Mercedes-Benz has taken the wraps off the latest CLA Shooting brake, the station wagon variant of the CLA “four-door coupe“.
The new Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake is bigger than its predecessor. To enhance its road presence and give it a sportier stance, the new car is longer, lower and wider than before.
Both the front and rear tracks are wider, too.
IS IT ANY ROOMIER INSIDE?
According to Mercedes, the CLA Shooting Brake now offers more space for occupants, with more headroom, legroom and shoulder room.
The wheelbase is 30mm longer than the previous model’s, too. However, going by what we saw in the CLA four-door coupe, the rear legroom is basically unchanged.
It only offers 1mm more than the previous CLA Shooting Brake.
WHAT ABOUT THE EQUIPMENT AND FEATURES?
The Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake will probably be specified with the same equipment and features as its CLA sibling.
That means it’ll have the identical gorgeous all-digital instrument panel and infotainment system, with MBUX as standard.
MBUX, or Mercedes-Benz User Experience, includes a digital assistant that’s activated by saying, “Hey Mercedes”.
Safety features such as Active Braking Assist and Active Lane Keeping Assist are also standard.
The estate has grown more practical, too, offering 505 litres with the rear seats up and 1370 litres with the seats folded.
These figures are 10 litres and 16 litres more than what the previous model has.
WHICH ENGINE VARIANTS ARE AVAILABLE?
The new Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake is currently available in four variants: CLA180, CLA200, CLA220 and CLA250.
If we had to guess, the one likely to arrive first in Singapore will be the CLA200.
The CLA200 has the turbocharged 1.3-litre inline-4 that delivers 163hp and 250Nm. Paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox, it does 0-100km/h in 8.4 seconds.
The range-topping CLA250, which has a turbocharged 2-litre unit with 224hp and 350Nm of torque, does the sprint in 6.4 seconds.
Like the CLA200, it is also paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
WHEN WILL THE CAR ARRIVE?
Torque understands that the estate will reach Singapore in the first half of 2020.