These two crossovers are the 2 greatest premium choices within the section: the BMW X1 and Audi Q3. With regards to area, practicality, sharp design, nice expertise, and spectacular driving dynamics, there actually aren’t two higher premium crossovers. Nevertheless, the query now’s: which one is best? On this new video from Autogefühl, we discover out.
On paper, the 2 automobiles are very related. Say, two Bavarian automobile firms produce related automobiles for a similar section. Each are based mostly on versatile front-wheel drive architectures, each have Haldex-based all-wheel drive techniques, each have the identical measurement/energy four-cylinder turbocharged engines, and each have touchscreen-based infotainment techniques with superior which is a digital gauge. The most important mechanical distinction between the 2 automobiles is of their transmissions; the Bimmer makes use of a seven-speed dual-clutch, whereas the Audi will get an eight-speed auto.
Design is subjective, so it is unattainable for me, or Autogefühl’s Thomas, to actually say which is best, as a result of you will have a special opinion. I desire the entrance finish of the Audi however I desire the remainder of the BMW X1. Inside, I like the feel and appear of the X1, it is a fantastic cabin to have a look at and sit in, however I hate the touchscreen-only iDrive 8. The Audi’s tech is best—it is also touchscreen-only but it surely’s designed that manner. from the beginning, the place iDrive 8 is not, and you may inform, and its Digital Cockpit digital gauge setup is best than BMW’s. Nevertheless, each automobiles look good with good interiors and nice expertise. Prospects will love each.
By way of driving dynamics, it is actually a choose your style type of deal. I’ve pushed each automobiles (admittedly it has been some time since I’ve pushed the Q3 and my X1 assessment is coming quickly) and I desire sure issues about every automobile. I discovered the X1’s driving dynamics higher, and the identical for the journey, however the Audi Q3’s powertrain appears smoother and higher suited to that sort of automobile.
However if you need a complete breakdown of each automobiles, one which digs into the consolation, practicality, tech, and driveability of every, verify this one out.