Compare 2015 BMW 4-Series vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class

2015 BMW 4-Series
2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
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2-Door Conv 428i RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4 Series 2-Door Conv 428i RWD 23 34 $45,350 $48,750
4 Series 2-Door Conv 428i RWD SULEV 23 34 $45,350 $48,750
4 Series 2-Door Conv 428i xDrive AWD 21 33 $47,190 $50,750
4 Series 2-Door Conv 428i xDrive AWD SULEV 21 33 $47,190 $50,750
4 Series 2-Door Conv 435i RWD 20 31 $50,510 $54,900
4 Series 2-Door Conv 435i xDrive AWD 20 29 $52,850 $56,900
4 Series 2-Door Coupe 428i RWD 23 35 $37,990 $40,750
4 Series 2-Door Coupe 428i RWD SULEV 23 35 $37,990 $40,750
4 Series 2-Door Coupe 428i xDrive AWD 22 33 $39,830 $42,750
4 Series 2-Door Coupe 428i xDrive AWD SULEV 22 33 $39,830 $42,750
4 Series 2-Door Coupe 435i RWD 21 32 $43,050 $46,250
4 Series 2-Door Coupe 435i xDrive AWD 20 30 $44,890 $48,250
4 Series 4-Door Sedan 428i RWD Gran Coupe 23 34 $37,575 $40,300
4 Series 4-Door Sedan 428i RWD Gran Coupe SULEV 23 34 $37,575 $40,300
4 Series 4-Door Sedan 428i xDrive AWD Gran Coupe 22 32 $39,415 $42,300
4 Series 4-Door Sedan 428i xDrive AWD Gran Coupe SULEV 22 32 $39,415 $42,300
4 Series 4-Door Sedan 435i RWD Gran Coupe 21 32 $42,635 $45,800
4 Series 4-Door Sedan 435i xDrive AWD Gran Coupe 20 31 $44,475 $47,800
M4 2-Door Conv 17 26 $67,200 $72,500
M4 2-Door Coupe 17 26 $59,565 $64,200
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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

$45,350
$31,155

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$48,750
$33,500

Monthly Payment Estimate

$813 / month
$558 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.2
8.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2015 BMW 4-Series Coupe and Convertible build on the bones of the 3-Series sport sedan, with comparable performance but a little more flesh and flair. 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 Compact Cars

Interior Dimensions

Front Shoulder Room (in)

55.3 56

Second Leg Room (in)

33.1 27.1

Passenger Capacity

4 5

Front Leg Room (in)

42.2 40.2

Second Head Room (in)

37.1 35.4

Second Shoulder Room (in)

49.8 53.2

Front Head Room (in)

40.4 38.2

Exterior Dimensions

Length, Overall (in)

182.6 182.3

Height, Overall (in)

54.5 56.6

Track Width, Rear (in)

62.8 60.8

Wheelbase (in)

110.6 106.3

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

71.9 70

Track Width, Front (in)

60.8 60.9

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

7.8 13.1

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13 12.6

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)

11.8 11.6

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

15.8 14.8

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

37.1 36

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Front Tire Size

P225/50VR17 P225/45HR17

Spare Tire Size

NA NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA R02

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P225/50VR17 P225/45HR17

Rear Tire Order Code

NA R02

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3995 3395

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA NA

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7.5 17 X 7

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA NA

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7.5 17 X 7

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

900 -

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 - City (MPG)

23 24

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

27 27

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

34 33

Transmission

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.14 2.43

Trans Order Code

2TB NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.67 1.05

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.67 -

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)

3.15 4.13

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

2.11 2.67

Trans Type

8 7

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.84 0.84

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.29 0.78

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.29 3.38

Summary

Vehicle Name

BMW 4 Series Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

Body Style

Convertible 4MATIC

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

6.5 (Est) 6.7

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