Mercedes-Benz and BMW are constantly at each other's throats to make the world's best automobile. Together, the two brands make up the majority of German representation in the automotive market, and their dedication to luxury make them some of the most sought after vehicles in history. When it comes to crossover SUVs, the Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLE 43 Coupe and the BMW X6 xDrive35i sit at the top of the food chain.
On the outside, the BMW and the Mercedes-Benz have done a great job of integrating a classic look with a modern design. They look similar, and although it is hard to tell with the naked eye, the BMW is actually a little bit longer and shorter than the Mercedes-Benz. This makes for a lower center of gravity, improving handling slightly, but it also sacrifices headroom inside the car.
One of the most appealing aspects of the Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLE 43 Coupe is that it is an Mercedes-Benz AMG®, which is the performance segment for the Mercedes-Benz brand. BMW has its MPower line, but it is not associated with the X6, or any BMW SUV for that matter.
When we take a look under the hood, we find the same size engine and the same number of turbos, but thanks to the help from Mercedes-Benz AMG®, the GLE 43 is able to make 62 more horsepower and 82 more lb-ft of torque than the BMW. When you pair this with the 9-speed transmission where the BMW only has 8 speeds, the Mercedes-Benz begins to lengthen the gap between them even with the extra price. If you have any questions about why the Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLE 43 Coupe is a better investment over the 2017 BMW X6 xDrive35i, come to Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale today to take one for a test drive!