Geneva Motor Show 2015: Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake gets its debut

Published 22 February 2015

Mercedes-Benz has premiered a shooting brake estate version of its CLA-Class saloon car at the Geneva Motor Show. Prices are expected to start at around £25,500 and sales are to start shortly after the show. 

The stylish-looking estate doesn’t offer a huge boot in terms of volume, at 495 litres versus the 470 of the saloon, but it’s more practical thanks to a larger tail gate opening. Folding the rear seats flat frees up a total of 1354 litres of capacity, some way short of the 1500 litres or more offered in cars like the Ford Focus or Volkswagen Golf estate.

However the higher roofline has liberated some extra headroom, which means the CLA Shooting Brake will offer more practical space for family buyers than the CLA saloon or A-Class hatchback. 

Buyers can choose from the same range of engines as is offered in the CLA-Class saloon, including a 2.1-litre diesel offered with 136PS as the 200 CDI or 177PS as the 220 CDI. The 200 CDI offers low emissions from 101g/km and economy of up to 60.1mpg, though figures depend on transmission and trim level.

The 180 and 200 petrol engines are 1.6-litre units with 122PS and 156PS, respectively, while the 2.0-litre engine offered in the CLA 250 has 211PS. The most powerful model, the four-wheel drive CLA 45 AMG, is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol with 360PS and can reach 62mph from a standstill in 4.7 seconds.

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