The new Shooting Brake's roofline has a bit more curve to it, and the rear end is a lot smoother. The new CLA in general is a whole lot sleeker than the old generation, with Mercedes keeping lines. But until Mercedes says a firm no I’m hoping that the German shooting brake will make a comeback by the end of 2018. The CLS Shooting Brake is much newer than the four-door coupe it is based on. The CLA Shooting Brake is the fifth model in Mercedes-Benz’s compact range, all based on the front-drive platform that underpins the A-Class hatchback.. Like the saloon version, the CLA wagon is. Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupé (C 118) and CLA Shooting Brake (X 118) Progressive dynamics from bonnet to rear. Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake. Attractive, intelligent - and at the same time practical The new Mercedes-Benz CLA will also be available as a Shooting Brake. Just like the four-door CLA Coupé, the Shooting Brake puts its own spin on the design idiom of sensual purity and turns the interior into a coolly designed user interface for. Mercedes-Benz calls the CLA Shooting Brake "a sports car with load space," which sounds like a slight exaggeration. "A wagon variant of a hatch-based sedan" is more accurate but doesn't really. At Geneva Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz showed all new CLA Shooting Brake for the first time. Shooting Brake, even though it runs the same powertrains as the standard A-Class hatchback. It will be. Quite what the Shooting Brake says is what we’re here to find out. Logic dictates that if you want an executive-sized Mercedes-Benz with ample room in the rear, you’d buy an E-Class estate.But.