|2015 Mercedes CLA 45 AMG, Photos courtesy of Daimler.|
There is a hot CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake, which is a modified version that is essentially just like the CLA 45 AMG four-door coupe. That's not all a bad thing, because it's great that AMG can squeeze 360 horsepower from a little 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine.
The setup means you can do 0 to 60 in under 5 seconds while also carrying quite a few groceries home. If that isn't sexy, then what is?
Most Americans have little idea what a shooting brake is. We in general don't like wagons here, myself being one of the few exceptions, which is why this car won't be sold stateside. A shooting brake is a three-door wagon. Since the CLA is technically called a four-door coupe, it mimics the look of a shooting brake, even if it does have two extra doors that make it more practical.
Is this car another sign of how out-of-control Mercedes has become when it comes to making too many niche vehicles? Is this the ultimate sleeper car, or is it just a wagon version of a mediocre car that doesn't live up to Mercedes' standards of quality? Drop a comment and let me know what you think.