BMW X4 VS MERCEDES-BENZ GLC COUPÉ

BMW X4 vs MERCEDES-BENZ GLC COUPE




Seeing how everybody has started to get a liking towards SUVs in India, today we will be taking a look at the recently launched BMW X4 and it’s closest competitor which is The Mercedes-Benz GLC coupé.
These 2 cars come from 2 of the best luxury car selling German Manufacturers. So let’s see what’s what.

Overview


The BMW X4 is the BMW compact luxury SUV offering for the Indian market, the car has a beautiful sloping roofline like a coupé which it has picked up from its bigger brother the X6. The X4 is priced between 62.40 Lakhs to 67.90 Lakhs ex showroom across India. It comes in a total of 3 variants.

The GLC coupé is Mercedes' answer to the BMW's X4 it too had a sloping roof line like the X4. The MB comes in 2 variants a Petrol and a Diesel the car ranges in price from 62.70 Lakhs to 73.70 Lakhs ex-showroom.

Engine and Transmission

BMW X4


As mentioned above the X4 comes in 3 variants, in this section we will break down these variants into their engines and transmission so you can see which one's for you.

X4 M X xDrive20d- This is the base  diesel model of the X4, it comes with a 4 cylinder 2.0L Diesel engine that churns out 190Hp@ 4000rmp and 400Nm@1750-2500rpm.

X4 M X xDrive30i- This is the sole petrol variant of the X4 which comes with a 4 cylinder 2.0L petrol engine  that delivers 252Hp@5200 rpm and 350Nm@1450-4800 rpm.

X4 M X xDrive30d- This is the top-of-the-line model in the X4 range. The car sports a 4 cylinder 3.0L Diesel engine that puts out 265Hp@
4000rpm and 620Nm@2000-2500rpm.

The transmission across all the variants is an identical 8Spd automatic. The gears can be shifted manually via the Paddle Shifters across all the variants.

Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé

The Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé comes in 2, a Petrol and a Diesel variant. We will take a look at those here.

300 4MATIC-  This variant comes with a 4 cylinder 2.0L  petrol engine which puts out 241Hp@5800-6100rpm and 370Nm@1800-4000rpm.

330d 4MATIC- This variant has a 4 cylinder 2.0L Diesel engine that delivers 362Hp@4200rpm and 500Nm@1600-2400rpm.

The transmission in the GLC is a 9G-TRONIC for both the variants. Unlike the X4 the GLC Coupé doesn’t come with paddle shifters.


Dimensions

The BMW X4 has 4752mm/1918mm/1621mm as length width and height respectively along with a wheelbase of 2864mm

The MB GLC Coupé has 4658mm/1890mm/1644mm as length width and height respectively along with a wheelbase of 2873mm.

Features

Both these cars, being premium SUVs come with top-of-the-line features and materials and electronics.

BMW X4

The BMW X4 has some wonderful soft leather that has been stitched into the seats which gives you an amazing sense of comfort, you can even choose to optionally have the front seats help you keep you comfortable no matter the weather via the heated and cooled seats.
The car has a 10.25inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth,  Apple Carplay, iDrive touch with handwriting recognition and direct access buttons, 3D maps, BMW apps, Integrated 20GB hard drive for maps and audio files, CD and DVD player, aux and USB inputs the infotainment system is paired with a 16 speaker Harmon/Kardon surround system. You can also use the iDrive selector to move around the menus in the infotainment system.
The car also has cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, ABS, EBD, ESP you even have ambient lighting in the cabin to make sure your car reflects your mood, it also comes with front, front side and overhead airbags for passanger safety.

MERCEDES-BENZ GLC Coupé

The Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé is an amazing car to be sat in there is soft leather cocooning you when you take a seat, every surface that you touch feels great, no plastic-y components the touch pad in the centre it feels like you’re sitting a cozy room.
The centre of the dashboard has a 10.25 inch touchscreen infotainment system that has bluetooth connectivity, Apple Carplay, Android Auto and is used to access the different functions there is also a touchpad with haptic feedback which you can use to control the infotainment system. The cabin has 7 speakers placed all around it. Cruise control, automatic climate control, ambient lighting, drive modes are also a few other features that you can get with the car.


FUEL RANGE AND ECONOMY

BMW X4
The BMW X4 has an economy of 11-17kmpl and has a fuel tank capacity of 60Lts giving the car a range of 400-450 Kilometers before you need to pull off for a fuel stop.

MERCEDES-BENZ GLC COUPÉ
The Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé has an economy of 11-15kmpl depending on the driver and driving conditions, a fuel tank capacity of 66Lts giving it a fuel range of somewhere between 450-500 Kilometres before the car needs a drink.

PRICING

BMW X4

X4 M Sport X xDrive20d- 62.40 Lakhs
X4 M Sport X xDrive30d- 65.10 Lakhs
X4 M Sport X xDrive30i- 67.90 Lakhs

MB GLC COUPÉ

300 4MATIC- 62.70 Lakhs
300d 4MATIC- 63.70 Lakhs


VERDICT

BMW X4

Love it or hate it you can’t help but notice it, That’s what the X4 is all about it has some very polarizing looks. It is sporty enough for most of us folks looking for a 'sporty' SUV meaning it’s grippy and quick, but in some aspects the car could do with a bit of an 'oomph' factor

MERCEDES-BENZ GLC COUPÉ

The GLC Coupé is surely an impression maker but not for the right reasons, the unnecessarily stiff ride makes the experience of driving this car rather sore and having poor rear visibility doesn’t help it’s case either. So the GLC is a looks-driven car more than anything else.