Mercedes-Benz introduced the first generation of the CLA Shooting Brake in 2015: a five-door version, clearly a coupé in terms of its proportions, and yet with considerable effective load space thanks to the roof which continues through to the rear and the rear door. The new CLA Shooting Brake is also a designer car, which in the first instance is emotionally appealing on account of its proportions: a long bonnet, compact greenhouse with coupé-like window lines, muscular shoulders over the rear wheel arch and a supplely crouched rear, which clearly shows its sports car genes. The outline of the frameless windows is identical to the outline of the coupé itself up to the B-pillar. Behind it, the window line runs considerably higher, which makes entering for rear passengers easier. Elongated into the rear, it tapers off into an acute angle.