BMW X5 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLE

BMW X5 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLE
Mercedes-Benz GLE
At a Glance: X5 vs. GLE

The 2022 BMW X5 and the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE elevate sophistication and performance. Which vehicle is a better fit for your lifestyle?

The team at Pfaff BMW has compared the two vehicles to help you learn which one is right for you. If you live near Mississauga, ON, read our BMW X5 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLE comparison below.



335 HP | 255 HP
X5 vs. GLE

ACCELERATION (0 TO 100km/hr)

5.7 secs | 7.1 secs
X5 vs. GLE


Available | Not Available
X5 vs. GLE
Which SUV Takes Home the Gold?

When comparing performance in the standard trims of the BMW X5 and the Mercedes-Benz GLE, we found the X5’s advantages in power are due to it being a Sports Activity Vehicle® (SAV®)—the X5 has the power to make long drives effortless.

Comparing Performance & All-Wheel Drive

This begins with the xDrive40i trim of the X5. Powered by a 3.0L TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder engine, the initial trim of this SAV® generates an athletic performance:

  • 335 horsepower
  • 331 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7-second 0-100 km/h time

The GLE 350 SUV connects to a 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine with direct injection:

  • 255 horsepower
  • 273 lb-ft of torque
  • 7.1-second 0-100 km/h time

This results in more authority when accelerating in the BMW X5.

Both SUVs are prepared for different weather. They come standard with all-wheel drive, which sends the ideal amount of power to the wheels with the most grip to help you maintain sure-footed control.


A hybrid vehicle gives you the best of both worlds—gas and electric. You’ll be able to extend the range of your SUV and even achieve zero emissions when only using battery power. Only one of these SUVs is available as a hybrid. Which is it?

Opting for Hybrid Efficiency With the X5

The BMW X5 presents drivers with the ability to optimize their driving with a plug-in hybrid model. The xDrive45e uses a 3.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder engine with integrated electric motor. The unit generates a blend of power and efficiency:

  • 389 horsepower
  • 331 lb-ft of torque
  • 88-kilometer all-electric range

The hybrid X5’s fuel consumption of 2.5 L/100 km combined decreases stops to the gas station.* It also has an 88-kilometer all-electric range, so you can make your drives completely emission-free.

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE does not give drivers the option to commute with hybrid technology. If you’re looking for a more time- and fuel-efficient experience that also presents a luxury cabin, you’ll find that experience inside the BMW X5.


Technology is essential to everything you do inside these SUVs, whether you’re staying connected to friends, finding a new way to work, or listening to your favourite tunes. There are also advanced systems to help keep you safe.

Feel the Pulse-Engaging Technology

Both the X5 and the GLE provide drivers and passengers with infotainment that enhances each trip. It all starts with their matching 12.3-inch touchscreen displays, which give you access to shared features, like:

  • Apple CarPlay™
  • Android Auto™
  • Hands-free Bluetooth® technology

Both models also come with a system that can prepare for an imminent collision. Active Protection of the BMW X5 and PRESAFE® in the GLE both work to protect passengers once an imminent collision is detected. They can automatically adjust the front seats, tighten the seat belts, and close the windows.

BMW X5 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLE: Which Vehicle Is Better for You?

Our BMW X5 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLE comparison shows how the X5 SAV® offers advantages in standard engine power and efficiency. How can you get a better feel for its capability?

If you live near Mississauga, ON, contact the team at Pfaff BMW to experience the Pfaff Difference. Our team will help you schedule a test drive to see how the X5 is right for your lifestyle.

All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new 2022 X5 for yourself are conveniently available right here online.

* BMW AG predicted estimated range (based on WLTP methodology), horsepower and acceleration. Official EPA test results are not yet available. Range may vary based on driving habits and other factors.