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BMW 3-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz CLA Price Comparison (MSRP)

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BMW 3-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz CLA Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $64,440

Mercedes-Benz CLA AMG CLA45   
Difference: $13,455

Lowest Total Invoice: $59,999

Mercedes-Benz CLA AMG CLA45   
Difference: $13,076

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20182018
Model3-SeriesCLA
TrimM3AMG CLA45
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $65,500 $50,400
Base Invoice $61,595 $46,872
Individual Extended Merino Leather 2,550  
Executive Package 4,100  
7-speed automated manual 2,900  
Driving Assistance Package 500  
Sunroof 0  
Apple CarPlay support 300  
Blind spot warning system 500  
Wood trim 0 325
Metallic paint (extra cost) 550 720
AMG Performance Seats   2,250
AMG Red Cut Exclusive Package   1,650
Premium Package   1,800
Multimedia Package   2,300
Parktronic Package   970
Convenience Package   400
Sunroof, large   1,480
Painted brake calipers (optional)   300
Adaptive dampers - electrical   850
Individual Extended Merino Leather 2,345  
Executive Package 3,770  
7-speed automated manual 2,670  
Driving Assistance Package 460  
Sunroof 0  
Apple CarPlay support 275  
Blind spot warning system 460  
Wood trim 0 302
Metallic paint (extra cost) 505 669
AMG Performance Seats   2,093
AMG Red Cut Exclusive Package   1,535
Premium Package   1,674
Multimedia Package   2,139
Parktronic Package   902
Convenience Package   372
Sunroof, large   1,376
Painted brake calipers (optional)   279
Adaptive dampers - electrical   791
Options (change) 11,400 13,045
Options (change) 10,485 12,132
Destination 995 995
Total Price $77,895 $64,440
Total Invoice $73,075 $59,999

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: BMW 3-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz CLA

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Mercedes-Benz CLA AMG CLA45
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $13,250
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $12,884
Model Year20182018
Model3-SeriesCLA
TrimM3AMG CLA45
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine425hp I6375hp I4
TransmissionS7S7
DrivetrainRWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)17/24 MPG23/30 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)600, 16?, 8
Tire (rear if not all the same)255/40-18235/40-18
Total Price$77,895$64,440
Adjustments for Features-2050
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$77,690$64,440
Total Invoice$73,075$59,999
Adjustments for Features-1920
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$72,883$59,999

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Features Comparison: BMW 3-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz CLA

Model Year20182018
Model3-SeriesCLA
TrimM3AMG CLA45
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
7-speed automated manual$1200$1200
RWD$0 
AWD $1700
Accessories 
Heated steering wheel$100 
Remote climate control $25
Remote start via app $75
Remote window/roof operation$15 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0 
Around view cameras$500 
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial $200
Driver drowsiness monitor $150
Lane departure warning$200 
Pedestrian detection$50 
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system $100
Rearview camera $200
Rollover sensor $50
Tires, run-flat $150
Torque vectoring, brake-based $100
Wide-view front camera$150 
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment$50 
Overhead sunglass holder $25
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity$50 
Android Auto support $100
Automatic air recirculation$100 
Handwriting recognition$200 
Heated windshield washer nozzles$15 
Rear air vents $100
Rear air vents with manual controls$150 
Residual heat$50 
S Voice support$0 
Satellite radio $200
Satellite radio - one year subscription$250 
SD Card slot $25
SMS text-to-speech reader $25
Surround sound$250 
Telematics service, such as OnStar$300 
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigation $325
Voice control for external devices$0 
Wi-Fi hotspot $50
Exterior 
Body kit $0
Front splitter spoiler $200
Sport rocker panels (optional)$0 
Sunroof$900 
Sunroof, large $1100
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming headlights$200 
Chronometer $100
Compass$0 
Fog light, rear $100
Head-up display (HUD)$350 
Headlight washers$50 
Interior ambient lighting$150 
Interior ambient lighting, configurable $150
LED headlights$1000 
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only $750
Power-folding mirrors$50 
Steering-linked headlights$150 
Powertrain 
Active rear differential$500 
Dual-mode exhaust $250
Regenerative braking$0 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Color seat belts $0
Heated second row seats$200 
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat$50 
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat$50 
Memory system, passenger seat $150
Metal pedals $75
Power thigh bolsters, driver seat $100
Upholstered instrument panel $300
Upholstered instrument panel, leather$1000 
Total Value of Features$8,280$8,075
Value of Feature Adjustments$205$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-1920

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Specifications Comparison: BMW 3-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz CLA

Model Year20182018
Model3-SeriesCLA
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase110.6 in106.3 in
Length182.5 in182.3 in
Width71.3 in70.0 in
Height56.3 in56.6 in
Curb Weight3,630 lb.3,494 lb.
Fuel Capacity15.8 gal.14.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.3 in38.2 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room55.1 in56.0 in
Row 1 Legroom42.0 in40.2 in
Row 2 Headroom37.7 in35.6 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room55.1 in53.2 in
Row 2 Legroom35.1 in27.1 in
Cargo Volume13.0 ft313.1 ft3

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Option Package Details
BMW 3-Series M3

Individual Extended Merino Leather
FeatureValueRequested?
Upgraded leather upholstery-450No
Leather seating surfaces450Yes
Interior trim, special color0Yes
Upholstered instrument panel, leather1000No
Total Requested45045%
Total Not Requested55055%
Executive Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated second row seats200No
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Heated steering wheel100No
Head-up display (HUD)350No
Headlight washers50No
Steering-linked headlights150No
Auto-dimming headlights200No
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Around view cameras300No
Wide-view front camera150No
Total Requested100040%
Total Not Requested150060%
Driving Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Lane departure warning200No
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Speed limit information0No
Pedestrian detection50No
Total Requested40062%
Total Not Requested25038%

Option Package Details
Mercedes-Benz CLA AMG CLA45

AMG Performance Seats
FeatureValueRequested?
Power thigh bolsters, driver seat100No
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat100Yes
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat100Yes
Front sport buckets100Yes
Total Requested30075%
Total Not Requested10025%
AMG Red Cut Exclusive Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Interior trim, special color0Yes
Color seat belts0No
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat50No
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat50No
Upholstered instrument panel300Yes
Interior ambient lighting, configurable0No
Total Requested120092%
Total Not Requested1008%
Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated front seats200Yes
Satellite radio200Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Total Requested950100%
Total Not Requested00%
Multimedia Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Smartphone integration0No
Wi-Fi hotspot50No
Apple CarPlay support100Yes
Android Auto support100No
Navigation map updates, three years0Yes
Media drive15Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
In-vehicle Internet150Yes
App support100Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Total Requested109088%
Total Not Requested15012%
Parktronic Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Total Requested1000100%
Total Not Requested00%
Convenience Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
Compass0No
Total Requested325100%
Total Not Requested00%

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