Nothing taunts the North American car enthusiast like out-of-reach automotive fruit, and-- not to parse genres too finely-- but the phenomenon of pining for Europe-only wagons is a sore spot that's only exceeded by so-called hunchback-like variants we can't get here.
Stoking the fires of envy, Mercedes-Benz design honcho Gordon Wagener to What Car? that a shooting brake version of the $29,900 CLA is in the works, which would make it a sort of baby version of the CLS Shooting Brake you can't buy stateside-- a rare and jealousy-inspiring bird, indeed.
Will a Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake indeed be built, and if so, will it be available stateside? Nobody knows for sure (well, perhaps except for a few power players deep within Mercedes-Benz's hallowed halls)... but suffice to say, the triple-pointed star certainly has a reason to offer an alternative to BMW's $41,450 3-series Sports Wagon, upcoming 3-series Gran Turismo, and Audi's $39,600 Allroad wagon, making brand one-upmanship one helluva great reason for wagon aficionados to enjoy the fallout from the manufacturer wars.