BMW X1 vs Audi Q3

There’s a lot of talk around town about the 2018 BMW X1. Its 6.3-second 0-60 MPH capability, its 58.7-cubic-foot maximum cargo volume, and its 31-MPG-highway fuel economy rating1 are all turning heads.

 In fact, there aren’t many vehicles on the market today that can compete with the X1 Sports Activity Vehicle®, as BMW likes to call it. However, the Audi Q3 is a contender-one of the only ones out there.

So, here at BMW of Annapolis, we encourage our customers near Annapolis, Highland Beach, Hillsmere Shores, and the surrounding Maryland communities to check out this BMW X1 vs. Audi Q3 comparison. Then, if you have any remaining questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

BMW X1 vs. Audi Q3: Performance & Capability

The heart and soul of this 2018 BMW X1 is its powerful inline 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine. It kicks out up to 228 horsepower as well as up to 258 lb-ft of torque. How? By utilizing BMW’s patented High Precision Direct Injection, Valvetronic, and Double-VANOS engine technologies.

It’s a perfect match for their state-of-their-art 8-speed STEPTRONIC Automatic Transmission, which helps to regulate both acceleration and fuel consumption. Plus, with a high-tech Dynamic Stability Control system, you can count on optimized traction, stability, and handling during every mile of the journey.

The 2018 Audi Q3 also is a performance-oriented automobile, but it’s not nearly as impressive as the 2018 BMW X1. In fact, this crossover’s supposedly turbocharged 2.0L engine only puts out around 200 horsepower, and its allegedly advanced Tiptronic® transmission offers only six speeds.

 BMW X1 vs. Audi Q3 Interior

Another great thing about the luxurious BMW X1 is that it comes outfitted with a massive cabin:

  • Passenger Capacity: 5
  • Total Passenger Volume: 101.2 cubic feet
  • Front-Row Measurements: 41.9 inches of headroom, 40.4 inches of legroom, 55.6 inches of shoulder room
  • Back-Row Measurements: 39.4 inches of headroom, 37 inches of legroom, 55.2 inches of shoulder room

 And not only is its interior spacious, but it’s beautiful as well. You can choose from several optional upholsteries, such as SensaTec, Sport Seats, or Dakota Leather. Any of these will turn each drive into the type of experience that can change your life. Don’t believe us? Visit us for an exclusive test drive.

Unfortunately, the Audi Q3, while also quite sumptuous, isn’t nearly as roomy. Your front seat friends will suffer with a paltry 36.9 inches of headroom, while your backseat friends will have to tuck their legs up due to the crossover’s 31.1 inches of legroom.

2018 BMW X1 vs. 2018 Audi Q3: The Verdict

Now that you’ve learned about the performance, interior styling, and specifications between the BMW X1 vs. Audi Q3, you may be ready for a test drive. And if you live in Hillsmere Shores, Highland Beach, or Annapolis, we’re just around the corner.

Call us, stop by, or fill out a form on our website to schedule a 2018 BMW X1 test drive ASAP!

Learn more about the 2018 BMW X1. See how it differs from the BMW X3 in this article.

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