Comparison - BMW X5 M Competition 2020 - vs - Audi SQ5 Sportback 2021

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
114,100
Updated: 
30 Oct 2019
‎£
57,705
Updated: 
21 Dec 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
21.90gals
18.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Marina Bay Blue Metallic
#3D54A5
Carbon Black Metallic
#5F6271
Black Sapphire Metallic
#232323
Mineral White Metallic
#D6D5D3
Donington Grey Metallic
#6E6D68
Toronto Red Metallic
#EE6D5A
BMW Individual Tanzanite Blue Metallic
#25416A
BMW Individual Ametrine Metallic
#71464D
Alpine White
#F3F3F3
Manhattan Green metallic
#5C614F
Jet Black
#000000

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The BMW X5 M is an amazing mix of very high performance, luxurious accommodation and SUV practicality, but it doesn’t come cheap.

Pros
Fabulous engine
Superb handling
Loads of technology

Cons
Ageing looks
Expensive to buy and run
Not all the safety features are standard

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The all-new 2020 BMW X5 M represents the third generation of the Bavarian automaker's sportiest X5 SUV. It's more powerful than the outgoing X5 M, with 33 horsepower more in standard trim and 50 extra horsepower in the Competition model. The rest of the changes are more evolutionary than revolutionary. Still, its resculpted sheetmetal, enhanced interior, and modernized technology help make the latest X5 M better than ever.

Pros
Massive power,
stunning acceleration,
high-end interior appointments.

Cons
Six-figure base price,
stiff ride,
complicated drive-mode system.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 BMW X5 M comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic.600 horsepower in standard trim and 617 hp with the Competition package.All-wheel-drive system tuned for maximum handling performance.Unique interior and exterior styling touches.

Pros
Massive power from both twin-turbo V8 engines
Rapid acceleration at any speed
Impressive handling for such a big vehicle
Includes modern refinements found in the standard X5

Cons
Stiff and sometimes unyielding ride
Small mirrors and thick roof pillars create large blind spots
Not a lot of interior storage

By: 
edmunds.com

Like the regular Q5, the high-performance SQ5 receives a host of exterior updates, including an all-new Sportback variant, for 2021 to freshen its look. New exterior lighting elements, a tweaked grille and bumpers, and new wheel designs differentiate it from last year's model. The top-spec Prestige gets OLED taillights as standard, and two new colors join the palette: Ultra Blue and District Green.

Pros
Handsomely-equipped cabin,
comfortable ride,
decent fuel economy for a performance SUV.

Cons
Not overly spacious,
turbo V-6 doesn't match rivals' horsepower,
handling not as sharp as it could be.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Sportier Sportback does well to not compromise on practicality, but you’ll pay a premium for odd looks.

Pros
Impressively practical despite the roof,
interior is still top of the class

Cons
It will give you an existential crisis.
What is it all for?

By: 
topgear.com

All-new model for 2021.Has a sleeker style than the regular SQ5.Comes standard with an adaptive sport suspension.Part of the first Q5 Sportback generation introduced 2021.

Pros
Impressively comfortable ride for a sport-tuned SUV
Luxurious but restrained interior design
Nimble handling

Cons
Infotainment system is distracting to use
Less overall storage space than standard SQ5

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
13.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
18.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
Cylinders: 
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
4.40L
Torque: 
553ft-lbs
at 1 800rpm
516ft-lbs
at 3 250rpm
Horsepower: 
617hp
at 6 000rpm
336hp
at 3 950rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
42.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Multi-function steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
195.00in
Width: 
79.30in
Height: 
68.90in
Ground Clearance: 
8.40in
Front Track: 
66.80in
Rear Track: 
66.40in
Wheel Base: 
117.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.80
Rear Head Room: 
38.70
Front Leg Room: 
39.80in
Rear leg room: 
37.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
60.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
72.30cu.ft
51.90cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
33.90cu.ft
17.60cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
5425.00lbs
4431.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes
More Instruments: 
Lockable glove compartment
Light inside glove compartment

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Exterior mirrors – electrically adjustable, integrated direction indicators, heated, in body colour
Reverse Tilt Passenger Mirror Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
14 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
14 -Way Power Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Split folding rear seat with 40:20:40 configuration
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Folding center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Air conditioning, automatic with four-zone control
Ambient lighting
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
3-zone deluxe automatic air conditioning
Exterior mirrors, electrically adjustable, heated and folding, automatically dimming on both sides

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
WiFi hotspot preparation
Loudspeaker system – harman/kardon
Enhanced Bluetooth with wireless charging
12.3" Control Display with Touch Functionality
12.3" Digital Instrument Display
32GB hard disc drive (HDD) memory
BMW Legal Emergency Call
iDrive Touch Controller with shortcut buttons
USB connection, USB type A 1.5A in cupholder, USB Type C 3A in centre armrest
16 Total Speakers
600 Watts Stereo Output
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
2 Subwoofer(S)
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Adaptive LED headlights
Decorative moulting, window frame
Window guide rail
B and C pillars
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
22 X 11.5 In.
20"
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Performance Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
315.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
30
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Active Protection
Turn Signal Mirrors
Drive Recorder
Approach Control warning
Crossing-traffic warning, rear
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Speed-limit information
M Head-up Display
Crash sensor activating central locking release, hazard warning lights, fuel cut-off, interior lighting and activation of the safety battery terminal clamp
Rain sensor with automatic headlight activation and windscreen wiper control
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Pre-Collision Safety System
Brake Drying

Options

Packages: 
M Driver's Package
Driving Assistance Professional Package
Executive Package
Exterior Options: 
21"/22" M Star-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Performance Non Run-Flat Tires
Interior Options: 
Alcantara Headliner In Upholstery Color
Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System
Rear-Seat Entertainment Professional
Mobility Kit

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black full merino, premium leather
#000000
Silverstone full merino, premium leather
#B5BABD
Sakhir Orange/Black full merino, premium leather
#955146
(ind)Ivory White/Night blue full merino, premium leather
#DDDAD3
Black full merino/Midrand Beige, premium leather/alcantara
#000000
Adelaide Grey full merino, premium leather
#736E68
Taruma Brown full merino, premium leather
#8D715C