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2021 BMW 530 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35 Review

New 2021 BMW 530

2021 BMW
530

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35

2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG CLA 35

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MSRP*
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$54,200 to $56,500
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$46,900
Invoice* $50,905 to $53,045 $44,086
MPG - City 23 - 25 23
MPG - Hwy 32 - 33 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

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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 35, 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 35. 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 35 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW 530 is a little wider than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35, 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 35.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the BMW 530 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35.

Performance
The BMW 530 has less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35, 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 BMW 530 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35.

Warranty
The BMW 530 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35.