2020 Audi A8 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 | NewCars.com

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2020 Audi A8 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 Review

New 2020 Audi A8

2020 Audi
A8

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45

2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG CLA 45

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MSRP*
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$85,200 to $96,800
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$54,800
Invoice* $80,088 to $90,992 $51,512
MPG - City 15 - 17 20
MPG - Hwy 23 - 26 N/A
Engine(s) V-6, V-8 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*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.

Comparison Review

Convenience
With the Audi A8 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 Audi A8 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Audi A8 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A8 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 Audi A8, 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
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Audi A8 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45.

Performance
The Audi A8 has less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A8 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45.

Warranty
The Audi A8 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45.