2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. 2023 BMW X3

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. 2022 BMW x3
2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300


2023 BMW X3 sDrive30i
$43,850 MSRP*

Starting Price

$45,400 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

Crosswind Assist


Rear Seatbelt Pretensioners


If you want a new luxury SUV, you might consider researching the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC and the 2023 BMW X3. These SUV models have refined interiors with the latest technology and a set of performance features that will make your daily drives in Beckley more enjoyable. On the other hand, the Mercedes-Benz GLC has more safety features and a more powerful engine. Compare these Mercedes-Benz and BMW models below, and when you’re ready to take the new Mercedes-Benz GLC for a test drive, contact our team!


GLC vs. BMW X3: Engines & Performance

Even though the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC and the 2023 BMW X3 have a 2.0L Inline-4 cylinder engine, the Mercedes-Benz SUV is much more powerful. Also, the GLC has a transmission with more gears, which makes it easier to change speeds on the road. Here are the specs for the base models of the GLC and the 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

GLC vs. BMW X3: Safety Features

If you compare the safety elements of the GLC and X3, you’ll find that they both have some cutting-edge safety features, like pre-collision systems and emergency call services that come standard. But the Mercedes-Benz GLC has some features that the BMW X3 doesn’t have, including:

  • PRESAFE® Sound is another step in pre-collision. This Mercedes-Benz feature works to protect your hearing during a crash. It does this by making a “pink noise” that makes the inner ear react in a way that protects it.
  • Rear seatbelt pre-tensioners are for the front seat belts, but only the Mercedes-Benz GLC has them for the rear seats on the sides.
  • Crosswind Assist gives you peace of mind regarding strong gusts of wind. Even if the strongest gusts hit your vehicle from the side, this feature allows you to maintain control over your car.

Test Drive the Mercedes-Benz GLC at Mercedes-Benz of Charleston Today!

There are a lot of similarities between the BMW X3 and the Mercedes-Benz GLC, but the Mercedes-Benz GLC has more features and better performance than the BMW X3. When you come to our Charleston showroom for a test drive, you can look at each Mercedes-Benz GLC configuration and try out different configurations for yourself! Our finance team is always available for consultation – or you can apply right from the comfort of your own home! The choice is yours!


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