Compare 2021 BMW 2-Series vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz A Class vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class

2021 BMW 2-Series
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228i Gran Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2 Series 228i Gran Coupe 24 33 $33,700 $35,700
2 Series 228i xDrive Gran Coupe 23 33 $35,560 $37,700
2 Series 230i Convertible 23 33 $39,420 $41,850
2 Series 230i Coupe 25 32 $33,885 $35,900
2 Series 230i xDrive Convertible 21 30 $41,280 $43,850
2 Series 230i xDrive Coupe 21 30 $35,745 $37,900
2 Series M235i xDrive Gran Coupe 23 32 $42,815 $45,500
2 Series M240i Convertible 21 30 $47,885 $50,950
2 Series M240i Coupe 21 30 $43,605 $46,350
2 Series M240i xDrive Convertible 21 30 $49,745 $52,950
2 Series M240i xDrive Coupe 21 30 $45,465 $48,350
M2 Competition Coupe 18 24 $55,275 $58,900
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A 220 4MATIC Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A-Class A 220 4MATIC Sedan 25 34 $33,511 $35,650
A-Class A 220 Sedan 25 36 $31,631 $33,650
A-Class AMG A 35 4MATIC Sedan 22 29 $43,099 $45,850
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AMG CLA 35 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CLA AMG CLA 35 4MATIC Coupe 22 29 $44,979 $47,850
CLA AMG CLA 45 4MATIC Coupe 20 29 $52,029 $55,350
CLA CLA 250 4MATIC Coupe 24 33 $37,459 $39,850
CLA CLA 250 Coupe 25 35 $35,579 $37,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,700
$33,511
$44,979
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,700
$35,650
$47,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$595 / month
$594 / month
$798 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
6.6
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
No matter the flavor, the 2021 BMW 2-Series lineup offers plenty of appeal—if not so much back-seat room. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class is a cheap way to get into the three-pointed star’s lineup, but it doesn’t skimp on much. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is a stylish little sedan with plenty of personality and a hefty price tag.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 25 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 34 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 40.3 38.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 55.1 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
34.4 33.9 33.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.8 41.8
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 37.2 35.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 54 54
Front Hip Room (in)
- 57.4 -
Second Hip Room (in)
- 56.9 -
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 179.1 184.8
Height, Overall (in)
55.9 56.9 55.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 60.9 63.3
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 107.4 107.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 70.7 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 61.7 63.4
Liftover Height (in)
- 26.5 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12 8.6 11.6
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.6 13
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12.6 13.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.5 13.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 36.1 -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
927 R02 R02
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45VR17 P205/55HR17 P235/40HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
927 R02 R02
Front Tire Size
P225/45VR17 P205/55HR17 P235/40HR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3393 3395 3505
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 6.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 6.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA NA
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1450 221 @ 1600 295 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
228 @ 5000 188 @ 5800 302 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 25 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 34 29
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.18 10.04 10.04
Trans Order Code
205 NA 426
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 4.34 4.92
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 - -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 2.51 2.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.52 15.95 15.93
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.96 - 3.46
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 6.36 6.93
Trans Type
8 7 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 2.00 2.23
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.24 3.21 3.61
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.22 13.95 12.81
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 2 Series Mercedes-Benz A-Class Mercedes-Benz CLA
Body Style
Sedan 4MATIC Sedan 4MATIC
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 6.3 7.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 115 115
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