2018 BMW X3 vs 2018 Audi Q5
Are you looking for a luxurious and highly-capable compact SUV, but are not sure which model to buy? Here at Pacific BMW, we encourage you to take a look at the 2018 BMW X3, which boasts everyday usability and the luxury, performance and craftsmanship that can be expected from a BMW. In this 2018 BMW X3 vs 2018 Audi Q5 comparison, we show how the new X3 outshines the luxury compact SUV competition.
If you place a premium on performance and driving experience, the 2018 BMW X3 is the far better choice. The standard model is powered by the BMW TwinPower Turbo technology 2.0-liter 4-cylinder inline gasoline engine, delivering an output of 248 horsepower, while the X3 M40i, which possesses a new M Performance TwinPower Turbo 3.0-liter 6-cylinder inline engine, generates an impressive 355 horsepower and a 0–60 mph time of just 4.6 seconds. In comparison, the highest available output for the Q5 is 252 horsepower, while its best 0–60 mph acceleration time is 5.9 seconds.
|2018 BMW X3||VS||2018 Audi Q5|
|355 (X3 M40i)||Top Horsepower||252|
|4.6 seconds (X3 M40i)||Acceleration (0–60 mph)||5.9 seconds|
|Available||Traffic Jam Assistant||No|
|36 months/36,000 miles||No-Cost Maintenance Coverage||12 months/10,000 miles|
Advantages and Benefits of 2018 BMW X3
Another strength of the 2018 X3 is its off-road technologies. This includes Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive, Hill Descent Control, Driving Dynamics Control and Dynamic Stability Control. Also, the X3 offers many driver assistance features, such as the latest generation of Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go, which applies the brakes to make the vehicle come to a halt in stop-and-go traffic and automatically restarts to drive. Additional available driver assistance features for the X3 include Frontal Collision Warning with City Collison Mitigation, Active Lane Keeping Assistant with Side Collision Avoidance, Traffic Jam Assistant, Evasion Aid and Cross Traffic Alert.
With the 2018 BMW X3, you and your passengers will get the VIP experience with its exquisitely-crafted, comfortable and roomy interior. It offers front ventilated seats for the driver and front passenger to maximize comfort on warm days, as well as a 9.8-inch longer panoramic glass moonroof. The X3 is versatile as well, with 40:20:40 split/folding rear seat backrests that can be adjusted individually and through various stages thanks to the standard cargo function.
Would you like to experience the 2018 BMW X3? Contact us at Pacific BMW today!