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BMW 5-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz CLA Price Comparison (MSRP)

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BMW 5-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz CLA Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $64,340

Mercedes-Benz CLA AMG CLA45   
Difference: $14,955

Lowest Total Invoice: $59,906

Mercedes-Benz CLA AMG CLA45   
Difference: $14,534

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20182018
TrimM550iAMG CLA45
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $73,400 $50,400
Base Invoice $68,940 $46,872
Driving Assistance Plus Package 1,700  
Driving Assistance Package 1,700  
Parking Assistance Package 700  
Wood trim 0 325
Heated front seats 500  
Apple CarPlay support 300  
Sport exhaust   650
Multimedia Package   2,300
Premium Package   1,800
AMG Red Cut Exclusive Package   1,650
Driver Assistance Package   1,500
Parktronic Package   970
Convenience Package   400
Sunroof, large   1,480
Painted brake calipers (optional)   300
Adaptive dampers - electrical   850
Metallic paint (extra cost)   720
Driving Assistance Plus Package 1,565  
Driving Assistance Package 1,565  
Parking Assistance Package 645  
Wood trim 0 302
Heated front seats 455  
Apple CarPlay support 275  
Sport exhaust   605
Multimedia Package   2,139
Premium Package   1,674
AMG Red Cut Exclusive Package   1,535
Driver Assistance Package   1,395
Parktronic Package   902
Convenience Package   372
Sunroof, large   1,376
Painted brake calipers (optional)   279
Adaptive dampers - electrical   791
Metallic paint (extra cost)   669
Options (change) 4,900 12,945
Options (change) 4,505 12,039
Destination 995 995
Total Price $79,295 $64,340
Total Invoice $74,440 $59,906

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: BMW 5-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz CLA

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Mercedes-Benz CLA AMG CLA45
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $10,750
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $10,586
Model Year20182018
TrimM550iAMG CLA45
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine456hp V8375hp I4
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)600, 16?, 8
Tire (rear if not all the same)245/40-19235/40-18
Total Price$79,295$64,340
Adjustments for Features-4,2050
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$75,090$64,340
Total Invoice$74,440$59,906
Adjustments for Features-3,9480
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$70,492$59,906

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Features Comparison: BMW 5-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz CLA

Model Year20182018
TrimM550iAMG CLA45
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1300 
7-speed automated manual $1200
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed $850
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed, road sign aware$1000 
Low-speed semi-autonomous driving$100 
Power trunk closer$350 
Remote climate control $25
Remote start via app $75
Remote window/roof operation$15 
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual $250
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power$350 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0 
Around view cameras$500 
Cross-traffic warning, front$25 
Cross-traffic warning, rear$100 
Evasive maneuver assist$200 
Hill descent control$250 
Lane keeping assist$400 
Pedestrian detection$50 
Rearview camera $200
Side collision intervention$200 
Torque vectoring, brake-based $100
Wide-view front camera$150 
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment$50 
Overhead sunglass holder $25
Rear seat pass-through$100 
Climate Control 
Automatic air recirculation$100 
Heated windshield washer nozzles$15 
Residual heat$50 
Engine / Motor 
Regenerative braking$0 
Active grille shutters$0 
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s) $25
Front splitter spoiler $200
Sunroof, large $1100
4G LTE connectivity$0 
Android Auto support $100
Handwriting recognition$200 
S Voice support$0 
Satellite radio $200
Satellite radio - one year subscription$250 
SD Card slot $25
Surround sound$250 
Telematics service, such as OnStar$200 
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigation $225
Text dictation$50 
Voice control for external devices$0 
Voice recorder$0 
Wi-Fi hotspot $50
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming headlights$200 
Chronometer $100
Cornering lights$50 
Fog light, rear $100
Head-up display (HUD)$350 
LED headlights$1000 
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only $750
Power-folding mirrors$50 
Steering-linked headlights$150 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Color seat belts $0
Interior trim, special color $0
Leather door panel trim$250 
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat $50
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat $50
Power headrest height adjuster, driver seat$50 
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat$50 
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat$100 
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat$100 
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat$100 
Power thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Power upper seatback recliner, driver seat$100 
Power upper seatback recliner, passenger seat$100 
Total Value of Features$11,605$7,400
Value of Feature Adjustments$4,205$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-3,9480

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Specifications Comparison: BMW 5-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz CLA

Model Year20182018
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase117.1 in106.3 in
Length194.6 in182.3 in
Width73.5 in70.0 in
Height58.2 in56.6 in
Curb Weight3,747 lb.3,263 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.0 gal.14.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.8 in38.2 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room58.7 in56.0 in
Row 1 Legroom41.4 in40.2 in
Row 2 Headroom37.5 in35.6 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room55.9 in53.2 in
Row 2 Legroom36.5 in27.1 in
Cargo Volume18.7 ft313.1 ft3

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Option Package Details
BMW 5-Series M550i

Driving Assistance Plus Package
Evasive maneuver assist200No
Cross-traffic warning, front25No
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system0Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Lane keeping assist400No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed, road sign aware850No
Low-speed semi-autonomous driving100No
Side collision intervention200No
Total Requested20010%
Total Not Requested177590%
Driving Assistance Package
Head-up display (HUD)350No
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Cross-traffic warning, rear100No
Speed limit information0No
Lane departure warning200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Pedestrian detection50No
Total Requested80062%
Total Not Requested50038%
Parking Assistance Package
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Around view cameras300No
Wide-view front camera150No
Total Requested50053%
Total Not Requested45047%

Option Package Details
Mercedes-Benz CLA AMG CLA45

Sport exhaust
Sport exhaust0No
Dual-mode exhaust, switchable250Yes
Total Requested250100%
Total Not Requested00%
Multimedia Package
Smartphone integration0No
Wi-Fi hotspot50No
Apple CarPlay support100Yes
Android Auto support100No
Media drive15Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
In-vehicle Internet150Yes
App support0Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Total Requested99087%
Total Not Requested15013%
Premium Package
Heated front seats200Yes
Satellite radio200Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Total Requested950100%
Total Not Requested00%
AMG Red Cut Exclusive Package
Interior trim, special color0No
Color seat belts0No
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat50Yes
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat50Yes
Upholstered instrument panel300Yes
Interior ambient lighting, configurable0Yes
Total Requested1300100%
Total Not Requested00%
Driver Assistance Package
Lane departure warning200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed700Yes
Total Requested900100%
Total Not Requested00%
Parktronic Package
Obstacle detection, front150Yes
Obstacle detection, rear250Yes
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Total Requested900100%
Total Not Requested00%
Convenience Package
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
Total Requested325100%
Total Not Requested00%

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