With its proportions the new Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake sparks emotions: a long bonnet, compact greenhouse with coupé-like windowlines, muscular shoulders over the rear wheel arch and a supplely crouched rear, which clearly shows its sports car genes. Prices begin at 32,213.30 euros for the CLA 180 rated at 100 kW (136 hp), 200 Nm and with a six-speed manual transmission. Deliveries will commence in September 2019.
Attractive, intelligent – and practical: the new Mercedes-Benz CLA will also be available as a Shooting Brake from September. The design shows a sense of elegant athleticism: from the striking “shark nose” at the front and the uncluttered sides with accented surfaces, through to the gently muscular rear end. The latter on the CLA Shooting Brake ensures a decisive addition in terms of functionality.
The designer piece provides space for spontaneity, be it on an extended shopping spree or for sports and outdoor activities. At 871 millimetres, the boot opening is significantly wider than in the previous model (635 mm). In addition, the tailgate can also be opened contactlessly thanks to EASY-PACK and HANDS-FREE ACCESS (both part of the KEYLESS-GO Convenience package for 892.50 euros).
Individualisation of the CLA Shooting Brake begins with the Progressive design and equipment line (1755.25 euros). This includes 18-inch light-alloy wheels, a leather-finished multifunction sports steering wheel and comfort seats plus a 40:20:40 split-folding rear seat backrest. Externally the design and equipment line is also distinguishable by the visible exhaust tailpipe trim elements and the discreet chrome trim strip on the front and rear aprons.
A sporty look inside and out comes courtesy of the AMG Line (3510.50 euros) with 18-inch AMG light-alloy wheels, AMG front apron, AMG rear apron and AMG side sill panels, sports seats, multifunction sports steering wheel in nappa leather and light longitundinal-grain aluminium trim elements. The AMG Line also has the lowered comfort suspension and Direct Steer with a variable steering ratio.
Especially exclusive: the Edition 1
In its first year, all the engine variants of the new CLA Shooting Brake will also be available as Edition 1 versions. This limited edition is based on the AMG line. Numerous visual highlights on both the exterior and interior emphasise its exclusivity. The Edition 1 costs 6902 euros more than the base version. It includes LED High Performance headlamps, AMG light-alloy wheels measuring 19 inches in diameter and with an orange-painted rim flange. Also included is the Night package with a host of high-gloss black-painted trim elements, underscored in the Edition 1 variant with orange-coloured highlights.
In the interior the Edition 1 has orange-coloured contrasting topstitching on the dashboard, sports seats, armrests, door panel beltlines and floor matsFitted as standard are sports seats, ambient lighting with 64 colours plus trim elements with “Edition 1” lettering.
All-round support: three driving assistance systems in the CLA Shooting Brake
The new CLA Shooting Brake features modern driving assistance systems with cooperative driver support. For example, standard equipment includes Active Lane Keeping Assist and Active Braking Assist.
The Driving Assistance package (1796.90 euros) is comprehensive and has coordinated functions. It includes the following systems: Active Distance Control DISTRONIC; route-based speed adjustment; Active Steering Assist; Active Speed Limit Assist; Active Braking Assist with Cross-Traffic Function; Evasive Steering Assist; Active Lane Changing Assist; Active Emergency Stop Assist; Active Blind Spot Assist; PRE-SAFE PLUS.
For the first time, the CLA Shooting Brake is able to drive semi-autonomously in certain driving situations. Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC (714 euros) and Active Steering Assist (part of the Driving Assistance package) support the driver even more comfortably in maintaining the distance to other vehicles and in steering; the speed can now also be automatically adjusted for corners, junctions or roundabouts.
Apart from the PRE-SAFE functions included in the Driving Assistance package, the PRE-SAFE System (392.70 euros) is also available separately. The PRE‑SAFE System uses the time before an impending accident and can initiate a number of measures to reduce the burden that occurs during an accident. These also include the innovative PRE-SAFE Sound system. This prepares the human hearing for the expected noise of an impact when there is a risk of a collision and can thus reduce noise strain caused by an accident.
Other interesting options:
- ENERGIZING package 1666 euros
- ENERGIZING package Plus 2975 euros
- LED High Performance headlamps 70 euros
- Head-up display 10 euros
- Parking package with 360° camera 60 euros
Source: Daimler AG