Emotional, dynamic, individual: Mercedes-AMG presents the CLA 45 4MATIC+ Shooting Brake and the CLA 45 S 4MATIC+ Shooting Brake (combined fuel consumption 8.4-8.2 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions 191-188 g/km)  – two powerful new compact cars that complement sporty athleticism with wide-ranging functionality. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine is more powerful than ever, with an output of 285 kW (387 hp) or 310 kW (421 hp). The combination of extremely sporty performance (acceleration 0-100 km/h in 4.1/4.0 seconds) and the variable interior with increased luggage capacity is aimed at a young target group who lead an active and varied life at work and in their leisure time.
Mercedes-AMG is broadening its model portfolio apace: “The new CLA 45 Shooting Brake is already the third model of our completely new Performance compact cars portfolio and demonstrates that we have a range tailored to all types of individual wishes. The driving dynamics and the sporty product experience are on a level which was previously unimaginable in the compact class. Our Shooting Brake additionally offers a pronounced degree of practical utility value, which its expressive design idiom brings across with plenty of lifestyle appeal,” says Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
One new feature which makes a substantial contribution to the incomparable driving experience is the active, fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive: for the first time, this system offers selective power distribution to the wheels on the rear axle via AMG TORQUE CONTROL. This means that the power is distributed to the left and right rear wheels highly flexibly and at different ratios, according to the given driving situation – resulting in optimum traction, whatever the road surface conditions and whatever course the route takes. In addition, spectacular Drift mode (standard on the S-Model, included in the optional AMG DYNAMIC PLUS package for the base model) provides for even greater driving enjoyment. This is made possible by a newly developed rear axle differential, which for the first time incorporates two multi-plate clutches. These open and close at lightning speed to control the torque flow for each rear wheel individually.
Technical data at a glance
|Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 4MATIC+ Shooting Brake||Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S 4MATIC+ Shooting Brake|
|Engine||2.0-litre 4 in-line with roller bearing twin-scroll tur|
|2.0-litre 4 in-line with roller bearing twin-scroll turbocharger|
|Displacement||1991 cc||1991 cc|
|Max. output||285 kW (387 hp) at 6500 rpm||310 kW (421 hp) at 6750 rpm|
|Peak torque||480 Nm at 4750-5000 rpm||500 Nm at 5000-5250 rpm|
|Drive system||AMG Performance 4MATIC+ fully variable all-wheel drive with AMG TORQUE CONTROL||AMG Performance 4MATIC+ fully variable all-wheel drive with AMG TORQUE CONTROL|
|Transmission||AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT|
8G dual-clutch transmission
|AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT|
8G dual-clutch transmission
8.3-8.4 l/100 km
8.4-8.2 l/100 km
|Combined CO2 emissions||191-188 g/km||191-188 g/km|
|Acceleration 0-100 km/h||4.1 s||4.0 s|
|Top speed||250 km/h||270 km/h|