autoevolution has spent some time behind the wheel of the CLA 200 CDI with the dual-clutch seven-speed automatic and we kind of liked it. To boot, we were lovestruck with a CLA in 45 AMG clothes, used as a mere taxi by one of the coolest moms we’re ever met, a woman that was previously a Porsche driver.
But the Shooting Brake will make things more practical for the CLA breed. With 4,630 mm in length, a 1,777 mm width and a tallish 1,435 mm height, spaciousness is the strength of the Shooting brake. The load compartment offers a capacity that ranges from 495 (17 cu.ft.) to 1,354 liters (47.8 cubic feet).
If the rear seats are moved into a more steeply raked position, the load capacity increases to hefty 595 liters (21 cubic feet) while still leaving enough space for five occupants. In terms of firepower, customers are offered a pair of diesels and three petrol engines. 4Matic all-wheel drive is also available. Last but not least, a CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake is also offered, with 360 ponies and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque.
The CLA Shooting Brake is slated to go on sale in January 2015, with first deliveries coming in March.