If you require your next automobile to deliver equal measures of panache, pace and practicality, the Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 Shooting Brake should be at the top of your shortlist. This stylish estate vehicle is a superb alternative to a saloon car, and one that is exceedingly easy on the eye.
The CLA 45 Shooting Brake has one particular advantage over its saloon counterpart: it offers more space at the back of the vehicle. This is because, although the roofline possesses an attractive swoop, it’s raised sufficiently so as not to compromise on rear-compartment and boot space. In addition, the car’s tailgate is power-operated, making access to the boot as simple as possible, even with both hands full. What’s more, the vehicle rides on lightweight 18-inch alloy wheels, features a smart roof spoiler and an AMG body kit – all of which help to make it a real head-turner.
Inside, an upscale cabin features bolstered sports seats that are adorned with a vibrant red trim. Also catching the eye is a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, which offers tilt-and-telescopic adjustment, helping the driver to quickly establish a comfortable position. The car provides room for two adult travellers in its rear compartment – or three younger travellers, making it particularly suitable for young families. Boot space is more than decent too – 495 litres, which can be increased to as much as 1,354 litres when the vehicle’s rear seats are folded.
The car is typically powered by a 2.0-litre 355bhp petrol engine, which is paired with seven-speed automatic transmission. This produces 450Nm of torque, 0-60mph in approximately 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 155mph. Despite its potency, this four-cylinder unit still allows the vehicle to manage up to 39.8mpg.
An eight-inch colour screen brings this model’s Garmin navigation system to vivid life. It also provides access to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, enabling you to mirror your smartphone’s display. Audio entertainment is provided by a six-speaker sound system, and Bluetooth connectivity facilitates music streaming from your phone, and enables hands-free communication.
Mercedes-AMG’s CLA-Class cars have been awarded a maximum five-star rating by crash test specialists Euro NCAP. The vehicle is laden with safety equipment, such as Cruise Control, Anti-lock Braking System, Hill-hold Assist, a suite of airbags and ISOFIX child seat attachments. Other features include Attention Assist, which analyses driver movements to ascertain signs of drowsiness – and recommends taking a break whenever necessary.
The Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 Shooting Brake is a family car like no other, but don’t take our word for it – book your test drive today and decide for yourself. Please phone us to make your appointment, or complete our online contact form as soon as you are ready.
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