Taking centre stage at the Mercedes-Benz stand in Geneva is the all-new Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake, combining sensual design with practicality.

Compared to its predecessor, the new CLA Shooting Brake is longer and wider than before at 4,688 mm in length (+48 mm), 1,830 mm in width (+53 mm) and 1,442 mm in height (-2 mm). Wheelbase has also grown by 30 mm to 2,729 mm which frees up additional cabin space and boot space (now rated at 505 litres).

The CLA is a good-looking car, spotting the brand’s latest sensual purity design language and fortunately, the theme has continued to the Shooting Brake. Compared to the Coupe, the Shooting Brake gets a higher window line from the B-Pillar onwards but tapers off sharply around the C-pillars.

With a bubble butt around the rear, aerodynamics has suffered a tiny bit, with a drag coefficient of 0.26 compared to the Coupe’s 0.23 figure.

The cabin is taken lock stock and barrel from the new-generation compact cars – widescreen cockpit with Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX), 64-colour ambient lighting, Energizing Comfort Control among others.

At launch, the CLA Shooting Brake is available as a sole CLA 250 variant powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder with 225 hp and 350 Nm of twist paired to a 7G-DCT dual clutch transmission.

Certain markets can also option the CLA Shooting Brake with advanced driver assistance system from the S-Class such as Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC, Active Steer Assist, Active Lane Change Assist and Active Park Assist with PARKTRONIC.


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Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake


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