Testing of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake is continuing and the latest prototype was spotted testing in the snow for the very first time.
Even though we all know what the CLA Shooting Brake will look like when it is revealed, this prototype is still sporting a little bit of light camouflage over the new tailgate as well as some light black camouflage over the taillights which could be slightly tweaked compared to the regular CLA sedan’s.
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.