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2018 BMW X3 vs Audi Q5 vs Mercedes GLC

Giancarlo Perlas November 9, 2018

From the best of the best. There seems to be nothing that separates these three gorgeous and powerful SUVs. Let’s take a look at the numbers and features before going out to your favorite dealerships and taking them for a ride.

The BMW X3 30i produces 252 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque with a top speed of 240 km/h and a start time of 6.3 seconds to reach 100 km/h from a full stop. The Audi Q5 makes 252 horsepower as well but has 370 Nm of torque. It has a top speed of 237 km/h that can also reach 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds. The Mercedes GLC 300 has a lower production of 245 horses with 370 Nm of torque. A slightly lower 236 km/h top speed puts it below the BMW and the Audi. The 6.5-second start to reach 100 km/h is also subpar to the first two cars.

The Audi Q5 wins in power consumption with only 6.8 l/100km combined, 8.3 l/100km urban, and 5.9 l/100km highway. The BMW X3 comes next with 7.2 l/100km combined, 8.4 l/100km urban, and 6.4 l/100km highway. The Mercedes GLC 300 with lower power production seems to be chugging in more fuel, too, at 7.7 l/100km combined, 9.3 l/100km urban, and 6.7 l/100km highway.

However, these figures are a result of Mercedes’ more powerful 9 G-Tronic automatic transmission compared to BMW’s 8 Steptronic transmission and the Audi’s 7 S Tronic automatic transmission. Of course, that also means a higher CO2 emission for the Mercedes GLC 300 which was rated at 174 g/km while the BMW produces 164 g/km and the Audi only makes 154 g/km.

Check out the video below comparing the three:

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