Mercedes-Benz has been testing the CLA Shooting Brake for quite some time now and the model has been recently spotted on test in Germany. The CLA Shooting Brake is the second model from the German car maker to wear the CLA badge, the first being the sedan whose AMG variant was launched in July in India. The car is expected to make its public debut at the Detroit Motor Show next year.
Essentially a wagon body style, the CLA Shooting Brake swaps the boot for a hatch. The Shooting Brake is underpinned by the same front-wheel-drive/all-wheel-drive MFA platform as the sedan. This architecture also forms the base for the Mercedes A-class and the B-class. While the styling is similar to the CLS Shooting Brake offered in global markets, the CLA Shooting Brake has some extra space and practicality over its sedan variant.
Engine options will likely carryover from the standard model so choices could include:
A 1.5-liter diesel producing 109 PS (80 kW)
A 1.8-liter diesel producing 136 PS (100 kW)
A 2.1-liter diesel producing 170 PS (125 kW)
A 1.6-liter petrol producing outputs of 122 PS (90 kW) and 156 PS (115 kW)
A 2.0-liter petrol producing 211 PS (155 kW)
A 2.0-liter petrol producing 360 PS (265 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque
While the Shooting Brake won’t touch down on the Indian soil, Mercedes-Benz will be soon launching the CLA sedan in India. The CLA sedan will be the cheapest sedan offering from the car maker and will be positioned towards the youth buyers.
Source : WCF