Attractive, intelligent – and at the same time practical: the latest iteration of the extravagant synthesis of four-door coupé and estate-car rear end will appear from September in the form of the Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake. Like the CLA Coupé, the Shooting Brake reinterprets the design idiom of sensual purity, turning the interior into a cool and stylish user interface for intelligent digital technology. From the striking “shark nose” at the front of the vehicle and the smooth expanses of its sides, the design displays elegant athleticism right through to the muscular lines of its rear end. The latter serves to provide the CLA Shooting Brake with a crucial extra element of functionality. While just as much a designer piece as the CLA Coupé, it offers more space for spontaneity, be that on an extended shopping spree or for sports and outdoor activities where space is required.