2016 BMW 2 Series vs. Mercedes CLA-Class

Shopping for a luxury small car is an exciting adventure and we're pleased that you decided to start the adventure with your local BMW dealership near Queens, Bronx, and Manhattan.

The 2016 BMW 2 Series and the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA-class are both popular vehicles among new car buyers thanks to their competitive handling and performance and their abundance advanced technology features. But with those long lists of great features comes the challenge for a buyer of choosing between the two.

That's why the team at BMW of Manhattan has put together this 2016 BMW 2 Series vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class comparison. Check it out now, then schedule a test drive of your favorite at your local dealership.

2016 BMW 2 Series vs. Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class: Performance

One of the major benefits of purchasing a luxury vehicle is the power under the hood. With all of that power comes the responsibility of driving like you've got someplace to be yesterday, so you can truly enjoy all of that speed. Both the BMW 2 Series and the Mercedes-Benz CLA class have a lot to offer in terms of performance, but it's also one of their biggest differences.

The 2016 BMW 2 Series comes standard with the powerful and efficient 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline four-cylinder engine that produces 248 horsepower. This engine is paired with an eight-speed Sport Automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle controls and auto start-stop function. This powerful system is matched with twin-tube gas-pressure shock absorbers to give you a smooth ride at high speeds. 

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class comes standard with a 208-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo inline four-cylinder engine. This engine is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with shift paddles and performance suspension.

Mercedes-Benz CLA vs. BMW 2 Series: Technology Comparison

The major difference in technology between the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class and the BMW 2 Series is in the size and performance of their infotainment systems. When it comes to using your vehicle's information and entertainment system, the most important thing is ease of use. And that's where the real trouble starts for the 2016 CLA.

The Mercedes-Benz CLA comes standard with a 7-inch color display with central controller, but the media interface system is so complicated to use that even the large screen and pretty graphics can't really save it. The vehicle does come with a CD player and Bluetooth audio streaming and hands-free phone interface.

The 2016 BMW 2 Series, however, offers a slightly smaller 6.5-inch center screen and controller. But the iDrive system with onboard computer is so easy to navigate that you don't notice the difference in screen size. 

The vehicle also offers a three-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function sport steering wheel with controls for cruise control, audio system, and Bluetooth wireless communication for audio streaming and hands-free mobile phone. 

Ready to Commit to One Vehicle?

If you've been shopping around for a while, it's time to take a closer look at your top contender. The 2016 BMW 2 Series offers the incredible performance you're looking for with all of the luxury features you've been dreaming about. 

Get an up close and personal view of all that the vehicle has to offer at BMW of Manhattan. We're your local BMW dealer near Queens, Manhattan, and Bronx, and we're here to help you on your car buying journey. Schedule a test drive online now and see if the BMW 2 Series is the one for you.

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