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2017 BMW X5

2017 BMW X5 vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE350 near Pensacola, FL

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  • Specs
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  • Exterior
  • Comfort
  • Technology
  • Mechanical
  • Safety
  • Interior


Exterior Features

Window trim aluminum
Exhaust tip color metallic
Front bumper color body-color
Mirror color body-color
Door handle color body-color
Rear spoiler roofline
Rear spoiler color body-color
Rear bumper color body-color
Exhaust dual tip
Rocker panel color chrome accents
Rocker panel color black
Grille color silver


Moonroof / Sunroof tilt/slide
Moonroof / Sunroof power panoramic
Roof rails color aluminum
Moonroof / Sunroof power sunshade
Moonroof / Sunroof one-touch open/close
Moonroof / Sunroof anti-trapping
Roof rails
Moonroof / Sunroof wind deflector


Daytime running lights LED
Front fog lights LED
Headlights cornering
Taillights LED
Taillights adaptive
Headlights HID/Xenon
Headlights wiper activated
Headlights auto delay off
Headlights auto on/off
Headlights self-leveling

Tires and Rims

Tire type all season
Wheels alloy
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Run flat tires


Rear wiper intermittent
Window defogger rear
Front wipers speed sensitive
Front wipers variable intermittent
Power windows safety reverse
Front wipers rain sensing
Rear privacy glass
Heated windshield washer jets
Rear wiper with washer
Power windows remotely operated


Liftgate window fixed
Rear door type power liftgate








We at BMW of Fort Walton Beach have the perfect midsize luxury SUV for you: the X5. It’s not only as powerful as can be, but it’s also inherently commodious and innovative. To put our money where our mouth is, we compiled this comparison of the 2017 BMW X5 vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE350 near Pensacola, FL, to shed some light onto how the X5 takes the gold against one of its top competitors.

When it comes to performance, the GLE350 puts up a fight, but ultimately falls prey to the X5. The BMW X5 offers two engine options, while the GLE350 only provides you with its 3.5L V6 powertrain that delivers 302 horsepower and 273 lb.-ft. of torque. The X5’s standard 3.0L TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder engine falls behind with offering just 300 horsepower, but redeems itself with 300 lb.-ft. of torque. If you opt for the 4.4L V8 powerhouse in the 2017 X5, you’ll have 445 horsepower and 480 lb.-ft. of torque at your disposal.

The next area that we’ll cover in this battle is the cabin and what features are offered in each. As standard, the BMW X5 provides its drivers with a 14-way adjustable seat, while the GLE350 only boasts a 10-way adjustable seat function. Not to mention, the X5 also offers an available 20-way adjustable driver’s seat for a little more personalized comfort! While both contenders in this matchup of the 2017 BMW X5 vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE350 near Pensacola, FL, come equipped with dual-zone climate control, the X5 also outfits a 4-zone climate control system in higher trims – the GLE350 only offers 3-zone climate control as optional.

In terms of technology, the X5 continues to take the lead. For your convenience, the BMW X5 comes standard with an engine Start/Stop button, which lets you awaken and cut the engine, and get on the road, in a simple and quick manner. The push button start on the GLE350 is only an optional feature. At the center of the cabin, the 2017 X5 hosts the BMW Navigation system, a 10.2-inch high-resolution screen that consists of a number of features, such as 3D maps and voice command. In the 2017 GLE350, an 8-inch center touchscreen comes standard, and its COMAND® navigation system1 is only offered as an available add-on.

With this comparison of the 2017 BMW X5 vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE350 near Pensacola, FL, it’s easy to determine the winning SUV: the X5! Visit us here at BMW of Fort Walton Beach to see it in action today. 

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Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study: Top Models in Segment (2017 Model)
- J.D. Power and Associates

Best SUVs for Families: Finalist (2017 Model)
- US News

Best Vehicles By Class: Midsize SUVs (2017 Model)

Editors Choice Awards: SUVs and Crossovers (2017 Model)
- Car And Driver

Initial Quality Study (IQS): Top Models (2017 Model)
- J.D. Power and Associates

Top 10 Luxury SUVs (2017 Model)
- Autobytel

Top Recommended Crossovers/SUVs (2017 Model)
- Edmunds

Total Quality Impact Winner: Luxury Brand (2017 Model)
- Strategic Vision

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Current Inventory

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