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2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake: Australian price and specs


Ensuring that no niche goes unfilled, Mercedes-Benz is bringing a premium touch to the small wagon market. The CLA Shooting Brake, which sits on the same platform as the A-Class hatch and CLA sedan, drops in Australia this June. It’s significantly smaller than the C-Class wagon, but demonstrates the attractive lines of the CLS Shooting Brake upon which it is modelled.

Each Shooting Brake represents an additional $1,500 cost over the sedan, and the range does top out with a Shooting Brake version of the CLA45 AMG hero.

That’s a cost we’d bear, though, as the Shooting Brake’s flowing lines improve significantly on the awkward four-door CLA. There is some additional practicality, too, though not too much – as the sloping roof cuts away boot space.

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The range is split across the four engines shared with the CLA sedan, with equipment levels increasing as you dial up the displacement. The range kicks off at just over $52,000 before costs with the turbo-petrol CLA200 (115kW and 250Nm). The base diesel, the CLA200 CDI, adds $500 but kicks combined fuel economy down to an ultra-low 4.3L/100km while pushing out a grunty 300Nm.

The CLA250 4MATIC appears to be something of a sweet spot. Producing 155kW and 350Nm, the higher-output petrol will set you back $66,400, but you’re getting the sweeter, punchier engine. Plus, the AMG line is bundled in, including an AMG-tuned suspension, larger wheels, and the AMG line body kit.

If what you need from your small premium wagon is devastating performance, there is a ninety-grand CLA45 AMG. The two-litre petrol was the most powerful four-cylinder production engine when it was created and it remains a monster: 265kW will do that, paired to 450Nm of torque. 100 comes up in just 4.7 seconds before the speed limiter kicks in at 270km/h.

2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Shooting Brake range: pricing

All prices are RRP list prices, before on-road costs or options.

  • CLA200: $52,400
  • CLA200 CDI: $52,900
  • CLA250 Sport 4MATIC: $66,400
  • CLA45 AMG: $89,900

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