What's more recent BMW X5 in Vietnam than Mercedes-Benz GLE?

New generation BMW X5 has launched in Vietnam market, selling price is VND 4.3 billion. While rival Mercedes-Benz GLE sold for 3.6-3.9 billion is still the old generation.

The BMW X5 4th generation SUV has just launched in Vietnam market. The vehicle is distributed only in the xL40 xL40 version, selling price is VND 4.3 billion. BMW X5 is a formidable competitor for Mercedes-Benz GLE (VND 3,599-3,899 billion).


Meanwhile, the Mercedes-Benz GLE 2020 launched in the world in September 2018 has not yet launched the Vietnam market. The GLE model is being distributed in Vietnam in the old generation launched in 2015. The launch of the new BMW X5 partly puts pressure on competitors. There is also information that the new Mercedes-Benz GLE will dock in Vietnam in 2019, but at the present time, the old GLE will face the new generation X5 in the luxury SUV segment.

Design: X5 nature than GLE

BMW X5 has an overall length of x width x height x 4,922 x 2,004 x 1,745 mm respectively and a wheelbase of 2,975 mm, a clearance of 214 mm, a turning radius of 6.3 m. BMW X5's unloaded volume is 2,060 kg, full load is 2.8 tons.

Meanwhile, Mercedes-Benz GLE is slightly smaller in size, which makes the interior space of this model more tight than its competitors. The length x width x height is 4.819 x 1.935 x 1.796 mm, the base axis is 2,915 mm. However, the Mercedes-Benz GLE's volume is heavier than its rival, at 2,130 kg without load and 2.9 tons of full load.

If Mercedes-Benz GLE possesses luxurious and elegant features, BMW X5 2020 is a better car. The kidney-shaped grille section on the BMW X5 2020 is significantly larger than the older generation, the headlights are also separate from the steering wheel.

GLE body embossing lines create a lot of folds, but the overall body is still more elegant than the BMW X5. The front end of the BMW X5 has large air vents, a combination of side ribs and distinct wheel arches that make this SUV look more sturdy.

The latest generation of Mercedes-Benz GLE has also been changed in a more energetic manner, rated as a "half-pound" with BMW X5 2020. However, this car has not yet been launched in Vietnam.

The tail section of Mercedes-Benz GLE has a large LED taillight, the rear bumper has an obsolete design. Meanwhile, BMW X5 2020 combines German style and a bit of American muscle, a modern and youthful rear end.

The interior space of the BMW X5 is significantly changed, more spacious and airy. The air conditioning doors inside are designed more clearly, HVAC temperature control system is located in the same cluster with central air conditioner, separated from the sound control buttons.

This helps the driver easily manipulate without taking his eyes off the road. The wider infotainment screen is true to the current design trend, the digital watch face behind the steering wheel is thinner.

Meanwhile, the interior design of Mercedes-Benz GLE is somewhat more outdated, the function buttons are dense, not as neat as rivals. As for the infotainment system, the Mercedes-Benz GLE is also worse than its competitors by owning a 7-inch center entertainment screen, while the BMW X5 2020 is 12.3 inches. Mercedes-Benz GLE has a 14-speaker sound system, while the BMW X5 is 20 speakers.

Motivation and safety: X5 is better than GLE

Safety technologies on Mercedes-Benz GLE include collision prevention support system with automatic deceleration support function, active parking assistance, distraction alert, Crosswind Assist system, onion control proactive and proactive emergency braking.

Compared to the newly launched BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE has less safety equipment. GLE's new rival is equipped with lane departure warning, blind spot warning and pedestrian warning.

The engine of BMW X5 has the same performance as Mercedes-Benz GLE. BMW X5 version xDrive40i uses I6 3.0L engine for a capacity of 340 horsepower at 5,500-6,500 rpm and torque of 450 Nm at 1,500-5,200 minutes. Meanwhile Mercedes-Benz GLE uses 3.0L V6 engine, capacity of 333 horsepower and 480 Nm of torque.

BMW X5 uses Steptronic 8-speed automatic transmission and 4-wheel drive full-time AWD, and Mercedes-Benz GLE 400 4MATIC uses 7-speed 7G-Tronic Plus gearbox. The X5's acceleration of 0-100 km / h is 5.5 seconds before reaching a top speed of 243 km / h. While Mercedes-Benz GLE takes 6 seconds to reach 100 km / h from the stationary position, the maximum speed is 247 km / h.

BMW X5 has 4 driving modes, including Comfort, Eco Pro, Sport and Adaptive. The average consumption level is declared at 8.5-8.8 liters / 100km. Mercedes-Benz GLE 400 4MATIC has 5 driving modes including Comfort, Sport, Slippery, Individual and Offroad, the average fuel consumption is 9.2 liters / 100 km.

Price: GLE outperforms X5
The selling price of BMW X5 xDrive40i xLine is 4,299 billion VND, higher than Mercedes-Benz GLE 400-700 million VND, this amount is enough to buy an extra class B car. Newer shape is the advantage of BMW X5. The external GLE is cheaper, there are more options, and the actual use has never lagged behind the X5.

The latest generation of Mercedes-Benz GLE has also launched the world with drastic changes in design, rumored to be released in Vietnam later this year. This will be good news for the fans of this model, when the current generation of Mercedes-Benz GLE has got old compared to direct competitors.