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BMW 3 Series Vs Audi A5 Vs Mercedes-Benz CLA comparison

  • BMW 3 Series
BMW 3 Series Price
Audi A5 Price
Mercedes-Benz CLA Price
Ex-Showroom Price
New Delhi
₹ 41.7 Lakh
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₹ 55.4 Lakh
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₹ 31.72 Lakh
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Overview

BMW 3 Series Vs Audi A5 Vs Mercedes-Benz CLA Comparison: Which Car is Better?

Trying to figure out which of these cars to buy? Compare the 3 Series Vs A5 Vs CLA on carandbike to make an informed buying decision as to which car to buy in 2021. This comparison has been carried out on the basis of prices, engine specifications, mileage, and features of these cars.

3 Series Vs A5 Vs CLA – Which model is Cheapest?

The ex-showroom price of the Petrol BMW 3 Series in New Delhi starts at ₹ 41.7 Lakh and goes up to ₹ 62.9 Lakh for the fully-loaded Petrol model. The base Diesel version of the BMW 3 Series costs ₹ 42.1 Lakh, whereas the BMW 3 Series Diesel top-end costs ₹ 47.5 Lakh. On the other hand, Mercedes-Benz CLA price in New Delhi of base variant starts at ₹ 35.99 Lakh. The base Diesel model of the Mercedes-Benz CLA costs ₹ 31.72 Lakh, whereas the Diesel top-end of Mercedes-Benz CLA comes with a price tag of ₹ 36.99 Lakh Lastly, the Diesel Audi A5 starts at ₹ 55.4 Lakh and goes up to ₹ 69.24 Lakh for the fully-loaded Diesel model.

SummaryBMW 3 SeriesAudi A5Mercedes-Benz CLA
Price₹ 41.7 Lakh₹ 55.4 Lakh₹ 31.72 Lakh
ManufacturerBMWAudiMercedes-Benz
Body TypeSedanSedanSedan
Mileage16.13 Km/l19.20 Km/l17.90 Km/l
Power255 bhp188 bhp134 bhp
Engine1998 CC1968 CC2143 CC
Fuel TypePetrolDieselDiesel

3 Series Vs A5 Vs CLA – Which gives Better Mileage?

As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the BMW 3 Series base Petrol engine returns 16 Km/l, whereas the base diesel returns 20 Km/l. The Mercedes-Benz CLA base Petrol returns 15 Km/l, whereas its base Diesel counterpart gives 18 Km/l of fuel efficiency. The Audi A5 Diesel basic model, on the other hand, gives 17 Km/l.

3 Series Vs A5 Vs CLA – Which has a Better Engine Efficiency?

In the powertrain department, the BMW 3 Series gets 2 Petrol 255, 382 bhp engines and 188 bhp Diesel engine, whereas the Mercedes-Benz CLA comes in 181 bhp Petrol engine and 134 bhp Diesel engine. Lastly, the Audi A5 is offered in 188 bhp Diesel engine.

Engine

Engine Type TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder Petrol Engine4-cylinder In-line Diesel Engine With Common Rail Injection System And Turbocharging4-Cylinder Diesel Engine Turbocharged
Displacement (CC) 1998 CC1968 CC2143 CC
No Of Cylinder 444
Power 255 bhp@5000 rpm188 bhp@3800-4200 rpm134 bhp@3600-4400 rpm
Torque 400 Nm@1550-4400 rpm400 Nm@1750-3000 rpm300 Nm@1600-3000 rpm
Drive Train RWDFWDFWD
Emission Standard BS VIN/AN/A

Dimensions

Length 4633 mm4733 mm4630 mm
Width 1811 mm1843 mm1777 mm
Height 1429 mm1386 mm1432 mm
Wheelbase 2810 mm2824 mm2699 mm
Ground Clearance 157 mmN/A160 mm
Boot Space 480 L480 L470 L
Kerb Weight 1544 Kg1670 Kg1570 Kg
Gross Weight 2055 Kg2115 Kg2005 Kg
Front Track 1544 mm1587 mm1549 mm
Rear Track 1583 mm1568 mm1547 mm
Minimum Turning Radius 5.50 m5.85 m5.50 m
No. Of Doors 444
Seating Capacity 555

Transmission

No. of gears AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Clutch Type N/ADual ClutchDual Clutch

Wheels & Tyres

Wheel Type Alloy WheelsCast Aluminum Alloy WheelsAlloy Wheels
Tyre Type Tubeless RadialTubeless, RadialTubeless Radial
Front Tyre Size 225/45 R18245/40 R18205/55 R 16
Rear Tyre Size 255/40 R18245/40 R18205/55 R 16

Braking System

Front Brake Type Ventilated DiscVentilated DiscVentilated Disc
Rear Brake Type DiscDiscDisc

Suspension

Front Suspension Double Joint Spring-strut AxleFive-Link Front Suspension, Tubular Anti-Roll BarMcPherson Strut
Rear Suspension Five-ArmTrapezoidal-Link Suspension With Resiliently Mounted Subframe, Anti-Roll BarFour-link

Fuel Efficiency

Mileage City N/AN/AN/A
Mileage Highway N/AN/AN/A
Mileage 16.13 Km/l19.20 Km/l17.90 Km/l
Fuel Tank Capacity 59.054.056.0

Steering

Power Steering
Steering Type Electric Power SteeringElectric Power SteeringElectric Power Steering
Adjustable Power Steering

Performance

Performance 0 To 100 Kmph 5.8 seconds7.9 seconds9.8 seconds
Max Speed 250235220

Safety & Security

Airbagstickticktick
Passenger Airbagstickticktick
Side Airbagstickticktick
ABStickticktick
Electronic Brakeforce Distributiontickticktick
Brake Assisttickticktick
Hill Assisttickticktick
Electronic Stability Programtickticktick
Tractional Controltickticktick
Engine Immobilizertickticktick
Central Lockingtickticktick
Child Safety Locktickticktick
Power Door Locktickticktick
Automatic Headlampstickticktick
Cornering Lightsticktickcross
Turn Indicators On ORVMtickticktick
Rear Wipercrosscrosscross
Rain Sensing Wipersticktickcross
Headlight Washerscrossticktick
Headlamp Beam Adjustertickticktick
All 5 Seats 3 point Emergency Locking retractor (ELR) Seatbeltscross--
All 5 Seats Head Restraintscross--
Battery Sensorcross--
Cornering Brake Control (CBC)cross--
Day/Night Inside Rear View Mirrorcross--
Door Ajar & Trunk Open Indicator & Remindercross--
Driver & Front Assistant Seatbelt Indicator & Remindercross--
Dual Horncross--
Emergency Stop Signalcross--
Energy Absorbing Front Pretensioner Seatbelts with Load Limitercross--
ISOFIX child seat mountingcross--
Lateral Parkingtick--
Multi-Angle Rear Camera with Guidelines (Normal, Wide, Top-Down Modes)cross--
Runflat tyres with reinforced side wallscross--
Speed Alarm Indicator & Remindercross--
Tyre Pressure Indicatortick--
Warning triangle with first-aid kittick--
Active Turn Signals--cross
Adaptive Brake Lights--cross
All-speed Traction Control System (TCS)--cross
Day & Night IRVM--cross
Double Crank Prevention System--cross
Electronic Roll Mitigation--cross
Front Seat Belts with Lap pre-tensioner--cross
Occupant detection system--cross
Roof Rails--cross
Seat Belt Latch with Dual Locking Tongue--cross
Security Alarm--cross

Comfort & Convenience

Air Conditioner2-Zone Climate ControlAutomatic Climate ControlAutomatic Climate Control
Heatertickticktick
Steering AdjustmentTilt & TelescopicTilt & TelescopicTilt & Telescopic
Steering Mounted Audiotickticktick
Paddle Shifttickticktick
Cruise Controltickticktick
Power Outlets 12Vtickticktick
Rear Parking Sensortickticktick
Rear Parking Cameratickticktick
Electrically Adjustable Rear View Mirrortickticktick
Push Start Stop Buttontickticktick
Height Adjustable Driver Seattickticktick
Lumbar Supporttickticktick
Front Armresttickticktick
Rear Armresttickticktick
UpholsteryLeather DakotaLeatherARTICO Leather
Front Cup Holderstickticktick
Keyless Entrytickticktick
Climate Controltickticktick
Dust & Pollen Cabin Filtercross--
Emergency Spare Wheeltick--
Follow-Me-Home/Lead-Me-To-Car Headlights(Auto Off Timer)cross--
Heat Protection Glazingtick--
ISOFIXtick--
Launch Control Functiontick--
Power Adjustable & Folding Door Mirrorscross--
Rear Air Conditioning Ventscross--
Trunk Light for Cargo Area Illuminationcross--
17.78cm (7) Intsrument Cluster--cross
Acoustic Windshield--cross
Cargo Compartment Lamps--cross
Cargo tie down loops--cross
Coat Hooks for Rear Passengers--cross
Dual Horn--cross
Electric Folding Outside Mirrors--cross
Gear Shift Indicator--cross
Integrated Centre Stack Display --cross
Interior door handles LED lamp--cross
Luggage Room--cross
MAP Courtesy Lamp in Door Pocket--cross
Outside Temperature Display--cross
Passenger airbag on/off switch--cross
Side AC Louver--cross
Solar Control Glass--cross
Tailgate Open System--cross
Water Temparature Indicator (Cool/Hot)--cross

Lights

Light TypeLEDLEDLED
Front Fog Lampstickcrosstick
Rear Fog Lampstickticktick
Front Fog LED Lamp--cross
LED High Mount Stop Lamp--cross

Instrumentation & Communication

Distance To Emptytickticktick
Average Fuel Efficiency Indicatortickticktick
Seat Belt Warningtickticktick
Low Fuel Warningtickticktick
Door Ajar Warningtickticktick
GPS Navigationtickticktick
Apple CarPlaytick--
Navigation System with Live Traffic Update--cross
Voice Command--cross

Entertainment

Music Systemtickticktick
CD/DVD Playertickticktick
Speakerstickticktick
Internal Memorycrossticktick
Radiotickticktick
USB Supporttickticktick
Bluetooth Supporttickticktick
20.3 cm Advanced Touchscreen Display Audiocross--
Hi-Fi loudspeaker systemtick--
Wireless Android Auto & Apple Car Play--cross

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