2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG® CLA 45 vs 2017 BMW M240i Coupe

2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 vs 2017 BMW M240i Coupe

Maybe a sporty coupe is all you need to get those heads turning on the streets. The options out there are endless, but if you’re looking for a recognizable big name without spending six figures, two options immediately come to mind. Re-evaluate your schedule and put this at the top of your to-do list: weigh the pros and cons of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG® CLA 45 vs 2017 BMW M240i Coupe.

When you look at these two closely, you’ll see the aesthetics are similar but definitely not the same. While the BMW has a raised ceiling with greater ground clearance, the AMG® CLA 45 is built for performance. The sleek edges, sharp curves and ground-hugging build give it an athletic prowess that lets you know it was built for the race track while the three-dimensional yet aerodynamic structure captivates onlookers in a way only Mercedes-Benz can.

2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG® CLA 45


2017 BMW M240i Coupe

$50,400 MSRP $44,450
23 city/30 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 21 city/32 hwy mpg
7 Speed Automatic Transmission 8-Speed Automatic
375 Horsepower 335
350 lb-ft Torque 369 lb-ft
4.1 seconds 0 to 60 time Not Available
AWD Drivetrain FWD
8 Number of Airbags 7
Standard PRESAFE® Not Available
Standard Vehicle Theft Tracking/Notification Not Available
8 inches Entertainment Screen Size 8 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

DISTRONIC PLUS in the 2018 AMG® CLA 45

Maybe not everyone on the road wants to cruise as fast as you. That’s not a huge deal - until you’re stuck behind them. At that point it’s an endless cycle of speeding up and slowing back down. The 2018 AMG® CLA 45 is equipped with DISTRONIC PLUS intelligent cruise control, a system which makes driving less of a hassle and more convenient. When engaged, DISTRONIC PLUS will set a certain distance between you and the car in front of you. As they slow down, so will you. When they speed up, you’ll do so until you hit the speed the cruise control was originally set at. There’s no resetting and readjusting the cruise control. Relax. The AMG® CLA 45 has you covered.

Mercedes-Benz and BMW have been going head to head for years, but in this matchup of similar models, we think there’s no doubt the AMG® CLA 45 wins out. To see this sporty coupe for yourself, get in touch with the team here at World WIde Motors in Indianapolis or set up a test drive right here on our website!

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