BMW 3 Series vs Mercedes-Benz CLA Comparison

    BMW 3 Series

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    2024 BMW
    3 Series
    vs
    2024 Mercedes-Benz
    CLA
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    How they stack...

    CarExpert Score
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    8.1
    NA
    0.0
    Based on the BMW 3 Series 30i M SPORT
    Based on the Mercedes-Benz CLA
    Best suitable for...
    LuxuryLuxury
    Driving the familyDriving the family
    Transporting thingsTransporting things
    Fuel Efficiency
    40L - 59L
    100 to 472 km
    43L - 51L
    245 to 372 km
    ANCAP Safety Rating
    Warranty
    5 year
    warranty
    5 year
    warranty
    MSRP
    $80,200 - $106,200
    $76,900 - $85,900
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    CarExpert's Take

    Matt Campbell
    Senior Contributor
    Matt Campbell drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • A fairly complete offering
    • Sumptuous interior appointments
    • Now with five-year warranty
    Misses
    • Considerably more expensive now
    • Ride is too firm, even on adaptive dampers
    • M340i xDrive is just a few grand extra
    NA

    Standard Features

    Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    Wireless phone charger
    Powered tailgate
    Rear air vents
    Adaptive cruise control
    Climate control
    Reversing sensors
    Reversing camera
    Autonomous emergency braking

    Optional Features

    • Carbon Fibre Trim Finishers (+$1,200)
    • Executive Pack (+$1,000)
    NA

    Colours Available

    The 2023 BMW 3 Series range is available in the following exterior paint colours

    • Alpine White
    • Black Sapphire metallic
    • Melbourne Red metallic
    • Mineral White metallic
    • M Portimao Blue metallic
    • M Brooklyn Grey metallic (NEW)
    • Skyscraper Grey metallic (NEW)
    • Dravit Grey BMW Individual metallic
    • Tanzanite Blue BMW Individual metallic

    Metallic paint costs an additional $2000, while BMW Individual metallic paints cost an additional $3850 unless they’re bought in combination with the Visibility package, making them an additional $1850.

    The 2024 Mercedes-Benz CLA range, depending on the variant, is available in the following exterior paint colours:

    • Cosmos Black metallic
    • Hyperblue Metallic (NEW)
    • Spectral Blue Metallic (NEW)
    • Iridium Silver Metallic
    • Digital White Metallic
    • Mountain Grey Metallic
    • Manufaktur Patagonia Red Metallic

    Specs

    Type
    TURBO DIRECT F/INJTURBO DIRECT F/INJ
    Size (cc)
    1998 - 29981332 - 1991
    Size (L)
    3.0L, 2.0L1.3L, 2.0L
    Induction
    TURBO 6, TURBO 4TURBO 4
    Camshaft
    DUAL OVERHEAD CAMDUAL OVERHEAD CAM
    Valves/Ports per Cylinder
    16 - 2416
    Power
    135kW - 285kW120kW - 165kW
    Power RPM
    4500 - 55005500
    Torque
    300Nm - 500Nm250Nm - 350Nm
    Torque RPM
    1350 - 18001620 - 1800
    Bore Stroke
    --
    Compression Ratio
    1110.5 - 10.6

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