In the case of mid-sized electrical SUVs, your choices are consistently rising. On the extra premium aspect of issues, BMW now provides the very-capable iX, in the meantime, Audi and Mercedes have each been promoting the e-tron and EQC respectively since 2019.
However which of the German trio is finest? Matt from Carwow determined to search out out. Taking an e-tron S Sportback, EQC 400 and iX xDrive 50, Matt first drove every at 70 mph to work out the true motorway vary. The EQC managed 184 miles at 2.3 mi/kWh, the iX 231 miles at 2.2 mi/kWH and the e-tron 183 miles at 2.1 mi/kWh. He then in contrast the styling of every, favoring the Audi’s appears (however in the end it is down to non-public choice).
Metropolis driving noticed the e-tron ship 2.2 mi/kWh, leading to a 191-mile theoretical vary. The iX delivered 2.3 mi/kWh, that means a theoretical real-world vary of 242 miles. The EQC managed 2.4 mi/kWh equaling a 192 mile theoretical metropolis vary.
Matt then drove every SUV of their respective sport modes round curvy B roads. Doing so within the iX resulted in consumption of 1.5 mi/kWh, that means vary can be simply 158 miles. Doing the identical within the EQC noticed 128 miles of vary at 1.6 mi/kWh. Matt felt the Audi held the highway effectively and was the sportiest of the trio. It received 1.7 mi/kWh, that means a “twisty highway vary” of 148 miles.
Inside all are quite spacious, with the EQC being barely cramped within the rear and the iX glorious in each side. The e-tron has the most important boot of the three (615 liters / 27.2 cubic toes). Infotainment and construct high quality is sweet on all, as can be anticipated from luxurious German SUVs. The BMW’s infotainment is barely complicated although, and the situation of the local weather controls on the e-tron may probably distract the driving force from the highway.
Matt concluded the video by doing a 0-60 mph take a look at of every. The 503 bhp e-tron S took 5.3 seconds to succeed in 60 mph, barely longer than anticipated with energy dying off quickly past that determine. The EQC took 4.9 seconds to go from 0-60 mph, regardless of having round 100 bhp lower than the e-tron. Nevertheless, the 523 bhp iX xDrive 50 took simply 4.69 seconds to hit 60 mph in the meantime it additionally had the perfect braking.
The winner of the take a look at? Matt reckons it is the iX. He famous it is the perfect to drive, comfiest and, crucially, has probably the most vary.