Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake is in the Works

2014 - 2015 Mercedes CLA-Class High Resolution Exterior
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We brought you a rendering of a shooting brake version of the CLA-Class last year and now we have gotten a little confirmation of the car. In a conversation with What Car?, Mercedes’ design boss, Gordon Wagener, admitted that the company is currently planning to add a shooting brake variant sometime in the future.

With the CLS Shooting Brake receiving rave reviews for its careful mixture of utility, luxury and sportiness, and the CLA looking to add a little affordability to the mixture, a shooting brake model is nearly a no-brainer. For now, the report stops here, but we can say that this one is all but in the bag, considering the rather reliable source it comes from.

We’ll keep a close eye on this developing report and let you know as soon as Mercedes releases a little more confirmation.

Click past the jump to read more on the current CLA sedan

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

2014 - 2015 Mercedes CLA-Class High Resolution Exterior
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The CLA-Class takes the sexy styling of Mercedes-Benz’s four-door coupes and shrinks it into a more compact car that is slightly more affordable than its big brothers. In fact, with a starting price of just $29,900 in the U.S., one can call the CLA downright cheap, relatively speaking.

In the U.S., Mercedes will only offer a brief look at the CLA-Class, as it only comes in a CLA250 variant that features a peppy 2.0-liter turbocharged engine the puts down 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. In Europe, however, the CLA comes in five variants with power ranging from 115 horsepower to 211 horsepower.

Source: What Car?

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