The horsepower of the Mercedes GLA is 4 % bigger in comparison to the BMW X1 Crossover. As the difference is little this should not affect the car performance to a large extent.
The Mercedes GLA uses 21 percent less fuel in the mixed cycle in comparison to the BMW. The difference at the level of 1.6 l will be very appreciable in day-to-day usage of the car. In the long run it will result in a real savings.
The Mercedes has 51 Nm more torque in relation to the BMW X1 Crossover sDrive18i 150HP manual. Although most of drivers do not take into consideration the maximum torque when choosing a car, it presents the best how a car is speeding up. When it comes to compared vehicles the difference is quite big and for that reason the Mercedes will deliver you better feeling of driving.
The Mercedes burns 2.7 l less fuel in city traffic in relation to the BMW X1 Crossover sDrive18i 150HP manual. The difference at the level of 26 % is quite significant in using vehicle. Additionally, during long period of time it may bring gigantic cost savings. Also keep in mind that estimated results of the average fuel consumption may be considerably lifted if you drive dynamically. The difference in fuel consumption of the vehicles compared by you is so colossal that you should consider to choose vehicles with engines of similar power and similar dimensions. Only then will the comparision have a sense.
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
The Mercedes GLA accelerates from 0 to 100 Km/h in 8.9 s, which is 0.8 s in relation to the BMW X1. However the difference is not as much big to be taken into consideration when buying a ride.
The top speed of the Mercedes is higher in comparison to this of the BMW X1 Crossover which allows to cover the same distance on the highway faster. The difference at the level of 6 percent is little and is not realy noticable in daily use.
Maximal torque RPM
A big difference in rpm at which the maximum torque is produced distinctly indicates that the winner is is the one of the Mercedes. The engine of the BMW X1 reaches its full efficiency at 3,605 revolutions/minute which is by 65 % lower than the Mercedes.
The width of the vehicle influences on passanger's inner room as well as stability of driving. The Mercedes is 8 mm wider in comparison to the BMW X1. It is clearly felt by driver and passenger in front, who have more space for their elbows.
Maximum load capacity
Model release date
Given that the BMW X1 Crossover started to be manufactured only 4 years earlier than the Mercedes GLA, the distance in technology applied in both cars shouldn’t be really big, however, the Mercedes might feature slightly more modern solutions used in it.