Audi Q5 2008 vs BMW X3 2010

Audi Q5
2008 - 2012
2010 - 2014
Gearbox: AutomaticAutomatic
Engine: 3.0 Diesel2.0 Diesel
Camshaft drive: Timing chainTiming chain


Power: 240 HP184 HP
Torque: 500 NM380 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 6.5 seconds8.5 seconds
Audi Q5 is more dynamic to drive.
Audi Q5 engine produces 56 HP more power than BMW X3, whereas torque is 120 NM more than BMW X3. Thanks to more power Audi Q5 reaches 100 km/h speed 2 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 7.55.6
Real fuel consumption: 9.2 l/100km7.4 l/100km
The BMW X3 is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Audi Q5 consumes 1.9 litres more fuel per 100 km than the BMW X3, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Audi Q5 could require 285 litres more fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Audi Q5 consumes 1.8 litres more fuel per 100 km than the BMW X3.
Fuel tank capacity: 75 litres67 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 1000 km in combined cycle1190 km in combined cycle
1130 km on highway1260 km on highway
810 km with real consumption900 km with real consumption
BMW X3 gets more mileage on one fuel tank.

Drive type

Wheel drive type: All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
Ground clearance: 200 mm (7.9 inches)212 mm (8.3 inches)
Because of the higher ground clearance, BMW X3 can perform better on bad roads - it can go over higher obstacles and bumps. At the same time, the higher ground clearance can reduce stability and handling on paved roads, especially at higher speeds.


Average engine lifespan: 480'000 km330'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used, but under equal conditions the average life of a Audi Q5 engine could be longer.
Engine production duration: 5 years17 years
Engine spread: Installed on at least 3 other car models, including Audi A6, Audi A4, Audi A5Installed on at least 6 other car models, including BMW 5 sērija, BMW 3 sērija, BMW 1 sērija, BMW X1
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. BMW X3 might be a better choice in this respect.


Length: 4.63 m4.65 m
Width: 1.90 m1.88 m
Height: 1.65 m1.66 m
Both cars are similar in size. Audi Q5 is 2 cm shorter than the BMW X3, 2 cm wider, while the height of Audi Q5 is 1 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 540 litres550 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1560 litres1600 litres
Audi Q5 has 10 litres less trunk space than the BMW X3. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in BMW X3 (by 40 litres).
Turning diameter: 11.6 meters11.7 meters
The turning circle of the Audi Q5 is 0.1 metres less than that of the BMW X3.
Gross weight (kg): 2`4452`300

above average
Audi Q5 has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data BMW X3 has serious deffects in 30 percent more cases than Audi Q5, so Audi Q5 quality is probably significantly better
Average price (€): 11 20013 000
Pros and Cons: Audi Q5 has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • longer expected engine lifespan
  • fewer faults
  • lower price
BMW X3 has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • higher ground clearance
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