Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake!

2015 Mercedes CLA 45 AMG, Photos courtesy of Daimler.
Mercedes is continuing to generate an insane amount of new models as it quests to take over the whole world. This time the company has developed a shooting brake version of the CLA-Class, which if you don't know is the new entry-level offering that's supposed to draw in Millennials who have a fat trust fund.

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.

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