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2018 BMW M2 vs. Mercedes-AMG® CLA 45

2018 BMW M2vs. Mercedes-AMG® CLA 45

Shopping for a sporty coupe for a reasonable price-tag? If so, you may have crossed paths with the 2018 BMW M2, but the facts speak for themselves: the 2018 Mercedes-AMG® CLA 45 is both more powerful and cost-effective. It has years of racing heritage built into its powertrain, plus all the luxury of a Mercedes-Benz. Check out the following Mercedes-Benz vs. BMW comparison to make your decision!

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2018 Mercedes-AMG® CLA 45 Coupe VS 2018 BMW M2 Coupe
$50,400 Starting MSRP $54,500
375 hp Horsepower 365 hp
350 lb-ft Torque 343 lb-ft
Standard Driver Attention Monitor Feature Not Offered
23/30 City/Highway MPG 18/26
Optional Genuine Wood Trim Feature Not Offered
Optional Intelligent Cruise Control Feature Not Offered

AMG® CLA 45 vs. BMW M2: Price

The 2018 Mercedes-AMG® CLA 45 has a starting MSRP of $50,400, making it a cost-effective choice for Irvine and Costa Mesa drivers searching for a performance coupe. The 2018 BMW M2 Coupe, on the other hand, has a starting MSRP of $54,500. Fully equipped, the AMG® CLA 45 costs around $55,675, while the BMW M2 price shoots up to $60,000. That must mean the BMW M2 specs and features outweigh those of the AMG® CLA 45, right? As you’ll see below, that’s not the case.

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Mercedes-AMG® CLA 45

AMG® CLA 45 vs. BMW M2: Performance

Under the hood of the 2018 BMW M2, you’ll find a 3.0L turbo I6 engine rated at 365 hp and 343 lb-ft of torque. With rear-wheel drive and a 6-speed manual, the BMW M2 earns 18 mpg city/26 mpg highway. In the other corner is the AMG® CLA 45; it gets a 375-hp 2.0L turbo I4 rated at 350 lb-ft of torque. It earns 23 mpg city/30 mpg highway—and that’s with standard 4MATIC® all-wheel drive and a 7-speed automatic.

AMG® CLA 45 vs. BMW M2: Interior

Compared to others in its class, the BMW M2 interior is well-equipped, but you won’t find many of the AMG® CLA 45 Coupe’s available options. For one, the AMG® CLA 45 interior can be had with available wood trim for the instrument panel, a power sunshade for the roof, and Distance Pilot DISTRONIC®—a.k.a intelligent cruise control. This system uses radar technology to measure the flow of traffic and automatically reduces speed if a vehicle ahead slows or stops. None of these features are available for the BMW M2.

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Next to the 2018 Mercedes-AMG® CLA 45, the BMW M2 lacks power, efficiency, and performance features like intelligent cruise control. Compare the CLA Coupe to other BMW cars, such as the BMW 2-Series, or you can even check out more powerful models like the AMG® E 63 S and BMW M6 Gran Coupe. When you’re ready, schedule a test drive at Fletcher Jones Motorcars Newport Beach—not far from Huntington Beach.

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3300 Jamboree Road Newport Beach, CA



Phone: (949) 718-3000

3300 Jamboree Road Newport Beach, CA


Phone: (949) 718-3200

3300 Jamboree Road Newport Beach, CA


Phone: (949) 718-3200

3300 Jamboree Road Newport Beach, CA
33.6533108 -117.8653064
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Fletcher Jones Motorcars
Fletcher Jones Motorcars
3300 Jamboree Road
Newport Beach, CA, 92660 United States
Fletcher Jones Motorcars 33.6533108, -117.8653064.