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    Mercedes-Benz GLS vs BMW X5

    CarWale brings you comparison of Mercedes-Benz GLS and BMW X5. The Mercedes-Benz GLS price is ₹ 1.05 Crore and BMW X5 price is ₹ 76.47 Lakh. The Mercedes-Benz GLS is available in 2925 cc engine with 1 fuel type options: Diesel and BMW X5 is available in 2993 cc engine with 1 fuel type options: Diesel. GLS provides the mileage of 12.5 kmpl and X5 provides the mileage of 13.38 kmpl.

    GLS vs X5 Comparison Overview

    Key HighlightsGLS X5
    Price₹ 1.05 Crore₹ 76.47 Lakh
    Engine Capacity2925 cc2993 cc
    Power326 bhp262 bhp
    TransmissionAutomatic (Torque Converter)Automatic (Torque Converter)
    Fuel TypeDieselDiesel
    Mercedes-Benz GLS
    ₹ 1.05 Crore
    Avg. Ex-Showroom price
    VS
    BMW X5
    BMW X5
    xDrive30d SportX
    ₹ 76.47 Lakh
    Avg. Ex-Showroom price
    VS
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    Specifications and Finance

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    • Engine & Transmission

      Engine2925 cc, 6 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC2993 cc, 6 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC
      Engine TypeOM656 Turbocharged I6B57 Turbocharged I6
      Fuel Type DieselDiesel
      Max Power (bhp@rpm)326 bhp @ 3600 rpm262 bhp @ 4000 rpm
      Max Torque (Nm@rpm)700 Nm @ 1200 rpm620 Nm @ 1500 rpm
      Mileage (ARAI) (kmpl)12.5View Mileage Details13.38View Mileage Details
      Driving Range (Km)11251070.4
      DrivetrainAWDAWD
      TransmissionAutomatic (Torque Converter) - 9 Gears, Paddle Shift, Sport ModeAutomatic (Torque Converter) - 8 Gears, Manual Override, Sport Mode
      Emission StandardBS 6BS 6
      Turbocharger/SuperchargerTurbochargedTurbocharged
      OthersIdle Start/StopRegenerative Braking, Idle Start/Stop
    • Dimensions & Weight

      Length (mm)52074922
      Width (mm)21572004
      Height (mm)18231745
      Wheelbase (mm)31352975
      Ground Clearance (mm)200214
      Kerb Weight (kg)25052265
    • Capacity

      Doors (Doors)55
      Seating Capacity (Person)75
      No of Seating Rows (Rows)32
      Bootspace (litres)493650
      Fuel Tank Capacity (litres)9080
    • Suspensions, Brakes, Steering & Tyres

      Front SuspensionIndependent, Double Wishbone, Air Suspension with Adaptive DampingDouble-wishbone Axle
      Rear SuspensionIndependent, Multi-link, Air Suspension with Adaptive DampingFive-link Axle
      Front Brake TypeVentilated DiscVentilated Disc
      Rear Brake TypeVentilated DiscVentilated Disc
      Minimum Turning Radius (metres)66.3
      Steering TypePower assisted (Electric)Power assisted (Electric)
      WheelsAlloy WheelsAlloy Wheels
      Spare WheelSpace SaverSpace Saver
      Front Tyres275 / 45 R21265 / 50 R19
      Rear Tyres40 R21265 / 50 R19

    Features

    • Safety

      NCAP RatingNot Tested5 Star (Euro NCAP)
      Airbags9 Airbags (Driver, Front Passenger, 2 Curtain, Driver Knee, Driver Side, Front Passenger Side, 2 Rear Passenger Side)6 Airbags (Driver, Passenger, 2 Curtain, 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)
      Four-Wheel-DriveTorque-On-DemandTorque-On-Demand
      Hill Hold Control
      Traction Control System (TC/TCS)
      Ride Height Adjustment
      Hill Descent Control
      Differential LockElectronic
    • Locks & Security

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

      Air ConditionerYes (Automatic Five Zone)Yes (Automatic Four Zone)
      Front ACTwo Zones, Individual Fan Speed ControlsTwo Zones, Individual Fan Speed Controls
      Rear ACTwo Zones, Vents Behind Front Armrest and on Roof, Individual Fan Speed ControlsTwo Zones, Vents Behind Front Armrest and on Pillars, Individual Fan Speed Controls
      Third Row ACVents on Roof , Fan Speed Controls
      Heater
      Vanity Mirrors on Sun VisorsDriver & Co-DriverDriver & Co-Driver
      Cabin-Boot Access
      Anti-glare MirrorsElectronic - AllElectronic - Internal & Driver
      Parking Assist360 CameraReverse Camera with Guidance
      Parking SensorsFront & RearFront & Rear
      Cruise Control
      Headlight & Ignition On Reminder
      Keyless Start/ Button Start
      Steering AdjustmentTilt & TelescopicElectric Tilt & Telescopic
      12V Power Outlets22
    • Telematics

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

      Driver Seat Adjustment14 way electrically adjustable with 3 memory presets (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down, seat height up / down, lumbar up / down, lumbar forward / back, extended thigh support forward / back)18 way electrically adjustable with 2 memory presets (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, seat height up / down, lumbar up / down, lumbar forward / back, seat base angle up / down, extended thigh support forward / back, shoulder support forward / back, backrest bolsters in / out) + 2 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down)
      Front Passenger Seat Adjustment14 way electrically adjustable with 3 memory presets (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down, seat height up / down, lumbar up / down, lumbar forward / back, extended thigh support forward / back)14 way electrically adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, seat height up / down, lumbar up / down, lumbar forward / back, seat base angle up / down, backrest bolsters in / out) + 2 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down)
      Rear Row Seat Adjustment6 way electrically adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down)2 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down)
      Third Row Seat Adjustment2 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down)
      Seat UpholsteryArtificial LeatherLeather
      Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel
      Driver Armrest
      Rear Passenger Seats TypeBenchBench
      3rd Row Seats TypeBench
      Ventilated SeatsFront only
      Ventilated Seat TypeHeated and cooled
      InteriorsDual ToneDual Tone
      Interior ColoursMacchiato Beige / Black, Espresso Brown / Black, Anthracite / BlackCanberra Beige / Black, Black
      Rear ArmrestWith Cup Holder
      Folding Rear SeatFullFull
      Split Rear Seat40:20:40 split40:20:40 split
      Split Third Row Seat50:50 split
      Front Seatback Pockets
      Head-restsFront, Second & ThirdFront & Rear
    • Storage

      Cup HoldersFront & RearFront & Rear
      Driver Armrest Storage
      Sunglass Holder
      Third Row Cup Holders
    • 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 HandlesChromeChrome
      Door PocketsFront & RearFront & Rear
      Side Window BlindsRear - electricRear - Manual
      Boot-lid OpenerInternal with RemoteInternal with Remote
      Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs)Dual ToneBody Coloured
    • Exterior

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

      Daytime Running LightsLEDLED
      Ambient Interior LightingMulti-colour
      Puddle Lamps
      Fog LightsLED on front, LED on rearLED on front, Halogen on rear
      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-DriverDriver & Co-Driver
      Rear Reading Lamp
      Cornering HeadlightsIntelligentActive
    • 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 IndicatorDynamic
      TachometerDigitalDigital
      Instantaneous Consumption
    • Entertainment, Information & Communication

      Gesture Control
      Smart ConnectivityAndroid Auto (Yes), Apple Car Play (Yes)Android Auto (No), Apple Car Play (Yes)
      Integrated (in-dash) Music System
      DisplayLCD DisplayTouch-screen Display
      Display Screen for Rear Passengers
      GPS Navigation System
      Speakers6+6+
      USB Compatibility
      Aux Compatibility
      Bluetooth CompatibilityPhone & Audio StreamingPhone & Audio Streaming
      MP3 Playback
      AM/FM Radio
      iPod Compatibility
      Internal Hard-drive
      Steering mounted controls
      Voice Command
    • Manufacturer Warranty

      Battery Warranty (Kilometres)
      Warranty (Years)22
      Warranty (Kilometres)UnlimitedUnlimited

    CarWale's Take

    Good Things
    • Powerful engines
    • Loaded with creature comforts
    • Endless personalisation options
    • Big, burly SUV which is still capable on and off-road 
    • Equally suited to being self-driven or chauffeur-driven 
    • Good punch from its diesel with impressive handling
    Could be Better
    • Feels cumbersome to drive in city
    • Last row is a squeeze
    • Expensive
    • Slightly stiff ride quality 
    • Too wide for everyday usability 
    • Rear seat not as great as some rivals

    Colours

    Obsidian Black
    Black Sapphire Metallic
    Cavansite Blue
    Phytonic Blue Metallic
    Selenite Grey
    Mineral White Metallic
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    Mojave Silver
    Hyacinth Red
    Polar White
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    GLS Vs X5 Comparison FAQs

    Q: Which car is cheaper between Mercedes-Benz GLS and BMW X5?

    Mercedes-Benz GLS is priced at ₹ 1.05 Crore, whereas BMW X5 is priced at ₹ 76.47 Lakh. Hence BMW X5 is the cheaper car amongst the two. For detailed comparison of GLS vs X5, click here.

    Q: What are the pros and cons of Mercedes-Benz GLS and BMW X5?

    Pros of GLS are:

    • Powerful engines
    • Loaded with creature comforts
    • Endless personalisation options

    Pros of X5 are:

    • Big, burly SUV which is still capable on and off-road 
    • Equally suited to being self-driven or chauffeur-driven 
    • Good punch from its diesel with impressive handling

    Cons of GLS are:

    • Feels cumbersome to drive in city
    • Last row is a squeeze
    • Expensive

    Cons of X5 are:

    • Slightly stiff ride quality 
    • Too wide for everyday usability 
    • Rear seat not as great as some rivals

    Q: Which car between GLS and X5 is better in terms of fuel economy?

    For the 400d 4MATIC version, mileage of GLS is 12.5 kmpl, whereas for the xDrive30d SportX version, mileage of X5 is 13.38 kmpl. Thus making X5 the more fuel efficient as compared to GLS.

    Q: How is the performance of GLS compared to X5?

    For the 400d 4MATIC version, 2925 cc Diesel engine of GLS produces 326 bhp @ 3600 rpm of power and 700 Nm @ 1200 rpm of torque. Whereas for the xDrive30d SportX version, 2993 cc Diesel engine of X5 produces 262 bhp @ 4000 rpm of power and 620 Nm @ 1500 rpm of torque.
    Disclaimer: For the above Comparison of Compare GLS and X5, CarWale has taken utmost care in gathering precise and accurate information about price, specs, features, colours etc, however, CarWale cannot be held liable for any direct or indirect damage/loss. For Compare GLS and X5 comparison, we have considered most popular version on CarWale as default, however, any version of these cars can be compared.