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According to Mercedes-Benz's design chief Gordon Wagener, Mercedes is planning an estate version of the CLA saloon, creating a smaller version of the CLS Shooting Brake. ‘The CLA is a four-door coupe as well, so why not do it?” he said.

It most likely will be launched in 2014.

In addition, he declined rumors of a sportier A-Class model (soft-top or small coupe) by saying “we don’t need a sports car, the market is declining.”

 

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Nice! I hope an AMG version is the works.
 

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According to Mercedes-Benz's design chief Gordon Wagener, Mercedes is planning an estate version of the CLA saloon, creating a smaller version of the CLS Shooting Brake. ‘The CLA is a four-door coupe as well, so why not do it?” he said.

It most likely will be launched in 2014.

In addition, he declined rumors of a sportier A-Class model (soft-top or small coupe) by saying “we don’t need a sports car, the market is declining.”

thats beautiful.

I hope mercedes benz does something a bit unique to the CLA shooting brake since they have a bigger car to work with unlike the CLA sedan.

would be awesome to see a long panoramic roof, since shooting brake's are always in limited production they might as well make the as cool as ever.
 

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I have no real final opinion on the look of it yet. Kind of throwing me off. But It's a tough nail to put in since this kind of wagon trend is more popular in Europe. In every way that this shoot brake CLA (Wagon) is functional I think most people would take time to get used to the shape of the wagon.
 

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I think it looks pretty good for a wagon. But I would take the four door sedan over this. However, the wagon does solve the lack of headroom in the sedan model.
 

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For sure Europe only.
Sadly this will be the case. The CLS shooting brake never became available in the U.S. , only in Europe (to my knowledge). We can definitely expect the same thing once the CLA shooting brake becomes available.

Europe is hatch, wagon/shooting brake/estate nation after all.
 

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Are shooting brake variants more expensive or cheaper than the coupe model?
That is a good question since we don't see to many of the wagon variants but If I had to take a guess considering the extra space capacity maybe it is possible that the wagon/shooting brake CLA might be more than the regular base. What do you guys think?
 

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It is usually a bit more.

This car would not sell very well in North America though. I don't think any shooting brake models sell well.

Brief description of shooting brake from wikipedia

Shooting-brake, shooting brake or shooting break is a term for a car body style that has evolved through several distinct meanings over its history.
Shooting-brake originated as an early 19th century British term[1] for a vehicle used to carry shooting parties[2] with their equipment and game. The term brake[3] was initially a chassis used to break-in horses—and was subsequently used to describe a motorized vehicle.
The term was later applied to custom-built wagons by high-end coachbuilders, and properly refers to two door wagon style vehicles.
 

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So I guess in cliff notes its a luxury or high end wagon. Its a segment of its own and hard to attract any real buyers in North America. Europeans are all about the wagons wonder why that is such a trend over there.
 

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It is usually a bit more.

This car would not sell very well in North America though. I don't think any shooting brake models sell well.

Brief description of shooting brake from wikipedia

Shooting-brake, shooting brake or shooting break is a term for a car body style that has evolved through several distinct meanings over its history.
Shooting-brake originated as an early 19th century British term[1] for a vehicle used to carry shooting parties[2] with their equipment and game. The term brake[3] was initially a chassis used to break-in horses—and was subsequently used to describe a motorized vehicle.
The term was later applied to custom-built wagons by high-end coachbuilders, and properly refers to two door wagon style vehicles.
from what it seems there hasn't been any shooting brake models but sporty wagons like the BMW 3 series wagon, BMW 5 series wagon, etc along with M performance editions of them. They never sold well but that shouldn't stop Mercedes from bringing over a low production CLA wagon, it'd be good even just to be different without any profit.
 

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Although the wagon type for these luxury vehicles were never trendy or made its way up in the sales peak that doesn't mean it will never. I'd say just make a low number so they don't suffer from over production. I could see a trend for these shooting brake type to set a trend.
 
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