BMW X1 BMW X1
It is fortunate that car manufacturers have ceased to gravitate to large forms - all-terrain vehicles have finally begun to lose in size. At Audi, the reverse evolution looks like this: Q7 transformed into Q5, and now the youngest Q3 has appeared. In BMW, the brutal X5 spawned X3, then X1. For me, the BJD - a large black jeep - looks just as inappropriate on city roads as a man in a tailcoat and high rubber boots while fishing. But compact crossovers managed to fit neatly into the landscape of megacities.
It was X1 that set the example for the rest: stop producing slow-moving SUVs, it’s time to offer the world something proportionate and driving, with a hint of good cross-country ability. The silhouette of the youngest among the X's was made more squat, now it resembles a wagon rather than an all-terrain vehicle. And controllability - other sedans and hatchbacks will be envied. At the same time, despite the young age and microscopic size compared to X5, X1 is not a child. This is proved by the interior of the car - it is deprived of childish naivety and love for everything bright. Everything here, like in adult relatives, is only simpler and more fervent.
Audi Q3 Audi Q3
The brand decided to keep up with modern trends and also offered customers a compact crossover. But, unlike BMW, Audi made cars from the “ku” family for a carbon copy: it’s not easy to distinguish Q5 from Q3 in the stream. The “Ku-third” looks more like an all-terrain vehicle than a BMW: a high landing at the wheel, large growth (BMW is 63 mm lower) and increased ground clearance.
In this round, BMW beat a compatriot. “X-First” receives gold for individuality and enviable skills in taxiing
BODY AND KIT
Both companies are in favor of free-thinking, so they did not push their models into the narrow framework of once formed trim levels. The buyer is offered to first choose the engine and gearbox, and then show maximum creativity and attach to the units whatever your heart desires.
BMW-X1 has a wider choice of engines than Audi-Q3: five versus three. For the X1, three gasoline engines are stored - 150, 184 and 245 hp. - and two diesel engines: 177 and 204 hp The Audi Q3 has two gasoline engines - 170 and 211 hp, one diesel engine - 177 hp. BMW has two automatic transmissions, Audi has one.
The price of the base Audi is only 9, 000 rubles higher than that of a BMW - a car from Ingolstadt will cost 1, 279, 000 rubles for a 170 strong version with mechanics. X1 prices start at around 1, 270, 000 rubles. At the same time, the motor here is weaker by 20 “horses”, but there is an undeniable advantage in the form of an automatic transmission. But all-wheel drive in the database is present only at Audi, a BMW in the initial configuration is available only with rear-wheel drive.
BMW interior is beautiful in its conciseness
BMW interior is beautiful in its conciseness. BMW interior is beautiful in its conciseness.
sDrive 18i - from 1 270 000 rubles
Our choice - 1 287 277 rubles
That is how much they will ask for a car with a capacity of 150 hp, assembled in Kaliningrad. The foreign version is more expensive by 4000 rubles, although the useful equipment in it is noticeably less. The Russian car has fog lights, rear parking sensors, climate control, heated front seats, a satellite anti-theft system, power windows in a circle. Another nice addition is the ability to choose a metallic color for no extra charge. Is that for 17-inch alloy wheels will have to pay 17 277 rubles (in the base are steel). We take casting - stamping on X1 is not comme il faut.
X1 devices are simple and straightforward
X1 devices are simple and straightforward. X1 devices are simple and straightforward.
xDrive 20i - from 1 399 000 rubles
In fact, this modification is only 112, 000 rubles more expensive than the one that is a notch (considering the cost of the wheels). But there is already an all-wheel drive, and an 8-speed transmission with smoother shifting, and the engine is more impressive - 184 hp. A more attractive fabric interior and a couple of decorative elements, as well as a braking energy recovery system, were “added” to the list of equipment. Therefore, a powerful version requires less fuel than the 150 strong version. In the latter, the consumption in the combined cycle is 8.2 liters per 100 km, and in 184 strong X1 - 7.6 liters. The manufacturer has prepared another complete set with the same engine - for 1, 610, 000 rubles. A lot of interesting things were added to it: an upholstered interior made of artificial leather, a sports leather steering wheel with heating, decorative inserts made of wood. In addition, there were bi-xenon headlights with high-pressure washers, a rain and light sensor, parking sensors front and rear.
More understandable than in BMW navigation is still to search
More understandable than in BMW navigation is still to search. More understandable than in BMW navigation is still to search.
xDrive 20d - from 1 490 000 rubles
Diesel X1 produces 177 hp (Audi has exactly the same amount), it has a 6-band automatic and has everything necessary for comfortable movement: 17-inch alloy wheels, climate control, rear parking sensors, fog lights, heated front seats and a lot of little things.
The control washer in BMW is a brilliant find of engineers. And the box lever pleases
The control washer in BMW is a brilliant find of engineers. And the box lever pleases. The control washer in BMW is a brilliant find of engineers. And the box lever pleases.
2.0 TFSI, 170 HP - from 1, 279, 000 rubles
Our choice - 1 343 538 rubles
The interior of the Audi against the backdrop of BMW loses
The interior of the Audi against the backdrop of BMW loses. The interior of the Audi against the backdrop of BMW loses.
The basic equipment of the Q3 cannot be called poor: climate control, fog lights, light and rain sensors, four power windows and a whole bunch of security systems. For buyers of the Ku-third, only two body colors are free - black and white. But for metallic or mother of pearl, please award 34 955 rubles. Not comfortable with 16-inch wheels? Prepare another 29, 583 rubles for a simple 17-inch alloy version. The most expensive wheels with tires will cost 92 561 rubles - we are not ready for such excesses, so we will focus on a more gentle option. Another expense item is the automatic transmission. So far, the 170-horsepower does not equip such a gearbox. But its price is known: 71, 000 rubles! When the combination “automatic plus junior motor” appears, they do not say.
Q3 devices are also in perfect order
Q3 devices are also in perfect order. Q3 devices are also in perfect order.
2.0 TDI, 177 HP - from 1 450 000 rubles
Unfortunately, Audi marketers have not yet decided which equipment to bestow on this modification: the diesel Q3 package has not yet been formed. The only thing known is the power of the crossover and the fact that it is equipped with a robotic gearbox with two clutches. True, this version has not yet reached Russia, but it does not take long to wait.
Designers of Audi, why so much motley?
Designers of Audi, why so much motley? Designers of Audi, why so much motley?
2.0 TFSI, 211 HP - from 1, 525, 000 rubles
At Audi, the difference between the two versions is completely smoothed out. Yes, the motor here is noticeably faster, yes, an automatic appeared, but you can draw a line here. No other bonuses are provided for the buyer - the equipment is exactly the same as on the cheaper Q3. But the difference in price between these two modifications hoo! The ability to start faster with a traffic light without thinking about gear shifting was estimated at 246, 000 rubles. Not weak! As in the previous modification, we add more wheels here, the color is brighter and we get (or rather, give) 1, 589, 538 rubles. Is the game worth the candle? For me, 170 forces are enough for the eyes.
Climate control is a show off for its own sake
Climate control is a show off for its own sake. Climate control is a show off for its own sake.
Victory for BMW
In its arsenal, rear-wheel drive and automatic against all-wheel drive and mechanics at Audi. For the city, however, the type of box is more important than the wheel formula.
The first time I encountered this problem: I can not figure out the options. Both BMW and Audi encrypted information on prices for additional equipment in such a way that they had to spend a lot of time on decoding. Buyers of one of these cars, I sincerely sympathize with you! But still I managed to get through the thorns.
BMW X1 BMW X1
Unfortunately, BMW can only offer a change of scenery, but not the characters. The list of optional equipment has an incredible number of different pads, inserts, umbrellas (one even with an LED flashlight) and the like. Effective, in fact, nothing.
1 287 277 rubles
Audi Q3 Audi Q3
"Ku-third" can be improved to infinity. What the manufacturer does not offer! But I still dwell not on trinkets like all kinds of overlays for everything and everything, but on what is really useful. So:
Rear parking sensors - 21 487 rubles
cruise control - 14 527 rubles
alarm system - 21 487 rubles
Electric mirrors with heating - 6 734 rubles
Xenon headlights - 53, 189 rubles
To bring the Audi and BMW to a common denominator, add a Ku-third rear parking sensors and heated side mirrors.