Audi already has prepared the new Q5, which have already led. Lighter and technology, soon the faces will be seen before a new BMW X3 most versatile Volvo XC60 with and heritage of the XC90.
The war in the SUV segment continues and 2017 will be the scene of a fierce battle in the premium category Middleweight with the new generation of Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Volvo XC60, which you almost coincide in dates. All of them have developed from new lighter platforms SUV brothers inherited from their elders. We have already had the opportunity to drive first new Audi Q5, which opens today MLB Evo platform for longitudinal engines Audi, a new air suspension and chassis lightened up to 90 kg of the equivalent version of the previous edition, through use of high strength steels and aluminum.
Audi expects to maintain success with the new edition of Q5 thanks to improvements in technology, as in regard to the brand design have been quite conservative: did not want to risk much. The Q5 chooses to evolve its line with a sharper profile, a three-dimensional grid Singleframe more prominence and a more streamlined optical groups (optionally may be of matrix LED type). However, it is longer, width and height than the previous version. It measures 4.66 meters long, 1.89 meters wide and 1.66 high, while the battle reaches 2.82 meters promote inner space. It is especially noticeable in the rear seats, where passengers have more legroom and greater height to head. In addition, the option movable seats, this new Q5 earns additional 13 centimeters if the sidewalks slide to its rearmost position. announces 0.30 aerodynamic very successful Cx, thanks to its lines, and even lower fairings to the specific design of rims and tires, which promote airflow channeled from the front grille to the side or under the floor.
BMW X3 and Volvo XC60 at the end of 2017
Somewhat late BMW with its counter for a completely new X3. You reach end 2017 and, as Q5, similar to the line shown recently by the Bavarian brand appearance, but also with an important platform change. This time, the new X3 will rise on the modular architecture of BMW CLAR, premiered in the current and brand new 7 Series will grow slightly to reach around 4.70 meters long to improve livability and trunk, so it will be somewhat greater than the Audi Q5. They do not speak of aerodynamics, but lightness, thanks to the high strength steel, aluminum and magnesium more, so it should cut this time between 50 and 100 kg weight.
For its part, the future edition of the Volvo XC60, which should also hit the market late next year, will share part of the design and SPA platform with the current large SUV XC90, although many technological innovations in dynamics and safety matters. semiautonomous driving, using the cloud for shared traffic alerts, IntelliSafe last batch evolution of systems with automatic braking and pedestrian detection and animals form part of the equipment available. Certainly seeing developments that are taking their latest products (XC90, S90, XC40 future...), this means Volvo SUV could be one of the big surprises of the year.
New Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Volvo XC60 Engines
Diesel fuel more than a rule. Initially, New Audi Q5 will feature a single petrol engine 2.0 TFSI 252 hp, with automatic transmission S tronic 7-speed diesel engines with four, three with block 2.0 TDI variants 150, 163 and 190 hpThe first manual transmission 6 speed and the remainder S tronic 7. also be above one 3.0 TDI V6 engine with 286 hp and more than 63 mkg torque, associated with an automatic tiptronic 8-speed torque converter instead of the double-clutch gearbox S tronic 7, allowing to lengthen the development of change to reduce consumption. So, take advantage of greater power and its massive torque. Efficiency mode can decouple the box to roll "sailing" down spending further, you can get to be around 6 l / 100 km on average. Its performance figures are spectacular and always available for a book to catapult the Audi Q5 with extreme ease.
Like the Audi Q5, the BMW X3 2017 inherit, not just part of the new assistants automated driving seen in the 7 Series (Such as active cruise control, active blind spot monitoring, etc.), but also part of the new mechanics which premieres the brand. The new X3, therefore, should take as much of all the news that, for example, already announced for the next series 3: Diesel could lead 6, 4 and even 3-cylinder engines ... with which many will lower their consumption. Both versions are expected by 316d, 318d and 320d 150 hp Diesel. Who knows if also the new 325d 225 hp already seen in the last 3 Series GT. All 4 cylinder engines employ two turbos cascade, while gasoline lighten the blocks up to 5 kg with new engines 3 cylinder, and 8 kg in 4.
He Volvo XC60, meanwhile, he will bet very strong by the new plug-in hybrid editions and releases the Swedish brand. He top model will be the same T8 Twin Engine 407 hp and with all-wheel drive current XC90: A superb set in every way, both performance and efficiency. But we must not forget that the Volvo XC60 can also be equipped with the new plug-in hybrid chain and promises Volvo for its compact cars: it is called T5 Twin Engine and, in this case, it has a 3-cylinder petrol and 180 horsepower (propellant that might also wear a traditional gasoline version), an electric drive 55 kW, and front wheel drive: in total will be 255 hp. New 2.0 liter Diesel engines, version D3 (150 hp) and D4 (190 hp) They should also complete their mechanical supply. The hybrid version of the Audi Q5, which will plug and with a range of about 50 km in pure electric mode, will not reach the market until 2018 change.
Up with the Audi Q5 ... and waiting
Still it is to drive the new BMW X3, we expect the behavior as always Very dynamic and sporty. And also to get on the new Volvo XC60, than we imagine we will contribute a great ride comfort, a smoothness of controls and general behavior especially nice.
Yes we could instead climb and the new Audi Q5, confirming that good will have to be BMW X3 and Volvo XC60 coming to stand up completely. In addition to an inner quality, a large space with sliding rear seats longitudinally into two parts and reclining backrest, a very good load volume that can vary between 550 and 610 liters (Depending on the position of the rear bench) and equipped with almost all new systems in recent A4 and Q7, their behavior is very good.
He New Audi Q5, regardless of the engine, will offer different types of suspension: sport, active and one innovative pneumatic adjustable 60 mm, which comes from the top Audi Q7 and which will cost around the 2.00 euros 0. also highlights the work done on the chassis more rigid, precise steering and a suspension capable of absorbing strong irregularities very effectively. Not even paved tracks boasts good skills, interesting levels provided in the lift TT / Offroad mode. Already just it has to have all three together to determine definitely which one is better. In a few months, we will have the answer.
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