Mercedes-Benz CLA200 AMG a lot of car for the buck

The Mercedes-Benz CLA200 AMG Line ekes out 163hp and 250Nm from its 1.33-litre four-cylinder and clocks a century sprint of 8.4 seconds.
The Mercedes-Benz CLA200 AMG Line ekes out 163hp and 250Nm from its 1.33-litre four-cylinder and clocks a century sprint of 8.4 seconds.ST PHOTOS: ONG WEE JIN
The Mercedes-Benz CLA200 AMG Line ekes out 163hp and 250Nm from its 1.33-litre four-cylinder and clocks a century sprint of 8.4 seconds.
The Mercedes-Benz CLA200 AMG Line ekes out 163hp and 250Nm from its 1.33-litre four-cylinder and clocks a century sprint of 8.4 seconds.ST PHOTOS: ONG WEE JIN

It used to be that you had to be quite well-off to own a Mercedes-Benz station wagon.

The CLA Shooting Brake, introduced five years ago, changed that. Yes, it is a wee bit costlier than the saloon variant, but it is far more affordable than a C-or E-class wagon.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 22, 2020, with the headline 'Shooting star'. Print Edition | Subscribe