Interesting and unusual comparison here of the Audi A5 Sportback against the BMW X1 and Mercedes C-class. We don’t necessarily agree on all points, but read for yourself.
The BMW X1, Audi A5 Sportback and Mercedes C-class estate are very different cars, yet they share a price and a target market.
The benchmark is the Mercedes C250 CDI estate. It is the old-school compact family transport. In Elegance trim (we tested Sport) it costs £29,930.
The BMW X1 makes rival cod off-roaders seem overpriced: our test X1 xDrive23d SE may have a silly name, but it costs £29,900.
The Audi A5 Sportback is not only good looking, but also practical, In range-topping S-Line trim it costs £29,975.