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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC

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2020 BMW X3

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. 2020 BMW X3

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC


2020 BMW X3
$42,500 MSRP*

Starting Price

$41,950 MSRP
2.0L inline-4 turbo engine

Base Engine

2.0L I-4 engine
9-speed automatic transmission


8-speed automatic transmission
255 hp


248 hp
56.5 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Space

62.7 cubic feet

Trim Levels


A luxury SUV can make all the difference no matter if you’re making your way through Portland or traveling far from home. While you may be considering the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC or BMW X3, only one can check all the boxes when it comes to providing the right performance and features you need at a price you’ll appreciate. Compare the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. BMW X3 to discover which you’ll bring home, then shop our expansive inventory of new luxury SUVs available at Mercedes-Benz of Beaverton today!

Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. BMW X3: Starting Price and Trims

With any Mercedes-Benz vs. BMW comparison Hillsboro customers want to see how they differ in terms of price. The base Mercedes-Benz GLC model starts at $42,500 MSRP*, while the entry-level BMW X3 trim level comes in at $41,950 MSRP. Even though the GLC comes with a slightly higher starting price, this lineup features more trim levels to choose from with a total of five distinct luxury packages to meet your driving needs. The BMW X3 lineup only features four trim levels for customers to choose from.

Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. BMW X3: Performance Specs

When you compare the Mercedes Benz GLC vs. BMW X3 in terms of performance, you’ll see that both SUVs come with similar engine configurations, however, the GLC option is paired with a stronger 9-speed automatic transmission over the standard 8-speed automatic transmission found behind the wheel of the X3. Drivers will not only get better traction and control with the GLC but also have the option to upgrade to an even larger engine than what is offered in the X3 lineup. See how the standard and available performance specs for both models differ below:

Mercedes-Benz GLC Specs

  • Standard 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine with 255 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque
  • Available AMG® 4.0L V8 Biturbo engine with 469 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque

BMW X3 Specs

  • Standard 2.0L I-4 engine with 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque
  • Available 3.0L Turbo 6-cylinder engine with 382 horsepower and 365 lb lb-ft of torque
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Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. BMW X3: Interior Space and Features

The true luxury of any high-end SUV should be its interior cabin. When you step inside the Mercedes-Benz GLC you can take advantage of up to 56.5 cubic feet of maximum cargo space, while the BMW X3 offers 62.7 cubic feet of storage space. Despite the fact that the GLC has slightly less trunk space, it makes up for it with a more impressive technology features and amenities than you’ll be treated to with the BMW X3. See how their standard interior features differ below:

Mercedes-Benz GLC Interior

  • 10.25-inch touchscreen multimedia display
  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX)
  • Analog gauges with high-resolution multifunction display
  • Voice Control with Natural Language Understanding
  • “Hey, Mercedes” keyword activation
  • Steering wheel with Touch Control Buttons
  • Touchpad controller
  • FrontBass system
  • Android Auto
  • Bluetooth® audio streaming
  • Dual USB-C audio ports
  • HD Radio receiver
  • Hands-free Bluetooth® interface

BMW X3 Interior

  • Apple CarPlay
  • BMW TeleServices
  • USB audio connection
  • Hands-free Bluetooth®
  • HiFi Sound System
  • Live Cockpit Plus

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Find the Mercedes-Benz GLC for Sale at Mercedes-Benz of Beaverton

Once you’ve had the chance to review the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. BMW X3, are you ready to experience the difference on Happy Valley roads with a luxury sedan of your own from Mercedes-Benz of Beaverton. View more Mercedes-Benz vs. BMW comparisons, or compare Mercedes-Benz models like the GLC vs. GLA, then browse our online inventory of new GLC models for sale to see which suits you best and fits your budget. Get the car-buying process started with a member of our sales team and explore your leasing and financing options. Contact us today for more information and to schedule a test drive in your next luxury SUV at our dealership near Portland!



*Base MSRP excludes transportation and handling charges, destination charges, taxes, title, registration, preparation and documentary fees, tags, labor and installation charges, insurance, and optional equipment, products, packages and accessories. Actual vehicle price may vary by Dealer

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