When it comes to comfort, luxury SUVs are king. These vehicles are engineered with the space and upscale design necessary to make even the longest trips feel like a walk in the park.

At Galleria BMW, we know that many drivers in the D’Iberville, Biloxi, and Gulfport areas may wonder whether the BMW X7 or the Mercedes GLE is right for them. That’s why we’re proud to offer this comprehensive guide exploring how these two robust vehicles face off against each other.

2019 BMW X7

BMW X7 vs Mercedes GLE: High-Powered Standard Engines

When you turn on your SUV, you want to enjoy plenty of power even with the standard engine. You’ll find a standard 2.0L inline 4-cylinder turbocharged engine in the Mercedes GLE. Turn this engine on and you’ll experience up to 255 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque and an acceleration from 0 to 60 MPH in 7.1 seconds.

The BMW X7 delivers a bit more speed. It’s equipped with a 3.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder engine with xDrive (intelligent all-wheel drive). Here, you’ll enjoy up to 335 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque, providing an acceleration from 0 to 60 MPH of just 5.8 seconds. If you want to ensure you’ll have an exhilarating drive no matter what, this SUV is the choice for you.

Premium Engine Options

Of course, there are available engines to help you achieve that extra power you crave. In the Mercedes GLE, that engine takes the form of the available 3.0L inline turbocharged 6-cylinder engine with EQ Boost. Drivers can expect to achieve up to 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque using this powertrain for a 0 to 60 MPH time of 5.5 seconds.

Once again, the BMW X7 is the choice for performance lovers with an available 4.4L BMW M Performance TwinPower Turbo V8 engine. With up to 523 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque, you’ll achieve a time from 0 to 60 MPH of just 4.5 seconds.


Built-In Comfort and Convenience

We all want to feel nice and cozy inside our vehicles no matter where we are. Therefore, the Mercedes GLE offers a standard dual-zone automatic climate control system. This feature allows the driver and front passenger to change the temperature on their side of the vehicle for ideal comfort.

For some extra comfort, the BMW X7 features a standard automatic 4-zone climate control system, which allows passengers to set their preferred temperature in four areas. While the Mercedes GLE offers its own 4-zone automatic climate control system, it’s an optional feature.

For even more convenience, the BMW X7 further ups the ante by offering drivers a standard wireless charging pad. Drivers only need to place a compatible phone down on the pad to charge it. This feature is perfect for having access to your phone without obstructing the front seating area.

BMW X7 vs Mercedes GLE: Verdict

Whether you’re after serious power or comprehensive luxury, the BMW X7 and Mercedes GLE are here to provide. However, with its large, available V8 engine and extensive standard comfort features, the BMW X7 is the ideal choice for D’Iberville, Biloxi, and Gulfport drivers.

To experience this SUV for yourself, schedule a test drive with Galleria BMW today!

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