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BMW and Mercedes are two of the top-rated luxury SUVs in the market known for offering great features. If you are looking to choose between the 2019 Mercedes Benz GLS-Class and the 2019 BMW X7, this comparison will give you a good idea.
Design & Style
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS is a 7-seater model with standard front seats providing all-day comfort. The second row is spacious as well, but the third row is better left for kids. Taller folks may feel a little cramped at the back. The interior features plenty of design elements and high-end trim pieces, like metal and wood inlays.
The 2019 BMW X7 is a proper 3-row SUV with ample space for seven adults across all the rows. Heated front seats and 16-way power adjustment are standard, while you can also update to 20-way power adjustable seats. You can opt for a captain’s chair in the middle row, although it reduces the capacity to 6. X7 delivers a quality experience when it comes to interior fit and finishing. You won’t find a better cabin than what BMW has to offer.
Technology & Safety
The GLS comes standard with a COMAND infotainment system with a HD radio, Bluetooth and 7-inch screen. In comparison to other luxury vehicles, the standard features are quite slim, as you don’t get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in the base model. The system uses a combination of touchpad and rotary knob, but the overall understanding requires further attention. Standard safety features include rearview camera, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, drowsiness monitoring and LED headlights.
The 2019 BMW X7 has a long list of optional and standard features. It features the latest version of the iDrive infotainment system that responds quickly to your inputs and functions smoothly. For controlling audio and climate functions, there are physical buttons on the center stack. Apple CarPlay comes standard in this model, unlike other competitors. Driver assistance features include automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, automatic high beams and parking sensors.
With the Mercedes Benz GLS, there are three engine options. The base output is a 362-HP twin-turbo V6 engine that gets the vehicle moving. However, if you are looking for sharp throttle response and more authoritative muscle, you must seriously consider the 2019 BMW X7 for its powerful turbo-six engine. No turbo lag exists with this model.
The Bottom Line
The 2019 BMW X5 blends luxury, practicality and performance in a way that only few SUVs can do. It’s worth the attention, if you are looking to purchase a luxury family hauler.
Ready to Schedule a 2019 BMW X7 Test Drive Today?
At Competition BMW of Smithtown, we give you a chance to experience the pure thrill of driving a 2019 BMW X7 for yourself. Come and visit us today or give us a call at (888) 734-3331 to schedule a test drive. Our dealership staff is always on standby to assist you, and we look forward to serve you in the best way possible.