2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 SUV

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE

2018 BMW X6

2018 BMW X6

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. 2018 BMW X6

Are you looking for a luxury SUV with an abundance of features and lavish style? The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE and 2018 BMW X6 are both strong choices for folks in Napa but the GLE SUV wins out in several key areas like engine performance, towing capabilities, affordability, and cargo space. Find out more about both of these models now, and then take it for a test drive in Fairfield at Mercedes-Benz of Fairfield, where we have plenty of low APR financing options available.

Engine Performance

Both of these SUVs are offered with capable engines and AWD 4MATIC®, but the GLE SUV features better standard horsepower, more available engines, and superior high-end engine performance:

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE


2018 BMW X6


All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System



Number of Engine Options


3.5L V6 (302 hp)

Base Engine

Turbo 2.0L I-6 (300 hp)

Turbo handcrafted AMG®; 5.5L V8 (577 hp, 561 lb-ft of torque)

Top Engine

Turbo 4.4L V8 (445 hp, 480 lb-ft of torque)

Max Towing Capacity

In addition to its superior engine performance, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE also gives you the ability to tow more weight behind you when you opt for the available towing package:

  • Mercedes-Benz GLE – When properly equipped, the Mercedes-Benz GLE is able to tow up to 7,200 pounds
  • BMW X6 – There is no version of the X6 that can tow more than 6,000 pounds.

Passenger & Cargo Space

Both of these midsize luxury SUVs feature seating for up to five passengers and available features like premium leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats, and state-of-the-art infotainment systems with navigation and smartphone app integration capabilities. However, the Mercedes-Benz GLE gives you more room for storage.

  • Mercedes-Benz GLE: The cargo bay only offers 38.2 cubic feet and 80.3 cubic feet with the seats down.
  • BMW X6: The cargo bay only offers 26.6 cubic feet and 59.7 cubic feet with the seats down.


The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE and 2018 BMW X6 are both offered in fairly traditional but sleek and stylish SUV configurations. However, only the Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV is also offered in a unique and sporty coupe format that still maintains its SUV prowess.


Despite the long list of advantages mentioned above, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE is also significantly more affordable than the 2018 BMW X6:

  • Mercedes-Benz GLE – MSRP from $52,200
  • BMW X6 – MSRP from $62,950

GLE 550e


2018 GLE 350 4MATIC SUV

See Why Drivers in Vallejo Choose the Mercedes-Benz GLE!

There are many reasons that folks in Benicia have decided to trust Mercedes-Benz of Fairfield for their luxury automotive needs and desires. Find out why for yourself by stopping in and taking a test drive of the GLE SUV at 2950 Auto Mall Pkwy in Fairfield, CA. And if you have questions, give us a call at (707) 430-0101.

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