Mercedes-Benz GLS vs. BMW X7

2023 Mercedes-Benz GLS

2023 Mercedes-Benz GLS


2024 BMW X7
$81,800 MSRP*

Starting Price

$81,900 MSRP
3.0L I6 turbo with mild hybrid drive

Standard Engine

3.0L BMW I6 turbo
9-speed automatic transmission

Standard Transmission

8-speed automatic transmission


Nappa leather-wrapped

Steering Wheel Material


Front Seats


Steering Wheel Touch Control Buttons

Not Available


When you’re searching for a luxury SUV to help you take on the Rye roads, you’ve probably come across the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLS. The new Mercedes-Benz GLS is designed to provide some comfort and excitement for you and your family to enjoy on long road trips and carpools around town.



With that being said, how does it compare to rivals like the new BMW X7? Personally, we think the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLS provides the smarter upgrade but you don’t just have to take our word for it. Make your own decision by comparing the 2024 BMW X7 vs. the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLS today with Mercedes-Benz of Greenwich!

BMW X7 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 SUV: Pricing & Performance

Pricing on the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLS and the 2024 BMW X7 are similar with the Mercedes-Benz GLS starting price offering a slightly smarter choice. However, you’ll find that the performance in both models offers similar performance specifications with the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLS providing more flexibility with four different configurations to choose from.

Meanwhile, the BMW X7 provides only three configurations and a standard transmission that isn’t as advanced as the transmission in the Mercedes-Benz GLS. If you’re looking for a smarter starting price, more flexibility for your Stamford lifestyle, and a more advanced transmission, the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLS is the best option:

2023 Mercedes-Benz GLS: Starting at $81,800 MSRP*

  • Standard Engine: 3.0L I6 turbo with mild hybrid drive
  • Standard Horsepower/Torque: 362 hp/369 lb-ft of torque
  • Standard Transmission: 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic transmission
  • Configuration Options: 4 trim levels

2024 BMW X7: Starting at $81,900 MSRP

  • Standard Engine: 3.0L I6 turbo
  • Standard Horsepower/Torque: 375 hp/398 lb-ft of torque
  • Standard Transmission: 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Configuration Options: 3 trim levels

BMW X7 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 SUV: Amenities & Features

In the Mercedes-Benz GLS vs. BMW X7 comparison, the new Mercedes-Benz GLS clearly stands out when it comes to amenities and features. Between its four configurations, you can opt for a standard Mercedes-Benz GLS model, a high-performance Mercedes-AMG® GLS model, and even an ultra-luxe Mercedes-Maybach® GLS model.

Between each configuration, you’ll find more standard features and upgraded amenities when compared to the BMW X7 to offer you and your family optimal comfort around New Canaan. There are many different ways the new Mercedes-Benz GLS stands out but we’re going to compare a few features of the standard BMW X7 vs. the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 below:

  • Steering Wheel Material: Your steering wheel is something you touch often on your drives which is why it’s important that it’s made out of something nice and comfortable. Compare the BMW X7 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS and you’ll find that the BMW X7 features a leather-wrapped steering wheel which is fine. But the Mercedes-Benz GLS pays closer attention to detail by offering a premium Nappa leather-wrapped steering wheel.
  • Front Seats: Having heated front seats is fantastic for when temperatures drop. Heated front seats are standard in both the BMW X7 and the Mercedes-Benz GLS. With that being said, the Mercedes-Benz GLS, once again, stands out because it also provides ventilated front seats as standard for when temperatures begin to climb.
  • Steering Wheel Touch Control Buttons: Steering wheel touch control buttons are standard in the new Mercedes-Benz GLS, adding some extra style and innovation to your drives. This feature is not available at all in the new BMW X7.

Explore the BMW X7 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS Comparison at Mercedes-Benz of Greenwich!

In the Mercedes-Benz GLS vs. BMW X7 comparison, the BMW X7 provided good competition. However, it’s clear that the new Mercedes-Benz GLS pays closer attention to detail and adds the extra touch of excitement for your Greenwich travels. Let us know if you want to compare these two models in person!


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