With the same 225kW/400Nm turbocharges 2.0-litre four as its siblings, the Sport Brake takes 4.9 seconds to reach 100km/h from a standstill, making it one tenth slower than the A35 fastback sedan, but on-par with the CLA35 sedan.
Its 4Matic all-wheel-drive system can split torque delivery up to 50 per cent at the rear, after being transferred via a 7-speed dual-clutch.
AMG says strengthening of the bodyshell through reinforcement and bracing, as well as AMG’s specific chassis components like a 4-link rear axle help make the wagon a dynamic performer.
The CLA35 Shooting Brake even comes (optionally) with AMG’s Track Pace, a ‘virtual race engineer’ system which records vehicle data and provides analysis on track. Not that many Shooting Brake customers are likely to need this.
AMG chair Tobias Moers says of the Shooting Brake, well, much the same as he did of the CLA35 fastback sedan upon its reveal – that it is a car for young, active, fashionable people.
"The new CLA35 Shooting Brake, with its expressive design, the agile vehicle dynamics and the flexible load compartment is an attractive alternative for young customers who lead an active life with various leisure activities.
“With the Shooting Brake we are offering these individualists access to the exciting world of AMG Driving Performance, which is tailored to their specific requirements."
There’s no word yet on pricing or Australian availability for the CLA35 Shooting Brake.