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2020 Mercedes Benz CLA Coupe

2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupe

2020 BMW 3-Series

2020 BMW 3-Series

2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupe vs. 2020 BMW 3-Series

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupe is on its second generation and it looks even more impressive than it has ever been. This swoopy compact car is a roaring success since it was introduced back in 2013. This is a sportier version of the A-Class and has upscale features that made it worthy of its three-pointed star badge.

The 2020 BMW 3-Series is fresh from a redesign last model year and it still tries to impress with its combination of prestige and performance. As a sensible sedan, it can be interesting to see if it can defeat the CLA Coupe based on style, ride quality, and technology.

Design & Style

The second-generation CLA coupe is an icon of style. The beautiful proportions are flanked with slimmer headlights. The grille has a more pronounced lean and has the iconic badge right at the center. Its profile is crisp and clean but has an athletic stance, thanks to the 18-inch wheels that come as standard. At the rear are also slimmer but wider taillights that are wrapped around the attractive trunk lid.

Since it was redesigned just last year, there is nothing much to expect from the new 3-Series. Perhaps the most notable change is that it is no longer, wider, and taller body and a longer wheelbase.

Technology & Safety

Aside from the fine materials on the cabin, there is an array of forward-thinking technology on the CLA Coupe. The digital instruments, displays and touchpads that are cleverly positioned enhance the ease of use for its infotainment features. The MBUX technology is innovative and has integrated the functions with an advanced voice control system.

Anyone would expect a lot from the 3-Series’ infotainment but it actually lacks a polished execution, unlike the MBUX. The audio system sounds premium but it barely reaches the rear passengers.


What makes the 2.0, 221 hp engine on the CLA Coupe is that it is configured to deliver a lot of power with less fuel. The transmission is racing-inspired so it has both a sporty response and refined smooth shifts. It runs on a front-wheel-drive system that makes for nimble handling. The car’s driving character can be transformed at once so you can drive either on ECO, Comfort, or Sport mode.

The 3-Series is well-equipped with a 382 hp engine. It is easy to drive but experienced drivers will not be satisfied at its seemingly restrained handling capabilities.

The Bottom Line

The advanced technology applied to create the 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupe is what enabled the brand to present an industry-advancing vehicle. The fine materials and a long list of tech-forward features made it more appealing compared to the 2020 BMW 3-Series.

Ready to Schedule a 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupe Test Drive Today?

At Mercedes-Benz of Smithtown, we offer a wide variety of Mercedes-Benz models for you to choose from, including-g the 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupe and we are more than happy to arrange for a test drive so that you can experience the stellar features of this vehicle. Call us today to make an appointment or simply pay us a visit at our showroom today!


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630 Middle Country Road St. James, NY


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