2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2018 BMW X6 Comparison

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2018 BMW X6
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 2018 BMW X6
Roadside Assistance
  Unlimited yr./ unlimited mi. 4 yr./ unlimited mi.
  302 hp 300 hp
Fuel Capacity
  24.6 gal. 22.4 gal.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2018 BMW X6

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The appeal of the luxury SUV in today’s automotive market is no surprise, and there is no concern of their popularity dipping anywhere in the near future. By owning a luxury SUV you are allowing yourself the practicality and overall elements of utilitarianism associated with the SUV (AWD or 4WD capabilities, cargo space, ruggedness) whilst enjoying the wide range of luxury accommodations that were once only found in subcompact or compact cars. With considerably cutthroat MSRPs for brand new luxury SUVs, there’s no denying their appeal. Drive in style and in confidence with a luxury SUV, and enjoy the most appealing automotive elements of both worlds.

When the discussion of luxury SUVs comes up among automotive enthusiasts and everyday consumers alike there are two cars which never fail to make an appearance in conversation: the Mercedes-Benz GLE and the BMW X6. Both luxury SUVs are aesthetically hard to resist, and they are engineered with startling mechanical precision in terms of their overall capabilities and their trademark alluring looks.

Yet, the two models differ in significant ways. Purchasing a new car in this day and age is a multifaceted and oftentimes tedious task. Not today.

Exterior Design

It’s impossible to rule out any body design based on personal preference, and besides . . . why deny that both vehicles are pleasing to the eye? The creative team who engineered the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE were clearly aiming to sculpt a vehicle that displayed Mercedes’ attributes to athleticism, distinction, and soaring above any previously known boundaries. The Mercedes-Benz GLE is eager to hit the road and take you to new and unprecedented heights. The classic Mercedes hood emblem stands more pronounced and prominent than ever, reaching toward the open sky. There is something about the exterior body curvature of the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE that skirts the upper echelons of what we only thought was possible in automotive design.

The 2018 BMW X6 takes on a more utilitarian stance, and is slightly stockier in its profile. Yet, the BMW X6 is just as ready for adventure. Daring you to take it there.

Mechanical Performance

The differentiation of mechanical performance specs between the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE and the 2018 BMW X6 is arguably the most definitive deciding factors for most consumers. Take a look at these performance specs, but bear in mind that both luxury SUVs have multiple models available that differ significantly:

  • The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE has a 557-horsepower engine versus the 2018 BMW X6 Inline-6 engine boasting a still impressive 300-horsepower. Bear in mind that premium models of the X6 are equipped with more power and range overall.
  • The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE has fuel economy specs of 17/23, and loses to the BMW X6 by roughly one mile to the gallon. However, note that the Mercedes-Benz GLE has hybrid driving options available (with select models) that greatly improve the vehicle’s fuel economy.
  • The Mercedes-Benz GLE base model is equipped with AWD capabilities while the BMW X6 is FWD. An AWD car in general will tend to have lesser fuel economy specs, as seen above, but most would argue that a one mile to the gallon tradeoff for a completely different drivetrain system is completely worth it, especially if you are a multi-terrain driver or consistently travel.

Pricing and Options

Both incredible luxury SUVs are completely customizable based on your own personal wants and needs. In general, the base MSRP for the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE is slightly higher, but you are definitely getting more bang for your buck. Please note that both models feature performance and stylistic capabilities that are guaranteed to suit your needs in a luxury SUV. Contact our professional sales team here at Bernie Moreno Companies to get a rundown on our cutthroat MSRPs today. Our inventory is constantly changing, so act fast.

What are you waiting for? Come test drive the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE and the BMW X6 today. Experience the hype for yourself.