2017 Mercedes GLE-Class vs BMW X5: A Fresh Start

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In case you missed the memo, the Mercedes M-Class is now called the Mercedes GLE-Class and with the new name comes a new attitude. Will the BMW X5 be able to handle this new Mercedes?

The 2017 Mercedes GLE-Class was not only given a facelift on the outside but will come with a long list of upgrades as well. Powering the Mercedes is now a 3.5 liter V6 engine that will be mated to a seven-speed auto transmission. The vehicle will also come with steel-spring suspension and dampers to help keep the ride smooth.

The BMW X5, on the other hand, will come with the same turbo engine that will be mated to an eight-speed auto transmission. BMW will not be giving the X5 any major upgrades for 2017.

If you were asked to pick one, which model do you think you will pick? The Mercedes GLE-Class or the BMW X5?