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2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Coupe vs 2018 BMW 230i Coupe

Luxury coupes rule the sportscar segment with their sleek style, upscale interiors, and premium features. The Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupe has long been a favorite among luxury sportscar drivers, beloved for its exhilarating performance, advanced technology, and smart safety. To highlight the iconic model, we put together a 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Coupe vs 2018 BMW 230i Coupe.

Our comparison focuses on key areas like pricing, performance, and efficiency. Both the CLA 250 Coupe and 230i Coupe are affordably priced for the luxury segment. A powerful 2.0L I-4 engine powers both coupes, but the BMW has the power advantage with a top output of 248 horsepower. Both models offer impressive fuel economy relative to their output, but the CLA 250 Coupe achieves better highway MPG.

2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Coupe vs 2018 BMW 230i Coupe

2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Coupe

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2018 BMW 230i Coupe

$32,700* Starting MSRP $34,800
2.0L I-4 Engine Specs 2.0L I-4
208 Horsepower 248
24 city / 37 highway Fuel Economy (MPG) 24 city / 35 highway

*MSRP does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, registration, [and dealer prep]. Options, model availability, and price may vary. [See dealer for details.]

2018 CLA 250 Coupe Performance and Safety Features

The 2018 CLA 250 Coupe is equipped with several exciting performance features to deliver a responsive, controlled, and exhilarating drive each and every time you get behind the wheel. Under the hood, the coupe sports a 2.0L engine that delivers an exhilarating 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. It also features an energy-saving ECO-Start®/Stop System that automatically shuts off the engine at stoplights and other idling situations, which decreases fuel consumption and reduces emissions.

The 2018 CLA 250 Coupe is also equipped with numerous advanced driver-assistance systems to improve confidence and increase awareness behind the wheel. Some of the available driver-assistance features include the following:

  • ATTENTION ASSIST®
  • Active Brake Assist
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Blind Spot Assist
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • ...and more!
2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA black interior with blue accent lighting
2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA black and red interior
2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA blue side view
2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA  silver front view on a bridge