Compare 2018 BMW 2-Series vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class

2018 BMW 2-Series
2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
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230i Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2 Series 230i Convertible 24 34 $38,400 $40,750
2 Series 230i Coupe 24 35 $33,005 $34,950
2 Series 230i xDrive Convertible 23 33 $40,260 $42,750
2 Series 230i xDrive Coupe 24 33 $34,865 $36,950
2 Series M240i Convertible 21 30 $47,045 $50,050
2 Series M240i Coupe 21 30 $42,770 $45,450
2 Series M240i xDrive Convertible 21 30 $48,905 $52,050
2 Series M240i xDrive Coupe 21 30 $44,630 $47,450
M2 Coupe 18 26 $51,185 $54,500
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AMG CLA 45 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CLA AMG CLA 45 4MATIC Coupe 23 30 $46,872 $50,400
CLA CLA 250 4MATIC Coupe 24 32 $32,271 $34,700
CLA CLA 250 Coupe 24 37 $30,411 $32,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,400
$46,872
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,750
$50,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$679 / month
$840 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 BMW 2-Series is a competent coupe with plenty of power—even in base trim. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is a gorgeous shape in an impressive package. Equally impressive? Its ability to get expensive, even despite being the most affordable sedan in Mercedes' stable.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37 35.6
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
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 40.2
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.8 70
Track Width, Front (in)
59.9 61.3
Length, Overall (in)
174.7 183.8
Height, Overall (in)
55.6 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 61.5
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.8 13.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 13
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 13.8
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 36.2
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/50HR17 P235/40WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA STDTR
Front Tire Size
P205/50HR17 P235/40WR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA STDTR
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3680 3450
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 8
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
258 @ 1450 350 @ 2250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
248 @ 5200 375 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 30
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.20 2.43
Trans Order Code
2TB 429
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.19
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.16
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.00 3.86
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.81 4.13
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 2.90
Trans Type
8 7
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.10
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 2 Series Mercedes-Benz CLA
Body Style
Convertible 4MATIC
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.6 6.8

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