2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS


2019 BMW X7

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS vs. 2019 BMW X7

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS


2019 BMW X7

Starting MSRP

362-hp 3.0L biturbo V6


335-hp 3.0L twin-turbo 6-cylinder
369 lb-ft


330 lb-ft
9-speed automatic


8-speed automatic
7,500 pounds

Max. Towing Capacity

7,500 pounds
93.8 cubic feet

Max. Cargo Volume

90.4 cubic feet

The 2019 BMW X7 is a capable SUV that seats seven and offers a medley of luxury and technology features. However, when you compare it to the seven-seat 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS, the X7 is not only more expensive but also less powerful. So, which is right for your Los Angeles commutes? Compare the new Mercedes-Benz GLS vs. BMW X7 to make your decision!

GLS vs. X7: Pricing

Compared to the BMW X7, the Mercedes-Benz is more cost-effective. Here are the prices for their base trims:

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS Price: Starting MSRP of $70,150*
  • 2019 BMW X7 Price: Starting MSRP of $73,900

GLS vs. X7: Performance Specs

  • Engine: The GLS comes equipped with a 362-hp 3.0L biturbo V6 engine that generates 369 lb-ft of torque. The X7, on the other hand, gets a 335-hp 3.0L twin-turbo 6-cylinder engine that generates 330 lb-ft of torque.
  • Transmission: Enjoy seamless gear shifts on Pasadena roads, thanks to the GLS SUV’s 9-speed automatic. The X7 gets an 8-speed automatic with fewer gear ratios.
  • Fuel Economy: Due to its less powerful engine, the X7 is more fuel-efficient than the GLS; it earns 20 mpg city/25 mpg highway. The GLS earns 16 mpg city/22 mpg highway.
  • Drivetrain: Both models come standard with AWD (4MATIC® for the GLS and xDrive for the X7).
  • Towing Capacity: Properly equipped, the X7 and GLS can tow as much as 7,500 pounds.

GLS vs. X7: Luxury Features

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS and 2019 BMW X7 offer many of the same luxury features, including a central display, a rearview camera, telematics services, heated front seats, and driver memory settings. You’ll also get many of the same safety features, including a driver attention monitor. Again, one of the largest differences is price; you’ll get many of the same features from the X7 with the GLS, which costs less. What’s more, the GLS offers a couple bonuses the X7 doesn’t, including:

  • More Cargo Volume: When it comes to cargo space, the GLS is roomier; with the rear seats folded, it offers up to 93.8 cubic feet. The X7 offers up to 90.4 cubic feet.
  • MAGIC VISION CONTROL®: Using wiper blades with laser-cut holes, this system delivers an even spray of wiper fluid across the windshield, eliminating overspray and runoff.

Test Drive the New GLS at Mercedes-Benz of Arcadia!

When you compare the Mercedes-Benz GLS vs. BMW X7, the GLS is more cost-effective, as well as more powerful at the base level. Ready to take the GLS SUV for a test drive? Contact us to schedule an appointment near Alhambra! Are you shopping for something smaller? Compare the Mercedes-Benz A-Class vs. BMW 330i. While you’re here, be sure to ask about our current new vehicle specials, Mercedes-Benz GLS lease deals, and more!


Disclaimers:  *Base MSRP excludes transportation and handling charges, destination charges, taxes, title, registration, preparation and documentary fees, tags, labor and installation charges, insurance, and optional equipment, products, packages and accessories. Actual vehicle price may vary by Dealer.

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