2019 BMW X3 Vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB
When a new model is released, it’s an opportunity for the industry to take notice and see exactly which trends have been followed, which trends have been subverted and which “killer apps” may be debuting in the form of new features, performance technology or design cues. For the German luxury segment, this is truer than other mass-market segments. German engineering, after all, is behind some of the most impressive comfort and convenience technology on the market as well as the high-performance drivers associate with brands like the BMW M brand.
With Mercedes-Benz debuting a brand-new SUV in the form of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB, we’d like to pre-emptively compare BMW’s small, luxury performance SUV to the incoming one from Mercedes-Benz to help shoppers decide whether the new Mercedes-Benz model is worth the wait. Let’s see how the upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLB does against the existing BMW X3.
2019 BMW X3
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB
|2.0-liter turbocharged (248 horsepower)||Base engine (power)||2.0-liter turbocharged (220 horsepower)|
|3.0-liter turbo I6 (355 horsepower)||Available engine (power)||TBA?|
|62.7 cubic feet||Cargo space||60.0 cubic feet|
|6.0 seconds||Base 0-60 acceleration||6.9 seconds|
|Now!||When can you get it?||End of the year 2019?|
2019 BMW X3 Proves More Versatile and Thrilling Than Incoming Mercedes-Benz GLB
As is clearly evident in the above chart, the 2019 BMW X3 is a vehicle built for those who don’t believe in compromising. Not only will the 2019 BMW X3 give you more standard and available horsepower, but it’s able to effortlessly translate that horsepower in to acceleration, besting the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB by nearly a second to 60.
For a vehicle that is already out to outdo one that is forthcoming says a lot about the motivation behind the 2019 BMW X3. It’s a driver’s car in an SUV's body. This is in sharp contrast to the Mercedes-Benz GLB that is trying to appeal to the more off-the-grid sensibilities that dictate many modern automotive trends but falls short of delivering on these promises.
Beyond simply being a superior entry in the luxury small SUV class, the 2019 BMW X3 is a vehicle that can run with the best of them in terms of both its luxury and performance. With the 2019 BMW X3, you get features like a 12.3-inch navigation and infotainment display, Blind Spot Detection, sport seats and more.
With the 2019 BMW X3 perfectly exemplifying BMW’s luxury and performance pedigrees in a class known for throwing those two qualities to the wind in favor of simple practicality and marketability, you can rest assured knowing that every square inch of the 2019 BMW X3 lives up to the Roundel badge on its hood.
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