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A comparison between apples and pears, between Porsche and Dacia or hiking and gym shoes rarely delivers meaningful results. So we take with us Audi Q5 and BMW X3 two Bavarian candidates who appear almost identical on paper. And who still differ significantly in their natures.

Audi Q5 (2020): Facelift – New Presentation – SUV – Market Launch

Everything about the fresh Audi Q5


When it comes to the price, both SUVs have a lot to offer

On Quality and workmanship there is nothing to complain about, Audi Q5 on around 4.68 meters and also the one that has just been lifted BMW X3 on tight 4.71 meters offer – often for a surcharge – an enormous amount of Comfort and luxury. A touch more of both can be found in the Mexico-built Q5. Massage seats (490 euros) or a Air suspension You will search in vain in the X3 (2000 euros). The BMW drives up with the more extensive basic equipment at a basic price of 2650 euros. Amenities like Parking beeper front and back, one Three-zone automatic air conditioning and heated seats in the front are on the house here, have to be bought at Audi for two times 380 and 695 euros. The euros saved at first sight quickly shrink.
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4682 / 1893-2140 ** / 1662 mm

In-line six-cylinder, biturbo, MHEV

4708 / 1891-2138 ** / 1676 mm


the Started succeeds here and there without any major problems. In the front, drivers of all ages swing casually on the assigned seat, while in the back access to the Audi is a little easier thanks to the larger door opening. A point ahead for the Q5 when it comes to the seating position. His rear seat is a few centimeters higher, allowing a more comfortable position, the upholstery also gives way a little more and impresses with its better contour. Both are on par at the front, leaving plenty of room for individual adjustment thanks to the E-adjustment (1625 euros for Audi, 1200 euros for BMW) and manually adjustable leg rests.

Audi Q5 in the AUTO BILD used car market

It also stays whole back a Duel at eye level. Anyone looking for and needing the last few liters should buy the BMW. It takes 30 or a maximum of 80 liters more X3 opposite. If you want to store your belongings with the greatest possible comfort, indulge yourself Air suspension of the Q5 and lowers the rear end by 5.5 centimeters when packing.

BMW X3 / X4 Facelift (2021): New Presentation – Market Launch – Price – Info

BMW refreshes the X3 and X4


The two diesels offer a lot of driving pleasure

Fundamentally, the two hardly differ when it comes to operation. Both Audi and BMW offer a solid mix of analog and digital. However, we resent the Ingolstadt-based people for the fact that they were flawless Turn-push actuator rationalize away and accommodate a meaningless subject for it. BMW serves that impeccable operating trio from analog, touch and voice control. The latter also works better in the X3. A clear advantage of Audi: the digital instruments. Numerous display options, plenty of information. BMW is allowed to take a closer look at this with its counter-rotating clocks and a not very practical map.

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When it comes to propulsion, two meet here magnificent six-cylinder diesel with very different approaches to each other. the Q5 try it more with serenity, with the X3 the focus is on dynamics. power both offer more than enough, drive thanks Mild hybrid systems up to date. The man from Munich heaves his mass from the spot regardless of losses, while the Audi also manages his strength forcefully, but not quite as brutally.

BMW X3 in the AUTO BILD used car market

Acoustically works Audis V6 not quite as present, it feels like sitting half a meter further away than him Row six in the BMW. We need a certain delay when starting up and especially when sprinting Eight-speed automatic of the 50 TDI quattro, this is noticeable negatively, especially when the sprint is required. This is where he acts Converter of the xDrive30d much more consistently, sometimes even a little overzealous. Further details about the test can be found in the picture gallery.

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Audi Q5 vs. BMW X3


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