2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs 2018 Audi A3

2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs 2018 Audi A3

When you’re in the market for a new luxury sedan, to say that you have a lot of options available to you would be a huge understatement. In a competitive segment like the luxury mid-size sedan, it can be difficult for some models to stand out from the flock. But then again, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA isn’t just “some model”. The sporty and refined, the CLA is available as an AMG model, which has been performance-tuned to give you the most exhilarating drive out there. When you opt for the exciting drive of the 2018 CLA AMG 43, you have the ability to make even a simple trip to the grocery store feel like a race to the finish line.

The inherent superiority of the Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 is apparent as soon as it's stacked up against its competitors. To give you an idea of how the performance of this powerful ride goes above and beyond, we’ve put together a comparison between the 2018 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 and one of its popular competitors, the 2018 Audi A3. For the purposes of this comparison, we’re looking at the 2.0T Prestige Quattro trim level for the A3.

2018 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45

2018 Audi A3 2.0T Prestige Quattro

375 Horsepower 220
350 lb-ft Torque 258 lb-ft
All-wheel Drive Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive
23 city/30 hwy mpg Fuel Economy 24 city/31 hwy mpg

Superior performance in the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA

As you can see, when it comes to power and performance, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA isn’t messing around. It offers a powerful AMG 2.0L in-line 4 turbo engine that offers incredible performance, taking your daily drive to the next level. When properly equipped, the CLA 45 can go from 0 – 60 mph in only 4.1 seconds. It also features shift paddles, AMG E-SELECT and AMG DYNAMIC SELECT to give you a more engaging driving experience.

Safety is another area in which the CLA excels. Always working to stay ahead of the game, Mercedes-Benz offers its PRE-SAFE system, which a first-of-its-kind feature that helps the driver avoid accidents, and protects when they’re unavoidable. PRE-SAFE uses sensors to initiate braking power, tighten seatbelts, adjust head rests and close all windows and sunroof. If no collision occurs, everything returns to its previous state.

For drivers looking for a vehicle that goes above and beyond the call of your average luxury sedan, the 2018 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 is the perfect choice. For more information on this impressive model, be sure to contact us today by tapping or clicking the button below. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have or set up a test drive.

2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA walkaround tour

[VIDEO] Take a Virtual Tour of the New 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA

Loeber Motors was excited to welcome the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA to our inventory earlier this month! It offers a sleek and upscale design, with the interior comfort and luxury to match. If you’re interested in this high-class sedan, but haven’t gotten a chance to stop by our lot and see it yet, you’re in luck! We’ve found an impressive walkaround tour video that examines the interior and exterior features, as well as under the hood of the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.


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