Mercedes-Benz Madness!

March 16th, 2017 by

As the season of madness begins we have a Mercedes-Benz faceoff of our own! The opponents are the Mercedes-AMG® CLA 45 and the Mercedes- AMG® C 63 Coupe. Both equipped with power and speed, it’s sure to be a good game. There will be four rounds including performance, design, economy, and safety & technology. Let the games begin!

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Performance
Both the Mercedes-AMG® CLA 45 and the Mercedes- AMG® C 63 Coupe were made to perform. These two sporty-coupes both come standard with ECO Start/Stop, Mercedes- AMG® high-performance braking system, a direct injection fuel system, and 7-speed Mercedes- AMG® SPEEDSHIFT® transmission. Some differences in performance include:

Mercedes-AMG® CLA 45:
– 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine
– Mercedes- AMG® Performance 4MATIC® all-wheel drive
-3-stage Electronic Stability Program
-RACE mode
Mercedes- AMG® C 63 Coupe:
– 4.0L V8 biturbo engine
-“Hot inside V” turbocharger configuration
– Mercedes- AMG® RIDE CONTROL Sport Suspension
-Torque Vectoring Brake

Each model has a lot of similarities, but the Mercedes- AMG® C 63 Coupe has more power and more performance features. It does not have the RACE mode however, which the Mercedes-AMG® CLA 45 does. This round is a tie.

 

Design
When it comes to design these coupes both look as good as they perform. Both come standard with Mercedes- AMG® body styling, a sport cabin interior, brushed aluminum pedals, and 3-spoke multifunctioning steering wheel. But they aren’t as similar as they sound, let’s take a look at where they vary:

Mercedes-AMG® CLA 45:
-Gloss Black rear spoiler
-4.5-inch color instrument cluster display
Mercedes- AMG® C 63 Coupe:
-Performance-focused cockpit
– Mercedes- AMG® instrumentation
– Mercedes- AMG® menu with RACETIMER
-Topstitched MB-Tex upper dash trim

The Mercedes- AMG® C 63 Coupe has a lot more details and additions in its design. This round is an easy win for the Mercedes- AMG® C 63 Coupe.

 

Economy
Coupes are compact cars which mean both of these models get good gas-mileage, landing them in the lower end off of the spectrum for Mercedes-Benz models. But they are not equal, here are the details:

Mercedes-AMG® CLA 45:
-30 mpg
-5 Passengers
Mercedes- AMG® C 63 Coupe:
-23 mpg
-4 Passengers

With the Mercedes- AMG® CLA 45 accommodating more passengers, getting better gas mileage, and being a lower price, the winner of this round is clear!

 

Safety & Technology
Now we know these cars can perform, and we know that they look good doing it! But without safety neither of those aspects could be enjoyed. Both the Mercedes-AMG® CLA 45 and the Mercedes- AMG® C 63 Coupe come with brake assist as well as ATTENTION ASSIST® and a rear view camera. Similarly, they both come with entertainment features like a hands-free Bluetooth®interface. Here’s where they differ:

Mercedes-AMG® CLA 45:
-Central controller and 8-inch color display
-HD Radio receiver
Mercedes- AMG® C 63 Coupe:
-Collision prevention assist plus, Crosswind Assist & Blind Spot Assist
-FrontBass ® system
-Burmester Premium Surround Sound system
-COMAND® hard-drive navigation with 8.4” screen

Safety is the most important aspect of any model. Both of these models are safe, but one includes more features to help ensure extra safety, and that would be the Mercedes- AMG® C 63 Coupe. It also has more entertainment features. Which can only mean the winner of this round, and winner of this game is the Mercedes- AMG® C 63 Coupe!

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