After months of spy images, Mercedes-Benz has finally revealed the CLA and CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake.
Looking as expected like a mini CLS Shooting Brake, Mercedes-Benz's entry-level wagon is 4630mm long, 1777mm wide and 1435mm tall and thanks to the elongated rear end the cargo capacity has increased by 25 liters compared to the CLA to 495 liters. The rear seats can adopt a more steeply raked "cargo" position in order to increase luggage area to 595 liters while folding them down will provide 1,354 liters and the width of the luggage compartment measures 1328mm.
Upon launch, the CLA Shooting Brake will be offered with a four-cylinder 2.1-liter turbodiesel engine delivering 136 HP (100 kW) and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) in the CLA 200 CDI and 177 HP (130 kW) & 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) in the CLA 220 CDI. The gasoline engine lineup kicks off with a 1.6-liter rated at 122 HP (90 kW) and 200 Nm (147 lb-ft) in the CLA 180 and 156 HP (115 kW) & 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) in the CLA 200. Up next is a 2.0-liter with 211 HP (155 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) in the CLA 250 which can also be had with an optional 4MATIC all-wheel drive system.
The range-topping Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake makes use of the familiar four-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine delivering 360 HP (265 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) between 2,250 and 5,000 rpm. Output of the engine is sent to a 4MATIC system through a seven-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT gearbox, which enables the hot wagon hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.7 seconds before reaching an electronically-capped top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).
Deliveries of the Mercedes-Benz CLA & CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake will commence March next year.