2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG® CLA45 vs. 2016 BMW M235i
High-performing and quick on the uptake, the Mercedes-Benz AMG® CLA45 and BMW M235i are prime examples of a luxury coupe with an athletic spirit. For this reason, the Mercedes-Benz CLA model and the BMW 2 Series coupes remain popular choices in their segment. So, which vehicle is the better choice for drivers around Orangeville and Caledon? Mercedes-Benz Brampton in the Greater Toronto Area has matched up the 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG® CLA45 vs. the 2016 BW M235i for your convenience!
Turbocharged Engine Power
Built with advanced turbochargers and manually interactive automatic transmissions, these two luxury coupes promise an unforgettably smooth performance. Under the hood of the BMW M235i rests a 3.0L turbo V6 engine, while the Mercedes-Benz AMG® CLA45 houses a handcrafted AMG® 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder engine. When aligned side-by-side, the AMG® CLA45 coupe’s 2.0L turbo emerges as the more powerful machine, doling out 355 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque to the M235i coupe’s 320 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque. What’s more, the Mercedes-Benz AMG® CLA45 accelerates from 0 to 97 kph in just 4.1 seconds, while the BMW clocks in at 4.4 seconds.
Drivetrain and Fuel Economy
In the handling department, matching up the 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG® CLA45 vs. the 2016 BMW M235i reveals a nearly even match. Both luxury coupes come standard with performance brakes, sporty multi-link independent suspension, and multiple driver-selectable driving modes, resulting in a customizable driving experience. The Mercedes-Benz AMG® CLA45, however, comes standard with AMG® Performance 4MATIC® all-wheel drive – one of the lightest, most adaptable drivetrain systems in the luxury segment. When it comes to fuel efficiency, the AMG® CLA45 surprisingly outdoes even the M235i with rear-wheel drive, netting a 10.2 city/7.6 L/100 km highway rating, while the BMW M235i gets a 11.8 L/100 km the city. Fuel economy for the M235i with xDrive all-wheel drive drops even lower to a 7.8 L/100 km on the highway.
Standard Safety Systems
With standard features like Bi-Xenon headlamps, comprehensive airbags, Brake Assist, and an illuminated entry system, it’s easy to see why the AMG® CLA45 and M235i are top luxury coupe picks in the Greater Toronto Area. Various driver assist technologies are also available for both models, including a rearview camera and lane-departure warning system. Unlike the BMW M235i coupe, though, the Mercedes-Benz AMG® CLA45 coupe includes some driver assist technologies as part of its standard safety package. One such system is COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS® – a frontal crash mitigation system with Adaptive Brake Assist. In addition, the AMG® CLA45 tacks on driver-adjustable ATTENTION ASSIST® for support on long journeys.
Meet Your Luxury Coupe Today!
The new AMG® CLA45 coupe is not only more powerful and fuel-efficient than the M235i coupe, it’s also outfitted with intelligent, high-tech safety features. Contact us by phone or inquiry form Monday through Saturday to test drive the 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG® CLA45 for yourself! Located at 10 Coachworks Crescent in the Greater Toronto Area, Mercedes-Benz Brampton proudly serve drivers in Orangeville, Caledon, and beyond!