BMW took its candy time coming after the Mercedes GLS and eventually launched a fullsize luxurious SUV in late 2018 when the X7 hit the market. The M Efficiency mannequin was initially often known as the X7 M50i earlier than the luxobarge’s Life Cycle Impulse arrived in 2022 with a reputation change to M60i. It nonetheless has a thumping V8 however now with a mild-hybrid setup because it’s the brand new twin-turbo 4.4-liter “S68” engine.

The BMW X7 M60i has now been pitted towards the equal Mercedes rival, the GLS 580 with its mighty V8 engine, a dying breed within the downsizing period. The 2 high-powered dwelling rooms on wheels have comparable technical specs for the reason that M Efficiency SUV packs 510 hp and 553 lb-ft whereas its opponent with the three-pointed star provides 523 hp and 538 lb-ft. The BMW is a tad lighter (5,820 lbs vs 5,895 lbs) and barely cheaper ($110,900 vs 112,000).

Not that X7 and GLS consumers are essentially excited about drag racing their posh SUVs, however YouTuber Sam CarLegion determined to line them up for a collection of acceleration assessments. Whereas the specs would recommend the 2 SUVs ought to theoretically be neck and neck, the fact is considerably totally different. The GLS 580 didn’t stand an opportunity within the rolling races from 37 mph (60 km/h) and 50 mph (80 km/h).

The BMW additionally gained the next drag races with out breaking a sweat, though the Mercedes had a greater begin in all three cases, particularly the final two duels. Within the remaining combat, the X7 M60i hit 60 mph in 4 seconds flat and accomplished the quarter mile in 12.5 seconds whereas the GLS 580 was two-tenths of a second within the dash and quarter mile. Spectacular efficiency figures while you have in mind these enormous SUVs weigh about as a lot because the moon and don’t have the moment torque you get from an EV’s electrical motor.

Each German premium manufacturers have hotter variations of those two massive SUVs contemplating BMW sells the $152,400 ALPINA XB7 whereas Mercedes has the $145,850 AMG GLS 63.

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