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2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs 2017 Audi S3

What happens when a luxury car manufacturer gets a foot in the door of the sport-compact scene.? Cars like the 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA and the Audi S3 are born. Ultra light, ever powerful, and surprisingly roomy, both the S3 and the CLA are huge success stories for their respective brands. They have major advantages over many of the V8 and V12 cars on the road right now, and they are the only 4-cyilinder AMG® or S-Power vehicles available in the United States.

The Mercedes-Benz CLA and the Audi 3-Series are entry-level vehicles for the luxury market. This, and their small size, make them extremely affordable, especially for the amount of performance you get. Then, when you slap a Mercedes-Benz AMG® or an Audi S badge on their bumpers, they stop becoming cars and act more like roller coasters with driving-assistance features and a bottomless throttle.

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs 2017 Audi S3

2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG® CLA 45 VS 2017 Audi S3 Prestige
2.0L AMG® Turbo I4 Engine 2.0L TFSI Turbo I4
375 Horsepower 292
350 Torque 280
4.1 0-60 4.7


Handcrafted Mercedes-Benz AMG® Turbocharged Engine

Every Mercedes-Benz AMG® vehicle undergoes a special building process that gives sentiment to each individual model. From start to finish, the engines are hand-built by one experienced Mercedes-Benz AMG® engineer. Upon completion, an emblem with the builders signature is screwed to the engine block cover. This ensures a level of quality assurance unknown to any other manufacturer and a guarantee that your engine will perform exactly as promised. 

The S3 is an incredible car, but it just doesn't stack up against the Mercedes-Benz AMG® CLA 45. For just $1,500 more, the CLA 45 comes with 80 more horsepower and 70 more lb-ft of torque. When you pair that with the legendary AMG® SPEEDSHIFT 7-speed transmission, you get to 60 miles per hour in 4.1 seconds on your way to 155. For the price, you will not find a better sports car than the 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG® CLA 45. If you have any questions about why the Mercedes-Benz is the better investment from every perspective, come to Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale today to go on the test drive of your life.

mercedes-benz cla dashboard
2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA Head Rests
2017 Audi S3 Black Leather Front Seats
2017 Audi S3 Black and Red Sport Package