2023 BMW X1 vs Mercedes-Benz GLA vs Audi Q3: Price and specifications comparison – Times of India

BMW has launched the new-gen X1 in the Indian market as its most affordable SUV offering in the country. The X1 is also the second most accessible BMW car in India after the 2 Series, and continues to put up against the likes of Audi Q3 and Mercedes-Benz GLA in the country – both of which have been updated in recent years as well.
Here is a specifications and price comparison between the new BMW X1, Audi Q3 and the Mercedes-Benz GLA, take a look –

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The BMW X1 is the longest, tallest and widest SUV in this comparison, while the Mercedes-Benz GLA gets the longest wheelbase. Take a look at the exact dimensions of the three luxury SUVs below –

SUV BMW X1 Mercedes-Benz GLA Audi Q3
Length 4500 mm 4410 mm 4484 mm
Width 2104 mm 2020 mm 2024 mm
Height 1630 mm 1611 mm 1616 mm
Wheelbase 2692 mm (approx.) 2729 mm 2680 mm

The new BMW X1 is offered with a 1.5-litre turbo petrol motor rate at 136 PS/230 Nm, along with a 2.0-litre diesel engine putting out 150 PS power and 360 Nm torque. Power is sent to the front wheels as standard through a 7-speed DCT.

SUV BMW X1 Mercedes-Benz GLA Audi Q3
Engine 1.5-litre turbo petrol/
2.0-litre diesel
1.3-litre turbo petrol/
2.0-litre diesel
2.0-litre turbo petrol
Power 136 PS/
150 PS
165 PS/
192 PS
190 PS
Torque 230 Nm/
360 Nm
250 Nm/
400 Nm
320 Nm
Transmission 7DCT 7DCT/
Drivetrain FWD FWD/
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The Mercedes-Benz GLA can be had with either a 1.3-litre turbo petrol engine producing 165 PS and 250 Nm, or a 2.0-litre diesel motor that belts out 192 PS of max power and 400 Nm of peak torque. A front-wheel drive configuration is standard, while the diesel motor also gets an optional all-wheel drive system.
Audi offers the Q3 in India with a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that has a max power output of 190 PS and a peak torque rating of 320 Nm. The SUV gets Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive system as standard.
The new-gen BMW X1 is available in two variants only, priced at Rs 45.90 lakh and Rs 47.90 lakh (ex-showroom) respectively. This makes it slightly more affordable than the GLA, but pricier than the Q3. However, the pricing for the three SUVs is more-or-less on par.

SUV BMW X1 Mercedes-Benz GLA Audi Q3
Ex-showroom Price Rs 45.90 lakh – Rs 47.90 lakh Rs 46.50 lakh – Rs 50.50 lakh Rs 44.89 lakh – Rs 50.39 lakh

Which luxury SUV out of these three would be your pick, the new BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz GLA or Audi Q3? Let us know in the comments down below.

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