While the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class only hit dealerships across the world mid-last year, Mercedes-Benz is already at work on a new Shooting Brake variant pinned to launch sometime next year. The following video shows a stunning black prototype testing in the snow with very little camouflage.
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.