Comparative BMW X1, Mercedes and Range Rover Evoque GLA

Here you have the first comparison of the new BMW X1 against his two rivals have also been renovated: the Mercedes GLA and Range Rover Evoque. There are three models that raise passions, but is it really worth?

Here you have the first comparison of BMW X1 againsthis two rivals which have also been renovated: the Mercedes GLAand the Range Rover Evoque. Three models are liftingpassions, but is it really worth?

In principle, it seems easy: high body, not toolarge and attractive design. Thus the car will sell itself.There is no doubt that the premium compact SUV is more than a fadpassing.

After BMW entered this segmentin 2009 with its X1, and followed himMercedesGLA andLand Roverwith Range RoverEvoke. But the first compact SUV Munich was not sosatisfactory as expected. Conveyed the feeling thatengineers had improvised a platform to join theSUV trend and not fall behind. 

BMW X1 / Mercedes GLA / Range Rover Evoque (21)

  • BMW X1 / Mercedes GLA / Range Rover Evoque
  • BMW X1 / Mercedes GLA / Range Rover Evoque
  • BMW X1
  • BMW X1
  • BMW X1
  • BMW X1
  • BMW X1
  • BMW X1
  • Mercedes GLA
  • Mercedes GLA
  • Mercedes GLA
  • Mercedes GLA
  • Mercedes GLA
  • Mercedes GLA
  • Mercedes GLA
  • Range Rover Evoque
  • Range Rover Evoque
  • Range Rover Evoque
  • Range Rover Evoque
  • Range Rover Evoque
  • Range Rover Evoque

Luckily, this is history. With new X1 looks likeBMW wants to reinvent themselves in this category. With its novelfront-drive platform achieves not only more space butalso as refined as behavior deserves car40,000 euros.

To something, it was clear that Mercedes and Land Rover had toreact. Not to be outdone, they have renewed twobestsellers with a facelift. Mercedes has given its GLAan adaptive chassis and releases more refined engines. HeRange Rover Evoque sports a completely new diesel engine and anine automatic relations. But is it enough tostand up to the new BMW X1? I certainly would not have it easy.

Mercedes 4Matic 220d GLA

- In favor: A fast car with good comfort, diesel enginecheerful and exceptional automatic transmission.

- Against: GLA has a narrow interior.high price and rear visibility is improved.

Really it is a Mercedes? We had never seen a car likeGLA in the range of this brand. Small, narrow, suspensionshard, not particularly traditional ... these were ourconclusions after completing the first test a few years ago. To thecustomers did not like any of this matter and the truth is thatThis model sells really well. Along with his brothers, theA classand ClassB, last year Mercedes sold 500,000 units throughout theworld. However, the Stuttgart brand has improved this carend 2015. 

Mercedes GLA and Super Mario (3)

  • Mercedes GLA and Super Mario
  • Mercedes GLA and Super Mario
  • Mercedes GLA and Super Mario

The most important point is that the GLA 220 d 4Matic leadsseries Select Dynamic adaptive chassis. This element willdoes take a giant step: still a car with afirm suspension moron, but no longer tortures its occupants. HeThis SUV chassis fits perfectly with the cheerful characterdiesel engine and seven-speed dual clutchIt has been thoroughly revised and now inserts the fastest speed withoutimpair comfort. And why not win the GLA? Because many of theirdefects remain intact. Especially for the little habitabilityprovides in the rear seats and its small trunk just421 liters of capacity. It also includes its high price. In thispoint, of course, remains an all Mercedes. 

Range Rover Evoque 

- In favor: attractive design, powerful diesel engine,good space in the front seats.

- Against: very high price, little spacebehind little sports chassis and high consumption.

What a staging!When the RangeRover Evoque started rolling on our roads inSeptember 2011, pedestrians were captivated in his wake. Wassomething never seen so far, with more risky linesworthy of a prototype created for a motor show thatan SUV for driving on the street. But precisely his roofextreme proportions inclined and cost a fewpoints in our valuation table, as is clearly behindnarrower than the BMW. In return, you have something hardquantifiable: style and great charm. 

5 Things you should know the new Evoque Convertible (5)

  • Range Rover Evoque Convertible descapotar

    Convertible roof Evoke weighs 68 kg and can open and close at speeds up to 48 km / h.

  • Range Rover Evoque Convertible four seats

    Despite being a convertible, the Range Rover Evoque Convertible is a true four-seater.

  • Range Rover Evoque Convertible 4x4 capability

    Land Rover says the venerable normal Evoque 4x4 capabilities remain unchanged in the convertible.

  • Range Rover Evoque Convertible trunk

    The boot offers the same capacity with the roof open or closed. Also has a hollow to carry long objects.

  • Range Rover Evoque Convertible peso

    The Evoque Convertible is a true heavyweight: announces nearly 300 kg more than the equivalent Evoque three-door.

The driving position has some devicesdifficult to handle, but instead, you conquer your goodergonomics, its new TFT high resolution screen and detailsexclusives like the pop of automatic control. With thehas undergone renovation has been technically updated: bothhe 180 hp diesel engine and automatic switching ninerelations They are brand new. A very successful combination.The benefits are more than correct, it is behind theMercedes and BMW but fits perfectly with a chassiscomfortable enough but little sporty. not hisManagement is very communicative. Therefore, it is last.

BMW X1 xDrive20d

- In favor: Plenty of room, outstanding diesel engine,change almost perfect and balanced chassis.

- Against: The price! Even it is the cheapest of thiscomparative, 39,900 euros is a lot of money.

Fans complained much morebrand purists when BMW announced that the new X1It builds on the new platform with front-wheel drive Serie 2 Active Tourer. Luckily, we have quickly givenhas its benefits. This new architecture not only allowsmore in line with an SUV design also offers more spaceinterior, virtually unchanged external dimensions. Does not matteryou sit in front or behind, there is always room to spare. HeX1, one of the most spacious in its category? Who would haveI imagined! But the BMW SUV convinces not only in thissection, but also highlights many against theiropponents. 

Photo: BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Hybrid (4)

  • Active Tourer BMW 2 Series plug-in hybrid

    Photos: PHOCARMEDIA. Do not listen to the images: the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer plug-in hybrid will look more 'high tech'

  • Tourer BMW 2 Series Active Hybrid front plug

    But yes, this BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Hybrid remain very favorable levels for interior roominess.

  • Active Tourer BMW 2 Series plug-in hybrid

    Look closely: on the fin found a trapdoor that is where this hybrid will plug new BMW

  • Tourer BMW 2 Series Active Hybrid rear plug

    At the bottom, we can see a metal box: it is where the batteries are placed

his 190 hp diesel engine It is transmittingmore sense of strength and is now much more refined in itsanswer. It works seamlessly with automatic eightspeeds, always choose the ideal aspect ratioinstant and hardly be noticed. Chassis, BMW has givenwith the perfect balance between firmness and softness. The X1 filters theirregularities with surprising efficiency and, at the same time passesby curves with absolute aplomb. If it were not for herdriving position, one would think that the flywheel willa Mini. As wellin section Connected Car BMW has done a good job andIt is that it gets the best score in this category. Fullthis must be added that it is the cheapest of the three carsanalyzed. Congratulations to the winner!


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