Country roads and mountain passes are much better places to test the car.
She’s a mountaineer from South Tyrol and rates cars according to their practicality. He’s an artist from Munich with a keen eye for harmonious forms. Together, Tamara Lunger and Michael Pendry tested the CLA Shooting Brake in Salzburg.
Tamara Lunger climbs mountains, peaks such as K2, which she summited in 2014 without the use of supplementary bottled oxygen. Michael Pendry installs his works of art in public spaces – and occasionally also has to scale the heights, for example to fit LEDs to a wind turbine and turn it into a twinkling star. For both, the feelings of freedom and self-determination are extremely important. A routine office job would be out of the question for Tamara; Michael’s passion in life is to touch people with his art. When they meet up in Salzburg to test drive the CLA Shooting Brake, Michael suggests a drive into the surrounding mountains. Salzburg is a pretty town, but why stay there with the Gaisberg just on the doorstep?
The country roads and mountain passes are much better places to test the car than among the bus lanes and traffic lights. “What’s more, the mountains are important to both of us,” Michael explains. “Tamara sees them as her world, and I find them a counterbalance to my art.”