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Compare Audi A8 D5 [50 TDI] vs Mercedes CLA X118 [AMG CLA 35 4MATIC]

Reviews

Neo score
75%
31%
Pros
  • Tremendous torque from the 60 TDI and 60 TFSI
  • Good 0.26 drag coefficient
  • 60 TFSI e with low fuel consumption rating for those who don't like paying taxes
  • Decent performance
  • Low fuel consumption
Cons
  • Styling even more generic than before
  • No more W12
  • Questionable long-term reliability and repair-ability
  • Car with gadgets or gadgets masquerading as car?
  • FWD Mercedes
  • Ugly proportions
  • Low build quality
  • Complex AWD
  • Only available with small engines
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front

Price

MSRP
36650 USD
Offers (incl. referral links)

Variants

50 TDI
50 TDI Euro6d
50 TDI Euro6d LWB
50 TDI LWB
55 TFSI
55 TFSI Euro6d
55 TFSI Euro6d LWB
55 TFSI LWB
60 TDI
60 TDI LWB
60 TFSI
60 TFSI LWB
60 TFSI e
60 TFSI e LWB
AMG CLA 35 4MATIC
AMG CLA 45 4MATIC+
AMG CLA 45 S 4MATIC+
CLA 180
CLA 180 DCT
CLA 180d
CLA 200
CLA 200 DCT
CLA 200d 4MATIC DCT
CLA 200d DCT
CLA 220 DCT
CLA 220d 4MATIC DCT
CLA 220d DCT
CLA 250 4MATIC DCT
CLA 250 DCT
CLA 250e DCT

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
505 L / 17.8 cu-ft
505 L / 17.8 cu-ft ~ 1370 L / 48.4 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
12.9 L / 13.6 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
6.1 L / 6.4 qt
Fuel Capacity
72.0 L / 19.0 gal
51.0 L / 13.5 gal
Passengers
5
5
Payload
715 kg / 1576 lbs
610 kg / 1345 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Disc
Disc
Offroad | Approach Angle
13.4 deg
Offroad | Breakover Angle
9.4 deg
Offroad | Departure Angle
14.3 deg
Power Steering
Electric Steering
Electric Steering
Suspension | Front
Multi-link
MacPherson strut
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Multi-link
Tire Size
235/60 R17, 235/55 R18, 255/45 R19, 265/40 R20
Turning Circle
12.5 m / 41.0 ft
11.1 m / 36.4 ft

Construction

Battery | Capacity
14.1 kWh (gross)
15.6 kWh (gross)
Body Style
4-door Sedan
5-door Station Wagon

Dimensions

Ground Clearance
104 mm / 4.1 in
Size | Height
1473 mm / 58.0 in
1442 mm / 56.8 in
Size | Length
5172 mm / 203.6 in
4688 mm / 184.6 in
Size | Width
1945 mm / 76.6 in | 2130 mm / 83.9 in (mirror unfolded)
1830 mm / 72.0 in
Track Width | Front
1644.0 mm / 64.7 in
1612.0 mm / 63.5 in
Track Width | Rear
1633.0 mm / 64.3 in
1602.0 mm / 63.1 in
Weight
1975.0 kg / 4354.1 lbs
1545.0 kg / 3406.1 lbs
Wheel Size
8.0J x 17, 18 in, 19 in, 20 in
Wheelbase
2998 mm SWB / 3128 mm LWB
2729 mm / 107.4 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
5.9 sec
4.9 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
5.6 sec
4.7 sec
CO2 Emission
145 ~ 152 g/km
168 ~ 171 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
0.26
Electric Range
69.0 km / 42.9 mi
Fuel Economy
5.6 L/100km / 42.0 MPG (combined) | 6.3 L/100km / 37.3 MPG (urban) | 5.1 L/100km / 46.1 MPG (highway)
7.4 L/100km / 31.8 MPG (combined) | 9.4 L/100km / 25.0 MPG (urban) | 6.1 L/100km / 38.6 MPG (highway)
Top Speed
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
Towing Capacity
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2300 kg / 5071 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient) | 2300 kg / 5071 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1800 kg / 3968 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
Front-engine (transverse), All-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 6
Euro 6d - TEMP - EVAP - ISC
Engine
DDVC
M 260 DE 20 AL
Engine | Bore
83.0 mm / 3.3 in
72.2 mm / 2.8 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
16.0:1
10.6:1
Engine | Displacement
3.0 L / 181.1 cu-in / 2967.0 cc
2.0 L / 121.5 cu-in / 1991.0 cc
Engine | Power
286.0 hp / 213.3 kW @ 3750-4000 rpm
306.0 hp / 228.2 kW
Engine | Specific Output
96.4 hp/L / 1.6 hp/cu-in
153.7 hp/L / 2.5 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
91.4 mm / 3.6 in
81.4 mm / 3.2 in
Engine | Torque
600 Nm / 442.5 lb-ft @ 1250-3250 rpm
400 Nm / 295.0 lb-ft @ 3000-4000 rpm
Engine | Type
Turbocharged commonrail diesel V6 engine with 4 values per cylinder
Turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
8-speed
7-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic ZF 8HP
Double clutch transmission (DCT)

Production

Availability
2017 ~ 2019
2019
Debut
2017 Frankfurt Auto Show
2019 CES
Made In
Germany
Hungary
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