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The only thing separating Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake safety systems from the ones installed on the regular CLA is Collision Prevention Assist Plus, which is an automatic braking system activated when the car senses an accident.

We’re pleased to report the CLA has a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating thanks to the fitment of systems such as Attention Assist (which senses fatigue and warns the driver) and myriad airbags. You also get an electric parking brake, stability control, two ISOFIX child seat lashing points, a tyre pressure monitoring system, a brake pad wear warning indicator and an active bonnet which should mitigate the effects of crashing into a pedestrian.

Also available are automatic high-beam headlights, a blind spot warning system, lane-keeping assist, a hill-hold function (to prevent rolling back on a hill start), a reversing camera, radar-guided cruise control and a speed limiter.

Since it’s an estate, the new ‘Shooting Brake’ CLA gets a 495-litre boot compared to the 470 litres in the normal CLA. Crucially though, thanks to estate car dimensions, a total of 1,354 litres is unlocked once you fold the rear bench down.

Now, those rear seats – they’ve got some extra space thanks to the less sloping roofline – and that means six-footers can sit in the back with relative comfort. The only slight issue here is that the roof does come a little close to the side of your head, which will make it feel a little claustrophobic over longer distances.

They’re also optionally capable of sitting in a ‘raked’ position which unlocks 595 litres of boot space with space for five occupants. It’s not clear quite how comfortable those rear passengers will be though, since it involves a more upright seating position.

Compared to the C-Class Estate, the loading lip for the boot is quite high, which means loading heavier objects might prove difficult and the dog is going to have to jump a little higher.

One clever feature of this car’s design is magnetic fixings for the load-through flap in the rear seats, meaning longer items like skis can be pushed through with ease instead of having to flap around with seat catches. That’s a real boost to Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake practicality.

You’ll have a number of optional extras to further boost practicality as well. The tailgate can be powered, while a Load Compartment package adds the tilting seats mentioned above along with a collapsible box, a 12-volt socket and stowage net.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Shooting Brake (15-19).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Audio remote
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav

250 AMG WhiteArt equipment

250 AMG WhiteArt standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Heated seats
  • Sat Nav
250 AMG WhiteArt optional equipment
  • Headlight washers

AMG equipment

AMG standard equipment
  • Audio remote
AMG optional equipment
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Sat Nav

AMG Line equipment

AMG Line standard equipment
  • Audio remote
AMG Line optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

AMG Line Edtion equipment

AMG Line Edtion standard equipment
  • Audio remote
AMG Line Edtion optional equipment
None available

AMG Line Night Edition equipment

AMG Line Night Edition standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Heated seats
  • Sat Nav
AMG Line Night Edition optional equipment
None available

AMG Line Night Edition Plus equipment

AMG Line Night Edition Plus standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated seats
  • Sat Nav
AMG Line Night Edition Plus optional equipment
None available

AMG Line Night Edtion equipment

AMG Line Night Edtion standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Heated seats
  • Sat Nav
AMG Line Night Edtion optional equipment
None available

AMG Line Night Edtion Plus equipment

AMG Line Night Edtion Plus standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated seats
  • Sat Nav
AMG Line Night Edtion Plus optional equipment
None available

AMG Night Edition equipment

AMG Night Edition standard equipment
  • Heated seats
  • Sat Nav
AMG Night Edition optional equipment
None available

AMG Night Edition Plus equipment

AMG Night Edition Plus standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated seats
  • Sat Nav
AMG Night Edition Plus optional equipment
None available

AMG Sport equipment

AMG Sport standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Headlight washers
AMG Sport optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

AMG Yellow Night Edition equipment

AMG Yellow Night Edition standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Metallic Paint
AMG Yellow Night Edition optional equipment
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Sat Nav

Engineered by AMG equipment

Engineered by AMG standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Headlight washers
Engineered by AMG optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

OrangeArt equipment

OrangeArt standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
OrangeArt optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Audio remote
Sport optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

WhiteArt equipment

WhiteArt standard equipment
  • Audio remote
WhiteArt optional equipment
  • Sat Nav