New BMW X1

The BMW X1 vs The Mercedes-Benz GLA in Colorado Springs

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Read below about some of the top features of the BMW X1 and how they compare to one of its top competitors, the Mercedes-Benz GLA.

Power & Performance

Experience more capability in the BMW X1 when up against the Colorado highways and terrain with the 228-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. The Mercedes GLA only delivers 208-horsepower through the 2.0-Liter I4 engine that is paired with a seven-speed auto-manual transmission.

Are you looking for a crossover that offers plenty of cargo space for your gear? For the active driver living out the Colorado lifestyle, look to more cargo area for the BMW X1 with the back seats folded forward for a space that extends to 58.7 cubic feet. Significantly more room for your weekend luggage or camping gear compared to the Mercedes-Benz GLA's full cargo capacity of 43.6 cubic feet.


The touchscreen infotainment system is slightly larger inside the BMW X1 compared to the Mercedes-Benz GLA, and both crossover SUVs offer Apple CarPlay and Android along with HD Radio and Bluetooth Connectivity. However, the BMW X1 model's touchscreen is built into the dashboard for a sleeker and smoother appearance compared to the Mercedes-Benz design, which looks like an aftermarket touchscreen attachment.

BMW X1 or Audi Q3: Which Should You Choose?

New BMW X1 in ColoradoNew Audi Q3 in Colorado Springs

So, you are faced with the option of choosing between the BMW X1 and the Audi Q3; which is going to be your best option? When it all comes down to it, it's up to you to decide, but we are here to help at Winslow BMW of Colorado Springs. Let's break down the specs of each vehicle and see which is more favorable.

Turbocharged Engines

Both the X1 and the Q3 feature 2.0-liter turbocharged engines, so plan on getting the same amount of power from whichever you choose. Both SUVs also ring in about the same price, but this is only one of few areas where they share similarities.

Infotainment and Controls

If you want a vehicle that gives you a completely futuristic driving experience then you are going to love the BMW Navigation Business and iDrive onboard computers which come with the BMW X1. Each system has an 8.8-inch high-resolution touchscreen and voice commands that understands you perfectly, the X1 gives you a driving experience like no other. The standard touchscreen display of the Audi Q3 measures the same length, but lacks intuitive voice commands.


Safety should be an important factor in your decision to purchase a vehicle. Both the BMW X1 and the Audi Q3 have great safety systems that are going to give you added confidence and help you avoid accidents. In the X1, you can enjoy features like dynamic cruise control and park distance control that help you effectively keep your space from other vehicles on the road.

Exterior Style

Let's be honest that both the X1 and the Q3 are designed with good taste. We think you might like Y-spoke wheels and run-flat all-season tires that come on the X1 because they have a unique style and won't leave you stranded in the event of a nail or puncture with the technology of run-flat tires.

Test Driving the BMW X1 Is Easy at Winslow BMW of Colorado Springs!

If you want to take a test drive in the new BMW X1 all you have to do is come visit us at our dealership in the Colorado Springs location and ask. You may also schedule a test drive here online; we look forward to meeting you at Winslow BMW of Colorado Springs.