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Thread: Cross shopping SUVs... MB GLE63s vs BMW X5 m vs Audi RS Q8 vs any others

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    Cross shopping SUVs... MB GLE63s vs BMW X5 m vs Audi RS Q8 vs any others

    Wife is looking at new cars and I want to get her something I am also going to be happy to drive (and tow with occasionally.) No heavy towing so not a huge deal there.

    She really wanted the MB GLE Coupe and I killed that as I think the refreshed GLE63s (non coup) looks better. She agreed to that, but then I started seeing a few others in that category, primarily the Beemer and the Audi.

    I have been very happy with my 4 liter V8 on my AMG and the GLE would get that.

    What else should we be considering, what else do we need to know?

    Right now if we had the pull the trigger it would be on a new GLE63s if and when we find one.

    This one with either the black or the chrome version of these (22") wheels





    Dont like the interior as much but seems to have similar specs...



    Would get white in this as well. I have driven a regular Q8 and really liked the fit and finish including the digital dash/ HVAC controls. Its super clean and everything was very well put together. The sport seats are a little more like BMW's in they are trying to be VERY sporty. Whereas the AMG seats you can get cross hatched napa leather which looks VERY nice.



    Basically the wife likes the MB digital dash, the selectable exhaust and drive modes, towing seems to be best in class (7,700lbs!!) and it has the interior combos and finish she likes.

    Should we be shopping anything else? (Dont say a Urus- they are just stupid money right now.)

    Also dont say Track Hawk because she doesn't want one.

    ~600hp, only need two rows of seats (no need for third row,) and want a sub 4 second 0-60 time with a good sounding engine and a good looking SUV. I would even say a Model X may be considered.

    But what else?
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    Of those choices, the MB would get the nod. Only other vehicle I may consider is perhaps a RS6 but thats a wagon of course and seems you def want a SUV.

    Edit: Disregard - RS6 probably can't tow for crap.

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    Track hawk. And who cares what she wants, she’s not paying for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.0THIS View Post
    Track hawk. And who cares what she wants, she’s not paying for it.
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    Wouldn't be Frisco without the Coupe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattbta View Post
    Wouldn't be Frisco without the Coupe!
    I hate the coupe. She loves it. I win though.

    Going to pick up a 63s tomorrow it appears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbmplano View Post
    I hate the coupe. She loves it. I win though.

    Going to pick up a 63s tomorrow it appears.
    You usually deliver, but pics just in case!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattbta View Post
    You usually deliver, but pics just in case!
    This is her. Will post some pics when I get home tomorrow.

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    The digital dash that MB has been putting in their cars is pretty nice. Good choice.

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    Surprised you didn't even consider the Cayenne turbo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tunavelli View Post
    Surprised you didn't even consider the Cayenne turbo
    It was considered but we are coming from a Macan and I think the looks of the Cayenne are starting to age just a bit.

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    I love that car. Good choice!

    Am I wrong or is this the 600 hp monster?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilton View Post
    I love that car. Good choice!

    Am I wrong or is this the 600 hp monster?
    Thanks!

    603 hp. A few mags ran 3.4 0-60's and an 11.9 quarter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbmplano View Post
    It was considered but we are coming from a Macan and I think the looks of the Cayenne are starting to age just a bit.
    Fair enough, I'm guessing it would be a bit similar. Agreed on the looks too, though I think they still look good. Seen a couple Cayenne coupes recently, a GTS and I believe a turbo....

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    Got home a little while ago with it. Love it so far and more importantly the wife does as well. Has about 700 miles to go in break in period but can tell its going to be fun to drive!






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    Niiicccceee. Is the coupe the one with the bubble shaped rear similar to the X6?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOPPED_OUT View Post
    Niiicccceee. Is the coupe the one with the bubble shaped rear similar to the X6?
    Yep... the coupe looks very similar to the X6 in terms of the slanted rear hatch.

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    In white, that's an even better spec than I pictured! Looks fantastic, and I've had this same GLE 63S in my head for a while after spotting a black/black '21 in a parking garage at Legacy West recently.

    Was it a dealer transfer or did you have to drive it back up from San Antonio?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gravy Train View Post
    In white, that's an even better spec than I pictured! Looks fantastic, and I've had this same GLE 63S in my head for a while after spotting a black/black '21 in a parking garage at Legacy West recently.

    Was it a dealer transfer or did you have to drive it back up from San Antonio?
    Thanks!!

    I drove it back up from SA.

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    If I ever wanted/needed an SUV, that would be it. However, that will never happen.

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