BMW X3 VS Mercedes GLC

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Comparing the BMW X3 vs Mercedes GLC

The new 2021 BMW X3 delivers what crossover and BMW buyers want: style, luxury, and capability all for a great price. The X3 brings all-terrain BMW performance in a Sports Activity Vehicle®, perfect for a daily commuter or those seeking an adventure companion. Both Mercedes-Benz and BMW are renown luxury brands in their own rights, however only the BMW X3 gives you the iconic stylings and reliable power that has made BMW a household name.

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Starting Price$43,000
Front Row Room41.1 inches
Horsepower248 Horsepower
Cargo Capacity28.7 cu.ft.
0-60 MPH6.0 seconds
Safety RatingsFive-star safety ratings from the NHTSA and Top Safety Pick+ award from IIHS

Mercedes GLE

Front Row Room37.1 inches
Horsepower255 Horsepower
Cargo Capacity19.4 cu.ft.
0-60 MPH6.1 seconds
Safety Ratings“Good” safety rating from IIHS but misses out on the Top Safety Award.


The BMW comes loaded with a standard 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder, 16-valve 248-hp engine. That combines a twin-scroll turbocharger with variable valve control (Double-VANOS and Valvetronic) and high-precision direct injection. Compared to the standard 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine found in the Mercedes GLC.

Electric Option

The X3 xDrive30e has a 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder, 16-valve 181-hp engine with a high-precision direct injection and 107-hp integrated electric motor and offers an impressive total power output of 288 horsepower! The Mercedes GLC currently lacks any form of an electric motor option.

Comfort and Convenience

From the Connected Package Professional that features Real Time Traffic, BMW Remote Services including Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Remote Door Unlock, BMW Connected App, and Concierge Services, to the HiFi Sound System with 12-speakers and 205-watt digital amplifier; the new BMW X3 makes driving fun again! Compared to the Mercedes GLC which may offer similar features, although it may bring up the already higher price tag. Additional features found on the new BMW X3 include:

  • Live Cockpit Plus featuring Navigation with iDrive 6.0, touchpad Controller.
  • Standard lane departure warning and blind spot monitoring.
  • 8.8″ touch screen, digital instrument cluster, and natural voice operation.
  • Apple CarPlay Compatibility and available Android Auto capability.
  • USB audio connection and hands-free Bluetooth.
  • Active Guard with Frontal Collision Warning and Automatic City Collision Mitigation.

Learn More About the new BMW X3 at The BMW Store in Cincinnati

At The BMW Store, we make the dream of owning a New or Pre-Owned BMW come true with an award-winning lineup available on-site, and easy to understand financing. Curious to learn more about the experience you’ll have at The BMW Store? Contact us online, read our favorable reviews, call us at 888.928.1945 or, better yet, stop by our showroom at 6131 Stewart Rd. Cincinnati, OH and meet The BMW Store team.

The BMW Store is located at: 6131 Stewart Rd • Cincinnati, OH 45227

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