The Germans pioneered a new segment when the Mercedes-Benz
CLS-Class hit the market in 2004. A few years later, Volkswagen
got in on the four-door coupe segment with the more budget-friendly Passat CC. Now that Mercedes has taken a significant step down-market with the new CLA, Volks is said to be preparing an even cheaper Golf-based CC as well. But with Mercedes also having spun its four-door coupe into the CLS Shooting Brake, word has it that VW is contemplating a similar move with stylish a five-door model of its own.