Compare 2015 BMW 2-Series vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class

2015 BMW 2-Series
2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
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2-Door Conv 228i RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2 Series 2-Door Conv 228i RWD 23 34 $35,370 $37,900
2 Series 2-Door Conv 228i xDrive AWD 22 33 $37,025 $39,700
2 Series 2-Door Conv M235i RWD 21 32 $44,385 $47,700
2 Series 2-Door Coupe 228i RWD 23 36 $30,030 $32,100
2 Series 2-Door Coupe 228i RWD SULEV 23 36 $30,030 $32,100
2 Series 2-Door Coupe 228i xDrive AWD 23 35 $31,690 $33,900
2 Series 2-Door Coupe 228i xDrive AWD SULEV 23 35 $31,690 $33,900
2 Series 2-Door Coupe M235i RWD 21 32 $40,150 $43,100
2 Series 2-Door Coupe M235i xDrive AWD 20 30 $41,810 $44,900
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4-Door Sedan CLA 250 4MATIC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CLA-Class 4-Door Sedan CLA 250 4MATIC 24 33 $31,155 $33,500
CLA-Class 4-Door Sedan CLA 250 FWD 26 38 $29,295 $31,500
CLA-Class 4-Door Sedan CLA 45 AMG 4MATIC 23 31 $45,105 $48,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,370
$31,155
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,900
$33,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$632 / month
$558 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 BMW 2-Series is a well-rounded luxury sports coupe with looks, handling, features, and speed that belie its entry-level positioning. The 2015 CLA is a small Mercedes done right, with enough of the brand's style and refinement mixed with a dash of youthfulness.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 40.2
Second Head Room (in)
37 35.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
42.2 53.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.5 38.2
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 56
Second Leg Room (in)
31.8 27.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.8 70
Track Width, Front (in)
59.9 60.9
Length, Overall (in)
174.7 182.3
Height, Overall (in)
55.6 56.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.8 13.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 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)
12.3 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.7 14.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 36
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/50HR17 P225/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R02
Front Tire Size
P205/50HR17 P225/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA R02
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3625 3395
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 115
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 1250 258 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 5000 208 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 27
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.43
Trans Order Code
2TB NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.84
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.05
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.05
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 3.86
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.08 4.13
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.67
Trans Type
8 7
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 2 Series Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class
Body Style
Convertible 4MATIC
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 6.7

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