2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs 2021 BMW 2 Series Comparison

Comparing Luxury Cars for Southern California: 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs 2021 BMW 2 Series

These days, many luxury automakers have created a "four-door coupe" model. It's a compelling option in the premium car segment, combining the convenient rear seat access of a four-door sedan with the sleek, sporty shape of a coupe. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA is our entry-level four-door coupe, and it's a fantastic choice to elevate the way you get around from Murrieta to Menifee.

But we understand that you have a choice when it comes to your next luxury car. To show you why Mercedes-Benz is the right choice, we'll compare the 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA side-by-side with the 2021 BMW 2 Series. As you'll see, for just a bit more than the price of the 2 Series Gran Coupe, you can get a better-equipped, more sophisticated, more advanced vehicle in the CLA.

Mercedes-Benz CLA Sunroof

2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs 2021 BMW 2 Series: Comfort

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA is a bit more costly than the 2021 BMW 2 Series at the entry level -- but it's a whole lot better equipped. Your investment will be rewarded with standard features like a gorgeous panoramic sunroof, power front seats with four-way lumbar support adjustment and 64-color LED ambient interior lighting for that premium touch. Similar features are available on the 2021 BMW 2 Series, but they're not standard. You'll have to pay more for them as options -- making the 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA an even better value than its BMW rival.


Mercedes-Benz CLA Interior

2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs 2021 BMW 2 Series: Technology

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA comes standard with USB-C charging ports so everyone can keep their mobile devices ready to go -- even in the back seats, with a total of four USB ports! The 2021 BMW 2 Series comes with only 2 charging ports in the front seats at the entry level. Furthermore, every 2021 CLA model comes standard with a 7" fully digital instrument cluster. That's superior to the 5" digital instrument cluster in entry-level 2021 BMW 2 Series models which incorporates traditional gauges and indicators. From the intuitive MBUX multimedia system to the Natural Language Understanding voice control, everything you need is easily at hand in the Mercedes-Benz CLA.

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Mercedes-Benz CLA Driving Modes

2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs 2021 BMW 2 Series: Performance

With identical manufacturer-estimated 0-60 MPH times of 6.3 seconds, it's not power but precision that defines which performance car is better to drive. That's why the 7G-DCT dual-clutch automatic transmission in the 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA makes a difference. The dual-clutch can pre-select the next gear you'll want. So it can shift faster than any manual or traditional automatic. That makes for a smoother, more instantaneous response. The 8-speed automatic transmission in the 2021 BMW 2 Series just isn't as refined.

For an even sportier appearance, you can also select the available lowered comfort suspension. Without sacrificing a comfortable, quiet ride around town, the Mercedes-Benz CLA offers a more aggressive, aerodynamic stance from the factory. There's no factory-equipped, warranty-backed lowered suspension option available on the 2 Series.


Mercedes-Benz CLA LED Headlights

2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs 2021 BMW 2 Series: Safety

With standard ATTENTION ASSIST® technology, every 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA can detect drowsy or distracted driving patterns. You'll receive a gentle reminder in the dashboard when it's time to consider a cup of coffee or switching drivers on that longer journey. That's a feature you don't get on the 2021 BMW 2 Series. Neither is the available built-in dashcam, which records your drive for added safety, security and peace of mind -- without any unsightly aftermarket additions.

Furthermore, both models feature the same suite of standard driver assistance features, such as automatic emergency braking and blind spot monitoring. Both are available with distance-pacing cruise control with stop-and-go capability as an option.

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The 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA has a starting MSRP of $37,850. That means, for just a couple thousand dollars more than they're asking for the 2021 BMW 2 Series, you can upgrade to an even more premium, more advanced, more exciting Mercedes-Benz. To take a test drive, give us a call to schedule an appointment or simply stop by when it's convenient. We look forward to helping you make a new Mercedes-Benz a part of your life. It's truly the best way to change the way you get around from Lake Elsinore to Wildomar.

2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA 2021 BMW 2-Series (Gran Coupe)
$37,850 Starting MSRP* $35,700
221 Standard Horsepower 228
258 Standard Torque (lb-ft) 258
7-Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic Transmission Transmission 8-Speed Automatic Transmission
Up To 35 MPG Fuel Economy Up To 33 MPG
Standard Panorama Roof Available Upgrade
Standard Power Lumbar Support Available Upgrade
Standard LED Ambient Interior Lighting Available Upgrade
Standard Rear Seat USB Ports Available Upgrade
Standard Apple CarPlay™ / Android Auto™ Standard
2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA
2021 BMW 2-Series (Gran Coupe)
$37,850
Starting MSRP*
$35,700
221
Standard Horsepower
228
258
Standard Torque (lb-ft)
258
7-Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic Transmission
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic Transmission
Up To 35 MPG
Fuel Economy
Up To 33 MPG
Standard
Panorama Roof
Available Upgrade
Standard
Power Lumbar Support
Available Upgrade
Standard
LED Ambient Interior Lighting
Available Upgrade
Standard
Rear Seat USB Ports
Available Upgrade
Standard
Apple CarPlay™ / Android Auto™
Standard

*Base MSRP excludes transportation and handling charges, destination charges, taxes, title, registration, preparation and documentary fees, tags, labor and installation charges, insurance, and optional equipment, products, packages and accessories. Actual vehicle price may vary by Dealer.

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