Ahead of its reveal next year, the Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake has been spied testing once again. This particular test mule however is wearing the least amount of camouflage to date essentially revealing the completed Shooting Brake design.

In a similar vein to the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake, the CLA looks essentially identical to the coupe from the front through to the rear doors. The roof then stretches back to a steeply raked rear window which flows nicely into the rear fascia. Also like the CLS, the CLA Shooting Brake maintains the same taillights as the sedan.

Upon the car’s launch next year, the CLA Shooting Brake will act as the fifth model from the A-Class family alongside the A-Class, CLA sedan, GLA and B-Class. 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-litre diesel with 136 hp, 2.1-litre diesel with 170 hp, 1.6-litre petrol delivering either 122 hp or 156 hp and a 2.0-litre petrol pumping out 211 hp. Additionally, a CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake will be available and was spied testing a couple of months ago.

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.

[Via World Car Fans]

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