Compare 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class

2016 Alfa Romeo 4C
2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 24 34 $53,857 $55,900
2-Door Convertible Spider 24 34 $63,357 $65,900
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4-Door Sedan FWD CLA 250
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD CLA 250 26 38 $29,807 $32,050
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC CLA 250 24 33 $31,667 $34,050
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC AMG CLA 45 23 31 $46,035 $49,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$53,857
$29,807
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$55,900
$32,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$932 / month
$534 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C is a dazzling purist's sports car with great power and handling but little in terms of space and comfort. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA is tight on rear-seat space, and on value—but long on style and in AMG trim, explosive performance.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 40.2
Front Head Room (in)
38 38.2
Passenger Capacity
2 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
49.8 56
Second Leg Room (in)
- 27.1
Second Head Room (in)
- 35.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 53.2
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
157 182.3
Height, Overall (in)
46.6 56.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
93.7 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.5 70
Track Width, Front (in)
64.5 60.9
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 11.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.5 14.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.5 36
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
TAK NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/40YR18 P225/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
TAK NA
Front Tire Size
P205/45YR17 P225/45HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2465 3395
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 115
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 -
Engine
Displacement
1.7 L/106 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
237 @ 6000 208 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2200 258 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
EBC NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 26
Transmission
Trans Type
6 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12 4.13
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.27 2.43
Trans Order Code
DA5 429
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 1.05
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 1.05
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15 3.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 2.67
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Sedan
Vehicle Name
Alfa Romeo 4C Mercedes-Benz CLA
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 5.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13.1

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