These three cars are among the hotshot luxury SUV cars anyone can splash their money on. With the comeback of full-size SUVs, these cars are again becoming the object of attention and stare. The Audi Q8, BMW X7, and Mercedes-Benz GLS all fit within the category as they are classified among the strongest, biggest and classiest SUV cars.
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Considering how much these cars have in common, it can be confusing to make a choice. Before deciding, here’s what to know about the three cars.
2019 Audi Q8 Overview
The 2019 Audi Q8 feels like a softer-edged Lamborghini Urus with its sleek and impressive design. This car shares some exterior design styles with some top SUVs like the Porsche Cayenne, and a 3.0L engine powers it.
With its luxury build and stylishness, the car competes favourably with the most luxurious full-size SUVs like the Land Rover Range Rover and the Porsche Cayenne. The hybrid version runs on an 8-speed shiftable automatic with a powertrain that releases 335 horsepower at 5000 rpm for a 3.0-litre TFSI V6 engine. They can power 0-60mph in 5.6 seconds.
Interior Of The 2019 Audi Q8
The car comes with a well-equipped infotainment system, equipped with all essential security features needed in the car, like the Audi adaptive cruise assist.
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS Overview
The Mercedes-Benz GLS 2020 comes with everything the Mercedes brand is known for, which includes strength and durability. The 2020 Mercedes Benz GLS marked the third generation of the GLS since it first came out in 2006.
The full-size luxury SUV comes with option engine choices for its two versions: the 450 and 580 GLS. For the GLS 450, you’ll get a 3.0-l turbo 16, and the GLS 580 comes with a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8.
The vehicle has a lot of leg and headroom, a six-seating arrangement with a spacious third-row seat that comfortably accommodates adults and children.
In the car’s interior, there are features like simulated leather upholstery, heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, driver-seat memory function, a power-adjustable steering wheel, a navigation system, voice controls, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 7-inch central display, Bluetooth, a 115-volt household-style power outlet, a sound system that incorporates USB ports, and an integrated system that supports the Apple Car Play and Andriod Auton interface.
2019 BMW X7 Overview
The 2019 BMW X7 is a three-row seating full-size luxury SUV. The car comes with version xDrive50i with horsepower 456 at 0-60mph in 5.2 seconds and X7 xDrive40i that runs on horsepower 335 and does 0-60mph in 5.8 seconds.
The BMW X7 has a spacious interior with excellent materials, a stately design, and top-notch interior construction. There’s enough head and leg room for the three-seat rows. The car also has an 8-speed shiftable automatic like the Audi Q8. The seats are conveniently 16-way power front sport seats that include 2-way power side bolsters, 4-way lumber support, and a memory system for the driver’s seat and steering wheel.
The car has safety features like Dynamic Stability Control, including Brake Fade Compensation, Start-off Assitant, Brake Drying, Brake Stand-by features, Dynamic Traction Control, and Dynamic Brake Control for smoother and enjoyable rides.
Comparison Of The 2019 Audi Q8, 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS & 2019 BMW X7
The three cars have price similarities, although the price increases depending on the trim you are going for. The 2019 Audi only seats 5 passengers; the 2020 Mercedes GLS seats 6 passengers, while the 2019 BMW X7 comfortably contains 7 passengers.
The Audi Q8 is powered by a 3.0-l turbocharged V6 engine that releases 335 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. The Mercedes GLS 450 is powered by a 3.0-l turbo I6, and the GLS 580 is powered by a 4.0l twin-turbo V8. The BMW X7, on the other, releases 456 horsepower at 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds for the xDrive50i and the X7 xDrive40i releases 335 horsepower at 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds. The car also has a shiftable transmission.
All the cars have excellent safety features, beautiful and elegant exteriors, and a slight difference in the cargo space. The Audi has 60 cubic feet of cargo; the Mercedes has 94 cubic feet, while the BMW X7 has 90 cubic feet of cargo space.
Where one lacks, it compliments it in another important area. And that’s the exciting thing about these three cars that makes it difficult for car lovers to choose. The reality is that whichever of you choose, you’ll have a blast driving them.