Compare 2016 BMW 4-Series vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz C Class vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class

2016 BMW 4-Series
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2016 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
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2-Door Conv 428i RWD SULEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4 Series 2-Door Conv 428i RWD SULEV 23 34 $46,500 $50,000
4 Series 2-Door Conv 428i xDrive AWD SULEV 21 33 $48,340 $52,000
4 Series 2-Door Conv 435i RWD 20 31 $52,895 $56,950
4 Series 2-Door Conv 435i xDrive AWD 20 29 $54,735 $58,950
4 Series 2-Door Coupe 428i RWD 22 34 $39,000 $41,850
4 Series 2-Door Coupe 428i RWD SULEV 23 35 $39,000 $41,850
4 Series 2-Door Coupe 428i xDrive AWD SULEV 22 34 $40,840 $43,850
4 Series 2-Door Coupe 435i RWD 20 31 $44,800 $48,150
4 Series 2-Door Coupe 435i xDrive AWD 20 30 $46,640 $50,150
4 Series 4-Door Sedan 428i RWD Gran Coupe SULEV 23 34 $38,820 $41,650
4 Series 4-Door Sedan 428i xDrive AWD Gran Coupe SULEV 22 34 $40,660 $43,650
4 Series 4-Door Sedan 435i RWD Gran Coupe 20 31 $44,615 $47,950
4 Series 4-Door Sedan 435i xDrive AWD Gran Coupe 20 30 $46,455 $49,950
M4 2-Door Conv 17 26 $68,765 $74,200
M4 2-Door Coupe 17 26 $60,945 $65,700
M4 2-Door Coupe GTS 16 23 $123,050 $133,205
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4-Door Sedan AMG C 63 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C-Class 4-Door Sedan AMG C 63 RWD 18 25 $60,683 $65,250
C-Class 4-Door Sedan AMG C 63 S RWD 18 25 $68,123 $73,250
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 4MATIC 24 31 $38,084 $40,950
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Luxury 4MATIC 24 31 $38,084 $40,950
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Luxury RWD 25 34 $36,224 $38,950
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 RWD 25 34 $36,224 $38,950
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Sport 4MATIC 24 31 $38,084 $40,950
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Sport RWD 25 34 $36,224 $38,950
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 350e Luxury RWD N/A N/A $42,306 $45,490
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 350e RWD N/A N/A $42,306 $45,490
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 450 AMG 4MATIC 21 29 $47,244 $50,800
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4-Door Sedan AMG CLA 45 4MATIC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CLA 4-Door Sedan AMG CLA 45 4MATIC 23 31 $46,035 $49,500
CLA 4-Door Sedan CLA 250 4MATIC 24 33 $31,667 $34,050
CLA 4-Door Sedan CLA 250 FWD 26 38 $29,807 $32,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,500
$60,683
$46,035
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$50,000
$65,250
$49,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$833 / month
$1088 / month
$825 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
9.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 BMW 4-Series Coupe and Convertible break away from the 3-Series sedans with a little more flamboyance. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is one very charming luxury car; in AMG trim, it's risen above and beyond Bavarian levels of handling. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA is tight on rear-seat space, and on value—but long on style and in AMG trim, explosive performance.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 18 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 25 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.1 35.2 27.1
Passenger Capacity
4 5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.7 40.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.1 35.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.8 55 53.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 40.9 38.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 55.3 56
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
54.5 56.5 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 60.9 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 111.8 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.9 72.4 70
Track Width, Front (in)
60.8 63.3 61.3
Length, Overall (in)
182.6 187 184.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.8 12.6 13.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 14.2 13
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 15.4 13.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 18 14.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 37 36.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA STDTR
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45VR18 P265/40ZR18 P235/40WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA STDTR
Front Tire Size
P225/45VR18 P245/40ZR18 P235/40WR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3995 3856 3494
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 9.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 180 115
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
900 - -
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 1250 479 @ 1750 350 @ 2250
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 4.0 L/243 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 5000 469 @ 5500 375 @ 6000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 18 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 20 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 25 31
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.37 1.19
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 - -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82 1.16
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.34 3.86
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 2.82 2.44
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.92 2.90
Trans Type
8 7 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.73 0.94
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.00 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.42 3.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.89 2.43
Trans Order Code
2TB NA 429
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Sedan 4MATIC
Vehicle Name
BMW 4 Series Mercedes-Benz C-Class Mercedes-Benz CLA
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
6.5 8.8 6.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4.0 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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-
Overall Side Crash Rating
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-
Side Barrier Rating
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-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
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-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
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Rollover Rating
-
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