The Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake has returned in a fresh set of spy photos, following a first batch we published at the beginning of the week.

Mercedes-Benz still hasn't showed us the regular and more practical CLA Shooting Brake but they are already testing the AMG version which will wear a slightly more aggressive body, a quad exhaust arrangement and the usual AMG lightweight alloy wheels.

Just like the A 45 AMG hatchback, CLA 45 AMG four-door coupe and GLA 45 AMG crossover, the CLA 45 AMG SB will utilize a 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine delivering 360 HP (265 kW) and a maximum torque of 450 Nm (332 lb-ft).

Output will be delivered to an all-wheel drive system through a dual-clutch seven-speed gearbox which should allow the car to complete the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in 4.7 or 4.8 seconds taking into account the slightly lighter CLA 45 AMG does it in 4.6 seconds. Top speed will likely be limited to the usual 155 mph (250 km/h).

The standard CLA Shooting Brake will probably be introduced later this year while the AMG variant will follow a few months later.

Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake spied once more