Mercedes C class 2011 vs Mercedes CLA 2016

Mercedes C class
2011 -
Mercedes CLA
2016 - 2018
Gearbox: AutomaticAutomatic
Engine: 2.1 Diesel2.1 Diesel
Camshaft drive: Timing chainTiming chain


Power: 204 HP177 HP
Torque: 500 NM350 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 7.1 seconds7.7 seconds
Mercedes C class is more dynamic to drive.
Mercedes C class engine produces 27 HP more power than Mercedes CLA, whereas torque is 150 NM more than Mercedes CLA. Thanks to more power Mercedes C class reaches 100 km/h speed 0.6 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 4.9no data
Fuel tank capacity: 59 litres50 litres

Drive type

Wheel drive type: Rear wheel drive (RWD)Front wheel drive (FWD)
Front-wheel drive cars (Mercedes CLA) have better traction on slippery roads and when climbing hills, better fuel economy, and are less expensive to purchase. On the disadvantage side, FWD cars usually have less towing capacity, poorer acceleration and harder handling. Rear-wheel drive cars (Mercedes C class) have better handling on dry roads, better acceleration, more even weight distribution and more fun to drive. RWD is also better for towing large loads. The cons of rear-wheel drive are less interior and trunk space and more difficulty maneuvering in wet and snowy conditions.


Average engine lifespan: 350'000 km350'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used.
Engine production duration: 14 years14 years


Length: 4.59 m4.64 m
Width: 1.77 m1.78 m
Height: 1.41 m1.43 m
Both cars are similar in size. Mercedes C class is 5 cm shorter than the Mercedes CLA, width is practically the same , while the height of Mercedes C class is 3 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 450 litres470 litres
Mercedes C class has 20 litres less trunk space than the Mercedes CLA.
Turning diameter: 10.8 meters11 meters
The turning circle of the Mercedes C class is 0.2 metres less than that of the Mercedes CLA.
Gross weight (kg): 2`1302`015
Safety: no datano data
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Average price (€): 25 60017 600
Pros and Cons: Mercedes C klase has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
Mercedes CLA has
  • lower price
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