The new Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake ensures maximum leisure value and at the same time underscores the CLA’s high design standards. The roof contour also slopes down gently to the rear, yet at the same time more headroom is offered than in the four-door coupé.
The CLA Shooting Brake is initially available with two diesel engines, four petrol engines and the all-wheel drive system 4MATIC and only costs around 600 euros more than the four-door coupé. What is now the fifth model in the successful compact class family from Mercedes-Benz can be ordered with immediate effect, and the first cars will be arriving at the dealerships in March 2015.
The entry-level model in the CLA Shooting Brake range is the CLA 180 (29,809.50 euros) with 90 kW (122 hp). Above it are the CLA 200 (32,725 euros) with 115 kW (156 hp) and, each with 155 kW (211 hp), the CLA 250 (39,746 euros), the CLA 250 4MATIC (41,947.50 euros) and the CLA 250 Sport 4MATIC (45,577 euros) models.
The desire for superior dynamism is met by the top model, the CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake (57,268.75 euros), featuring an attractive technology package. The world’s most powerful series-produced four-cylinder turbocharged engine impresses with an output of 265 kW (360 hp) and accelerates the CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake from zero to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds. The list of technical highlights also includes the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission, fully variable AMG performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive, the powerful braking system and a chassis that has been purpose-developed, from the tuning setup right through to the axles.
The two diesel engines in particular excel with dynamic torque and outstanding efficiency: the CLA 200 CDI (34,539.75 euros) achieves 100 kW (136 hp), has a displacement of 2.2 litres and a maximum torque of 300 Nm. The combined fuel consumption is merely 4.1 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres, and in combination with the dual clutch transmission 7G-DCT as low as 3.9 litres/100 km. The CLA 220 CDI also has 2.2 litres of displacement and achieves 130 kW (177 hp) and 350 Nm, and requires only 4.0 litres of consumption per 100 kilometres. The price: 39,061.75 euros. From the 4th quarter both will also be available with 4MATIC and cost 38,918.95 euros (CLA 200 CDI) and 41,275.15 euros (CLA 220 CDI) respectively.
Options like the electrically operated EASY-PACK tailgate (464.10 euros) and the Load Compartment package (380.20 euros) improve comfort and variability when it comes to using the load compartment. Apart from the “cargo” positioning option for the rear-seat backrests, the Load Compartment package includes a collapsible box, a 12 V socket and an additional stowage net at the side of the load compartment. Available on request and for an even more exclusive ambience there is the load compartment floor with aluminium strips (297.50 euros) as well as non-slip inserts and a lockable aluminium handle. A folding trailer coupling with ESP trailer stabilisation is available for 940.10 euros.
The model range: OrangeArt Edition as a limited special model
The thrilling design details of the limited-edition OrangeArt Edition special model ensure that it brings an exciting note to the market launch. It is available in combination with all engines from 36,795.30 euros (CLA 180). Orange trim in conjunction with selected equipment features, such as the AMG Line and Night package, emphasise the sporty flair of this model. A distinctive sporty look is also ensured by 45.7 cm (18-inch) AMG multi-spoke light-alloy wheels, painted in black with an orange rim flange, together with orange highlights on the front and rear aprons. The bi-xenon headlamps feature orange highlight rings.
The interior, too, is imbued with a sense of exclusive dynamism, thanks to the Exclusive package, sports seats with leather/DINAMICA microfibre upholstery in black/orange and orange contrasting topstitching, along with black seat belts with accentuating orange stripes. The 3-spoke multifunction sports steering wheel in leather, the instrument panel in ARTICO man-made leather and the aluminium trim with honeycomb-pattern grain, as well as fine detailing such as the recurring orange contrasting topstitching in the interior, convey a sense of delight in the unusual.
The CLA Shooting Brake is also available with either of the two equipment lines Urban and AMG Line, in each case with numerous line-specific details for both the exterior and interior. AMG Line (from 2558.50 euros, standard the for CLA 250 Sport) enhances the sportiness and exclusivity of the CLA Shooting Brake. This equipment line includes a more dynamic exterior with AMG bodystyling, 45.7 cm (18-inch) AMG 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels and a two-pipe exhaust system with chrome-plated tailpipe trim. The interior also exudes a sporty flair, with sports seats in ARTICO man-made leather/DINAMICA microfibre, a multifunction sports steering wheel with flattened bottom section and a leather-upholstered shift lever. The lowered sports suspension enhances handling as well as driving enjoyment.
The Urban equipment line (from 1142.40 euros) uses selected exterior and interior equipment and appointments features in a similar way to emphasise the car’s dynamic appeal, whilst also allowing further individualisation. Dynamic highlights of the exterior include, for example, a diamond radiator grille with high-gloss black pins, the 45.7 cm (18-inch) 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels and the two-pipe exhaust system with chrome-plated tailpipe trim. Contributing to the sporty character in the interior are the sports seats with contrasting topstitching, a multifunction leather steering wheel with perforated grip area and a wave-look trim element.
The optional panoramic sliding sunroof (1118.60 euros) with its large glazed area provides for an especially bright and friendly ambience in the interior. It comprises an electrically operated glass sliding roof for individual ventilation of the interior, together with a mesh wind deflector. This reduces both draughts and wind noise when the roof is open.