BMW X5 vs Mercedes GLE
The 2022 BMW X5 and 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE elevate sophistication and performance. Which vehicle is a fit for your lifestyle?
The team at BMW of Manhattan compared the two vehicles to help you learn which is right for you. If you live near Manhattan, Bronx, and Queens, read our BMW X5 vs. Mercedes GLE comparison below.
0 TO 60 MPH ACCELERATION
When comparing performance in the standard trims of the BMW X5 and Mercedes GLE, we found that the X5’s advantages in power are rooted in its DNA. A Sports Activity Vehicle® (SAV®), the X5 has the power to turn long drives into an effortless excursion.
This begins with the sDrive40i and xDrive40i trims of the X5. Powered by a 3.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder engine, the initial trims of the SAV generate an athletic performance that charges through a patch of open highway:
- Up to 335 horsepower
- Up to 331 lb-ft of torque
- 5.3-second 0 to 60 MPH time
The GLE 350 SUV connects to a 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine with direct injection that peaks at the following specs:
- Up to 255 horsepower
- Up to 273 lb-ft of torque
- 7-second 0 to 60 MPH time
What does this add up to? Standard trims of the X5 provide a more powerful performance that helps you accelerate and climb hills with greater authority than the GLE 350.
The BMW X5 presents drivers with the ability to optimize their driving with a plug-in hybrid model. The xDrive45e uses a 3.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder engine with integrated electric motor.
The X5’s engine generates a blend of power and efficiency:
- Up to 389 horsepower
- Up to 331 lb-ft of torque
- 400-mile total range
- 30-mile all-electric range
The X5’s EPA-estimated combined 50 MPGe cuts down on stops to the gas station.1 Boasting a 400-mile total range, the xDrive45e makes it easier than the Mercedes GLE to drive longer distances.
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE does not give drivers the option to commute with hybrid technology. If you are looking to plug into a more time- and fuel-efficient experience that also presents a luxury cabin, you’ll find that experience inside the X5.
Our engine check looked at the heartbeat of the BME X5 and Mercedes GLE. What about the beats inside the cabin? Both vehicles provide drivers and passengers with infotainment that enhances each trip.
Both the 2022 BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE offer:
- Apple CarPlay™
- Android Auto
- Hands-free Bluetooth® technology
You’ll find an enjoyable listening experience in both vehicles, but our BMW X5 review found a more expansive listening journey. The X5 lets drivers connect to a 16-speaker Harman Kardon® Surround Sound Audio System with a 464-watt amplifier.
This is a more expansive array of speakers than the premium 13-speaker Burmester® system inside the GLE. While both provide quality sound, the X5’s system envelopes your cabin with a more robust sound that makes each trip feel a little shorter.
Our BMW X5 vs. Mercedes GLE comparison shows how the X5 SAV® offers advantages in standard engine power and efficiency. How can you get a better feel for its capability?
If you live near Manhattan, Bronx, and Queens, contact the team at BMW of Manhattan. Our team will help you schedule a test drive to learn how the X5 is right for your lifestyle.
All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new 2022 X5 for yourself are conveniently available right here online.
 Preliminary EPA-estimated figures are for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on speed, driving habits, trip length and driving conditions; actual mileage may be lower. Note for MPGe: All data are provisional and subject to official confirmation. The provisional power consumption figures have been calculated based on the ECE test cycle.