Jun 17, 2019 Vehicle Launch
The new CLA Shooting Brake features some interesting modern driving assistance systems with cooperative driver support.
The new Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake manages to achieve a sporty stance combined with practicality: a long bonnet, compact greenhouse with coupé-like window lines, muscular shoulders over the rear wheel arch, showing some of the brand’s sports car heritage. Prices begin at €32,213.30 ($36,133.09) for the CLA 180 rated at 100 kW (136 hp), 200 Nm and with a six-speed manual transmission (combined fuel consumption: 5.8‑5.5 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 132-125 g/km). Deliveries will commence in September 2019.
All-round support: three driving assistance systems
The new CLA Shooting Brake features modern driving assistance systems with cooperative driver support. For example, standard equipment includes Active Lane Keeping Assist and Active Braking Assist.
The Driving Assistance package (€1796.90) is comprehensive and has coordinated functions. It includes the following systems: Active Distance Control DISTRONIC; route-based speed adjustment; Active Steering Assist; Active Speed Limit Assist; Active Braking Assist with Cross-Traffic Function; Evasive Steering Assist; Active Lane Changing Assist; Active Emergency Stop Assist; Active Blind Spot Assist; PRE-SAFE PLUS.
For the first time, the CLA Shooting Brake is able to drive semi-autonomously in certain driving situations. Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC (€714) and Active Steering Assist (part of the Driving Assistance package) support the driver even more comfortably in maintaining the distance to other vehicles and in steering; the speed can now also be automatically adjusted for corners, junctions or roundabouts.
Apart from the PRE-SAFE functions included in the Driving Assistance package, the PRE-SAFE System (€392.70) is also available separately. The PRE‑SAFE System uses the time before an impending accident and can initiate a number of measures to reduce the burden that occurs during an accident. These also include the innovative PRE-SAFE Sound system. This prepares the human hearing for the expected noise of an impact when there is a risk of a collision and can thus reduce noise strain caused by an accident.