Mercedes CLA Shooting Brake – It is no longer a secret challenge that Mercedes wants portal to historic rivals, which are such as BMW and Audi. The fresh CLA Shooting Brake constitutes another example. For if it is true that many of the elements are inevitably common to the sedan, it is equally certain that in this version station wagon-coupé (let’s call it as it should be called) has worked hard to attract someone who is sensitive to a design effect, even too aggressive. But even more successful than what is seen with the most monumental CLS Shooting Brake. Almost a coupe also, but without neglecting the practicality, since even on CLA Shooting Brake is increased, if only slightly, the space available for the rear passengers and cargo capacity, which now ranges from 495 (on the sedan are 470) 1354 liters. What’s more, with the rear seats in place “package”, namely that more vertical, cargo volume goes to 595 liters, hosting five people quite comfortably. As for the engines, the focus was on those of CLA, or two diesel engines, four petrol and the possibility of all-wheel drive 4Matic for different engines.
We tried once the flagship version, or the Mercedes CLA 45 AMG 4Matic, which is driven by what is still the most powerful 2-liter turbo in circulation, with its 360 hp. Needless to apply even if the Shooting Brake emotions are guaranteed, plus the pleasant surprise that you have not made use of electronic artifice to hear the sound of the four-cylinder inside the car. Disconnecting any control or opting for the “Sport”, via a small switch on the console next to the stick of the automatic transmission, the performance is even more exciting, with the evidence of a steering much harder and precise in maintaining the trajectories also to 250 km / h, a speed that we touched effortlessly on highways (unlimited) around Frankfurt. Everything is adequate: steering, precisely, the tires, the frame, trim, without penalizing even so much comfort. With 549 euro is available one of the many options that help drive up the price of road Mercedes CLA 45 AMG 4Matic Shooting Brake, which is 58 610 euro.
The optional in question is the exhaust “Performance”, which increases even more the “bursts”, is between one and the other changed, both in ascent. At about the robotized transmission with double clutch 7-speed Speedshift does his duty, being perhaps a bit ‘too abrupt in the grafts. As to the integral traction, such as on the sedan comes into operation only under conditions of loss of grip, transferring up to 50% of the torque from the front wheels to the rear. Returning to the aggressive look, rims and tires are 18 “with” socks “of 235/40. Wishing there are also 19 “wheels. CLA Shooting Brake has, as required, the latest-generation telematics. The display, pending on the dashboard, is standard and features a 7 “screen and a cover-glass. In combination with the Comand Online or at the request for the Audio 20, you can request a display with a screen 8 “.
The functions on the display are quite intuitive. Although it would be best to integrate it into the dashboard, in our opinion. Bello, on the other hand, the three-spoke steering wheel present in different versions, multifunctional and with decorative stitching red or black. As standard there is also the Collision Prevention Assist, with an autonomous braking aimed at reducing the risk of rear-end collisions. Also available is the Attention Assist, the detection device of the attention of the driver. The range of engines CLA Shooting Brake is particularly large already at launch. Always interesting, as the sedan, the CLA 200 CDI with an output of 136 hp, declaring an average consumption of 25.6 km / liter and can reach a top speed of 215 km / h, with C02 emissions of 101 g / km. Very valid also CLA 220 CDI 4Matic, powered by the brilliant 2143 cc turbodiesel with 177 hp. All versions are equipped with a series of start / stop function and meet the emissions standard Euro 6 exhaust, while the all-wheel drive is also available for the CLA 250 4Matic (with the 2.0 liter petrol engine with 211 hp) and the CLA 200 CDI turbodiesel 136 bhp, and of course the AMG.
Four trim levels: Executive, Business, Sport and Premium. The Business version, however, is reserved for customers Business / Rent with VAT and includes all the equipment that make it ideal professional use daily: Garmin Map Pilot, cruise control and parking sensors, in addition to the interface Bluetooth phone, the call of Emergency services and MB Connect, Radio CD. The list of the new arrival in the house part Marcedes ranges from EUR 31 390 180 of the CLA Shooting Brake Executive, which has a four-cylinder 1.6-liter petrol engine with 122 hp, to the 47,700 CLA 250 4Matic Premium speech apart for CLA 45 AMG 4Matic , with its base 58 610 EUR.