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Mercedes’ baby shooting brake (2014) spied by CAR reader

Published: 02 June 2014 Updated: 26 January 2015

CAR reader Nick Burgess spied this Mercedes on his travels around Milton Keynes – not far from the company’s UK headquarters.

Nick was driving on the A421 to the west of Milton Keynes when he spotted this silver shooting brake on weekend manoeuvres.

It looks to us like Daimler’s new baby shooting brake – the fifth and final member of the burgeoning A-class family.

Mercedes A-class shooting brake: the spy photos

The scant disguise on the Mercedes wagon confirms that the company’s smallest estate is bound to take the swooping shooting brake style from the CLS.

The emphasis is definitely on style over space, with a sloping roofline the antithesis of a load-lugger’s box profile.

And, to these eyes, it looks remarkably as though this car is sporting the AMG bodykit. The large rims and gaping front spoiler and air intakes suggest that Mercedes is preparing a go-faster version.

The CAR reader speaks

‘I took these pictures on a Saturday in May,’ Nick tells us. ‘I was on the A421 just to the west of Milton Keynes near the Bottledump Roundabout.

‘I had to turn round to take them.’

Good spot, we say!

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By Tim Pollard

Group digital editorial director, car news magnet, crafter of words