2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2018 BMW X3

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When you’re looking to replace your current vehicle with an upscale, modern luxury SUV, you have a wide variety of models to choose from. So much so, that it can be difficult for many to settle on one particular model that suits them above the others. That’s where we come in. Here at Loeber Motors, we’re committed to helping you get behind the wheel of the luxury SUV that suits your needs perfectly. To help you get started in your search, we’ve put together a model comparison between two of the luxury crossover SUV segment’s top competitors, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE and the 2018 BMW X3.

Well-equipped regardless of the model you choose, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE puts up quite the fight against the 2018 BMW X3, which saw a significant redesign for the new model year. For 2018, the new BMW X3 will be available in a base xDrive30i model or a more powerful M40i model.

These two models offer very different power and pricing ratings, so depending on what you value from your luxury drive, you might find what you’re looking for with one of these models.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE

2018 BMW X3

3.5-liter V6 Base Engine 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
302 horsepower
273 lb-ft of torque
Base Engine Power 248 horsepower
258 lb-ft of torque
7-Speed Automatic Transmission 8-Speed Automatic
$54,700 Starting MSRP $42,450

Advanced Features in the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE

While the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE features a higher starting MSRP, it more than makes up for it in superior performance. The larger V6 engine found in the GLE allows it to put forth incredible power for a dynamic driving experience that will leave you feeling exhilarated each time you get behind the wheel.

The GLE also offers more interior space than the BMW. While the GLE can expand to offer a maximum 80.3 cubic feet of cargo space, the BMW X3 only offers a 63.3 cubic feet maximum. Other perks that come along with the GLE are its advanced safety features which include ATTENTION ASSIST®, Mercedes-Benz PRE-SAFE®*, Active Brake Assist, rain-sensing windshield wipers, adaptive braking technology and more. While many of these can be found on the BMW X3, not all of them are standard features as they are with the GLE.

If you’re interested in getting behind the wheel of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE, contact us today at Loeber Motors by giving us a call or clicking the button below to send us an online message. We look forward to hearing from you!


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