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

2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
2018 BMW 2-Series
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Coupe CLA 250
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe CLA 250 24 37 $30,411 $32,700
4MATIC Coupe CLA 250 24 32 $32,271 $34,700
4MATIC Coupe AMG CLA 45 23 30 $46,872 $50,400
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Coupe 230i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe 230i 24 35 $33,005 $34,950
Coupe 230i xDrive 24 33 $34,865 $36,950
Convertible 230i 24 34 $38,400 $40,750
Convertible 230i xDrive 23 33 $40,260 $42,750
Coupe M240i 21 30 $42,770 $45,450
Coupe M240i xDrive 21 30 $44,630 $47,450
Convertible M240i 21 30 $47,045 $50,050
Convertible M240i xDrive 21 30 $48,905 $52,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,411
$33,005
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,700
$34,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$545 / month
$583 / 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
24 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56 54.4
Second Leg Room (in)
27.1 33
Front Leg Room (in)
40.2 41.5
Second Head Room (in)
35.4 36.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 53.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 40.1
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
182.3 174.7
Height, Overall (in)
56.6 55.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.8 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 105.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70 69.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 59.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 13.8
Brakes
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)
11.6 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)
12.6 12.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.8 13.7
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 35.8
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P205/50HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P205/50HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3274 3373
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 170
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
208 @ 5500 248 @ 5200
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 @ 1250 258 @ 1450
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 2.81
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.67 2.14
Trans Type
7 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.31
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.43 3.20
Trans Order Code
429 2TB
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.72
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.86 5.00
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.64
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CLA BMW 2 Series
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
6.1 6.3

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