Under the hood is the same engine we saw in the regular CLA 35 four-door coupe earlier this week. It's a 2-liter with a twin-scroll turbocharger that produces 306 HP and 400 Nm, going through a 7-speed DCT to 4Matic AWD with an electronically controlled coupling at the back.
Carrying a weight of around 1,550 kilos, the Shooting Brake should be able to reach 100 km/h in under 5 seconds. The short spy video, captured at a gas station near the Nurburgring, gives us a small bit of the soundtrack produced by this four-cylinder AMG. It's less impressive on the track, but still produces the pops and bangs that are typical of a hot hatch.
The Shooting Brake will be the most exciting car in its class. Unfortunately for Mercedes, the new Golf R Variant should be ready by 2021 with a 330 HP configuration and styling improvements.
As far as we know, Mercedes is still going to launch the CLA 45 Shooting Brake, which will deliver an unmatched 421 HP and pack “drift mode.” Unfortunately, these could be the last models of their kind in Europe before the big ban on combustion imposed by all the big cities.
Even though it's fully camouflaged, we know what to expect in the design department. It's a combination of the recently revealed CLA 35 and the Shooting Brake body. The only thing that's new is a chunky trunk lid spoiler.