2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake: The Fifth Member of the Successful Compact Models Family
Mercedes-Benz is really pumping up its powers for after the unmistakably dynamic and sporty CLA 45 AMG there is now another iconic model which carries almost the same name: Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake. Can you spot the differences?
The new CLA Shooting Brake arrives with an extensive range of engines: there are two diesel and three petrol units available. All engines are able to amaze with their dynamic and lively performance, low noise levels and low emissions. The CLA 200 CDI unit bursts out 136 HP (100 kW) and it is really efficient. The model has a top speed of 215 km/h and a combined consumption figure of only 3.9 l/100 km, with emissions of 101 g CO2/km. CLA220 CDI generates 177 HP (130 kW) at 3600-3800 rpm. It has combined CO2 emissions of 112 g.
The petrol engines are: CLA 180 which boosts 122 HP (90 kW) at 5000 rpm and 200 Nm at 1250-4000 rpm; CLA 200 with 156 HP (115 kW) at 5300 rpm and 250 Nm at 1250-4000 rpm; CLA 250 that produces 211 HP (155 kW) at 5500 rpm and 350 Nm at 1200-4000 rpm; CLA 250 4MATIC developing 211 HP (155 kW) at 5500 rpm and 350 Nm at 1200-4000 rpm.
The car moves on sporty-looking 45.7 cm (18-inch) AMG multi-spoke light-alloy wheels, painted in black with an orange rim flange.
This sexy fifth iteration of Mercedes-Benz demonstrates distinctive profile, sensual purity and high unity of valuable charactersitics. It features a tapering roofline, four doors, frameless side windows, long bonnet and of course, the powerdomes on the bonnet which are an absolute hallmark of Mercedes coupé models. The position of the light modules and LED behind the headlamp lenses definitely highlights the indicative "eyebrow" effect for the daytime running lamps and indicators.
On the inside, the Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake features twin-tube instrument cluster that has two large round dials. Each of them come with a small round dial set inside it. Something that highlights the interior is the new generation 3-spoke steering wheel in different variants, including a multi-function sports steering wheel with flattened bottom section and red or black top-stitching.