After the A-Class five-door hatchback, B-Class small minivan, CLA sports saloon, GLA crossover, Mercedes is preparing a fifth offering for the compact segment with a sleek looking station wagon version of the CLA dubbed ‘Shooting Brake’.
You may remember this silver-colored prototype from our previous shots in Germany, but this time, our spy photographers caught up with the same car undergoing cold weather testing on the roads of Arjeplog in Northern Sweden, which is a popular winter test site for car manufacturers.
Visually, the compact estate takes its styling cues and overall shape of the slanted roof from the larger CLA Shooting Brake. The rear section will no doubt add some extra space to the car’s boot, which together with the rear hatch and the ability to drop flat the rear seats to improve practicality and justify the increased price over the sedan.
If not all, most engines will be shared with the CLA saloon, while there has been talk about a CLA 45 AMG version with all-wheel drive and a 2.0-liter turbocharged four twisting out 355bhp and 332lb ft of torque.
We should see the production model venturing out to the limelight sometime next year.
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