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BMW M2 vs. Mercedes-Benz CLA

In comparing the BMW M2 to the Mercedes-Benz CLA, the BMW M2 has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The Mercedes-Benz CLA has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, interior volume and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the BMW M2 versus the Mercedes-Benz CLA, the Mercedes-Benz CLA is a better car than the BMW M2.

BMW M2 versus Mercedes-Benz CLA Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used BMW M2 ranges from $58,000 to $97,992 while a used Mercedes-Benz CLA from the same model year range is priced between $36,495 to $53,477. For a new model, the BMW M2's price is between $60,287 and $116,680, with the Mercedes-Benz CLA priced between $41,324 and $59,222.

BMW M2 versus Mercedes-Benz CLA Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the BMW M2 is 6.9 out of 10 while the Mercedes-Benz CLA's quality rating is 8.0 out of 10. This results in the BMW M2 being ranked 26 out of 40 Best Luxury Sports Cars and the Mercedes-Benz CLA being ranked 16 out of 39 Best Luxury Small Cars.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the BMW M2’s base engine makes 405 horsepower, and the Mercedes-Benz CLA base engine makes 221 horsepower.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Mercedes-Benz CLA, a subcompact car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, front leg room and rear leg room. The BMW M2, a sports car, has the advantage in the areas of front head room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, and trunk space.

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2023 Mercedes-Benz CLA

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$60,287 - $116,680

Used Asking Price:

$58,000 - $97,992

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

40.9%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$41,324 - $59,222

Used Asking Price:

$36,495 - $53,477

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

39.5%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

6.9 / 10

Reliability:

6.8 / 10

Retained Value:

7.0 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.0 / 10

Reliability:

7.0 / 10

Retained Value:

8.9 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

25 / 40
26 / 40

iSeeCars Rankings

16 / 39
17 / 39

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Coupe

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Competition

Trim Levels

AMG CLA 45, CLA 250, AMG CLA 35, CLA 250 4MATIC

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

405 hp @ 5230 rpm

Torque:

406 foot-lbs @ 2350 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.113 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

221 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque:

258 foot-lbs @ 1800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.066 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Manual

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

18 / 24 / 20

Range (city/hwy):

247 / 329 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

Not yet available

Range (city/hwy):

Not yet available

Recommended Fuel Type:

Not yet available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

N/A

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

N/A

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

N/A

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

N/A

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.1 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.5 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

53.4 inches

Rear Head Room:

36.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

33 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54.4 inches

Cargo Space:

13.8 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

86.0 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.5 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.8 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.1 inches

Rear Head Room:

35.7 inches

Rear Leg Room:

33.9 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54 inches

Cargo Space:

11.6 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

89.1 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3600 lbs

Width:

78.3 inches

Height:

55.5 inches

Length:

176.2 inches

Wheelbase:

106 inches

Ground Clearance:

4.6 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3362 lbs

Width:

78.7 inches

Height:

56.3 inches

Length:

184.6 inches

Wheelbase:

107.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

4.3 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 9.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

245/35R19

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

225/45R18