Merc CLC 'Shooting Brake' Mini-Estate Confirmed

Not the CLC estate (this one's  the CLS)
Not the CLC estate (this one's the CLS)
Mercedes has confirmed that it will be adding a second 'shooting brake' model to its line-up, even before the first one has been revealed.

The CLC Shooting Brake (note to Mercedes: can we call them estates, please? It saves arguments...) will appear in 2014, (we're told by industry website Automotive News) a short while after Mercedes presents its new CLC, which will be a four-door coupe to take on the likes of the forthcoming four-door Audi A3.

It's all part of Merc's new-model offensive, the aim of which appears to be to 'do an Audi' by launching a flurry of models and bodystyles until they find one that you will buy.

The CLC estate will be the second 'shooting brake' Mercedes; an estate version of the larger, glitzier CLS, based on the 'Shooting Break' (sic) concept from the 2010 Beijing motor show will be with us in 2012.

Although it will look estate-esque, the CLC most likely won't major on practicality - it is expected to compete with the Audi A5 Sportback and soon-to-be-revealed BMW 3-series GT.

Unlike the CLS estate, however, the CLC version will be front- or four-wheel drive.

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  • Codswallop 15 Aug 2011

    So disappointed. When I saw the title, I was expecting to see a production version of this;

    But instead it is yet another estate car with a name that's been mangled by a marketing moron.

  • HedgehogFromHell 15 Aug 2011

    Marketting needs shooting.. It's an Estate. I was under the impression a Shooting Brake was a 2 door with expansive glasshouse and estate like rear?

  • Mattt 15 Aug 2011

    How many models of cars do we need from one manufacturer?

  • Gun 15 Aug 2011

    HedgehogFromHell said:
    Marketting needs shooting.. It's an Estate.
    It's a disease that's continuing to spread, Citroen try to describe their new DS4 as a 5 door coupe, no it's a hatchback you numpties!

  • off_again 15 Aug 2011

    Is it me, or does that car look like its smiling?

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