2021 BMW X7 vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS

bmw x7 vs mb gls

Are you in the market for the new Mercedes-Benz GLS? We don’t blame you! The cavernous interior, quality performance, and sleek good looks combine to make this SAV a fine addition to any Cincinnati driveway. But how does it stack up against the competition? We think it dominates the entire field. To prove it to you, we’ve put together a detailed, side-by-side 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS vs. BMW X7 comparison below.

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450


2021 BMW X7

362 hp


331 hp
369 lb-ft


330 lb-ft
7,700 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

5,400 pounds
41.9 inches

Rear Legroom

37.6 inches
40.2 inches

Rear Headroom

39.9 inches
17.4 cu.ft.

Interior Cargo Volume

12.8 cu.ft.

GLS vs. X7 – Power and Performance

Who says you can’t have luxury and power in one SUV? Not Mercedes-Benz! If you value horsepower like a lot of our Blue Ash customers, then the Mercedes-Benz GLS is your vehicle. It significantly outperforms the BMW X7 in both horsepower and torque. Here are the specs:


  • Mercedes-Benz GLS – 362 hp
  • BMW X7 – 331 hp


  • Mercedes-Benz GLS – 369 lb-ft
  • BMW X7 – 330 lb-ft

GLS vs. X7 – Towing Capacity

Do you have a camper or boat to tow on your weekend excursions away from Montgomery? The Mercedes-Benz GLS can handle the job. It has a massive towing capacity that far outclasses the BMW X7. Here are the towing capacities of these two vehicles:

Towing Capacity

  • Mercedes-Benz GLS – 7,700 pounds
  • BMW X7 – 5,400 pounds

GLS vs. X7 – Space

Both your passengers and cargo are going to have more room in the Mercedes-Benz GLS than the BMW X7. We’re talking more leg and head room in the rear seats, as well several cubic feet more space in the rear cargo area. Let’s compare the X7 vs. GLS dimensions below:

Rear Legroom

  • Mercedes-Benz GLS – 41.9 inches
  • BMW X7 – 37.6 inches

Rear Headroom

  • Mercedes-Benz GLS – 40.2 inches
  • BMW X7 – 39.9 inches

Interior Cargo Volume (seats up)

  • Mercedes-Benz GLS – 17.4 cu.ft.
  • BMW X7 – 12.8 cu.ft.

Check Out the Mercedes-Benz GLS at Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati

We hope you’ve found this Mercedes-Benz GLS vs BMW X7 comparison to be helpful. We’ve also compared the Mercedes-Benz GLS vs. Lexus LX 570 to show how the GLS outshines the competition. Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati make it easy for you to get behind the wheel of your next vehicle. You can even apply for financing right at home online. Our dealership is conveniently located near Sharonville, but you can also browse our entire inventory from the comfort of your own home! So, contact us today! 

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