Imagine this: It's a Saturday morning at 8 a.m. You accompany your partner on an early morning golf outing. An avocado toast and mimosa brunch is being served afterward. You hear through the grapevine that there is a wine tasting in the parlor room later in the evening. Possibility lies within your grasp.

Much like with the freedom of a country club, ample opportunities await you in the 2021 BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC. At BMW of Rochester Hills near Rochester Hills, Oakland Township, and Sterling Heights, MI, these SUVs are ready for you to take the helm. Ready to learn more about these vehicles' performance, comfort amenities, and technology? Let's get started!

BMW X3 vs Mercedes-Benz GLC Performance

Like the strength and drive you wield behind a tennis racket, the 2021 BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC offer plenty of muscle and control in all of your drives. With thundering power and lightning reflexes, these sporty SUVs both offer 2.0-liter turbo engines and available all-wheel-drive systems. You'll be zooming around town as fast as a match-winning point.

On the other hand, it's the difference in their highest engine configuration that sets them apart. The highest trims of the BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC are both sharp shooters, serving drivers juiced-up rides wherever they go. However, the BMW X3's highest engine configuration offers greater output than the Mercedes-Benz GLC.





3.0-liter BMW M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder engine

473 HP

Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63

AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo engine

469 HP

Despite differing engine sizes, the BMW outputs a greater horsepower. This means your BMW SUV will have smoother acceleration than the Mercedes-Benz GLC. If you're looking for a sportier ride to the tennis court, the BMW X3 may be your best bet.

BMW X3 vs Mercedes-Benz GLC: Comfort and Convenience Amenities

Bring the serenity and relaxation of a wine tasting into your BMW X3 or Mercedes-Benz GLC with these comfort amenities. While both SUVs provide roomy cabins with luxurious stylings, the BMW X3 supplies plentiful comfort amenities:

  • Automatic-dimming interior rear-view mirror
  • Automatic 3-zone climate control

The GLC offers similar features; however, the X3's amenities are more advanced for a more serene riding experience.

Both vehicles offer seat-memory systems that can remember multiple passengers' preferred settings. However, the BMW X3's Advanced Vehicle & Key Memory system can remember the most recently used settings for these as well:

  • Climate-control temperature
  • Audio tone settings
  • Radio presets
  • Lighting preferences

While the Mercedes-Benz GLC equips the driver-seat memory system, it only remembers seating, steering, and side-mirror preferences. So, for more customizable settings as comforting as that first sip of wine, the BMW X3 may suit your needs best. 

BMW X3 vs Mercedes-Benz GLC Technology

Do you enjoy the convenience of room service? The BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC each offer a multimedia concierge service right on the dashboard display. The BMW ConnectedDrive® Services and Mercedes-Benz User Experience are your vehicle's hub of control and entertainment. They're perfect for streaming music, navigating you to a nearby fancy restaurant, or even ordering takeout.

Looking to accommodate your musical desires? You'll feel like you're front-row at a concert with the X3 M's Harmon Kardon® surround sound system with 16 speakers. While the GLC also offers the impressive Burmester® surround sound system, you can heighten your listening experience with three more speakers in the BMW.

Which Are You Taking to the Country Club?

At BMW of Rochester Hills near Rochester Hills, Oakland Township, and Sterling Heights, Michigan, we want you to enjoy yourself as much as you would at your country club's happy hour.

Thanks to its powerhouse engine configuration, plentiful luxury amenities, and illustrious technology, we believe the 2021 BMW X3 may best suit your lavish lifestyle. Want to see this savvy SUV in action? Visit us today to schedule a test drive!

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BMW of Rochester Hills

45550 Dequindre Rd
Directions Shelby Township, MI 48317

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