BMW X7 vs Mercedes GLE


The streets of Stratham, Portsmouth, and Exeter demand a suave way to drive. Enter the 2020 BMW X7 and 2020 Mercedes GLE, two luxury SUVs that sprinkle on sophistication quite liberally. This comparison will help you evaluate your options and choose the new traveling titan for your family.

See how things shake out in this SUV showdown of the century! From performance to in-car technology, our team at BMW of Stratham will leave no stone unturned for shoppers like you.

BMW X7 Performance

X7 vs GLE: A Balanced Performance

Expect awe-inspiring power from the 2020 X7 and GLE. These SUVs deliver quite a performance with the turbocharged turbines under the hoods. The BMW X7 runs standardly on a 3.0L TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder engine that cranks out 335 horsepower. The Mercedes GLE sees 255 horsepower from its base engine.

The power differential is in the BMW X7’s favor—even accounting for the difference in vehicle size. The X7 can race from 0 to 60 MPH in as little as 5.8 seconds. The GLE takes a bit longer to get moving. You’ll need seven seconds to make that same jump to highway speeds.

When the roads turn icy, the BMW offers extra traction with xDrive, an all-wheel-drive system. It intelligently sends power where it’s needed most. The Mercedes offers a similar feature, but only as an option.

Interior: Perfectly Harmonized Style

As luxury vehicles, the BMW X7 and Mercedes GLE have deluxe cabins. Both can seat up to seven people across three rows and in incredible comfort. A handsome yet reserved style lends a subtle extravagance to the interiors of these SUVs. Wood veneers and plush leather are sure to attract attention.

The BMW X7 offers a wider range of leathers and color options than the Mercedes GLE, however. In the former, you can choose from available Merino and Vernasca leathers in shades such as sleek Black, rich Cognac, and even a calming two-tone Ivory White/Night Blue.

Up the drama of your drive in the BMW X7 with an available Panoramic Sky Lounge LED Roof. The color-changing illumination sets a mood the Mercedes GLE can’t quite match.   

BMW X7 Technology

Your SUV’s High-Tech Sophistication

Ultra-modern in terms of design, the 2020 X7 and GLE give equal attention to their technology. So much of it comes standard, from the 12.3-inch multimedia displays to the same-sized digital instrument panels behind the steering wheels. Integration between the two is seamless.

Immerse yourself in your favorite music with available surround sound systems. The 16-speaker Harman Kardon® Surround Sound Audio System makes the BMW X7 your own personal concert hall—and it has solid competition from a similar system in the Mercedes.

Only the BMW X7 features available Glass Controls on the gear shifter, engine start button, and audio switches. It’s a sleek and modern take on the technology you use every time you drive!

BMW X7 vs Mercedes GLE: The Verdict

Stratham, Portsmouth, and Exeter shoppers have a hard decision to make as they consider these luxury SUVs. The 2020 BMW X7 and 2020 Mercedes GLE showcase some of the best in performance, high-tech features, and style. In crucial ways, however, the X7 simply goes above and beyond.

Want a closer look? Visit the showroom at BMW of Stratham and see this ride’s compelling features for yourself. You can even schedule a test drive and snag your spot at the helm of this standout SUV!

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