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

2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
2018 BMW 2-Series
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,872
$38,400
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$50,400
$40,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$840 / month
$679 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The 2018 BMW 2-Series is a competent coupe with plenty of power—even in base trim.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40.2 41.5
Second Head Room (in)
35.6 37
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 42.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 40.5
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56 54.4
Second Leg Room (in)
27.1 31.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 105.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70 69.8
Track Width, Front (in)
61.3 59.9
Length, Overall (in)
183.8 174.7
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 55.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 11.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 11.4
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)
13.8 12.3
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)
14.8 13.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.2 35.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/40WR18 P205/50HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
STDTR NA
Front Tire Size
P235/40WR18 P205/50HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
STDTR NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3450 3680
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 170
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
350 @ 2250 258 @ 1450
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
375 @ 6000 248 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 27
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.10 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.43 3.20
Trans Order Code
429 2TB
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 0.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.72
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.86 5.00
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.13 2.81
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.90 2.14
Trans Type
7 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.31
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.64
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CLA BMW 2 Series
Body Style
4MATIC Convertible
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
6.8 6.6

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