelt
      Middle Rear Head Rest
      Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
      Child Seat Anchor Points
      Seat Belt Warning
    • Braking & Traction

      Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
      Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
      Brake Assist (BA)
      Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
      Hill Hold Control
      Traction Control System (TC/TCS)
    • Locks & Security

      Engine immobilizer
      Central LockingKeylessRemote
      Speed Sensing Door Lock
      Child Safety Lock
    • Comfort & Convenience

      Air ConditionerYes (Automatic Dual Zone)Yes (Automatic Dual Zone)
      Front ACTwo Zones, Individual Fan Speed ControlsTwo Zones, Individual Fan Speed Controls
      Rear ACBlower, Vents Behind Front ArmrestBlower, Vents Behind Front Armrest
      Heater
      Vanity Mirrors on Sun VisorsDriver & Co-DriverDriver & Co-Driver
      Cabin-Boot Access
      Anti-glare MirrorsElectronic - AllElectronic - Internal & Driver
      Parking AssistReverse CameraReverse Camera with Guidance
      Parking SensorsRearFront & Rear
      Cruise Control
      Headlight & Ignition On Reminder
      Keyless Start/ Button Start
      Steering AdjustmentTilt & TelescopicTilt & Telescopic
      12V Power Outlets2
    • Telematics

      Find My Car
      Check Vehicle Status Via App
      Geo-Fence
      Emergency Call
      Over The Air (OTA) Updates
      Remote AC On/Off Via app
      Remote Car Lock/Unlock Via app
      Remote Car Light Flashing & Honking Via app
      Alexa Compatibility
    • Seats & Upholstery

      Driver Seat Adjustment8 way electrically adjustable with 2 memory presets (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, seat height up / down, seat base angle up / down) + 2 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down)10 way electrically adjustable with 3 memory presets (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, seat height up / down, lumbar up / down, lumbar forward / back) + 4 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down, extended thigh support forward / back)
      Front Passenger Seat Adjustment8 way electrically adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, seat height up / down, seat base angle up / down) + 2 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down)10 way electrically adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, seat height up / down, lumbar up / down, lumbar forward / back) + 4 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down, extended thigh support forward / back)
      Rear Row Seat Adjustment4 way manually adjustable (backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down)2 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down)
      Seat UpholsteryLeatherArtificial Leather
      Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel
      Leather-wrapped Gear Knob
      Driver Armrest
      Rear Passenger Seats TypeBenchBench
      InteriorsDual ToneDual Tone
      Interior ColoursOyster / Black, Mocha / Black, BlackBlack, Macchiato Beige / Black with optional Walnut Brown Wood Trim
      Rear ArmrestWith Cup Holder
      Folding Rear SeatFullFull
      Split Rear Seat40:20:40 split40:20:40 split
      Front Seatback Pockets
      Head-restsFront & RearFront & Rear
    • Storage

      Cup HoldersFront & RearFront & Rear
      Driver Armrest Storage
    • Doors, Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

      Power WindowsFront & RearFront & Rear
      One Touch -DownAllAll
      One Touch - UpAllAll
      Adjustable ORVMElectrically Adjustable & RetractableElectrically Adjustable & Retractable
      Turn Indicators on ORVM
      Rear Defogger
      Rear Wiper
      Exterior Door HandlesBody ColouredBody Coloured
      Rain-sensing Wipers
      Interior Door HandlesChromeSilver
      Door PocketsFront & RearFront & Rear
      Boot-lid OpenerElectric Tailgate ReleaseElectric Opening and Closing
      Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs)Body ColouredBody Coloured
    • Exterior

      Sunroof / MoonroofPanoramic SunroofPanoramic Sunroof
      Roof Mounted Antenna
      Body-Coloured Bumpers
      Chrome Finish Exhaust pipe
      Body KitCladding - Black/Grey
      Rub - StripsSilver
    • Lighting

      Puddle Lamps
      Ambient Interior LightingMulti-colour
      Daytime Running LightsLEDLED
      Fog LightsHalogen on frontLED
      HeadlightsLEDLED
      Automatic Head Lamps
      Follow me home headlamps
      Tail LightsLEDLED
      Cabin LampsFront and RearFront and Rear
      Headlight Height Adjuster
      Glove Box Lamp
      Lights on Vanity MirrorsDriver & Co-DriverCo-Driver Only
      Rear Reading Lamp
      Cornering HeadlightsIntelligent
    • Instrumentation

      Instrument ClusterDigitalDigital
      Trip MeterElectronic 2 TripsElectronic 2 Trips
      Average Fuel Consumption
      Average Speed
      Distance to Empty
      ClockDigitalDigital
      Low Fuel Level Warning
      Door Ajar Warning
      Adjustable Cluster Brightness
      Gear Indicator
      Shift IndicatorDynamicDynamic
      TachometerDigitalDigital
      Instantaneous Consumption
    • Entertainment, Information & Communication

      Smart ConnectivityAndroid Auto (No), Apple Car Play (No)Android Auto (Yes), Apple Car Play (Yes)
      Integrated (in-dash) Music System
      DisplayLCD DisplayTouch-screen Display
      GPS Navigation System
      Speakers66+
      USB Compatibility
      Aux Compatibility
      Bluetooth CompatibilityPhone & Audio StreamingPhone & Audio Streaming
      MP3 Playback
      AM/FM Radio
      iPod Compatibility
      Steering mounted controls
      Voice Command
    • Manufacturer Warranty

      Battery Warranty (Kilometres)
      Warranty (Years)23
      Warranty (Kilometres)UnlimitedUnlimited
    • Rear row

      Seat Adjustment4 Way2 Way

    Brochure

    X1 Brochure

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    GLA Brochure

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    Expert's Take

    Good Things
    • Powerful engines
    • Spacious cabin
    • Snob value
    • Increased SUV stance than earlier 
    • Exquisitely improved interiors
    • Choice of both petrol and diesel mills
    Could be Better
    • Stiff low-speed ride
    • Needs a generation update
    • Lower trim misses some equipment
    • Interiors could've been more tasteful
    • The infotainment system is not intuitive  

    Colours

    Black Sapphire (Metallic)
    Cosmos Black Metallic
    Phytonic Blue Metallic
    Denim Blue Metallic
    Sparkling Brown (Metallic)
    Mountain Grey Metallic
    Sunset Orange (Metallic)
    Iridium Silver Metallic
    Alpine White
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    Polar White
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    X1 Vs GLA Comparison FAQs

    Q: Which car is cheaper between BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA?

    BMW X1 is priced at ₹ 38.85 Lakh, whereas Mercedes-Benz GLA is priced at ₹ 43.60 Lakh. Hence BMW X1 is the cheaper car amongst the two. For detailed comparison of X1 vs GLA, click here.

    Q: What are the pros and cons of BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA?

    Pros of X1 are:

    • Powerful engines
    • Spacious cabin
    • Snob value

    Pros of GLA are:

    • Increased SUV stance than earlier 
    • Exquisitely improved interiors
    • Choice of both petrol and diesel mills

    Cons of X1 are:

    • Stiff low-speed ride
    • Needs a generation update
    • Lower trim misses some equipment

    Cons of GLA are:

    • Interiors could've been more tasteful
    • The infotainment system is not intuitive  

    Q: How is the performance of X1 compared to GLA?

    For the sDrive20i SportX version, 1998 cc Petrol engine of X1 produces 189 bhp @ 5000 rpm of power and 280 Nm @ 1350 rpm of torque. Whereas for the 200 version, 1332 cc Petrol engine of GLA produces 161 bhp @ 5500 rpm of power and 250 Nm @ 1620 rpm of torque.
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