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Compare the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV to the All-New 2019 BMW X7

BMW's all-new X7 SAV is a long-awaited, and highly anticipated, foray into the luxury three-row crossover segment, which has for years been dominated by competitors like the beautiful and sleek Mercedes-Benz GLS. Before now, the BMW X5 had been the closest and strongest rival, but the new seven-passenger BMW X7 is changing the game for good.

The Mercedes-Benz GLS is undeniably built for comfort and maximum power--but the new BMW X7 follows a purer path and is built for driver pleasure and athletic enthusiasm. See how these two options compare in price, technology, engine and specs, power and capability, features and safety, and more.

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2019 BMW X7 vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS

  • The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS has a starting price of $70,150
  • The 2019 BMW X7 is expected to start around $74,000 for a well-equipped xDrive40i model
  • The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS offers 4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive as an option, driving up the price of its SUV
  • The 2019 BMW X7 boasts standard xDrive all-wheel drive on both of its currently available models, giving you a lot for the money
  • Both of these capable crossovers can tow up to 7,500 pounds when properly equipped

  • The 2019 BMW X7 and the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS both come standard with a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine
  • BMW's X7 is good for 335 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque from its twin-turbocharged powerplant, and is engineered to deliver a smoother, more athletic ride feel
  • Mercedes-Benz's GLS SUV offers more standard horsepower and torque, but the 2019 BMW X7 offers more available horsepower
  • The all-new BMW X7 is wider, longer, and more physically commanding than the Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV
  • Both crossovers boast eye-catching, sleek new styling that perfectly complements bold athleticism with quiet comfort