When Mercedes-Benz launched the first A45 AMG 4Matic, it shook the world.
Even if it never was a truly rally-oriented brand, its results have been far better than what other brands with WRC titles in their pockets. And now it’s for a whole family.
The new CLA Shooting Brake comes with enough room for a family and has enough performance for a fast driver on a winding road and some loose surfaces. Mercedes-AMG uses the most powerful four-cylinder 2.0-liter engine in the world. With a power of 387 hp or 421 hp (S version) the new engine breaks all the previous records. Thanks to this high-power AMG engine and with help from the 4Matic+ all-wheel-drive system and AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 8G dual-clutch transmission, the results bring it close to supercars. The 0-62 mph (100 kph) sprint is done in 4.1 seconds by the 387 hp version and 4.0 seconds flat by the S version (421 hp).
The Shooting Brake body is not a common style to see on the roads. But Mercedes did it for the CLS and also for the CLA Shooting Brake. The streamed lines and the frameless windows are part of the sleek, elegant yet sporty look. The long hood can trick someone that the engine is mounted longitudinally, but actually it is a transverse engine. But aesthetically, it creates a great image balance. In the rear, the trunk space has enough room for a lot of luggages: 505 liters with the rear seats up.