Mercedes-Benz Australia has announced pricing and specs for the local CLA Shooting Brake range. This is the wagon version of the popular CLA-Class.
Designed as a sleek four-door sedan, the wagon extends on that idea by introducing a sizeable hatch compartment at the back. It’s available in four different variant levels, borrowing powertrains from its sedan counterpart.
Kicking off the range is the CLA 200. It comes with a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine producing 115kW of power and 250Nm of torque. On the combined cycle the official consumption rate is just 5.7L/100km/h. Acceleration from 0-100km/h takes 8.9 seconds.
Next up is the CLA 200 CDI. It features an even more efficient 2.1-litre turbo-diesel engine developing 100kW and 300Nm. For the combined cycle test it consumes just 4.3L/100km/h. Covering the 0-100km/h sprint takes 9.9 seconds.
For the sporty car fans there’s the CLA 250 Sport 4MATIC. It comes with a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol producing 155kW and 350Nm, and uses a four-wheel drive system to put the power to the ground. The 250 is capable of 0-100km/h in 6.8 seconds, while using 6.9L/100km on the combined cycle.
Finally, for the hardcore performance enthusiasts there’s the CLA 45 AMG. It comes with the famed 2.0-litre turbo that develops a record-breaking 265kW and 450Nm. Also with four-wheel drive, this beast can conquer 0-100km/h in just 4.7 seconds. Combined cycle fuel useage is rated at a respectable 7.2L/100km.
In terms of standard features, all CLA Shooting Brake variants come with a power tailgate, 18-inch alloy wheels at minimum, Garmin sat-nav, push-button start, and a reversing camera. The CLA 45 AMG adds a number of performance highlights including a bespoke bodykit, big brakes, special suspension, 19-inch wheels, and a beefier Logic 7 surround sound system.
The new model will land in Australia in June, although the order books are now open. Prices are as follows (excluding on-road costs):
Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 Shooting Brake – $52,400
Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 CDI Shooting Brake – $52,900
Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 4MATIC Shooting Brake – $66,400
Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake – $89,900