Compare 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class vs 2013 BMW 1-Series

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
2013 BMW 1-Series
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4-Door Sedan FWD CLA250
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
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2-Door Coupe SULEV 128i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 128i N/A N/A $28,980 $31,500
2-Door Coupe SULEV 128i N/A N/A $28,980 $31,500
2-Door Convertible 128i N/A N/A $34,225 $37,200
2-Door Convertible SULEV 128i N/A N/A $34,225 $37,200
2-Door Coupe 135i N/A N/A $36,430 $39,600
2-Door Coupe 135is N/A N/A $40,065 $43,550
2-Door Convertible 135i N/A N/A $40,850 $44,400
2-Door Convertible 135is N/A N/A $44,390 $48,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,807
$28,980
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,900
$31,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$498 / month
$525 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
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
City
26 mpg N/A mpg
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
Gasoline Direct 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 (Est) - 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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