Don’t Mistake Mercedes CLA Shooting Brake For An Estate
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With the strange looking Mercedes GLE SUV making the headlines for… well looking strange we decided to spare you the indignity of having to see it and instead focus on the much better looking CLA Shooting Brake. The etymology of Shooting Brake has many origins, today its a posh way to say estate or station wagon. 

The new CLA Shooting Brake is initially available with two diesel engines, four petrol engines and the 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system and costs will cost around £500-1000 more than the four-door Coupe

That slopping roof contour doesn’t affect headroom say Mercedes indeed the Shooting Brake offers more than in the four-door coupé. The entry-level model in the Shooting Brake range is the CLA 180, which has a power rating of 122 hp.


Above it are the CLA 200 with 156 hp and, each with 115 hp, the CLA 250, the CLA 250 4MATIC and the CLA 250 Sport 4MATIC models.

The top dog in the range will bark out up to 360 hp, you will know it as the CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake which is powered by a four-cylinder turbo engine.

The two diesel engines offered are the CLA 200 136 hp 2.2-litre CD which has a peak torque of 300 Nm. The CLA 220 2.2-litre CDI is tuned to deliver 177 hp and 350 Nm, both will be mated to the latest 8-speed gearboxes.


Auto manufactures make most of their profits by offering an extensive and lucrative options list, the Shooting Brake will offer and electrically operated EASY-PACK tailgate (£340) and the Load Compartment package (£104) improve comfort and variability when it comes to using the load compartment.

Want even more exclusivity, then why not opt for the load compartment floor with aluminium strips a mere £219 but worth it for the added bling.

But we suggest you avoid steering clear of the folding trailer coupling with ESP trailer stabilisation. We won’t even mention the price, cars were not meant to haul trailers that’s what horses are for.

If you’re wondering about the boot space dimensions, hell its big enough. The Mercedes CLA Shooting Brake is on sale in the UK right now with prices starting out at £26k for entry level diesels and up to £43k for the AMG version.

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