Last week, we showed you some images of the long-roofed Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake. Those shots of the five-door Mercedes were from a distance and were quite grainy, unfortunately. Today, we have much better shots of the new model, shown testing somewhere in Europe.

These close-up shots, along with the car's silver finish, give us a slightly better idea of just what the CLA Shooting Brake will look like. In short, it's kind of exactly what we expected - a smaller CLS Shooting Brake. The tail is oriented more towards style than utility, just like its big brother, meaning this will be more of a "lifestyle" vehicle than an actual, functional wagon. Still, every so often, we'll choose form over function, and we expect the CLA Shooting Brake to have good looks in spades.

As is the case with the CLS Shooting Brake, we should expect it to adopt the same range of engines and transmissions found in the sedan. If the long-roof CLA arrives in the US, that should mean the 2.0-liter, turbocharged CLA250 and the 355-horsepower CLA45 AMG. Take a look up top for our full smattering of images of the new CLA Shooting Brake.


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      Joe Liebig
      • 1 Year Ago
      A 'wagon' has a hatchback. Take a look at the 'hatch' of the CLA: http://i.auto-bild.de/ir_img/1/1/2/8/4/8/5/Erlkoenig-Bildergalerie-Teil-124-632x421-10ed373ab1638f11.jpg This is really more like a fastback or so. Certainly not a wagon. But not a shooting break either.
      Guio
      • 1 Year Ago
      So it's an A-Class, basically...
      macutty
      • 1 Year Ago
      Enough with the silly "shooting brake" references.....if it has four doors and a hatch its a station wagon. Full stop. Its not a bad thing...the NA market has been clamoring for more/btter wagons for years but they have the undesired effect of chipping away at high margin SUV/CUV sales so we don't see then nearly enough. But they are still station wagons. Get over it.
        Lachmund
        • 1 Year Ago
        @macutty
        the only people calling them station wagons are you americans and you simply don't care for them...so why should we care how you like them to be named?!
          macutty
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Lachmund
          I'm Canadian.....and no one had used the term "shooting brake" since the 1930's until Ferrari introduced the FF. The rest of the (English speaking) world called them estates. Fine. But seeing as AB is based in the states and 4 times as many AB readers are from the US than anywhere else in the world Station Wagon kinda makes sense here don't you think?
      AngeloD
      • 1 Year Ago
      A "shooting brake" is a 2 door wagon version of a coupe. This Mercedes is a nice "sport wagon", but it's not a "shooting brake". Frankly, I'd have more respect for Mercedes if they just called it a sport wagon.
      AlBongo
      • 1 Year Ago
      Please Autoblog, quit calling these cars "shooting breaks", which they are not. If Mercedes Benz wants to use that term for their sport wagons, fine because that's marketing. Having an automotive website call a wagon a shooting break however, calls in question the objectivity of the article. Surely I am cannot be the only one who noticed.
        Joe Liebig
        • 1 Year Ago
        @AlBongo
        They also call Hondas 'cars', but how can anyone call those movable garbage pieces cars?
      bonehead
      • 1 Year Ago
      yes please! Though if i owned one i would proudly call it a wagon
      Matt
      • 1 Year Ago
      That looks way better than the sedan and its unfortunate rear. I'm sure it won't be offered in the US.
        Timothy Tibbetts
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Matt
        Well, this is the internet so you must be right ;)
        Lachmund
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Matt
        just look at the comments in this thread. for sure it won't be coming to the states and it's better like that.
      Jesus!
      • 1 Year Ago
      That is one ugly car.
      ayeco
      • 1 Year Ago
      I would take the AMG version of this. I'm a grown up now, the WRX wagon has been fun, this might be a good replacement.
      fulredy
      • 1 Year Ago
      One of the ugliest vehicles on the road!
      Ducman69
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nice car, idiotic marketing with the name. In fact, just on principle I don't think I can buy this until they call it a wagon.
      ucvideo
      • 1 Year Ago
      Kill it with fire!
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