Now that the Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron Concept has been revealed, together with extra traditionally-shaped sibling, it’s simply the most recent in an extended line of electrical crossovers from premium manufacturers. When the Q4 e-tron lastly hits the highway as a manufacturing automotive, it is going to be part of the ranks of the Mercedes-Benz EQC, Tesla Model Y and this — the BMW iX3. So we thought we’d do a little bit of a comparability between each automobiles’ styling to see which is best.
It’s price noting, earlier than we begin, that each of those automobiles are ideas and never closing production-ready designs. Having mentioned that, each automobiles’ designs are very near production-ready and will signify their closing designs properly sufficient for this comparability to make sense.
What’s attention-grabbing about this check is that, whereas each automobiles actually have their manufacturers’ design languages, the Q4 e-tron is a completely new product, whereas the iX3 relies on a present BMW X3. So the Bimmer appears extraordinarily acquainted.
From the entrance, each automobiles put on their manufacturers’ signature grilles however as electrified variations. So each grilles are closed off, as electrical automobiles don’t want as a lot cooling. However, we do see a entrance vent on the high of the Audi’s grille, so there’s a bit extra operate there. Also, the BMW iX3’s headlights are precisely the identical as they’re on the usual X3, whereas the Audi’s are all-new. Of course, that may change by the point manufacturing rolls round however these are each idea automobiles and the Audi’s idea headlights are extra attention-grabbing.
In profile, these two automobiles couldn’t be extra totally different. The BMW iX3 is a standard X3 with some snazzier wheels. That’s to not say it’s unhealthy trying, as a result of it isn’t by any means, nevertheless it’s simply nothing that we haven’t already seen, which is a bit disappointing from an idea automotive. While the Audi Q4 e-tron is much chunkier, with extra aggressively swollen wheel arches and larger wheels. The Audi is actually the larger head-turner of the 2.
The similar goes for out again, the place the BMW iX3 appears practically an identical to a regular X3 which you could purchase proper now. The solely change is that it lacks exhaust pipes, being an electrical automotive. Otherwise, its taillights are an identical, as is the general form. While the Audi Q4 e-tron will get a snazzy OLED gentle bar and a glowing “e-tron” emblem. The latter of which almost definitely will get ditched for manufacturing nevertheless it’s nonetheless cool for now.
Overall, it’s the Audi Q4 e-tron that appears extra attention-grabbing. Sure, the BMW iX3 is a good-looking factor, as the usual X3 is good-looking, however these are all-electric idea automobiles they usually’re purported to be thrilling. In phrases of pleasure and wow-factor, it’s the Audi that wins.