So suggests the CLA
Technology of the A-Class, look à la CLS: The new Mercedes CLA will fly high. In the first comparison has to prove the Mercedes CLA against the Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series.
unkel Direction grill, flat pulpit, gently sloping rear. The Mercedes CLA is striking. With a length of 4.63 meters, the offshoot of the compact strives A class formally middle class format. Whether he can fill in content, will make a first comparison with its noble competitors Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series show. Forward all three opponents have enough space. When looking at the readings fall on but that the Benz is narrower and has less headroom. For the space in the rear is not playing the exterior length, but the wheelbase the decisive role.
The BMW 3 Series has eleven inches longer wheelbase than the Mercedes CLA. Of which the occupants benefit in the back seat of the 3 Series.
And falls with the CLA 2.70 meters from at least eleven inches shorter than A4 and 3 Series. A class difference. The Mercedes-Fond adults clearly feel that the second row is only for occasional trips. Comfortable is different. It looks much better as the Audi with its ordinary space, and it's even more relaxed in the spacious BMW to. In both cars feel great people quite comfortably accommodated, can survive long distances without discomfort. The most convenient way it sits in the BMW, by far the most airy this trio.
Compact AMG: Mercedes A 45 AMG with 360 hp
The Audi A4 is a 2.0 TDI with 177 hp almost 1500 euros cheaper than the A-Class derivative CLA 220 CDI (170 hp).
Finally, follows a big surprise: the Mercedes actually costs more than Audi and BMW! In the price list which is CLA 220 CDI with 170 hp in the base trim for 37,991 euros, after all standard with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The suitable opponent called Audi A4 2.0 TDI with 177 hp and multitronic for 36,550 euros and BMW 320d with 184 hp and eight-speed automatic transmission for 37,800 euros. Conclusion: This Mercedes reached for the stars. Hopefully he takes it before too much.
Mercedes CLA gegen BMW 3er und Audi A4: Erster Vergleichstest - autobild.de