Now that the 2009 Audi Q5 and the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK have made their debut at the Beijing Motor Show, we were wondering (assuming that you’re in the market for a compact SUV) which small off-roader you would consider buying given other choices including the Volvo XC60 and the BMW X3. Obviously you’ll be disregarding pricing in your decision as of right now since pricing for the first three will be announced closer to launch date.
2009 Audi Q5: U.S. will get a 3.2L V6 FSI direct-injection unit that will produces 265-hp and 243 lb-ft of torque. 0-60 will come in at 6.8 seconds.
2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK: Arriving in U.S. in January 2009 power will come from a 3.5L V6 engine that produces 268-hp, giving it the ability to do 0-60 in 6.5 seconds.
2009 Volvo XC60: North American market will get a 6-cylinder turbocharged T6 engine that produces 285-hp.
2008 BMW X3: Next-generation isn’t expected until late 2009/early 2010. Currently offered in a 3.2L 6-cylinder engine producing 260-hp. 0-60 comes in 6.9 seconds.
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2009 Volvo XC60: