Photo Comparison: New BMW X5 vs. Mercedes-Benz ML vs. Audi Q7 vs. Porsche Cayenne

BMW X5, Featured Posts | June 1st, 2013 by 26
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With the launch of the new BMW X5, we are giving you another photo comparison against the competition. We pitted the BMW X5 against the …

With the launch of the new BMW X5, we are giving you another photo comparison against the competition. We pitted the BMW X5 against the Mercedes-Benz ML, Audi Q7 and Porsche Cayenne. The visual comparison gives us a 360 view at the design of these four premium SUVs and how they compare in quality and dimensions.

The new 2014 BMW X5 measures 192.3 in (4,886 mm) in length, 76.2 in (1,938 mm) in width, 69.3 in (1,938 mm) in height and has a wheelbase of 115.4 (2,933 mm). Mercedes-Benz’s ML SUV is slightly shorter but a tad taller than the X5. 189.1 in (4,803 mm) in length, 75.8 (1,950 mm) in width, 70.7 in (1,796 mm) in height and the wheelbase measures in at 114.8 (2,916 mm).

Photo Comparison: New BMW X5 vs. Mercedes Benz ML vs. Audi Q7 vs. Porsche Cayenne
Photo Comparison: New BMW X5 vs. Mercedes Benz ML vs. Audi Q7 vs. Porsche Cayenne

Next is the Audi Q7 which is the largest of these four vehicles: 200.3 in (5,088 mm) in length, 78.1 in (1,984 mm) in width, 68.4 in (1,737 mm) in height, and 118.2 in (3,002 mm) wheelbase. The second generation Porsche Cayenne has also moved up in size. In length it measures 190.8 in (4,846 mm), the width is 76.3 in (1,938 mm), it’s 67.1 in (1,705 mm) tall and has a wheelbase of 114.0 in (2,895 mm).

Design wise all these four premium SUVs have their own followers. While the X5 and Cayenne stand out with their dynamic and sporty lines, the ML is all about classy and luxury lines, while the Q7 packs the most cabin tech of the bunch. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it will be unfair for us to draw a final conclusion on which one of those SUVs wins in the design department.

As always, BMWBLOG gives you the opportunity to cast your vote in the poll below.

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Photo Comparison: New BMW X5 vs. Mercedes Benz ML vs. Audi Q7 vs. Porsche Cayenne

  • Elbin

    i like the new x5..especially the interior and the new equipments….but from the front view….its little awkward…..but overall i like it…:)

  • Adam

    I don’t know what all the pissing and moaning on the forums is all about, the X5 looks great, especially next to its rivals.

  • Adam

    I don’t know what all the pissing and moaning on the forums is all about, the X5 looks great, especially next to its rivals.

  • Adam

    I don’t know what all the pissing and moaning on the forums is all about, the X5 looks great, especially next to its rivals.

  • Dynamic car

    Interior-wise the ML is far ahead of the X5 which has a 1 Series interior. Shame on BMW!!!!!

    • Tom

      Unfortunately, MB interiors don’t hold up well over years. I’ve had too many experiences of deteriorating dashboards from my older Benz’ of various generations to show for.

  • cs4444

    Q7 interior looks soooo bad!!

    • Marius Rotaru

      It looks excessively similar to that of a 2002 A6 … That was 11 years ago lol

      • KevinHee

        Well Q7 was released 9 years ago as 2005 model.

  • Pete

    the bmw exterior looks like an x3
    the interior looks the best although highly unoriginal

  • Tom

    Dare I say, they are all good looking SUVs.

  • FRED

    thanks good comparison….what we want..

  • razzmus

    exterior looks bit heavy just like GL merc … but I think it also depends on what package will you choose (dynamic, comfort, m-sport) … as for interior it looks very good, yes there’s similarities with x1 or x3 but there’s no tragedy they all are from one big family X :) conclusion – bravo bavarians! i’m sure it will spoil rival’s mood for a long time …

  • Brandon

    Q7 is definitely the worst!!!

  • Jake

    Look at all those little nav screens xD

  • Giles

    Show a comparison vs the New Range Rover Sport! I have an E70 and have been waiting for this car, but am disappointed and now seriously considering the Range Rover instead. All the German SUVs are Fugly !

    • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

      We’ll try to do one also.

    • Otto

      You’re right dude. Horatiu seems to know only about German makers.
      Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover and Cadillac are also premium to name a few.
      I can’t wait for the RR Sport V6 supercharged to be available in EU. My Q5 V6 TFSI needs a second owner very soon.

      • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

        From those…I would only include the Range Rover when it comes to the X5.

        • Giles

          I agree – Jag don’t even make an SUV and the Volvo is not even in the same league. Cadillac’s are complete rubbish!

      • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

        And btw. Just tested a Jag and a Cadillac these past weeks. So reviews will follow

  • Serdar Levent Yılmaz

    2.0 diesel engine is a huge plus for the new X5. :)

  • viper

    accorgding to you the bmw x5 is the tallest? it can’t be 1,94m tall. please correct that.

    still based on these pictures , the ugliest rear x5 , ugliest front x5 , the best interior ML and Cayenne , for size and presence Q7 , best looking rear Q7 , best front Q7 and ML.
    waiting for real life comparison .
    overall :the ‘new’ X5: expected , nothing groundbreaking , still boring side windows , a bit disappointed right now.

  • Matt

    The front end on the X5 really doesn’t look that impressive, but the white color isn’t doing it any favors. Interior is nice, but the MB trumps it (as much as it pains me to admit). The Q7 does have quite the front end presence but the interior is highly lacking. I do think the X5 has the overall, but doesn’t excel in any one area. Kind of a Bimmer trait.

  • slapyoself

    x5 owns all so cut the bshit noise. im picking up my f15 3.5 m sport in a week. i test drove each whip here n the x5 was last on the list. with that all i gotta say is fuuuk the haters u should all slit your wrists. (ps. range rover is whack, 60+ gs for shit tech)

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