BMW i3 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$47,650 - $51,500
$69,550

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.88 / 5
8 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
181 hp
362 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
Electric Motor
3.0L Biturbo V6

Interior Features

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.5 in.
40.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.6 in.
41.2 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
31.9 in.
38.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.2 in.
40 in.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Standard Seat

Standard Seat

Passengers

Passengers
4
7

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Optional

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Tire Width

Tire Width
P175/55TR20
P275/50R20 - P275/55HR19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
101.2 in.
121.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
33.8 ft.
40.7 ft.

Length

Length
158.1 in.
202 in.

Width

Width
70.5 in.
76.1 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3005 - 3278 lbs.
362 hp

Horsepower

Horsepower
181 hp
369 ft. lbs.

Torque

Torque
199 ft. lbs.
7200 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
720 lbs.

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
Electric Motor

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Optional

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
2.3 gal.
26.4 gal.

Combined

Combined
113 mpg
20 mpg

City

City
126 mpg
17 mpg

Highway

Highway
99 mpg
22 mpg

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Optional

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Optional

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
BMW i3
Mercedes-Benz GLS

Body Style

Body Style
Hatchback
4MATIC

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
S

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars
All Wheel Drive

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
4
7

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3005 - 3278 lbs.
19 mpg.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
109 mpg.
17 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Electric - Electric/Gas
22 mpg.

Displacement

Displacement
39.5 Cu.in. Range Extender
7200 lbs.

Fuel System

Fuel System
Sequential MPI (injection)
720 lbs.

Trans Type

Trans Type
1
7200 lbs.

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic
720 lbs.

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
9.70
7200 lbs.

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
3.0 L/183

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Gasoline Direct Injection

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
421

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P175/55TR20
9

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P195/50TR20
Automatic w/OD

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
20 X 5.5 in.
5.50

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
20 X 6 in.
3.33

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum
2.31

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum
1.66

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
1.21

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
33.8 ft.
1.00

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4.93

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
No

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
None

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
No

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11 in.
9.3

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11 in.
180

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
2.3 gal.
None

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.6 in.
Double Wishbone

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.5 in.
Multi-Link

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
53.6 in.
Independent

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.2 in.
Independent

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
31.9 in.
3.27

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
49.2 in.
3.27

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
101.2 in.
R66

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
158.1 in.
R66

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.5 in.
P275/50R20 - P275/55HR19

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
62.6 in.
P275/50R20 - P275/55HR19

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
62.7 in.
Compact

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
62.4 in.
19 X 8.5 - 20 X 8.5 in.

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
15.1 ft³.
19 X 8.5 - 20 X 8.5 in.

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
36.9 ft³.
Compact in.

EPA MPG Equivalent - City

EPA MPG Equivalent - City
126
Aluminum

EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy

EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
99
Aluminum

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
35 - 112
Steel

Battery Range

Battery Range
97 - 114 mi.
Rack-Pinion

Model Group

Model Group
i3
40.7 ft.

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Luxury High
4-Wheel Disc

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Hatchback
4-Wheel