BMW X1 vs. Audi Q3
By now, most of you know that the BMW X1 official photos were released to the press today, along with many other new information regarding this latest concept, from the Bavarian automaker.
But months before the BMW X1 photos made their way onto the web, many BMW aficionados around the world had a couple of concerns questions, regarding the X1 and I was one of them as well:
- Which market is BMW X1 going to fit in?
- What are some of the direct competitors?
To start with the first question and to quote one of our friends, Scott27, the X1 is BMW’s interpretation of the “urban” SAV. The BMW X1 offers a new perspective as a compact premium Sport Activity Vehicle. Not only as the first of a kind in it’s segment for the market, but vilifies the entire 1er model line as the more youth orientated BMW line. The BMW X1 will fit into this product line as a more compact SAV aimed at a younger demographic. Professionals who dwell in projects that identify urbanism.
The usual suspects competitors are as expected, the other german car makers, starting this time with the Ingolstadt based, Audi AG. Earlier this year, Audi revealed some renderings of its next concept, codenamed Q3, a car based on the Audi’s Cross Coupe showcased at the Shanghai Auto Show.
With the BMW X1 launch, we had no choice but to try to compare the two concepts, solely based on the design this time, since many of the engines and technical details are unknown at this moment.