Top 3 Key Features of the New Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake

Giancarlo Perlas August 2, 2019

In line with its continued product offensive, Mercedes-Benz recently unveiled the CLA Shooting Brake. The car features an overhaul in design and it follows the updated powertrain offerings of its four-door coupe sibling.

If you are considering ordering the CLA Shooting Brake when it hits the dealerships, here are the top 3 features of the model that you should bear in mind:

1. Exterior

The Shooting Brake model reflects the same signature design elements found in the new CLA Coupe. It has cleaner and smoother surfaces that use artistically molded dents and reduced body lines. Going from B pillar to the tail is a different story though as it features an estate-like styling. Moreover, the new CLA Shooting Brake’s wheelbase is 30 mm longer than its predecessor.

2. Interior

All the latest tech found in the CLA Coupe are fitted to the Shooting Brake version, including the wide twin displays, MBUX multimedia system, and the optional Driving Assistance package that features the semi-autonomous driving system carried by the S-Class. The two CLAs also share the same quality and type of upholstery.

The longer wheelbase of the new model does not necessarily translate to more legroom compared to its outgoing version. However, the new unit makes up with its increased boot capacity.

3. Powertrain

There are eight trims available for the CLA Shooting Brake, namely the CLA 180, CLA 200, CLA 220, CLA 250, CLA 180 d, CLA 200 d, and CLA 220 d. The ones with the “d” suffixes make use of diesel for fuel.

All the models are equipped with Mercedes’ upgraded four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. The most powerful of the bunch is the CLA 250 with 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system and seven-speed automatic transmission. The output of the trim is 224 hp and 350 Nm of torque. Meanwhile, its top speed is 250 km/h, and it can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in only 6.4 seconds.

It should be noted that the CLA Shooting Brake uses six-speed automatic transmission for the CLA 180 and CLA 180d. Then the CLA 200, CLA 220 and CLA 250 come with seven-speed automatic transmission. The eight-speed automatic transmission is reserved for the CLA 200 d and CLA 220 d.

Those who are looking for the most environment-friendly trim of the series should pick the CLA 180 d. The most modest variant of the range only has a combined fuel consumption of 4.3-4.0 l/100 km with combined CO2 emissions of 114-106 g/km.

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo Perlas is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations, particularly in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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