Mercedes-Benz's new baby wagon to undercut Holden's Calais V load-lugger.
Mercedes has announced Australian pricing and specifications for the new CLA Shooting Brake compact wagon.
Priced from $52,400, the CLA-based model will be the cheapest Benz wagon ever sold in Australia, and priced below the Holden Calais V Sportwagon local hero.
Your $52,400 will get you a 115kW/250Nm 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine in the base model CLA 200, capable of returning 5.7L/100km combined.
An additional $500 brings the 2.1-litre turbodiesel four-cylinder engine producing 100kW/300Nm in the $52,900 CLA 200 CDI.
Combined fuel consumption for the diesel model listed as 4.3L/100km.
The CLA-based model will be the cheapest Mercedes-Benz wagon ever sold in Australia.
Standard features on both 200 models include power tailgate, satnav, 18-inch alloys, keyless start and a reversing camera.
Both entry-level models are front-wheel drive and fitted with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox as standard.
The mid-spec $66,400 CLA 250 4MATIC Shooting Brake is powered by a 155kW/350Nm 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder engine.
The 250 also scores AMG styling pieces, diamond grille, sports suspension, panoramic glass sunroof, heated electric leather front seats, and 4MATIC four-wheel drive.
The range-topping CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake is the performance model in the line up, powered by the 265kW/450Nm turbo four-cylinder engine from the A, CLA and GLA 45 AMG models.
It can sprint from 0-100km/h in 4.7 seconds – a tenth slower than the CLA 45 sedan – and is fitted with upgraded suspension, brakes, wheels and tyres and seven-speed dual-clutch automatic with launch control.
The AMG performance model also comes with extra standard equipment, including upgraded satnav, Harmon Kardon sound system, cruise control with auto brake functionality and lane keep assist.
The Shooting Brake features an additional 25-litres of cargo space over the CLA sedan at 495-litres VDA, while folding the rear seats flat sees that swell to 1354-litres VDA.
The CLA Shooting Brake is expected to arrive in Australia before June.