Edmonton BMW’s X3 Vs. the Audi Q5
In the Compact SUV category, two competitors sit neck and neck: the BMW X3 and Audi Q5. Both built with German luxury engineering and stocked with the latest in safety and convenience technology, there’s no doubt that the competition is fierce. Read on to see Edmonton BMWs review of how these two SUVs compare.
There’s no doubt that the BMW X3 is a beautiful SUV. Featuring BMW’s famous kidney grille and squinting headlights, the personality of the BMW X3 is as fast as it is refined. The Audi Q5, on the other hand, is reminiscent of it’s old-world Germanic roots with cold lines and all-business design aesthetic. The Audi Q5 interior offers a small number of black and earth tone leather seats, while the BMW X3 features Merino leather in soft-white, Tartufo brown, and stunning Fiona Red. Not to mention, the X3 offers far more useable room than the next-best Q5. For design that expresses performance, utility, and luxury, choose the X3.
BMW harks from a racing performance past. Compared to the performance-inspired M40i trim, Audi’s top-of-the-line Audi Q5 Technik is quickly trumped by the X3 M40i’s extreme horsepower and torque output. See the comparison below:
2018 BMW X3 M40
2018 Audi Q5 Technik
|Efficiency Combined. (L/100 km)||8.3||9.6|
|Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s)||4.8||6.3|
|Cargo Space (L)||1775||1550|
|Top Speed (km/h)||250||209|
Although unassuming in nature, the BMW X3 is an incredibly capable SUV. Far exceeding the Audi Q5 in power output, the X3 offers a more immersive driving experience. BMW’s xDrive is also known for creating a rear-wheel drive feel (not present in Audi’s Quattro AWD system) whilst providing all-wheel drive traction— perfect for Edmonton winters. Once again, the BMW X3 outperforms the Audi Q5.
With aggressive design and fierce performance, there’s no doubt that the BMW X5 is superior pick. View the inventory available now at Edmonton BMW, or contact us directly to see one in person.