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Find crossover dreams in the Audi Q3 and BMW X1

Robert Yessenov, 16 hours ago. Photos Of Drive Audi without options costs 1 690 000-2 290 000, BMW— 1 990 000-2 550 000 rubles. The base Q3 is a 150-horsepower, front-wheel drive and «mechanics». Primary X1 is also front-wheel drive, but equipped with an engine capacity of 192 HP and automatic transmission. P oiski universal car often lead the Russians to crossovers. The compact MPVas a rule, non-AWD and unfashionable, raised station wagons tend to compromise and roads. And here high set body, spacious interior and all-weather transmission. Dream? With this question we come to the BMW X1 and the second generation Audi Q3.

Ground clearance all-wheel drive «x-first» to «front» the UKL2 platform, small — 183 mm, as SUV Hyundai Tucson. In addition to the throughput limit long overhangs (842 927 mm front and rear) and flimsy to protect the end of a thin plastic.

First went on sale in autumn and a hit until it was, and the second ― most popular car in the segment. He presented on the market since 2011 and has recently experienced a renewal. Our X1 in petrol top version xDrive25i (231 HP) and Q3 strong color persimmon ― performance 2.0 TFSI quattro (220 HP). So, the two Bavarian supercharged «Quartet» of 2.0, two of the Haldex coupling in the rear drive wheels and a conventional eight-speed «automatic» BMW vs. a seven-step «robot».

The Audi even less ground clearance — 170 mm. Rear overhang is shorter (880 mm), the front — long (905 mm). Electronics Q3 better simulate cross-axle lock and eases the exit from slippery situations. The bumpers and door sills — S line package, single Supplement, cheerful colour — 160 thousand!

Our BMW Yoon and stuffed to the eyeballs. Displaying tube multimedia system with a large screen diagonal of 8.8 inches, the miking Harman/Kardon, all sorts of mediarama and rear view camera. The X1 is avtoparkovschik and the projector of the speedometer with the navigation arrows onto the windshield.

Modern, high quality and expensive. The mood of the driver of the BMW only spoil thick windshield stand with solid triangles at the base, which particularly limit the view into left turns.

In the interior of the Audi you can feel the age, he is darker and easier: no navigation support Bluetooth. But fill the boxes for the Configurator and Q3 will be almost as X1: c Parking aid, electric tailgate… However, even for an extra charge the size of the center display Audi will not exceed seven inches, appears and the projector and the navigation will not learn to parse congestion.

Materials easier for Audi than the BMW. Visibility is better beamware: thinner a-pillars, and the mirrors are larger. In both cases, they with the optional electric folding and autosoterism.

Driving a BMW more comfortable and more spacious than the Audi. Chair with adjustable roller side support (in principle not available for Q3) better profile and, in fact, support, settings missing drivers from small to large. In the Audi the landing above, and the ceiling closer: the growth of 182 cm seat want be lowered below the bottom of the right leg prevents the Central tunnel.

Legs less bent driver of the BMW and Audi, not to double up, moving on from the steering wheel. Tall driver want more and to go down lower, but not enough range of adjustment of the steering column. In Q3 big elevation difference between the gas and brake pedals.

Back to BMW more room in the elbows, shoulders and over his head. The sofa moves back and forth in the range of 130 mm, and the back portion are configured for tilt. Folding tables — option. In the Audi no adjustments. A panoramic roof can be ordered on X1.

While near zero temperature the engine warms up faster than the Audi beingessner, but in the salons, the situation is reversed. BMW exhibited the desired degree and forgot, and in Q3 even after hours of riding at a nominal 26° in Auto mode, the passengers get cold feet: you have to switch to manual control and to distribute the air flow.

Classic instruments BMW habits do not require — unlike Audi speedometer with a progressive scale. In Kh1 readings can be displayed on the windshield, and in Q3 — the display cluster.

Climate control Audi on the go to use more convenient, but it works worse.

In the city the Audi Q3 good compactness, visibility and low effort on the steering wheel. But not preselektivnoy «robot»! Give him a pair of wet clutches (here, box in version DQ500), but when you often find yourself accelerating and braking, gearbox goes crazy getting tangled in seven stages and changing them smoothly. In slow traffic S tronic is constantly jumping from first gear to second and back, filling the floor vibrations. To smoothly pull away from a traffic light is a problem in any of the driving modes, from economy to sport!

Despite less power, the Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI quattro dynamic than the BMW X1 xDrive25i. Fee for superiority ― derrota «robot» in traffic.

The element powertrain Audi ― dispersal to the floor. In parallel with the launch of BMW’s less powerful «ku-third» immediately springs forward and then just increase the advantage. The difference in time of the passport acceleration to 100 km/h — just one-tenth: 6,4 to 6,5 against the Audi with the BMW, feels second!

To the left of the selector «machine» BMW ― key settings, electric power steering, electronically controlled shock absorbers, accelerator and transmission. The Audi driving modes are chosen by the Audi drive select button on the unit «climate», but the dampers Q3 ― passive.

But how often do these machines start at the floor? We don’t. And therefore prefer the eight-speed hydromechanical «automatic» BMW, which always works smoothly, logically and quickly — on hitch can not complain. Moreover, out of pair of races with dynamics Q3 «x-first» missing by a wide margin.

Shaking on hard bumps X1 steadier arc, more exciting in the limit and effectively slows down. The bumps do not knock Audi off course, but in a strong crosswind you have to taxi. Comfortable Q3 more pleasing passengers than the driver.

What Audi did not take, so that smoothness and energy intensity of the suspension. Unregulated chassis ignores the ripples of asphalt, and hard bumps if softens. «With ― even to distant lands,» we thought, and, to be sure, went for Christmas gifts for the editorial office in Nizhny Novgorod. He returned, however, empty-handed: the only benefit from travel — experience our cars on the track.

Led headlights with BMW «in the database», and Audi — with Supplement: by default, there bi-xenon headlights.

In the way far more acute than in the city, manifested ergonomic cons «ku-third»: a couple of hundred kilometers aching back and excessively bent at the knees. In addition, at speeds over a hundred Audi floats along the trajectory, forcing them to be constantly alert and to taxi. The dynamic mode of the Audi drive select system allows you to clamp the wheel that helps to better control the machine, but at the same time (and nothing else) aggravated reactions of the accelerator and gearbox. And that we don’t have. Uncomfortable.

The average consumption during the test: 10.4 l of gasoline per 100 km in the BMW and 9.8 l/100 km Audi. 800 km route of the country came out to 7.8 l/100 km and 7.6 respectively.

The X1 electroneutrality shocks and Run Flat tires with reinforced sidewalls — BMW skips almost silent, but painful blows from sharp dints in any of the driving modes throws riders when passing speed bumps. On track BMW is perceived softer than in the city, although the intensity of the chassis and does not rise.

To compare the initial and top-end multimedia system is pointless, even for an extra charge of Audi of any graphics or features to the BMW will not reach. The only mediaplus «ku-third» — recessed in the front panel Central display. Manually.

On flat areas merge with the machine: precise and quick reaction on turns «transparent» steering, grippy brakes with little pedal travel. The road is good BMW flying boom, requiring correction. And chairs! From the return of the Audi ratting all by hook or by crook! Frustrating only annoying hum studless tires — BMW is clearly noisier. And what will happen to the spikes?

The trunk is roomier BMW (505-1550 l), and easier than the Audi (460-1365 l): the aperture is wider, the loading height is less niches for malachovka more. BMW backrest are formed from the trunk button. Under the raised floor in both — dokatka tools, electric drive door — for an extra charge.

On straight sections Q3 easily is next to «x-first», but in the corners the driver of the Audi because of blurred feedback on the steering wheel feels less confident. Back in Moscow, we shook on the snow-covered ground and realized that at the limit, and with disabled stabilization system both cars are managed securely. But the BMW is clearer and still a little more exciting: the phase of the demolition here is shorter and faster than the X1, although not as zealously as the predecessor of the classic layout, the slide goes to the rear axle.

In Russia, sales of the BMW X1 was launched in October of 2015, and for two months it sold 143 cars: «ku-third» from the beginning, sold 7044 pieces.

To give would energy suspension BMW Audi… as well As any Q3 or X1 for the title of the crossover of our dreams do not pull. Of the two «nametxt» we chose BMW for a spacious and comfortable lounge, well-coordinated tandem motor with automatic transmission, more modern equipment and, of course, adds mood. On rough roads Audi smoother and quieter, and accelerate faster, but it is relatively cramped, shaky transmission, and the equipment for equal with BMW money poorer. However, if in our comparison of the «ku-third» lost, in the struggle for the buyer, he is still working: because it is cheaper in the «compact premium» only the Volvo V40 Cross Country.

Passport data

ModelAudi Q3 2.0 TFSI quattroBMW X1 xDrive25i
The body
Body typewagonwagon
Number of doors/seats5/55/5
Length, mm43884439
Width, mm18311821
Height, mm16081598
Wheelbase, mm26032670
Track front/rear, mm1571/15751561/1562
Curb weight, kg16401650
Full weight, kg21652170
Trunk volume, l460-1365505-1550
Typepetrol with direct fuel injection and turbochargingpetrol with direct fuel injection and turbocharging
Locationfront, transverselyfront, transversely
The number and arrangement of cylinders4 in a row4 in a row
The number of valves1616
Working volume, cm319841998
Max. power, HP/rpm220/4500–6200231/5000–6000
Max. torque, N•m/rpm350/1500–4400350/1250–4500
Gearboxrobotic seven-speedautomatic, eight-speed
Drivepermanent fullplug full
Front suspensionindependent, spring, McPhersonindependent, spring, McPherson
Rear suspensionindependent, spring, multi-linkindependent, spring, multi-link
The front brakesventilated discventilated disc
The rear brakesdiskventilated disc
TiresAre 235/55 R17225/55 R17
Ground clearance, mm170183
Performance characteristics
Maximum speed, km/h233235
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h,6,46,5
Fuel consumption, l/100 km
— urban8,17,7
— extra-urban cycle5,95,7
— combined6,76,4
Emissions standardEuro 6Euro 6
Fuel tank capacity, l6461


Basic equipmentAudi Q3 2.0 TFSI quattroBMW X1 xDrive25i
Front airbags++
Side airbags++
Inflatable «curtains»++
Mount a child seat Isofix++
Dynamic stability++
Bi-xenon headlights+
Led lights+
Fog lights++
Rain sensor++
Light sensor++
Automatic anti-dazzle interior mirror+
Steering column adjustable tilt and telescopic++
Parking sensors rear+
Parking sensors front and rear+
Dual-zone climate control++
Multifunction steering wheel++
Exterior rear view mirrors heated and electric++
Heated front seats++
Electric lumbar support+
On-Board computer++
CD-radio with MP3++
USB connector+
AUX IN Jack++
Integrated Bluetooth hands free system+
Servo tailgate+
Additional equipment Audi Q3
Audi exclusive color161 340
S line sportpaket136 838
Leather upholstery74 396
Tinted glass28 059
Side rear view mirrors electrically adjustable, heated, folding and auto dimming26 972
Panoramic roof88 426
Package additional interior lighting16 796
Color display cluster8102
Alarm system with sensors perimeter and volume30 134
Additional equipment BMW X1
The Performance Sport Line161 700
The color «metallic»58 700
Leather upholstery135 400
Wood trim25 600
Package ConnectedDrive59 500
Navigation203 600
Electric lumbar support23 800
Steering wheel heating16 200
Cruise control36 600
Audio System Harman/Kardon67 200
Keyless access to the salon33 200
The paddle shifters to change the speed of the gearbox12 700
Rear view camera34 100
Black roof lining17 900
Adjustable back sofa25 600
Folding tables for rear passengers16 200
Leather M-steering wheel24 700
Automatic anti-dazzle interior mirror and exterior mirrors electrically adjustable, heated, folding and auto dimming41 800
Contour interior light24 700
Headlight washers23 000
Alarm system with sensors perimeter and volume40 900
Pressure sensors in the tires16 200
Electronically controlled shock absorbers42 600
The price of the basic set, rubles2 290 0002 450 000
Price of tested vehicle, rubles2 861 0633 595 300

Equipment Audi Q3

The Audi Q3 crossover uses components of both PQ platform of the Volkswagen group: PQ46 (Passat, TT, Tiguan) and PQ35 (Golf and others). Despite the fact that «cart» is called PQ-Mix, it’s closer to the PQ46 platform with more computational load axis and an increased distance from front wheel to the gas pedal, which implies a larger transmission. Some of the elements of the front suspension are made of aluminum alloy: is rigidly attached to the body subframe stamped and forged levers. But the rear mnogoryichazhka for better weight distribution along the axes (58:42 in static) steel. Power structure of the body on 74% of high-strength steels, of which 13% is hot forming.

The aluminum «turbochetverki» AE888 direct injection of the awards Engine of the Year more than cylinders. Pressurization, a pair of balancer shafts, the energy recovery system and start/stop. On braking, the generator stores electricity in a regular battery, but on acceleration this charge reduces the load on the generator and thus decreases fuel consumption. After last year’s restyling 2.0 TFSI unit in top version produces 220 power is 211 (now 350 N•m draught instead of 300). Full drive with clutch Haldex, continuously blocked by at least 10% to maintain the operating pressure and ensure performance.

Technique BMW X1

And after the Mini monocab is Active/Gran Tourer, a new «x-first» fourth on the platform UKL. McPherson strut front, rear mnogoryichazhka — custom settings of the elastic elements. For reduced unsprung weight compared with the predecessor applied more aluminum and high-strength steels. The front suspension is redesigned to reduce the effect of torque steer. Revised mounting points of the engine and transmission, applied hydraulic support of the power unit, in order to reduce vibration. With the change of generations X1 shrunk: 15 mm decreased length, 90 mm — wheelbase. Thus the interior became more spacious, especially in the back row. In addition to four-wheel-drive versions of the c multi-plate Haldex clutch to drive the rear wheels and front-wheel drive presents a modification of X1.

Petrol «turbochetverki» series B48 in the new range of modular plants for the aluminum cylinder block, direct fuel injection, twin scroll turbos, phase adjustment on the inlet and outlet, and the system besteciler mixing Valvetronic, a pair of balancer shafts. The most powerful version of this engine produces «x-first» 231 HP and 350 N•m, but there are less extreme modification xDrive20i — 192 forces and 280 Newton-meters. And if the most powerful version of the Audi Q3 is available only semidiapazonny «robot», the BMW X1 is exclusively eight-speed «automatic» Aisin model F22.

The history of the BMW X1

The first generation of the crossover BMW X1 debuted in 2009, and predicted his eponymous concept 2008. The crossover used is based sedan from BMW of the third series E91 (front McPherson, rear mnogoryichazhka, multiplate clutch with electronic control in the front axle).

Body length of the BMW X1 was 4520 mm, width — 1793 mm, and 1543, respectively. Wheelbase is 2760 mm.

On sale SUV came with four-cylinder petrol «aspirated» and a turbodiesel capacity from 143 to 204 HP From the start was suggested and gasoline row «six» 3.0 218 or 258 forces. Later part of the distinguished atmospheric units replaced the supercharged «four» 2.0 (184 and 245 HP). Depending on the drive (rear or full), motor and equipment on the machine it was possible to meet a six-speed «mechanics» or «automatic» for six or eight gears.

The updated BMW X1 is the easiest to recognize otherwise the front bumper and side mirrors.

In 2012, the model has undergone restyling. Gamma motor replenished with a puny diesel engine (115 HP, 260 nm), which was combined only with rear-wheel drive and updated the N47 turbodiesel engine (184 HP and 380 N•m against 177 and 350 before). Barbadian 2.0 migrated from version xDrive23d on xDrive25d, along the way adding in the impact 14 «horses» and 50 N•m (218 and 450, respectively). Finally, the top of the range occupied by the modification xDrive35i with a 306-horsepower row «six» N55 with direct fuel injection and turbo (306 HP, 400 N•m). This version catapulted from a standstill to hundred in 5.3 S. From October 2009 to June of 2015 the world has sold more than 730 000 «x first».

Behind the scenes

To verify the universality of the crossovers, knock in Moscow traffic jams, we drove to Nizhny Novgorod and back. Sorry, didn’t bring anything except impressions and small amount of road frames.

We Express our gratitude to the company Villagio Estate for their help in organizing the shooting. bmw q3 bmw x1

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