2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake Performance -With station wagons losing ground to the ever-growing crossover segment, shooting brakes aren’t doing very well either. Things are worse in the U.S., where very few automakers still offer wagon or shooting brake body styles. Mercedes-Benz is the only brand that can brag about offering two shooting brakes (based on the CLA and CLS) , but neither of them are available in North America.
2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake Future
With the CLA sedan selling like hot cakes in the U.S., Mercedes’ decision to not offer the CLA Shooting Brake on these shores is difficult to explain. And while we’re trying to figure that out, Europe is welcoming an updated version of the sleek wagon.
2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake Exterior And Interior
he 2019 CLA Shooting Brake sports several exterior changes, though nothing is overly drastic. In fact, you’d have to place the 2016 and 2019 model years side by side to spot the updates.Like the exterior, Mercedes designers kept a good thing going with the cabin. The overall design hasn’t changed, though several of the details are now more refined. It starts with a slimmer-looking, eight-inch infotainment display that is freestanding on the dash. Its control buttons are new and covered in chrome. The driver now has red needles in the gauge cluster for easier reading, as well.
2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake Engine
Mercedes elected to keep the mechanical bits unchanged for this mid-cycle refresh, however, there’s a new high-efficiency diesel version available. Like before, the CLA Shooting Brake will be offered with several gasoline and diesel options, in both rear-wheel and AWD. The base gasoline powertrain is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder in the CLA220, offering 184 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque. New for 2019, the 4Matic AWD system is offered on the CLA220.
2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake Price And Release Date
Mercedes has not announced official pricing for the 2019 CLA Shooting Brake, though prices start at £25,230 (about $39,000) in the U.K. and goes up to £35,960 (around $56,000) for the most expensive non-AMG trim. Expect prices to see a minor hike with the facelift.