Mercedes-Benz has revealed the CLA Shooting Brake. It will enter production in January 2015 and will become the Mercedes second coupe-come-wagon model after the larger CLS Shooting Brake.
Turbo diesel options include the 100kW/300Nm CLA200 CDI and the CLA220 CDI with the same 2.1-litre turbodiesel unit in 130kW/350Nm tune. Both models can achieve around 4.2L/100km combined on the European cycle.
The petrol range kicks off with the 90kW/200Nm CLA180 followed by the 115kW/250Nm CLA200 with both models capable of using around 6.0L/100km combined.
The CLA250 uses a 2.0-litre turbo four-pot producing 155kW/350Nm and can hit 100km/h in 6.8 seconds in all-wheel drive 4MATIC form. Combined fuel consumption for the all-paw Shooting Brake is 6.6L/100km.
Mercedes is also launching a CLA45 AMG version of the Shooting Brake which gets the same 265kW/450Nm 2.0-litre turbo unit as the performance arm’s other ‘45’ models.
A 4MATIC all-wheel drive system and double-clutch transmission with launch control function helps the new model reach 100km/h in just 4.7 seconds. The AMG model also features bigger brakes, more track-focused suspension and tyres and a number of styling pieces to give a sportier look.
The estate version of the CLA will be closely aligned to the saloon, with specification set to be similar to the four-door model.
There are four trim levels: Sport, AMG Sport, Engineered by AMG, and AMG. In addition, there is a special-edition model called Orange Art.
Sport comes with auto lights and wipers, 18-inch alloys, climate and cruise controls, rear parking sensors, four electric windows, Bluetooth and a USB socket. AMG Sport adds stiffer suspension, AMG body styling, tinted glass and sports seats.
The biggest differences in standard specification and available options over the saloon will be that the Shooting Brake gets an electric tailgate as standard and the option of a load compartment package, which includes a lockable boot floor and aluminium load rails.
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