Just a few weeks after it was confirmed that Mercedes-Benz was working on a CLA Shooting Brake, the very first prototype was recently spotted testing under heavy camouflage!
As this image shows, the Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake maintains the front-end of the standard car but move to the rear and the new Shooting Brake shape becomes apparent. From the side, it shares many design characteristics with the bigger CLS Shooting Brake.
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG
Under the hood, the Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake will feature the same engines as the standard CLA-Class. These include a 1.5-liter diesel with 109 hp, 1.8-liter diesel with 136 hp, 2.1-liter diesel with 170 hp, 1.6-liter petrol delivering either 122 hp or 156 hp and a 2.0-liter petrol pumping out 211 hp. It will also likely receive the full AMG treatment just like the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake. If this happens, then expect similar performance figures to the standard sedan CLA 45 AMG.
The Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG is, mechanically, almost identical to the Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG which received its official launch around the same time. Both cars feature the new 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder and both produce a substantial 360 hp peak power figure. The differences, aside from the bodywork, are subtle but they are definitely present.