Mercedes CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake spied for the first time

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    Mercedes CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake spied for the first time

    Mercedes CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake spied for the first time

    Could be introduced later this year
    Our spies have managed to snap the first pictures of the 2015 Mercedes CLA Shooting Brake 45 AMG.



    http://www.worldcarfans.com/11403247...-for-the-first

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    Re: Mercedes CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake spied for the first time

    This is BMW levels of overlap. 3-series/4-series GC; CLA Shooting Brake/A-Class

    As far as I can tell, all this is is a slightly larger A-Class.

    How is it that the Germans can have a thousand different niche models?

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    Re: Mercedes CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake spied for the first time

    It just looks so cheap! A fast wagon in this size would be awesome. I can't stand the looks of this, though.
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    Re: Mercedes CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake spied for the first time

    That's a micro-minivan in a sea of micro-minvans (5 door hatch). That's no shooting brake, that'f for sure.

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    Re: Mercedes CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake spied for the first time

    I don´t like that shooting brake, I prefer this:

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    Re: Mercedes CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake spied for the first time

    I'll take the sedan....err four door coupe, wait, what is this car again?

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    Re: Mercedes CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake spied for the first time

    Not really a shooting brake with 4 doors, but regardless of what it's categorized as, it's ugly as all Hell.
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    Re: Mercedes CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake spied for the first time

    When MB herps, they derp.
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    Re: Mercedes CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake spied for the first time

    Awesome addition to the CLA range. Just like it's big brother...


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    Re: Mercedes CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake spied for the first time

    Quote Originally Posted by sfbreh View Post
    How is it that the Germans can have a thousand different niche models?
    I'm guessing it's how the numbers are crunched: incremental but not too heavy a development cost as the basic development is done already for mechanics and other systems in A-Class and B-Class form, so if your basic A-Class and B-Class variants pay for your day-to-day bread, developing these as marginal vehicles can pay off.

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    Re: Mercedes CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake spied for the first time

    It's not bad, for a front-driver (which it is and anyone who thinks otherwise should be...)
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    Re: Mercedes CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake spied for the first time

    Quote Originally Posted by sfbreh View Post
    This is BMW levels of overlap. 3-series/4-series GC; CLA Shooting Brake/A-Class

    As far as I can tell, all this is is a slightly larger A-Class.

    How is it that the Germans can have a thousand different niche models?
    If this is the same length as the sedan, it would be about a foot longer than the A. Basically like the split between any small hatchback and wagon in the same line (Focus, Golf, etc).

    But then, there's the C-Class wagon, also about the same size.

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    Re: Mercedes CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake spied for the first time

    Quote Originally Posted by donmateo View Post
    Not really a shooting brake with 4 doors, but regardless of what it's categorized as, it's ugly as all Hell.
    i don't understand. A shooting brake can have three (two plus tailgate) or five doors (four plus tailgate). Coach builders made them in either configuration and this appears to be continuing.

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