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Compare the2024 BMW X4 MVS 2023 Mercedes AMG GLC Coupe

2024 BMW X4 M
2023 Mercedes AMG GLC Coupe

Safety

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The BMW X4 M has standard driver and front passenger side knee airbags mounted low on the dashboard. These airbags helps prevent the driver and front passenger from sliding under their seatbelts or the main frontal airbags; this keeps them better positioned during a collision for maximum protection. Knee airbags also help keep the legs from striking the dashboard, preventing knee and leg injuries in the case of a serious frontal collision. The AMG GLC Coupe doesn’t offer a front passenger side knee airbag.

The X4 M has standard Active Head Restraints, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Active Head Restraints system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The AMG GLC Coupe doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

When descending a steep, off-road slope, the X4 M’s standard Hill Descent Control allows you to creep down safely. The AMG GLC Coupe doesn’t offer Hill Descent Control.

The X4 M’s standard lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane. A lane departure warning system costs extra on the AMG GLC Coupe.

Both the X4 M and the AMG GLC Coupe have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, all wheel drive, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras, rear cross-path warning, driver alert monitors and available around view monitors.

Warranty

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The X4 M’s corrosion warranty is 7 years longer than the AMG GLC Coupe’s (12 vs. 5 years).

BMW pays for scheduled maintenance on the X4 M for 3 years and 36,000 miles. BMW will pay for oil changes, air filter replacements, cabin filter replacement, brake fluid replacement, inspections, and any other required maintenance. Mercedes doesn’t pay scheduled maintenance for the AMG GLC Coupe.

Reliability

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J.D. Power and Associates’ 2023 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that BMW vehicles are better in initial quality than Mercedes vehicles. With 9 fewer problems per 100 vehicles, JD Power ranks BMW higher than Mercedes.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2022 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that BMW vehicles are more reliable than Mercedes vehicles. J.D. Power ranks BMW above average in long-term dependability. With 5 more problems per 100 vehicles in the first three years of ownership, Mercedes is rated below average.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ January 2023 Auto Issue reports that BMW vehicles are more reliable than Mercedes vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks BMW third in overall reliability. Mercedes is ranked 24th.

Engine

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The X4 M’s standard 3.0 turbo 6-cylinder produces 88 more horsepower (473 vs. 385) and 73 lbs.-ft. more torque (457 vs. 384) than the AMG GLC Coupe’s 3.0 turbo V6. The X4 M Competition’s standard 3.0 turbo 6-cylinder produces 118 more horsepower (503 vs. 385) and 95 lbs.-ft. more torque (479 vs. 384) than the AMG GLC Coupe’s 3.0 turbo V6.

As tested in Car and Driver the X4 M Competition is faster than the Mercedes AMG GLC Coupe:

X4 M

AMG GLC Coupe

Zero to 60 MPH

3.3 sec

4.2 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

8 sec

10.9 sec

5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start

4.6 sec

5.4 sec

Passing 30 to 50 MPH

2.7 sec

3.1 sec

Passing 50 to 70 MPH

3.1 sec

4.1 sec

Quarter Mile

11.6 sec

12.1 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

119 MPH

108 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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Regenerative brakes improve the X4 M’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The AMG GLC Coupe doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

Transmission

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The X4 M’s launch control uses engine electronics to hold engine RPM’s precisely in order to provide the most stable and rapid acceleration possible, using all of the available traction. The AMG GLC Coupe doesn’t offer launch control.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the X4 M’s brake rotors are larger than those on the AMG GLC Coupe:

X4 M

AMG GLC Coupe

Front Rotors

15.6 inches

14.2 inches

Rear Rotors

14.6 inches

12.6 inches

The X4 M stops much shorter than the AMG GLC Coupe:

X4 M

AMG GLC Coupe

70 to 0 MPH

147 feet

182 feet

Car and Driver

Suspension and Handling

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The X4 M Competition handles at .97 G’s, while the AMG GLC 43 Coupe pulls only .88 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

Passenger Space

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The X4 M has .6 inches more front headroom and .2 inches more front shoulder room than the AMG GLC Coupe.

Cargo Capacity

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The X4 M has a larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the AMG GLC Coupe with its rear seat up (18.5 vs. 17.6 cubic feet). The X4 M has a larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the AMG GLC Coupe with its rear seat folded (50.5 vs. 36.1 cubic feet).

Servicing Ease

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J.D. Power and Associates surveys of service recipients show that BMW service is better than Mercedes. J.D. Power ranks BMW 7th in service department satisfaction (above the industry average). With a 17% lower rating, Mercedes is ranked 18th.

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