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Old 12-06-2012, 12:31 PM
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Mein Auto: 2010 Audi Q5 3.2
Not really a wagon...or a HB...somewhere in between, IMO.
Closest by comparison to the 3-series Touring.

328iT or (SprtWagon)
weight 3594
wheelbase 108.7
width 71.5
length 178.6
height 55.8
Gr.clearance 5.6

X1
weight 3527
wheelbase 106.7
width 70.8
length 176.5
height 60.8
Gr.clearance 7.6

Most dimensions fairly close until you get to the overall height and ground clearance. So if one wants to insist that's it's a "wagon"...then it's a tall wagon. Conversely, if one wants to call it an "SAV", then it's a rather short SAV.
Either way, I'm really liking mine. I will hit 100 miles today!
FWIW, all things being equal, it should cost a minimal amount to manufacture a car with higher ground clearance. Different springs and dampers and maybe a few other drivetrain and steering components. Differerent, however, doesn't always equate to more $$$.
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