Shock, horror: It’s a car revealed at this week’s Geneva Motor Show that you might actually be able to afford.
Say hello to the Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake—the swoopy wagon version of the four-door coupe version of the A-Class hatchback. And as you’d expect, mechanically, it’s pretty much the same as those cars. That means a load of gasoline and diesel engines, manual and auto gearboxes, and the option of 4Matic all-wheel drive. The big engine, until the inevitable CLA 35 and 45, will be the 250 gasoline—that’s 2.0 liters, 225hp
The dashboard is the same, too, with the latest version of Merc’s new
The real newness is aft of the B-pillar, where the Shooting Brake is bestowed with much trunk and a hatched-back with which to access it. As it’s longer than its predecessor, you get more space back there—505 liters up from 495, and a wider, deeper, and therefore more useful shape. There’s more space for actual people, too—even though the car’s a bit lower than the one it replaces, there’s more head-, elbow-, and shoulder-room.
The CLA Shooting Brake will be launched in September. Check back again for our review of the regular CLA, which is happening pretty soon, as it’ll give us a good idea of what this thing is like to drive. Till then, check out the other Mercedes of Geneva 2019—the EQV electric van and the special-edition V12 S-Class.
Till then, check out the other Mercedes of Geneva 2019—the EQV electric van and the special-edition V12 S-Class.
NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.