2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE350d vs. 2016 BMW X5 35d
Among luxury SUV shoppers, the BMW X5 xDrive 35d is a prevalent choice, as it not only offers economical diesel power, but great performance and reassuring safety features as well. Meanwhile, the Mercedes-Benz GLE350d – another top pick – thrills as the entry-level GLE coupe, what with its SUV build and capable performance. To assist you in your search for the perfect 5-person, diesel-powered vehicle, Mercedes-Benz Brampton has stacked up the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE350d vs. the 2016 BMW X5 35d side-by-side.
Engine Specs and Speed
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE350d and the 2016 BMW X5 35d with xDrive draw their turbocharged power from V6 diesel engines. When it comes to horsepower, the X5 xDrive 35d generates a slightly higher 255 hp. However, on both vehicles, you’ll find a standard all-wheel drive system: 4MATIC® all-wheel drive for the GLE350d and xDrive for the X5 35d. The GLE30d benefits from a stronger 457 lb-ft of torque, which is evenly allocated to the drive wheels to conquer harsh Brampton weather conditions. What’s more, the GLE350d coupe surpasses the X5 xDrive 35d SUV’s top track speed of 209 kph by an additional 16 kph.
Drive Programs and Handling Technology
For added driving convenience, both vehicles include multiple drive modes for various road conditions and driving styles, be it sporty performance or greater fuel conservation. When it comes to snowy or icy weather, though, the GLE350d comes prepared with a “Slippery” mode, thanks to its standard DYNAMIC SELECT® program. Not to mention, the GLE350d boasts standard LED headlamps, which offer a brighter, more efficient view than the Bi-Xenon bulbs found on the X5 xDrive 35d. In addition, the DYNAMIC SELECT® program modifies shift points for the Mercedes-Benz coupe’s 9G-TRONIC® automatic transmission, which offers greater gear ratios than the BMW SUV’s 8-speed STEPTRONIC automatic transmission.
Driver Assistance Technology
Inside the GLE350d and the X5 xDrive 35d, emergency telematics remain on standby at all times, while airbag protection and 3-point seatbelts enhance passenger protection. The Mercedes-Benz coupe, however, offers added security in the form of standard driver assist technologies – most of which aren’t found on the BMW SUV. Like the GLE SUVs, the GLE coupes include several features from the Mercedes-Benz Driver Assistance Package. For example, ATTENTION ASSIST® monitors drivers’ drowsiness levels on long trips. What’s more, the standard COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS® system detects fast-approaching vehicles and objects using radar-based technology, and can initiate Adaptive Brake Assist and/or PRESAFE® to reduce crash severity.
Drive Home in a New Family-Ready Vehicle!
Designed for rugged yet intelligent performance, the Mercedes-Benz GLE350d outdoes the BMW X5 xDrive 35d with its smart handling and safety features. To learn more about the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE350d vs. the 2016 BMW X5 35d, contact our sales department! Or, stop by Mercedes-Benz Brampton to check out the GLE coupe’s unique SUV body styling, performance prowess, and contemporary features for yourself!