Mercedes CLA 2013 vs Audi A5 2016

Mercedes CLA
2013 - 2014
Audi A5
2016 -
Gearbox: AutomaticAutomatic
Engine: 2.1 Diesel2.0 Diesel
Camshaft drive: Timing chainTiming belt
Engine chain usually needs to be replaced less often than the timing belt, but the cost of replacing the chain is usually higher. Chain motors are considered to be more reliable, but noisier and more vibration generating.


Power: 170 HP190 HP
Torque: 350 NM400 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 8.2 seconds7.2 seconds
Audi A5 is a more dynamic driving.
Mercedes CLA engine produces 20 HP less power than Audi A5, whereas torque is 50 NM less than Audi A5. Due to the lower power, Mercedes CLA reaches 100 km/h speed 1 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 4.24.4
Real fuel consumption: 6.3 l/100km6.4 l/100km
By specification Mercedes CLA consumes 0.2 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Audi A5, which means that by driving the Mercedes CLA over 15,000 km in a year you can save 30 litres of fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Mercedes CLA consumes 0.1 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Audi A5.
Fuel tank capacity: 50 litres58 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 1190 km in combined cycle1310 km in combined cycle
1380 km on highway1450 km on highway
790 km with real consumption900 km with real consumption
Audi A5 gets more mileage on one fuel tank.

Drive type

Wheel drive type: Front wheel drive (FWD)All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)


Average engine lifespan: 350'000 km420'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used, but under equal conditions the average life of a Audi A5 engine could be longer.
Engine production duration: 14 years9 years
Engine spread: Installed on at least 13 other car models, including Mercedes C klase, Mercedes E klase, Mercedes ML, Mercedes A klaseInstalled on at least 4 other car models, including Audi A4, Audi A6, Audi Q5, Audi Q3
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. Mercedes CLA might be a better choice in this respect.


Length: 4.63 m4.67 m
Width: 1.78 m1.85 m
Height: 1.43 m1.37 m
Mercedes CLA is smaller, but higher.
Mercedes CLA is 4 cm shorter than the Audi A5, 7 cm narrower, while the height of Mercedes CLA is 6 cm higher.
Trunk capacity: 470 litres465 litres
Mercedes CLA has 5 litres more trunk space than the Audi A5.
Turning diameter: 11 meters11.5 meters
The turning circle of the Mercedes CLA is 0.5 metres less than that of the Audi A5, which means Mercedes CLA can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 2`0052`080
Safety: no datano data
Quality: no data
above average
Average price (€): 15 80032 200
Pros and Cons: Mercedes CLA has
  • timing chain engine
  • lower price
Audi A5 has
  • timing belt engine
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • has 4x4 drive
  • longer expected engine lifespan
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