New Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 Shooting Brake joins the family of fast station-wagons
Shares the drivetrain with the Mercedes-AMG A 35
The new Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 Shooting Brake joins the family of fast Mercedes wagons.
The five-door model combines the proportions of a sporty coupé with the extra functionality thanks to the extended roof, the large tailgate, the wide load compartment opening and the variable interior.
The design with its elongated bonnet including power domes, broadly sculpted wheel arches, a slim waistline, compact greenhouse and width-accentuated tail end displays clear sports car genes.
From a side view, the aerodynamically optimised 18-inch light-alloy wheels in a 5-twin-spoke design (19-inch optionally available) and the dynamically sculpted side sill panels catch the eye.
The outline of the frameless windows is identical to the outline of the Coupes itself up to the B-pillar. Behind it, the window line runs considerably higher, which makes entering easier for rear passengers and facilitates the larger load compartment capacity.
The 2.0-litre engine is based on the M 260 four-cylinder drivetrain in the new A-Class. The AMG-specific developments include the exhaust-gas turbocharging, the water charge air cooler and the independent air intake (clean air line). Power is 306 hp at 5.800 rpm, while the torque figure is 400 Nm at 3.000-4.000 Nm. The new Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 Shooting Brake uses the 4Matic all-wheel drive and seven-speed AMG Speedshift DCT 7G dual-Clutch transmission. The acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h takes 4.9 seconds.
The optional AMG Ride Control adaptive damping system enables the driver to choose between three different suspension control modes. The spectrum ranges from comfort-focused to sporty. The system operates fully automatically, adapting the damping forces for each wheel according to the driving situation and road conditions.
Also present is the AMG steering wheel and twin-screen MBUX infotainment setup with Supersport graphics.