2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs 2017 BMW 2 Series

The luxurious Mercedes-Benz CLA received a stylish facelift for the 2017 model-year, with new front and rear bumpers as well as new light-alloy wheel designs. The new CLA also received a multitude of interior enhancements, including new seat covers and trim parts, as well as chrome-plated controls, while safety and comfort is improved via performance headlamps, Hands-Free Access and enhanced smartphone integration. In short, the CLA raised the bar even higher for the entry-level luxury coupe segment. See how it stacks up against the competition in this 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs 2017 BMW 2 Series comparison.

If you desire a luxury coupe that delivers both high-level performance and efficiency, then the CLA is the better choice. It generates an impressive 258 lb-ft of torque out of its high-tech 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine, which edges out the 2.0L 4-cylinder in the BMW 228i (253 lb-ft of torque). On the efficiency front, the CLA delivers an impressive fuel economy of 26 city/38 hwy mpg. In comparison, the BMW 228 gets 22 city/35 hwy mpg. The CLA also delivers an impressive driving experience with its advanced electromechanical power steering that gives you quicker response in corners and easier maneuvering at low speeds, as well as precise on-center feel and straight-line stability.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 VS 2017 BMW 228i
$32,400 Base MSRP $32,850
26 city/38 hwy mpg Fuel Economy 22 city/35 hwy mpg
208/258 Horsepower/Torque 240/253
5 Passenger Capacity 4

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Despite being a performance-orientated coupe, the CLA can easily fit five passengers, while the BMW 228i can only seat four. The interior of CLA also offers a wide array of comfort and convenience features. Both front seats feature sport contours with deep side bolsters, while MB-Tex upholstery offers a rich appearance and supple leather-like feel, even in cold weather. With the dual-zone automatic climate control, you can separate left and right temperature controls that allow the driver and front passenger to enjoy personalized comfort, and with 13.1 cu-ft of space, the trunk of the CLA provides plenty of room to carry your items.

While beauty is in the eye of the beholder, it's hard to dispute the attractiveness of the CLA. All models now have a new front bumper with a strip that comes in silver, black or chrome. The rear bumper is optionally available with a panel incorporating a trim strip in chrome or black between the tailpipes. The tailpipe trim panels themselves are now integrated flush into the bumper. This adds visual width to the vehicle and ensures a superior high-quality appearance thanks to even and narrow gaps where the panels join. The CLA also comes standard with 17-inch wheels that feature five wide spokes with subtle sculpting. They're also outfitted with all-season Extended Mobility tires.

Do you live in the Seattle-area? Would you like to get behind the wheel of the 2017 CLA? If so, then feel free to get in touch with us at Mercedes-Benz of Seattle!

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