Case in point is the newly announced Mercedes CLA45 AMG Shooting Brake. Dear God, it's pretty much everything I've ever wanted.
|Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG Shooting Brake (Photos: Mercedes-Benz)|
|Mercedes-Benz W124 promotional photo, c.1984|
|Volvo Concept Estate, a modern shooting brake. (Photo: Volvo Cars)|
Words are hard for automakers and I'm moving on.
I'm also moving on from the fact the CLA Shooting Brake won't come to America. Really, I'm kind of glad because rich wagon fans would be less inclined to buy the beautifully awesome E63 Wagon, and the U.S. shouldn't be deprived of its V8 madness and enormous cargo capacity. But I am happy others can have a little CLA "wagon" powered by a turbo with a four-cylinder engine tacked on.
What doesn't make me happy is that the A/B/CLA/GLA is not really the company's finest hour in terms of quality. Sitting in both a GLA45 and an electric B-Class just a few days ago made me disappointed at how little Mercedes must think of their entry-level buyers. The interior is depressingly cheap to the touch. And owners say the CLA is badly made, too.
And for that comparison, I really will be run over by that G-Wagen.