[VIDEO] BMW X7 Faces Off Mercedes GLS & Range Rover

The BMW X7, Mercedes GLS, and Range Rover are noteworthy options if you’re looking for a high-end SUV with a seven-passenger capacity. These models stand out in their class and are renowned for their blend of performance, comfort, technology, and style. Curious about how they measure up? The Canadian team at ThrottleHouse has put them to the test. Before diving into their video, let’s explore the key features that distinguish these luxury vehicles.

These SUVs make a bold statement with their size. While all are large, their dimensions differ. The Range Rover is the tallest at 74 inches and the narrowest at 81 inches, yet the shortest at 199 inches. The Mercedes GLS, at 205 inches, is the longest and boasts the largest wheelbase at 123.4 inches, providing ample legroom. The BMW X7, slightly shorter at 203.3 inches, has a lower roofline of 71.1 inches. It shows a wider body, wider than the GLS at 78.7 inches.

Cargo space in these SUVs varies based on model and seat layout. The Range Rover leads with 90.4 cubic feet behind the first row. However, it brings the smallest third-row space at 12.8 cubic feet. Conversely, the Mercedes GLS offers 84.7 cubic feet behind the first row. It also carries a larger 17.4 cubic feet behind the third. The BMW X7 strikes a balance, with 12.9 cubic feet behind the third row and an equal 90.4 cubic feet behind the first.

All three SUVs offer various engine options, including V8, plug-in hybrid, and mild hybrid systems used in each model. The BMW X7 M60i features a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 (S68) engine, delivering 523 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. In contrast, the Mercedes GLS 580 has a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine, generating 483 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. The Range Rover SE P530 is powered by a tuned BMW N63 engine, matching the X7’s output with 523 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque.

The interiors of these SUVs are a testament to luxury, showcasing high-quality materials, elegant accents, and spaciousness. All models feature leather upholstery, power-folding third-row seats, heated and ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, panoramic sunroofs, four-zone automatic climate control, and ambient lighting as standard or optional amenities. Additionally, they offer options like heated windshields, head-up displays, rear-seat entertainment systems, and massage front seats for enhanced comfort and convenience.

Pricing for the 2024 models varies: the Range Rover SE P530 starts at USD 130,400 or CAD 152,650, excluding luxury tax. The BMW X7 M60i is priced from USD 108,700 or CAD 132,000, not including luxury tax. Lastly, the Mercedes-Benz GLS 580’s initial price is $112,000 USD or $140,500 CAD before luxury tax. With each contender uniquely priced, it’s intriguing to see which will dominate this high-end SUV segment. Let’s explore further to determine the winner.

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