01-07-2013, 10:25 AM
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Northern California
Join Date: Jan 2012
Mein Auto: '12 535i Msport/'13 X5M
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Originally Posted by dunderhi
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
1/4 mi: 13.2s@109mph
Base price: $96k
Weight: 5289lbs (2010 C&D 5329lbs)
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)
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
2008 Chevy Trailblazer SS (Sale pending)
1971 Buick Skylark