A rivalry for the ages, BMW and Mercedes Benz constantly clash with one another in the battle for luxury vehicle supremacy. These two German automotive titans have had a rich history producing quality cars, but only one will rise above in this close comparison between the BMW 2 Series and the Mercedes CLA 250. Let’s take a closer look.
BMW 2 Series
A staple in the BMW lineup, the 2 Series remains an excellent choice for those looking for a sporty two-door coupe. Consisting of a high-class exterior design, a high-gloss black interior trim, and advanced BMW ConnectedDrive technologies, the 2 Series excels in almost every aspect—especially power. The BMW 2 Series’ standard 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft. torque puts you ahead of the competition at a starting price of $38,050.
The BMW Advantage
|Features||2018 BMW 2 Series||2018 Mercedes Benz CLA 250|
|Drivetrain||Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD)||Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Engine type||2.0L I-4||2.0L I-4|
|Horsepower (hp)||248 @ 5200RPM||208 @ 5500RPM|
|Torque (lb-ft.)||258 @ 1450RPM||258 @ 1250RPM|
|Headlight beam||LED low/high beam||Halogen|
|Transmission||6-speed manual||7-speed auto-shift manual|
Performance wise, the BMW 2 Series clearly stands out as the dominant entry-level sports coupe. While it may cost slightly more than the CLA 250, the BMW 2 Series offers more punch and power with its higher 248 horsepower. Meanwhile, the 2 Series also provides brighter and more efficient lighting with a pair of LED headlights and rear lights to give you the clearest vision in the night. Additionally, the BMW 2 Series also gives you more control over your speed with a standard 6-speed manual transmission, compared to the CLA’s 7-speed auto-shift manual.
Overall, the 2 Series is the complete package for those looking for a higher performance coupe with the luxury you come to expect with the BMW brand. To learn more, or book a test drive for the 2 Series, make sure to let us at Edmonton BMW know!