The upcoming Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake has been spied testing again with relatively minimal camouflage ahead of an expected debut later this year or early next year.
From a visual standpoint, the CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake will feature a similar roof and tailgate design to the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake and elsewhere, its styling will remain quite similar to the standard sedan 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 especially when it comes to driving the pair. We expect no different from the Shooting Brake.