Mercedes-Benz quickly caught the attention of the planet with the introduction of the GLE-Class SUV and GLE Coupe. It is the latest and greatest from Mercedes-Benz and is one of the biggest competitors for other luxury SUV manufacturers such as BMW. One BMW vehicle in particular that is very similar to the GLE is the X6 SUV. Both SUVs offer outstanding horsepower numbers even more impressive interior comfort. But which one is better? Which vehicle is the best value? Who wins in a head-to-head competition between the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class vs. the 2016 BMW X6?
It would be next to impossible to feel buyers remorse from the purchase of either of these SUVs because they both offer the most when it comes to comfort and performance.They both are available with a flagship biturbo V8 that offers more than 500 horsepower and they have very similar MSRPs. These similarities make the decision a difficult one, but there are certain differences between the two power-house SUVs that set them apart from one another.
Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Flexibility
The first distinction between the GLE and the X6 are the available trim options. The X6 is only available in four trims, whereas the GLE can be purchased in one of 6 options, not including the two GLE Coupe versions. The next major distinction is the engine size. The X6 M comes with a 4.4-liter V8, which is the biggest it offers. The Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, however, comes with a 5.5-liter V8, which gives the Mercedes-Benz a more aggressive sound and a slight jump in horsepower. The last distinction, and possibly the most important, is the safety functionality of both vehicles. The GLE offers every safety feature available in the world from knee airbags to DISTRONIC PLUS adaptive cruise control.
Mostly because of the safety and convenience factors, the winner between the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class vs. the 2016 BMW X6 is the GLE by a couple noses. If you are looking for something that will turn more heads, provide more safety, and be more fun to drive, you are going to need the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class from Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead. We are located just minutes away from Phoenix, AZ, in Peoria.