The trend continues at Mercedes when a new model is announced, most certainly that there is going to be a hot AMG variant. After the A 45 AMG, CLA 45 AMG, and GLA 45 AMG; Mercedes-Benz presents the CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake.

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EXTERIOR

Essentially a wagon version of the CLA 45 AMG, CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake features the same aggressive styling with its Coupe sibling. Everything from the bumpers and skirts are identical to the Coupe and unlike the A 45 AMG, the CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake doesn’t come with a high-mounted roof wing.

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Standard wheels measure 18-inches with 235/40 R18 tires but a set of 19-inch alloys with 235/35 R19 tires are available as an option.

INTERIOR

The interior stays the same, featuring the familiar bucket seats, AMG’s E-SELECT lever, and the AMG main menu including RACETIMER with AMG start-up screen. Other than that, the steering wheel design is new, and the space at the back has grown over the CLA Coupe with increased rear passenger headroom and cargo space.

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PERFORMANCE

Sharing the explosive 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo with the A 45 AMG, CLA 45 AMG, and GLA 45 AMG; it produces 360 hp and 450 Nm of torque. Drive is sent to all four wheels via the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission. The CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake rockets from 0 – 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds and the top speed is limited to 250 km/h.

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WHAT ELSE?

ADAPTIVE BRAKE, ATTENTION ASSIST, COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, and ESP® Curve Dynamic Assist are among the standard equipment fitted to the CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake, while the optional items include DISTRONIC PLUS proximity control system including COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, Lane Tracking package including Lane Keeping Assist and Blind Spot Assist, and COMAND Online. The CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake will debut at the Geneva International Motor Show in March next year.

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