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2018 BMW 530 vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 Review

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Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the BMW 530 than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45. The BMW 530 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45.

Convenience
With the BMW 530 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The BMW 530 is somewhat more expensive than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW 530 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 530 is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the BMW 530, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45.

Drivetrain
The BMW 530 has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The BMW 530 has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 530 is significantly less powerful than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 530 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the BMW 530 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45.

Warranty
The BMW 530 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45.

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2018 BMW
530

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MSRP*: $52,400 - $54,700

2017 Mercedes-Benz
AMG CLA 45

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MSRP*: $49,950
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City MPG: 23 - 24 23
Highway MPG: 33 - 34 N/A
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $49,230 - $51,370 $46,454

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.