Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 4MATIC Shooting Brake (X117) 2014

I must admit I am starting to lose track of all the new models that the manufacture are pushing out these days, finding any tiny gap in their line up and filling it with another variant of what they already have. However, when I hear someone say those three letter, AMG, my ears prick up and I tune into what they are saying. Even though Mercedes are mainly going in search of a younger more exciting customer, The facts are pretty straight forward when it comes to an AMG model. It will be fast, it will have enough torque to tow a house, it will sound amazing, and it will cost a lot.

Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 4MATIC Shooting Brake (X117) 2014

And this time it seems they have not disappointed us, as the official 0-110km/h is 4.7 seconds. Which is not surprising when its packing a AMG 2.0-litre turbo unit is related to the 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine in the new Mercedes-AMG GT. This new engine produces 265kw and 450 Nm between 2250-5000 rpm. This is also combined with AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission abd a fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive train.

Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 4MATIC Shooting Brake (X117) 2014

Still no price figures, but its packed full of stock options, and has a pretty sizeable list of optional features.

The standard specification also includes the following features (selection):

  • Curve Dynamic Assist
  • ESP®
  • Active bonnet
  • AMG door sill panels in brushed stainless steel at front
  • AMG floor mats
  • Bi-xenon headlamps
  • Audio 20 USB multimedia system
  • Brushed stainless steel sports pedals

Customers are able to lend their CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake an even more

  • Red painted brake callipers with AMG lettering in black
  • Carbon-fibre exterior mirror housings
  • Carbon-fibre trim
  • Performance exhaust system
  • Performance steering wheel
  • Performance seats
  • 8 x 19-inch multi-spoke light-alloy wheels painted matt black,
  • rim flange in high-sheen finish, with 235/35 R 19 tyres
  • COMAND Online
  • Load compartment floor with aluminium strips and lockable aluminium handle
  • DISTRONIC PLUS proximity control system including COLLISION
  • Lane Tracking package including Lane Keeping Assist and Blind Spot Assist
  • EASY-PACK tailgate
  • Intelligent Light System
  • Load Compartment package
  • Electric panoramic sliding glass sunroof

Instead of the previous edition one models, Mercedes are releasing an OrangeArt Edition CLA 45 AMG, which seems to be an dark grey CLA with orange trim or sticking anywhere they could put it. But in saying that, its not half bad. I guess we will just have to wait and hope we can Road Test it to see what it’s really all about.

Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 4MATIC Shooting Brake (X117) 2014

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It started at a young age with bedroom posters, the Countach of course. This slowly grew into a super car die-cast model collection, fifty five 1:18 models at the last count. At which point it had almost taken full control, the incurable Mad Car Disease ran deep though my veins all the way to the bone. And things for my loved ones just got worse as the cars where now being bought at 1:1 scale, after a BMW, HSV, and couple of Audi's, the disease reached my brain, pushing me over the edge and down the rabbits hole into the world of the bedroom poster.


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