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BMW 3 Series vs Mercedes-Benz CLA


With so many similar luxury models competing for recognition in their respective segments, it can sometimes be difficult to determine which one is the better choice. Take the 2017 BMW 3 Series and the Mercedes-Benz CLA, for example. While these models may seem similar at first glance, a closer look reveals that the 3 Series offers a few qualities that make it the superior choice.

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  • Cost: Lets get this obvious difference out of the way. With an MSRP of just over $46,000, the BMW 3 Series is the better value when compared to the Mercedes-Benz CLA's MSRP of $50,875. That's nearly a 10-percent difference-- not insignificant.
  • RWD vs FWD: The BMW 3 Series is a rear-wheel drive car, which offers several advantages over the front-wheel drive of the Mercedes-Benz CLA. RWD is more durable than FWD, which means that hitting a curb or pothole is less likely to cause expensive damage. Furthermore, RWD delivers better handling because the weight of the drive train is spread relatively evenly from the front to the rear of the car, giving it better balance.
  • Spaciousness: The interior of the BMW 3-Series is roomier than that of the Mercedes-Benz CLA. With two inches more front head room and legroom, two inches more rear head room, and eight inches more rear legroom, the 3 Series provides a more comfortable experience for the driver and passengers.

While we may be a little biased, we truly believe that the BMW 3 Series simply offers a better driving experience. Want to learn more about what sets the new BMW 3 Series apart from the competition? We here at Momentum BMW would love to show you. Feel free to contact us at your convenience, or come visit us in person to get behind the wheel for a test drive. Our welcoming and experienced staff are looking forward to serving you.