The premium automobile market in Indian is headed by BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz. Since 2009, the Indian premium car market has been consistently on boom, as the German automobile manufacturers have brought in some exciting mean machines. Amongst, the premium segment cars available in the domestic market, crossovers have its own utility and functioning as they car cross the terrains and uneven tracks with extreme potential. BMW X5, Audi Q7 and Mercedes-Benz GL-Class are the most applauded premium potent machines; therefore, we have brought comparison overview of these three SUVs for the luxury crossover enthusiasts based on the following factors :-
The exteriors of BMW X5 have exotic aerodynamics which has convexo concave blends and curves on its front and back. The exteriors of BMW X5 are characterized by its alluring parallel front grilles, roof rails, xenon headlamps with LED lamps, fog lamps, alloy wheels, side steppers, ORVMs with turn indicators, headlamps, rear stepper, upper roof light, rear spoiler, twin chrome exhausts, headlamps etc.
Audi Q7 has its own adventurous cum sporty exteriors that can no doubt turn heads. The outside view of Audi Q7 follows the pattern of European trendy looks that are enchanted by its attractive front parallel grille with Audi four circle badge, roof rails, alloy wheels, LED lights with Xenon headlamps, side chrome cladding, front and rear fog lamps, Outside Rear View Mirrors with turn indicators, rear spoiler with upper stop light, twin chrome exhausts, sun-roof etc.
Mercedes-Benz GL- Class has its own unique structure, which distinct it from its competitors. The ultimate GL-Class exteriors are poised of Sun-roof, Wide front grilles, Alloy wheels, Roof rails, Xenon headlamps, ORVMs with turn indicators, Side steppers, Side and front chrome claddings, Sporty twin chrome exhausts, LED tail lamps, Rear spoiler with stop light, Roof integrated antenna etc.
Interiors of BMW X5 have their own uniqueness and class. Inside this crossover whiz, you will find Alloy trims on centre console and dash board, Alloy trims on shift knob and doors and leather wrapped steering wheel. The dash board and console of the car have been trimmed with premium leather, fine quality plastics, chrome and wood.
Audi Q7 has the same quality of interiors like BMW X5. The Q7 features soothing interiors that increases the passion to travel. The interiors of this exceptional machine are enchanted by Alloy and wood trim on center console, Alloy and wood trim on dash, Alloy and wood trim on doors, Leather trim on shift knob, Leather steering wheel etc.
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class has its sole reputation in the crossover market due to its amazing interiors that avails the passengers with upscale comforts. Inside, the GL-Class, you will find Front console with storage, Alloy and wood trim on center console, Alloy and wood trim on dash, Alloy and wood trim on doors, Alloy trim on shift knob, Leather and alloy steering wheel etc. The wood and steering wheel is very soothing to grip that eases the handling for this car.
Engine and Specifications :-
BMW X5 is available in 4.4 liter petrol and 3.0 liter diesel engine. The 4.4 liter petrol engine of this power churner has capability to toss maximum power of 407 Bhp with maximum torque of 620 Nm at 1750 rpm, whereas, its 3.0 liter diesel engine churns maximum power of 245 Bhp and peak torque of 550 Nm at 1750 rpm.
Audi Q7 is available in 3 petrol and 2 diesel variants, i.e. 3.0 liter petrol, 3.6 liter petrol ,4.2 liter petrol, 3.0 liter diesel and 4.2 liter diesel engine options. The 3.0 liter petrol engine variant of Audi Q7 churns peak power of 333 Bhp with peak torque of 440 Nm, whereas its 3.6 liter petrol variant tosses peak power of 276 Bhp and 360 Nm. The another 4.2 liter petrol engine churns maximum power of 344 Bhp with max torque of 440 Nm. The diesel engine of Q7 also have outstanding capabilities as the 3.0 liter diesel engine tosses max output of 236 Bhp with peak torque of 550 Nm, whereas, its another 4.2 liter diesel engine churns maximum output of 362 Bhp with maximum torque being 760 Nm.
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is available in 3 variants, i.e. 3.0 liter petrol, 5.5 liter petrol and 3.0 liter diesel. The 3.0 liter petrol engine variant of this car churns max output of 224 Bhp at 3800 rpm and 510 Nm at 1600 – 2800, whereas its 5.5 liter petrol engine variant tosses maximum power of 388 bhp at 6000 rpm and peak torque of 530 nm at 4800 rpm.
BMW X5 is equipped with some exciting features like Height adjustable driver seat, Folding with storage center armrest, Remote power door locks, Cruise control, Front console with storage, Front and rear cupholders, Front and rear parking sensors, Tilt and telescopic steering wheel, Audio controls on steering wheel, Interior active charcoal air filter, Dual zone climate controls, Stability control, Traction control etc.
Audi Q7 too has some fabulous features like Multi way adjustable front seats, Remote power door locks, 4 one-touch power windows, Cruise control, Front, rear and 3rd row cupholders, Speed-proportional power steering, Rear parking sensors, Tilt and telescopic steering wheel, Interior air filtration, Dual zone climate controls – driver and passenger, Bluetooth wireless data link for hands-free phone, Post-collision safety system, Traction control, Stability control etc.
Mercedes-Benz is another alluring machine that comes loaded with features like Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers, Power glass sunroof, Adaptive Damping System, 4-wheel ABS, Airbags, Emergency braking assist, Daytime running lights, Engine immobilizer, Stability control, Traction control, Electronic brakeforce distribution, Parking sensors, Interior active charcoal air filter, Transmission controls and audio controls on steering wheel etc.
The available 4.4 liter petrol engine of BMW X5 gives mileage of 6 kmpl in city conditions and 10 kmpl on highways, whereas, its 3.0 liter diesel engine delivers mileage of 10 kmpl in city conditions and 14 kmpl on highways.
The petrol engines of Audi Q7 churn mileage between 5 kmpl in city conditions and 8 kmpl on highways, whereas its diesel engine churns mileage of 6 kmpl in city conditions and 11 kmpl on highways.
The calibrate 3.0 liter petrol engine of Mercedes-Benz GL-Class tosses mileage of 8 kmpl in city conditions and 11 kmpl on highways, whereas its 3.0 liter diesel engine delivers mileage of 10 kmpl in city conditions and 14 kmpl on highways. The another 5.5 liter efficient petrol engine of this car churns fuel economy of 5 kmpl in city conditions and 7 kmpl on highways.
Beautiful BMW X5 is zipped in the price slot of Rs 55.25 lakh – Rs 72.11 lakh whereas astonishing Audi is tagged in the cost bracket of Rs 55.84 lakh – Rs 65.83 lakh and majestic Mercedes Benz GL class is up for grabs at an expense of Rs 60.99 lakh – Rs 81.38 lakh. All the prices are ex-showroom New Delhi.
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