BMW X3 vs Audi Q5 Comparison

    BMW X3

    Audi Q5

    2024 BMW
    X3
    vs
    2024 Audi
    Q5
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    How they stack...

    CarExpert Score
    CarExpert has rated other vehicles in the suv medium category, between scores of 7.2 and 8.8.
    0.0
    8.1
    8.1
    0.0
    Based on the BMW X3 sDRIVE20i
    Based on the Audi Q5 35 TDI MHEV
    Best suitable for...
    Driving the familyDriving the family
    LuxuryLuxury
    Long distance drivingLong distance driving
    Fuel Efficiency
    50L - 68L
    160 to 721 km
    54L - 70L
    108 to 560 km
    ANCAP Safety Rating
    Warranty
    5 year
    warranty
    3 year - 5 year
    warranty
    MSRP
    $76,600 - $178,000
    $67,900 - $114,600
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    CarExpert's Take

    Scott Collie
    Head of Content
    Scott Collie drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • Practical, spacious interior
    • Base engine has just enough go
    • Better equipped than old-school base models
    Misses
    • It's still pricey
    • No adaptive cruise control
    • Lack of AWD undermines versatility
    Scott Collie
    Head of Content
    Scott Collie drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • Represents solid value alongside broader range
    • Efficient in the real world
    • Finally gets digital dash for MY23
    Misses
    • Front-wheel drive only
    • Adaptive cruise buried in a package
    • Not as efficient as claim in the real world

    Standard Features

    Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    Wireless phone charger
    Powered tailgate
    Rear air vents
    Adaptive cruise control
    Climate control
    Reversing sensors
    Reversing camera
    Autonomous emergency braking

    Colours Available

    The 2023 BMW X3 is available in the following exterior paint colours, depending on the variant.

    • Alpine White
    • M Carbon Black
    • Black Sapphire
    • Sophisto Grey Brilliant Effect
    • Mineral White (not available on M40i)
    • Phytonic Blue
    • M Brooklyn Grey
    • M Sao Paulo Yellow (M Competition only)
    • M Marina Bay Blue (M Competition only)
    • M Toronto Red (M Competition only)

    The Audi Q5 is available with the following colour options:

    • Arkona White (NEW)
    • Brilliant Black
    • District Green metallic
    • Floret Silver metallic
    • Manhattan Grey metallic
    • Mythos Black metallic
    • Navarra Blue metallic
    • Glacier White metallic

    All metallic colour options cost $1531.

    The SQ5 and Q5 Sportback remove:

    • Brillant Black

    but adds:

    • Chronos Grey metallic
    • Ultra Blue metallic
    • Daytona Grey pearl effect

    All metallic colour options cost $1990 for Sportback models, however the SQ5 receives exterior paint free of charge.

    Specs

    Type
    TURBO CDI, TURBO DIRECT F/INJTURBO CDI, TURBO DIRECT F/INJ
    Size (cc)
    1995 - 29981968 - 1984
    Size (L)
    2.0L, 3.0L2.0L
    Induction
    DIESEL TURBO 4, DIESEL TURBO 6, TURBO 6, TURBO 4DIESEL TURBO 4, TURBO 4
    Camshaft
    VARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAMVARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM, DUAL OVERHEAD CAM
    Valves/Ports per Cylinder
    16 - 2416
    Power
    135kW - 375kW120kW - 270kW
    Power RPM
    4000 - 59503250 - 5000
    Torque
    300Nm - 650Nm370Nm - 500Nm
    Torque RPM
    1350 - 27501500 - 1750
    Bore Stroke
    --
    Compression Ratio
    9.3 - 16.59.6 - 15.5

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