Mercedes-Benz and BMW are perhaps two of the most recognized luxury automakers in the world. So naturally their rivalry has become legendary among luxury and performance car enthusiasts alike. And for 2014 the stakes couldn’t be any higher as the all-new 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs 2014 BMW 3-Series go head-to-head in the battle for mid-size luxury excellence.
The BMW 3-Series has always been a solid luxury car choice with its sporty good looks and strong engine offerings, however nothing could have prepared them for what Mercedes-Benz was going to offer with the CLA. Trumping the 3-Series in both horsepower and torque output, the CLA 2.0-liter turbocharged engine is able to produce well over 20 more horsepower and 58 more lb-ft of torque than the BMW offering. This statistic alone is enough to sway most car shoppers toward the three-pointed star, but add in the fact that it achieves better fuel economy marks than the 3-Series,(and just about every other car in its class) and performance marks heavily lean toward Mercedes-Benz engineering.
Vehicle styling heavily depends on preference, but when matching up the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs BMW 3 Series, it’s hard not to crack a smile when you catch a glimpse of the CLA. Achieving one of the lowest drag coefficients to ever be offered on a production car, the CLA is absolutely mesmerizing no matter where your loyalty lies. From the CLA’s diamond-block grille, to its sloping roofline, every curve has been crafted to provide maximum performance and functionality. Following suit with exterior styling cues, the interior of the CLA is just as captivating.
Standard are high-back race-inspired seats, intuitive steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters and a brilliant 5.8-inch information display all of which provide a modern feel for an unmatched driving experience. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA has arrived, are you ready to?