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Compare Two Knockout Luxury Crossovers in Pleasanton: the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe and the 2019 BMW X6

In the same way that the 2019 BMW X6 SAC is the coy, curved, and carved alternative to the classic BMW X5 SAV, so is the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe a natural complement to the larger, bulkier Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV. Both of these sleek-backed crossovers are capable and fun: high-performance luxury vehicles with a taste for adventure, and a passion for functional design.

The BMW X6 was the first of its kind--the original Sports Activity Coupe--but Mercedes-Benz was quick to follow suit, releasing its own GLE Coupe just a few years after the first arrival of the X6. Has Mercedes made a competent competitor? Or, does the BMW X6 continue to stand out as the best choice among coupe-styled crossovers? We'll let you decide.

2019 BMW X6 vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe

  • The 2019 BMW X6 starts at $63,550--the top-tier BMW X6 M costs around $105,700
  • The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe starts at $82,500--the top-tier trim starts at $119,400
  • The Mercedes-Benz crossover only offers two trim levels, the AMG GLE 43 Coupe and AMG GLE 63 S Coupe, while BMW's Sports Activity Coupe is more versatile, offering three
  • Standard power for the 2019 BMW X6 comes from a 300-horsepower 3.0-liter BMW turbocharged six-cylinder engine that's both powerful and efficient
  • Standard power for the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe comes from a 385-horsepower AMG-enhanced 3.0-liter V6 biturbo--but remember, that comes with a nearly $20,000 premium
  • At peak performance for each lineup, the 2019 BMW X6 M and the 2019 Mercedes AMG GLE 63 S Coupe are neck-and-neck for top horsepower: 567 HP to 577 HP, respectively
  • 4MATIC® all-wheel drive comes standard on the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe
  • xDrive all-wheel drive comes standard on most trim levels in the new 2019 BMW X6 lineup, but the base model offers rear-wheel drive
  • Both crossovers come well-equipped with driver-assistance options, but the 2019 BMW X6 offers more standard equipment
  • Maximum interior cargo space for these SUVs is nearly identical--right around 60 cubic feet