Image comparison: Mercedes GLE 2019 against the BMW X5 G05

A few weeks after the BMW X5 G05 , Daimler is now the world’s most important competitors are presented: The all-new Mercedes GLE takes exactly the same audience, and will be – a few months after the new X5 – the beginning of 2019 its market launch celebrations. Our picture comparison of the two southern German noble compared to SUV’s right now, and makes it easy to compare the Design from different perspectives with each other.

Both cars put on a confident Front with large elements, which leave no doubt about its brand affiliation. Whether it’s a large Mercedes star or a massive, double-kidney, both vehicles make a Statement without a doubt. With almost three metres wheelbase and almost five metres in length under the dimensions highlight the claim of the two off-roaders, both reluctant to surpass and from the point of view of some of the customers still in the shadow of its larger sister models, the GLS and X7.

Both models offer a very wide range of Infotainment functions, which in the case of the Mercedes GLE 2019 with the new A-class, known MBUX System. The Widescreen Cockpit of the GLE is equipped with two 12.3-inch Displays, and also reacts without a previous push of a button to voice commands like “Hey Mercedes”. A similar technique also offers the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, which from the beginning of 2019 also in the BMW X5 G05 with “Hey BMW” appeal. Also, the BMW X5 G05 is equipped with two 12.3-inch Displays for the display of instruments and Infotainment content. Of course, both models are also available with a Head-up Display without the small plastic pulley available – for GLE-driver-a novelty that X5 drivers are familiar with the technique since 2006.

A variety of assistance systems in the year 2019, also, to facilitate the drivers of the big SUV life. Besides many common Features, both models also have a unique feature to offer: While the traffic jam assistant, the Mercedes GLE when Forming a rescue lane assist, the BMW X5 G05 a back-up wizard (more info and Video) for narrow Parking lots, and other situations the forward is much easier than during the subsequent Parking contrary to the direction of travel.

Proud Mercedes, the 4MATIC all-wheel drive of the new GLE 2019 has a fully variable distribution of Torque between front and rear axle. What is BMW since the introduction of xDrive in the year 2003 (!) good sound heard, was at Mercedes-Benz so far in just a few AMG some reserved for models with 4MATIC+.

Combined, the all-wheel drive system, GLE, with various Six – and eight-cylinder engines, in addition, terminate the Stuttgart-based a Plug-in Hybrid as a competitor to the new BMW X5 xDrive45e . At the market launch in early 2019, the Mercedes GLE 450 4MATIC will be the only Option, it is powered by a straight six-cylinder petrol engine and 48-Volt on-Board network and an integrated Starter-Generator. With 367 HP and 600 Newton meters of torque, as well as short-term 22 HP / 250 Nm electric support, he ranges from the BMW X5 xDrive40i and in Europe, not available on X5 xDrive50i. The standard consumption of the 340-HP X5 xDrive40i BMW with 8.5 to 8.7 liters, the Mercedes promises to be 8.3 to 9.6 liters.

[Photos: BMW/Mercedes]

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