The CLA Shooting Brake combines sporty and progressive styling with a level of spaciousness and flexibility that imbues our everyday life as well as our leisure activities with an ambience of modern luxury.
In Frankfurt Mercedes-Benz Reporter Torie puts the new CLA Shooting Brake, the CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake and the CLA 250 Sport 4MATIC to test. The result: The new Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake not only offers space, power and style but also impressive highlights coming along with standard and extra options. From the optional dynamic suspension by AMG to the ambience of modern luxury, the new CLA Shooting Brake has a lot to offer.
A new hunting ground, ready to be conquered. The new CLA Shooting Brake combines sporty and progressive styling with a level of spaciousness and flexibility that imbues an individual lifestyle with an ambience of modern luxury. Watch Nico Rosberg hunting through the night in the extended version of the all new CLA Shooting Brake TV commercial.
Creating an audiovisual installation for the new CLA Shooting Brake.
Using electromagnetic sensors, the sound of the car was recorded in various conditions, distorted and put into an audio composition.
The electromagnetic sound recordings of its lights, visual appearance and aerodynamic elements were each translated into linked visual chapters. A perpetuum mobile of multiple interacting layers was designed as a physical base for the car to reflect and visualize this sound in an ongoing movement. The perpetuum and the car are a subject to the sound through light and movement.
With the new generation of the A-Class, Mercedes-Benz reconciles the conflicting aims of sporty performance and enhanced comfort: Striking lines, dynamically curved surfaces and coupé-like window lines characterise the exterior of the A-Class, following the design philosophy of sensual purity. With DYNAMIC SELECT the driver is able to change the car's characteristics in just seconds – at the touch of a button the A-Class drives in a particularly comfortable, sporty or efficient manner.
Join an accilerating journey with the world's most powerful compact performance model, the Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC, through the historic German city of Dresden. Not only the front skirt in the new A-wing design provides a striking contrast against Dresden’s beautiful, quiet Old Town.
Following a comprehensive upgrade, the Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC opens up a new dimension in vehicle dynamics. With peak output of 280 kW (381 hp) and a maximum torque of 475 Nm, the entry-level model from Mercedes-AMG is the world’s most powerful compact performance car.
Performer meets performer – and the race track is open. RACE START activated: In 4.2 seconds from 0-100 km/h, the Mercedes-AMG A 45 becomes a force of nature. 280 kW (381 hp) and a maximum torque of 475 Nm at 2,250-5,000 rpm deliver phenomenal thrust – leaving nothing but exhilaration in its place. And with seven speeds, four drive programs and the AMG RACE START function, the SPEEDSHIFT DCT sports transmission is perfectly tuned to the demands of the track. The optional Performance seats score top marks for grip, but it’s the driver who scores the fastest lap times.
The sporty, expressive design of the CLA and CLA Shooting Brake is now being honed still further in a facelift involving new bumpers, a diamond radiator grille in black as standard and new light-alloy wheels. The interior also benefits from numerous enhancements, among them new seat covers and trim parts, as well as chrome-plated controls. LED High Performance headlamps, HANDS-FREE ACCESS and further possibilities for integrating smartphones into the control system are all options that serve to enhance safety and comfort. The facelifted version of the CLA Coupé will make its debut at the New York International Auto Show from 25 March to 3 April 2016, while the modified CLA Shooting Brake will be launched to the public on the occasion of the awards ceremony for the Laureus World Sports Awards in Berlin on 17/18 April 2016.
What the stage is for actors like Martin Mica, so is the race track for the Mercedes-AMG A 45. This is where the vehicle shows its true colors — not just in its performance, but also through its appearance. The distinctive form and the muscular accents are hallmarks of the dynamic look. Its claim to the title of the world’s most powerful compact performance car is underscored by the rear diffuser and the AMG sports exhaust with chrome-plated tailpipes. It all makes it impossible for any opponent to steal the show from Martin.
The new GLA is starting the coming model year with an extended range of engines, targeted visual accentuation in the interior and exterior design plus updated equipment lines. This sees the look of the compact SUV gaining considerably in presence, and the body impresses with a significantly more powerful design idiom. At the helm of the model series is the Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC, with an especially sporty host of equipment being offered in the Yellow Night Edition. The world premiere is on 8 January 2017 at the North American International Auto Show NAIAS in Detroit.