Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake goes into production image

Mercedes-Benz has officially announced the production start of the CLA Shooting Brake, at the company’s plant in Kecskemet, Hungary.

After being officially unveiled back in late 2014, the newest body style of the CLA, the CLA Shooting Brake, is now getting ready for its dealership arrival, after production has begun in Kecskemet, Hungary. The sport wagon has drawn its inspiration from its larger brother, the CLS Shooting Brake, just like the regular four-door coupe has looked up to the CLS.

The Mercedes-Benz CLA has will go on sale soon and the vehicle is said to be 4.6 meters long while offering 25 more liters of cargo space, to a total of 495 liters, which can raise to an impressive 1,354 liters when the rear seats are folded. The model in question is truly revolutionary considering the fact that it basically has no direct rival, as BMW or Audi aren’t offering similar versions of the 1-Series or the A3, for the moment at least.

The CLA is riding on the MFA platform, which is shared with the A-Class, with the B-Class and with the GLA. The carmaker will be offering the car in four trim levels, the Sport, the AMG Sport, the Engineered by AMG and the AMG. The engine lineup includes the 2.1 liter diesel with 136 HP (100 kW) and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) and 177 HP (130 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft), the 1.6L petrol with 122 HP (90 kW) and 200 Nm (147 lb-ft) and 156 HP (115 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) and the 2.0L petrol with 211 HP (155 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft). The range topping 45 AMG still has the 2.0L with 360 HP (265 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft).