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2021 BMW 540 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 Review

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2021 BMW
540

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2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG CLA 45

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MSRP*
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$59,450 to $61,750
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$54,800
Invoice* $55,790 to $57,930 $51,512
MPG - City 23 - 25 20
MPG - Hwy 31 - 32 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-6 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 540 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 540 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 540 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW 540 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 540, 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 its lower torque, the BMW 540 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45.

Performance
The BMW 540 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 BMW 540 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45.

Warranty
The BMW 540 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45.