Tuesday February 25, 2020

Form above function personified: The new Mercedes CLA

The gorgeous Shooting Brake straddles the ground between estate car and coupé

18th October, 2015
The new Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake is a heart-before-head kind of car

Once upon a time in the motoring world, it was clearly understood that ‘coupé’ meant a sporty looking two-door car. Those days are far behind us, as the car manufacturers bandy the term about willy-nilly to describe seemingly any genre of vehicle they’d like to be seen as sporty. Mercedes-Benz was one of the first to talk about a ‘four-door coupé’, in the guise of its shapely CLS model, based on the E-Class saloon. Buyers...

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