2020 BMW X5 vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE
2020 BMW X5 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE
335 255
0-60 mph
5.2 seconds 7.0 seconds
Ground Clearance
8.7 in. 7.1 in.

2020 BMW X5 vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE

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Now is a great time to be in the market for a new luxury SUV. The 2020 BMW X5 remains among today's best midsize models. It's spacious, powerful, and loaded with must-have technologies. One of the X5's key competitors is the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE. In this head-to-head comparison, we'll find out which SUV brings more to the table.


The 2020 BMW X5 delivers a strong performance. A 3.0-liter, TwinPower Turbo inline-six engine comes standard. It develops a satisfying 335 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. By comparison, Mercedes-Benz rates the GLE's standard turbocharged four-cylinder engine to produce 255 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. When test driving the new X5, you'll immediately notice its more responsive acceleration. For 2020, BMW also welcomes a high-output M50i model into the lineup. Under the hood sits a TwinPower Turbo V8 engine with 523 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. This is more muscle than you get from the Mercedes-Benz GLE's available turbocharged six-cylinder engine, which develops 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. An estimated 0-60 mph time of 4.1 seconds puts the X5 M50i among the quickest SUVs in America.


Both of these premium SUVs offer many high-end safety features. However, the 2020 BMW X5 has a more impressive list of standard safety technologies. Even the base X5 provides lane departure warning and adaptive LED headlights. To get these active driving aids on the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE, you must spend extra money. Furthermore, only the new X5 offers Laserlight high-beams. These cutting-edge headlights are up to 10 times brighter than traditional LED headlights. Nighttime driving will be far more secure.


The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE is a stylish SUV. However, it doesn't command attention like the new 2020 BMW X5. A sleek and athletic body helps the X5 to stand out. You'll also notice the X5's bold twin-kidney grille. If you desire a racy look, opt for the X5's M Sport package. It adds a powerful body kit and lightweight performance wheels. Along with the package also comes a lowered suspension, which gives the X5 an especially muscular stance.