Mercedes CLA Shooting Brake. It will join the Mercedes line-up in 2015, and will become the fifth model to use the company’s MFA small-car architecture, along with the A-, B-, CLA and GLA-Class models.
Although these pictures are very grainy, as they were taken at some
distance from the subject, you can make out that the Shooting Brake
features the same signature ‘dropping line’ as the CLA, and prominent
You can also see that the rear window will be steeply raked, in a similar way to the larger CLS Shooting Brake, but should still offer more rear seat and luggage space than the CLA on which it’s based.
Expect the same spec levels to be carried over from the rest of the
small Merc line-up, including the AMG Sport specification of this test
car marked out by the larger alloys and bejewelled front grille.
The Shooting Brake is likely to feature a similar engine range to the
CLA, too, with the 136bhp and 170bhp 1.8-litre diesels and 1.6-litre
petrol carried over. Six-speed manual and seven-speed dual-clutch
gearboxes will also be offered, as will the option of 4MATIC four-wheel
drive, which debuted on the CLA 250.
However, tweaks to the small car engine line-up are expected later in
2014, which will be unveiled around the same time as the facelifted
B-Class. That car was the first to use the small car platform, and will
receive its mid-life updates around November 2014. For more details click here.
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