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2021 BMW 530 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 Review

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2021 BMW
530

MSRP*: $54,200 to $56,500
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2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG CLA 45

MSRP*: $54,800
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Invoice* $50,905 to $53,045 $51,512
MPG - City 23 - 25 MPG 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 - 33 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 14.0 ft3 Info not available
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 248 hp 382 hp
Exterior Length 195.8 in 184.8 in
Exterior Width 73.5 in 72.2 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 36.5 in
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Head Room Front 38.8 in
Rear 37.5 in
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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 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). Whether you pick the BMW 530 or the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45, it's going to cost you about the same. 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
The BMW 530 is a little wider than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. 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.

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.

Powertrain
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.

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.

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