Development work continues on the 2015 Mercedes CLA Shooting Brake as our spies have caught the model undergoing cold weather testing.

Development work continues on the 2015 Mercedes CLA Shooting Brake as our spies have caught the model undergoing cold weather testing.

Designed to be a more practical and family-friendly version of the CLA, the Shooting Brake has a familiar design but adopts a stylish rear end that borrows cues from the CLS Shooting Brake. While the model doesn't look overly accommodating we can see it will have larger rear doors and a distinctive tailgate with an integrated spoiler.

Engine options will likely carryover from the standard model so expect choices to include:

  • A 1.5-liter diesel with 109 HP (80 kW)
  • A 1.8-liter diesel with 136 HP (100 kW)
  • A 2.1-liter diesel with 170 HP (125 kW)
  • A 1.6-liter petrol with outputs of 122 HP (90 kW) and 156 HP (115 kW)
  • A 2.0-liter petrol with 211 HP (155 kW)

The company could also offer a CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 360 HP (265 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque but nothing is official as of yet.

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