The CLC, as reported earlier, is a smaller version of the CLS featuring the same four-door coupe styling. The Shooting Brake version of this car will be competing with cars like Audi A5 Sportack, and more importantly, the upcoming BMW 3 series GT.
German car makers are seeing a strong new market for small, stylish and practical cars.
Shooting Brake cars can very well ruin the market for estate and wagon cars, because for a little compromise on the luggage space, they offer a much better styling and a cooler character. The Mercedes CLC Shooting Brake is expected to go on sale in the U.S. in 2013.