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Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 Shooting Brake: information, market launch, price

Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 4Matic Shooting Brake
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E. It's not that easy to keep track of the new 35er Mercedes-AMG. It is already available as a five-door hatchback, a four-door notchback sedan (in this country in normal and in China also as a long version) and as a CLA with four doors. Daimler's sports department is now presenting the fifth derivative of the compact sports car: the CLA 35 as a five-door shooting brake.

Two-liter turbo gasoline engine with 306 hp

This derivative of the well-known two-liter turbo gasoline engine is not surprising either driven. Like its siblings, it delivers 306 hp and delivers its maximum torque of 400 Newton meters at 3,000 revolutions. We are also familiar with the seven-speed dual clutch transmission, as is the all-wheel drive configuration: Normally, the drive force acts on the front wheels. But as soon as the traction decreases, the electro-mechanical multi-plate clutch can direct up to 50 percent of the power to the rear.

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The Shooting Brake is the only 35 AMG with more than 500 liters of luggage space.

The performance: 4.9 seconds from zero to one hundred and an electronically limited top speed of 250 km /h. Mercedes specifies the standard consumption at 7.4 to 7.5 liters, the CO2 emissions are 168 to 171 g /km. The Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 Shooting Brake is classified according to the Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standard.

Characteristic AMG design

Typical AMG design features are the two shaped power domes on the bonnet Wheel arches and the radiator cover with double lamella. We know the front apron with splinters, flics and inserts in silver chrome in a similar way from the other 35 AMGs. The rear apron has a diffuser insert with four vertical fins, the roof spoiler has a spoiler lip and the exhaust ends in a round tailpipe on the left and right. With differentDesign packages can also be used to upgrade the look. 18-inch wheels are standard, 19-inch wheels are available for a surcharge.

In the interior, the occupants are welcomed by sports seats that are covered with man-made leather and microfiber. On the center console, next to the touchpad, which commands the AMG-specifically designed MBUX infotainment system, the switches for the three-stage adjustable ESP and manual transmission mode as well as the adjustment button for the optional adaptive suspension are located. A sports steering wheel flattened at the bottom with galvanized shift paddles, door sills and sports pedals made of stainless steel as well as floor mats and roof liner in black add to the sporty atmosphere. The trunk is likely to be the same as that of the normal CLA Shooting Brake, i.e. 505 liters of volume.

Adaptive damper and AMG Track Pace for a surcharge

For a high level of driving dynamics, AMG has made the front end particularly rigid and numerous specific parts built into the chassis. The Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 Shooting Brake has the five drive programs 'Smoothness', 'Comfort', 'Sport', 'Sport +' and 'Individual', which affect the engine, transmission, chassis, sound and the AMG Dynamics driving dynamics system . The brake system works at the front with 350 millimeter discs and four-piston monoblock fixed calipers and on the rear axle with single-piston floating calipers with 330 mm discs. Adaptive dampers cost just as much as the virtual racing engineer AMG Track Pace, who records up to 80 different data while driving on the racetrack and thus creates new analysis options.

We are expecting the market launch of the Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 Shooting Brake in the autumn; maybe a joint appointment with the normal version in September will work out. Mercedes-AMG has not yet commented on the prices. Since the four-door CLA 35 AMG starts at 51,700 euros, we expect a base price of around 53,000 euros.

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