Audi Q5e vs BMW X3e Los Angeles

See How the New Audi Q5e Compares with the Competing BMW X3e

When shopping for a luxury SUV that features an innovative hybrid powertrain, several options are new to the segment that you may be considering. Two of the most popular choices these days are the new Audi Q5e and the BMW X3e. Both of these choices are mid-sized SUVs with plug-in hybrid powertrains that enable them to drive for longer between fill-ups than a traditional mild hybrid. You'll get your charge from a cable that can be used with any public plug or an at-home plug installed in your Los Angeles home for greater convenience.

Let's explore some of the key differences between these two models and what makes the Audi Q5e the favorable choice for Thousand Oaks drivers. Then, please stop by our dealership, Rusnak/Westlake Audi, to start shopping for a Q5e of your own.

Style and Design Discrepancies

Both of these luxury models certainly look good driving down the streets of Westlake Village, but which is up to the standards of refined German design? Well, that would have to be the Audi. Explore some of the key differences that make the Audi Q5e stand out.

  • Quilted leather seating with heat and vexillation abilities swath you and your passengers in ultimate comfort. The BMW features only synthetic leather seating without all those little details that are so impressive.
  • The BMW model's interior is constructed of primarily well-camouflaged plastic. Still, with the Audi, you'll enjoy unique carbon fiber, aluminum, and woodgrain details that make for a more luxurious journey.
  • In the Audi, a 20/40/20 splitting and folding rear seats take cargo loading ease to the next level. That's smart German design at its finest.

Power and Performance Disparities

At the heart of purchasing a plug-in hybrid is most definitely that gasoline and electric motor configuration. So, what sets the Audi Q5e apart from the BMW X3 in this department? Quite a lot, as you'll see here:

  • The Audi Q5e features a 2.0-liter gasoline engine paired with a 14.1-kilowatt battery that churns out 362-horsepower and 369-pound-feet seamlessly.
  • The BMW X3e, on the other hand, offers a 2.0-liter gasoline engine paired with an electric motor that only produces 288-horsepower rand 258-pound-feet of torque. That's a serious downgrade in power.
  • When it comes to acceleration, you'll also feel a slight difference between the two. The Audi model moves from 0-60-miles-per-hour in 5.8-seconds, while the BMW trails behind with a 5.9-second acceleration time.

Major Tech Differences

Technology is perhaps one of the most important areas to explore when shopping for a new vehicle. With so many innovations on the scene, you want to make sure you're getting the model ahead of its time. Check out some of the key tech-related differences between the Audi Q5e and the BMW X3e:

  • The Audi features a standard 10.1-inch infotainment center with a mobile hotspot, smartphone connectivity, and navigation.
  • With an upgrade, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster in the Audi places all your favorite perks at the center of your ride.
  • The BMW only offers a 10.3-inch touchscreen, and that's it. An upgrade simply earns you an extra USB port.

Schedule a Test Drive to Experience the Audi Q5e Today

Ready to get behind the wheel of the beautiful Audi Q5e and experience it for yourself? Schedule an appointment with your local Rusnak/Westlake Audi dealership today. We're easy to find, just around the corner from local hotspots like Camarillo and Simi Valley. If you're coming from the Malibu area, take a quick drive up the 101 freeway and find us in under half an hour.