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Old 01-07-2013, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by dunderhi View Post
This month's Car and Driver had a short article on their road test of the GL63.

2013 Mercedes Benz GL63 AMG Test Review

To sum it up in my book, it's slower, has even worse fuel economy, and costs about $25 grand more. I had considered the GL550 (I never liked the ML) while truck shopping last month and wondered if I should wait to see how the GL63 performs. I am really glad I didnt wait.

Base price: $120k
Power: 550hp
Torque: 560ftlbs
Weight: 5812lbs
0-60: 4.8s
1/4 mi: 13.2s@109mph
70-0: 162ft
Skidpad: 0.84g

2012 X5M
Base price: $96k
Power: 555hp
Torque: 500ftlbs
Weight: 5289lbs (2010 C&D 5329lbs)
0-60: 4.0s
1/4 mi: 12.5s@113mph (2010 C&D 12.5s@112mph)
70-0: 172ft (2010 C&D 162ft)
Skidpad: 0.90g (2010 C&D 0.89g)
Good info to know about our enemy...haha

And just looking at the AMG, it just doesn't have that sporty appeal that I love about the X5M. It's all preference of course; but to me it's superior not only in performance but aesthetics as well.

But aren't our 1/4 mile times closer to 4.5s than 4.0s? And I think the base msrp is about $88k, right?
2013 BMW X5///M
2012 BMW 535i M Sport
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