2019 BMW X7 vs Mercedes GLS
Two of the most popular luxury SUVs on the streets of Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens are the 2019 BMW X7 and the Mercedes GLS. So, if you’re in the market for a luxury SUV, you might be wondering which one will suit your lifestyle.
To help find you the answer, our team here at BMW of Manhattan has put together this helpful comparison. If you’d like to learn more about their performance and the amenities they offer, keep reading. It’s the 2019 BMW X7 vs. Mercedes GLS—who will go home victorious?
These luxury SUVs offer you the ability to customize your power with two available engines. Which one has the stronger available option?
The available 4.7L V8 biturbo engine of the Mercedes GLS turns out up to 449 horsepower. The available 4.4L TwinPower Turbo V8 engine that’s available on the 2019 BMW X7 cranks out an improved 456 horsepower. On top of that, they’ll both take you from 0-60 MPH in as little as 5.2 seconds.
Finally, when it comes to all-weather and all-road capability, these SUVs are also both outfitted with standard permanent all-wheel drive systems. The xDrive all-wheel drive system of the X7 has a standard torque split of 40 to 60 percent between the front and rear axle. When it senses wheel slip, it can reroute power to the wheels that will use it best.
Both SUVs can seat you and up to six of your friends. You’ll get a little bit more wiggle room in the 2019 X7, however. It has 41.9 inches of headroom and 60 inches of shoulder room up front. The GLS, on the other hand, only has 41.2 inches of front headroom and 58.5 inches of shoulder room.
When it comes to comfort, both SUVs offer the soft touch of high-end available leather-trimmed seats. Plus, there’s also standard heated front seats, so you can fight off that winter chill. Your passengers may be a little happier in the X7 because everyone will get to choose their ideal temperature with the standard Automatic 4-zone climate control. In the Mercedes GLS, they’ll have to settle for the standard Dual-zone automatic climate control.
When it comes to staying connected on the move, both SUVs have standard Bluetooth® phone capability. Plus, the 2019 X7 also has standard Apple CarPlay® compatibility, which is not standard, but available with the GLS. Depending on how much you want to see, you could go with the available 8-inch touchscreen display of the Mercedes GLS or the standard 12.3-inch display of the BMW X7.
Keeping You Safe
These vehicles have a slew of safety features that will look out for you and your passengers on the road. They both have standard systems that will pretension the seat belts, close the windows, and activate post-crash braking when they detect an imminent collision. With the 2019 X7, it’s known as the BMW Active Protection System, and on the GLS, it’s called PRE-SAFE®.
Both models also have available Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert that will help you keep an eye on those hard-to-see places. Plus, the BMW X7 has the available Active Driving Assistant Professional, which adds features like Extended Traffic Jam Assistant and Daytime Pedestrian Protection—neither of which are available on the GLS.
2019 X7 vs Mercedes GLS: Who Came Out on Top?
These vehicles proved they have what it takes to get you around Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens in luxurious style. However, armed with a little bit more power, personalized comfort, and more advanced safety, the 2019 BMW X7 has proven that it can do it better than the Mercedes GLS.
Come visit us at BMW of Manhattan where you can check out the champion for yourself. Schedule a test drive today!