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2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class Change
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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan CLA250 FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD CLA250 26 38 $27,807 $29,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC CLA250 24 32 $29,667 $31,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC CLA45 AMG 23 31 $44,129 $47,450
2-Door Coupe 128i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 128i N/A N/A $28,980 $31,500
2-Door Coupe 135i N/A N/A $36,430 $39,600
2-Door Convertible 128i N/A N/A $34,225 $37,200
2-Door Convertible 135i N/A N/A $40,850 $44,400
2-Door Convertible 135is N/A N/A $44,390 $48,250
2-Door Coupe 135is N/A N/A $40,065 $43,550
2-Door Coupe SULEV 128i N/A N/A $28,980 $31,500
2-Door Convertible SULEV 128i N/A N/A $34,225 $37,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,807
$28,980
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,900
$31,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$498 / month
$525 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line A scaled-down CLS with turbocharged performance, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA proves the car world is shrinking--even at the luxury level. The 2013 BMW 1-Series is part small luxury coupe, part sports car, and if you're okay with a tight interior and a sometimes-frustrating iDrive, you'll find happiness.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 38 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.2 53.400
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 37.900
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56 54.000
Second Leg Room (in) 27.1 32.000
Front Leg Room (in) 40.2 41.400
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Head Room (in) 35.4 37.100
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 86.000
Front Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 182.3 172.200
Height, Overall (in) 56.6 56.000
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.8 59.600
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 104.700
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70 68.800
Track Width, Front (in) 60.9 58.300
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.1 10.000
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 11.800 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 11.800 x - TBD -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake Type - Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 14.000
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36 35.100
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 16.000
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/45HR17 P205/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code R02 NA
Front Tire Size P225/45HR17 P205/50R17
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code R02 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3262 3252
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 115 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 208 @ 5500 230 @ 6500
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas I6
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 1250 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0 L/121 3.0L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38 - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 - TBD -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 30 - TBD -
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.38 3.940
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.43 2.460
Trans Order Code NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.05 1.230
Trans Description Cont. Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.05 0.850
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.86 4.320
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.13 3.230
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.67 1.660
Trans Type 7 6
Clutch Size (in) - - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class BMW 1 Series
Body Style Sedan Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.1 - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - - TBD -
 
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