With all the elegance of its coupé counterpart and even more interior space, the new Mercedes CLA Shooting Brake was one of the most memorable of the vehicles on display at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.
This new compact estate is currently available from the Lancaster Mercedes-Benz dealerships throughout Essex and Suffolk.
Get in touch with the sales team at your nearest showrooms to find out more, or to book a test drive.
Front, side and window airbags reinforce the strong protection provided by the rigid bodyshell of the CLA Shooting Brake, ensuring excellent protection for the driver and passengers in the event of an accident.To reduce the risk of such an occurrence, however, the vehicle also features a comprehensive assortment of active safety measures to prevent any loss of control or concentration. ABS and an array of traction control systems are standard to all models – as well as Attention Assist, which detects signs of fatigue on the part of the driver and sounds an audible warning. Optional features include the Distronic Plus proximity control, which ensures a safe distance from other vehicles when you are stuck in traffic, and Collision Prevention Assist, which automatically depresses the brake pedal when a collision appears imminent.
The front profile of the CLA Shooting Brake has an immediate impact; its diamond-shaped mesh grille, the powerdomes of the bonnet, and deeply scalloped sides mark it out instantly as a Mercedes.
The dramatic swoop of the roofline and graceful curve of the electrically-operated tailgate is made more impressive still by the flared rear lights and twin exhausts.
A variety of 18” alloy wheels are available in numerous different styles.
Despite its low stance and sleek shape (the drag coefficient is just 0.26, which has a highly beneficial effect on performance and economy), the CLA Shooting Brake is as spacious as any estate car on the inside.
It offers 495 litres of loadspace, which can increase to an extensive 1,354 litres with the rear seats folded forward.
Ambient lighting, supportive sports seats and a leather-trimmed sports steering wheel increase the sense of refinement and wellbeing.
Two diesel and three petrol engines are available with the CLA Shooting Brake, with both diesels and one of the petrol units available with the manufacturer’s 4Matic four-wheel drive.
The most efficient of the diesel motors, the CLA 200 CDI, can achieve notably low combined fuel consumption of 72.4mpg and carbon output of just 101g/km, meaning that owners need only pay £20 of Vehicle Excise Duty a year (and nothing in the first year of ownership).
On the other hand the most powerful of the petrol units, the 2.0 litre CLA 250 Sport, can manage 0-62mph acceleration in just 8.6 seconds.
A wealth of driver-convenience technology can be accessed through the 7” high-resolution colour display of the COMAND Online multimedia system.
Through this, you can enjoy your favourite music or radio station through the six high-quality speakers, along with Bluetooth connectivity and the latest traffic information from the Garmin Map Pilot navigation system.
Thermotronic dual-zone climate control, Parkotronic Active Parking Assist and cruise control are also included with all models of the CLA Shooting Brake.
|Vehicle Length||4630 mm / 182.3 in|
|Vehicle Width||2032 mm / 80 in|
|Vehicle Height||(unladen) 1435 mm / 56.5 in|
|Wheelbase||2699 mm / 106.3 in|
|Unladen Weight (DIN)||1530 kg / 3373 lb|
|Combined Cycle||65.7 mpg|
|Urban Cycle||52.3 mpg|
|CO2||111 g / km|
|Engine / Cylinders||2.1 litre / 4|
|Maximum Revs||2143 cc|
|Max Torque||300 nm @ 1400-3000 rpm|
|Max Power||100 kW @ 3200 - 40000 rpm|
|Top Speed||134 mph|
|Acceleration||0-60 mph / 9.5 seconds|