2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 vs 2018 Audi A3

There’s a fine line between “average” and “sporty”. Throw in the “luxury” title and you’ve got an even more refined category. If you’re looking for a luxury sports car that’s less expensive than you’d expect, take a pit stop here. We know what shoppers like you are looking for and comparing, so we created a comparison just for you. Check out the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 vs 2018 Audi A3.

One of the first things you’ll notice is the huge difference in horsepower. In order for a car to have that sporty edge against the competition, it should be able to provide that extra little push. That push is more than just a little extra though in the 2018 CLA. It gets 375 horsepower compared to the A3’s 220. That’s a lot of extra juice right where you need it. If you’re craving a sports car wrapped in luxury, take a look at these comparisons below.


2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG® CLA 45 vs 2018 Audi A3 2.0T Prestige quattro
$50,400 MSRP $43,700
23 city/30 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 24 city/31 hwy mpg
7 Speed Automatic Transmission 6 Speed Automatic
375 Horsepower 220
350 Torque 258
4.1 seconds 0-60 time Not Available
AWD Drivetrain FWD
7 Number of Airbags 7
Standard PRE-SAFE® Not Available
Standard Vehicle Theft Tracking/Notification Not Available
12.3 inches Entertainment Screen Size 12.3 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

When it comes to safety, you already know Mercedes-Benz is working to stay one step ahead of the game. That’s why they’ve developed PRE-SAFE®, a first-of-its-kind feature that will tense up the vehicle in the event that a collision may be imminent. PRE-SAFE® uses sensors to initiate braking power, tighten seatbelts, adjust headrests and close all the windows and sunroof to prepare the passengers for a possible collision. If no collision occurs, everything will return to its previous state.

If you’re looking for a car that stands out not just from the average crowd but from the luxury brand crowd, take another look at the 2018 CLA and then give us a call today here at World Wide Motors. We have these new 2018 models available for you with more to come! Get set up with a test drive today!

2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA steering wheel
2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA front grille
2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA seating
2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA open trunk

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