As stylish as the new Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class already is, it sounds like the automaker is considering a shooting brake version similar to what was recently introduced for the larger CLS-Class. What Car? recently talked to Mercedes design boss Gordon Wagener, who indicated that a cargo-friendly version of the swoopy sedan may be in the works.

Having driven the CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake last year, we could certainly see a CLA45 AMG Shooting Brake being quite a lustworthy ride, but like its bigger brother, we would be surprised to see the CLA-Class Shooting Brake show up in the US. In the same interview, Wagener also shot down rumors of a coupe or convertible version of the A-Class, upon which the CLA is built.


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      Rotation
      • 1 Year Ago
      Stop calling wagons shooting brakes. If it has 4 doors, it's a wagon or at best 5 door hatchback.
        swanson_ronson
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Rotation
        A hatchback, if it isn't a three door, is already a 5-door hatchback, and it certainly doesn't need another word than hatchback. If it has a longer tail with a third (or whatever) window in the back, it is a wagon. The A-Class is already a hatchback, with 3 and 5 doors. It's wagon (or "shooting brake") version would be a wagon, nothing else. The CLA is just it's bastardized "sedan with a shrunk rear half" version.
      Lachmund
      • 1 Year Ago
      btw: pictures of the new C-class with nearly no camouflage: http://www.autobild.de/bilder/erlkoenig-bildergalerie-teil-116-4171950.html#bild58|ref=http://www.autobild.de/artikel/erlkoenig-bildergalerie-teil-116-4172888.html
      D E S I G N
      • 1 Year Ago
      All I can say is FWD WTF!!!!
      hemijohn
      • 1 Year Ago
      I grow weary of marketing nomenclature, "Shooting Brake", "Cross-Over", "Estate Vehicle"; Lets call it what it is a WAGON. Not as pretty a word, doesn't have the cache/swag but original and adequate.
      rollie
      • 1 Year Ago
      \"shooting brake\".....die mf\'er.
      CarCrazy24
      • 1 Year Ago
      Lordy lord, please send us this wagon variant, this would be AWESOME
      Sergio526
      • 1 Year Ago
      How about a third pedal? That's all the US version needs now!
      Ducman69
      • 1 Year Ago
      So first we decided that station wagons reminded us too much of old woodies, so we abandon that name as "uncool" and call them just wagons. Then even wagons became too "old" and so we start calling them "crossover" vehicles or "5-door hatchbacks" to make them sound younger. Now even that is old hat, so now we have to completely bastardize the name shooting brake, even if it has five doors. Stop perpetuating ignorance Autoblog.
      k.naz
      • 1 Year Ago
      So basically, a car based on a hatchback will get a shooting brake (elongated hatchback/station wagon) version? Makes a lot of sense.
      Kuro Houou
      • 1 Year Ago
      To get Wagon version!! God I hate seeing "shooting brake" everywhere!!! It makes no sense here, and technically speaking a shooting brake is supposed to be a two door!
        Lachmund
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Kuro Houou
        https://www.google.de/search?hl=de&q=aston+martin+lagonda+shooting+brake
      3ckspress
      • 1 Year Ago
      As long as they don't give it the same bulging ass that they gave the CLS it could be a great option for a shooting break/"wagon" variant. Unfortunately the CLS (much like the porche panamera) looks like a fat wale on wheels with it's protruding back end hanging out.
        Lachmund
        • 1 Year Ago
        @3ckspress
        opinions i guess. you are completely wrong in mine.
      AGSHOP
      • 1 Year Ago
      CLA is so ugly and cheap looking. The front overhang needs work as well as the droopy sides and rear. I like the front head on shot only looks premium.
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