Imagine all the power and passion of a luxury car-in a compact package. No models pack such possibility like the 2021 BMW 2 Series and Mercedes-Benz A-Class. Discover a whole new way to drive out in Nashville, Franklin, and Brentwood, Tennessee.

See these fearless cars side by side as you compare their most compelling features! When you want to take your research to the next level, reach out to our experts at BMW of Nashville.

Dwell in the Shadowline: Only in the BMW 2 Series

You want the sort of style that stands out on the streets-but maybe lurk in the shadows, too. In short, your car must match your aura of mystery, and there, the 2021 2 Series has it all over the A-Class. Only in the 2 Series Gran Coupe can you add Extended Shadowline Trim.

Show off a more dramatic daily driver. Express your dangerous side with enhancements like the Blacked-out kidney frame and kidney struts. The air breather inlay and tailpipe finishers in Black Chrome add some snazzy style. This package pops with a Snapper Rocks Blue Metallic exterior!

The A-Class certainly shares its best features with the 2 Series: Clean lines, LED lighting, and an aggressive stance. Still, it simply cannot match the alluring Shadowline.

2 Series & A-Class: Which Has More Body Styles?  

In the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, you have a beautiful luxury sedan. The BMW 2 Series goes well beyond that to satisfy drivers in search of more diverse body styles. Consider driving the:

  • 2 Series Coupe
  • 2 Series Gran Coupe
  • 2 Series Convertible
  • 2 Series Competition Coupe

The corner-hugging Coupe features two doors, while the 4-door Gran Coupe feels like a sedan with a low roofline and, let's face it, all-around better looks. If you want to drop the top and feel like a celebrity in the streets, the Convertible is the one for you!

The boldest, most daring drivers may want to try their hand at the Competition Coupe, a most powerful rendition of the 2 Series! We'll dive into its engine specs in the next section.

BMW 2 Series & Mercedes-Benz A-Class: Engines

Calling all thrill-seekers: The 2021 2 Series and A-Class are primed to outclass the competition! A performance enthusiast may wonder, though: Which is the most powerful car?

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class lets you choose between two turbocharged 4-cylinder engines. The standard powertrain will net you 188 horsepower, while the AMG A 35 Sedan (the performance-tuned trim) delivers a rush of adrenaline with 302 horsepower.

That all said, the BMW 2 Series has even more power to tap into. No matter which powerhouse you choose, it will outclass its counterpart in the Mercedes-Benz. In the BMW, select from:

  • 2.0 BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder-248 HP (230i) or 228 HP (228i Gran Coupe)
  • 2.0 BMW M TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder-301 HP (M235i Gran Coupe)
  • 3.0 BMW M TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder-335 HP (240i) or 405 HP (M2 Competition)

BMW 2 Series vs Mercedes-Benz A-Class: Which Is Better?

Our Nashville, Franklin, and Brentwood, TN, readers have a major choice to make! While these luxury cars blend style and substance with standout performance, the 2021 BMW 2 Series does it better than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

We want to know if you agree! Fuel a spirited performance in the 2 Series Coupe, Gran Coupe, or Convertible right here at BMW of Nashville. Book your test drive today!

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