Audi Q5 3 0 TDI vs MercedesBen ML 250 CDI (Part 1) The news…

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Audi Q5 3.0 TDI vs Mercedes-Ben ML 250 CDI (Part 1)

We the ML 250 CDI a winner just three ago. But can it fend off a fresh from the much improved Q5?

What’s new?

When against the BMW X3and Volvo in our January 2013 issue, the ML 250 CDI easily outdid its competitors. But with the arrival of the much Audi Q5, A things might not be so for the big Merc. The face lifted Q5 to be a big step up from the old car – it promises to better, has a new eight-speed automatic the design is more appealing and the has got some upgrades too. advantage this particular Q5 has in test is a much more 3.0-liter V6 diesel motor.

So is the smaller-hearted, bigger bodied with its more premium too much of a compromise in terms of compared to the Q5 3.0 TDI, or will its luxury package take scalp?

Audi Q5 3.0 TDI vs Mercedes-Ben ML 250 CDI

are they like to drive?

Q5 3.0 TDI: 4/5

Mercedes-Ben ML 250 CDI: 4/5

The ML 250 CDI is by a 201bhp, 2.2-liter, four-cylinder engine rather than the 3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel in the ML 350 But before you question this refinement, you should know it is quiet for a four-cylinder motor and is too. What’s more, its is also surprisingly good. an 8.8-second 0-100kph time it around two seconds slower the ML 350 CDI, but in most driving you really can’t feel the deficit. It’s only you are on an open road that you the ML 250 CDI takes some time to more pace. This is down to the seven-speed automatic which doesn’t respond to sudden changes in throttle Even tugging on the beautifully paddle-shifters doesn’t help to this end.

No such problems with the Q5, whose eight-speed automatic is almost mind-reading in the way it changes based on your driving Considering the Q5 3.0 TDI is a size smaller the ML and has 245bhp on tap, it is easily the of the two. It is blisteringly fast for an SUV of size. On the highway, the Audi to pull off some slick moves and maintains high speeds easily. The tall gear also means the always feels very and composed; this is apparent the moment you start the engine. At it’s almost impossible to if the V6 is running. The engine is smooth, and relaxed.

Ride handling

Audi Q5 3.0 4/5

Mercedes-Benz ML 350 CDI AT Base

Mercedes-Ben ML 250 CDI: 4/5

Another worth noting is that the ML 250 CDI do with conventional steel as opposed to the more luxurious air that its bigger brother the 350 CDI This is not as bad as it sounds, because the ride isn’t all that from the air-suspension version. The ride is a bit firm, but it flattens out as you go faster. And like all Mercs, one is absolutely, unshakably stable at speeds. This unflustered and the incredibly well-insulated cabin for a very calm and relaxed experience.

Q5 3.0 TDI’s performance is on an another compared to the Mercedes

The ML is not as engaging to as the Q5 – it’s not particularly eager to quick direction changes and you can the near-2.2-tonne weight moving during sharp maneuvers. But again, it’s not too sloppy. all-wheel-drive grip and a steering wonderfully fluid in its action, some pleasure to be had in driving it on a flowing road.

As for the Q5, gone is the fidgety ride of the old it now feels much more and bump absorption is first The softer spring and damper means the Q5 glides over surfaces without much and low-speed ride is much than the ML’s.

ML 250 CDI performs and the engine is pretty smooth and

Despite its size and weight, the Q5 is decent to punt around The steering is typically Audi light and effortless, but devoid of The four-wheel-drive setup is biased road driving, which the SUV a nice handling balance the going gets brisk. from the base Premium all Q5s get adjustable dampers, and if you set them to mode, it surprises you with its Body movements are well and it grips willingly and steers

Mercedes-Benz ML 350 CDI AT Base
Mercedes-Benz ML 350 CDI AT Base
Mercedes-Benz ML 350 CDI AT Base

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