Comparison: Mercedes Benz CLA 200 & Audi A3

by Prashant Agarwal Writer

Mercedes Benz launched an upgraded version of CLA 200 in 2017. Audi India also introduced a facelift version for Audi A3. Both automakers are often at loggerheads when it comes to delivering the best version of their inventions. Hence, we bring you a detailed summary of both cars leaving it for you to decide which car is better.

Design: Mercedes has retained the same 17-inch alloy wheel design, also-profiled taillights and a differently shaped chrome strip between the distinctively styled exhaust tips. They have redesigned the bumper with new chrome inserts. These cosmetic changes are an attention magnet. Every second eye on the road will wait to look at it while you are travelling Mercedes Benz CLA 200 Sports Car in Delhi.

The A3 looks more imposing than before. The headlamp shape cuts a sharper angle, the Audi comes with Xenon lights on the Premium Plus and LED on the trims. The bumpers too are new. Audi offers the good-looking, dynamic turn indicators on the A3 but only for the rear set of lights and again only on the Technology trims.

Interiors: The car comes with a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen (the previous one was a 7.0-incher) for the updated Cockpit Management and Data system (COMAND) infotainment system. The CLA always had driving modes, but with the incorporation of 'Dynamic Select', the driver has an added capability of toggling steering and engine response between ‘Comfort’ and ‘Sport'. The added equipment of Mercedes Benz CLA 200 D Sports Car in Delhi includes Aux and Bluetooth options, cruise control, a rear camera (albeit without parking sensors), a large panoramic sunroof, driving modes and automatic headlights.

For Audi A3, has fewer gadgets and hence the cabin looks more spacious. Audi also has an updated 7-inch retractable infotainment system in the A3. This system, however, doesn't have Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. The instrument cluster even doesn't get the Virtual Cockpit as on the international-spec models. Though the car has added a phone box under the front armrest that provides your compatible phone with wireless charging.

Pricing: The compact sedan from Mercedes has been launched in three different trims. The base trim is a diesel variant, the 200d Style, and has been priced at INR 31,40 lakhs. The petrol variant is priced at INR 33.68 lakh. The top-of-the-line diesel module is the 200d Sport. Mercedes Benz CLA 200 sports price in Delhi is at INR 42.68 lakh. 

According to an authorised Audi Mumbai showroom, the Audi A3 with TFSI technology is priced at INR 43.95 lakh.

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