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2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. BMW X3

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC Silver exterior parked
2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300


2022 BMW X3 sDrive30i
$43,850 MSRP*

Base Price

$43,700 MSRP
2.0L inline-4 turbo


2.0L inline-4 twin-turbo
255 hp


248 hp
273 lb-ft of torque


258 lb-ft of torque
9-speed automatic transmission


8-speed automatic transmission
6.3 seconds

0-60 mph Acceleration Time

6.0 seconds

Crosswind Assist


Rear Seatbelt Pretensioners


If you’ve been searching for a luxury SUV, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC and the 2022 BMW X3 may be at the top of your list. These highly-acclaimed SUVs both offer opulent, spacious cabins that are filled with state-of-the-art amenities, and they’re well-equipped with robust performance features that make them exciting to drive around Troy. However, when you closely compare these Mercedes-Benz vs. BMW SUVs, you’ll quickly find that the GLC provides more safety features and a stronger engine.

Keep reading with Mercedes-Benz of Rochester as we compare the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. 2022 BMW X3. Then, contact us when you’re ready to take the GLC out for a test drive!

2022 GLC vs. BMW X3: Performance Features & Capabilities

When you start comparing the 2022 BMW X3 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC, their performance capabilities are a great place to start. They both feature a 2.0L inline-4 engine, but the GLC’s engine delivers a much higher output. Additionally, the GLC has a transmission with more gears, which allows you to have a smoother drive on Rochester roads. Here are the performance specs for the Mercedes-Benz GLC and BMW X3:

Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Engine Specs:

  • 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine
  • 255 hp
  • 273 lb-ft of torque
  • 9-speed automatic transmission

BMW X3 sDrive30i Engine Specs:

  • 2.0L inline-4 twin-turbo engine
  • 248 hp
  • 258 lb-ft of torque
  • 8-speed automatic transmission

2022 GLC vs. BMW X3: Safety Technologies

The GLC and the X3 both features some of the industry’s most cutting edge safety features like

standard pre-collision systems and emergency call services. Although, the Mercedes-Benz GLC includes a few more features that aren’t available in the BMW SUV:

  • Crosswind Assist- This feature will help keep your vehicle steady when you encounter strong lateral winds.
  • PRESAFE® Sound- This Mercedes-Benz safety feature emits a “pink noise” that triggers a protective reaction in the inner ear, protecting your hearing during a crash.
  • Rear seatbelt pretensioners- Both SUVs have front seat belt pretensioners, but only the Mercedes-Benz GLC has them for the rear outboard seats as well.

Explore the Mercedes-Benz GLC at Mercedes-Benz of Rochester Today

Now that you’ve compared the 2022 BMW X3 vs. 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC, which model will you choose? Ultimately, if you desire a stronger and safer driving experience in Sterling Heights, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC will provide just that. Visit our showroom in Rochester Hills to take a look at the GLC and all of its features. While you’re here, you can consult our financiers about your budget, and whether you’d prefer Mercedes-Benz financing or Mercedes-Benz leasing. We’re committed to helping customers drive home in a shiny, new Mercedes-Benz!


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