The renowned German automaker, Mercedes-Benz, has recently showcased its latest E-Class All-Terrain, offering tantalizing details through images and specifications. This revelation positions the E-Class All-Terrain as a direct competitor to the Audi A6 All-Road, boasting a ground clearance that’s 46mm higher than the E-Class estate.
While the market trend veers towards SUVs, a few steadfast manufacturers like Mercedes-Benz continue to offer estate models with elevated ground clearances. Case in point: Audi’s A6 All-Road, Volvo’s V90 Cross Country, and Mercedes-Benz’s E-Class All-Terrain – the latter of which has just introduced its new generation to the market.
Built on the foundation of the latest E-Class estate, the new E-Class All-Terrain offers not just an increased ground clearance but also a 28mm increase in width and an extended wheelbase by 22mm. This design revision ensures added space for rear passengers and provides a boot capacity ranging from 615 to 1,830 liters.
On the aesthetic front, the E-Class All-Terrain stands out with its unique front grille, revised spoilers, protective underbody cladding, and black plastic detailing around the wheel arches. Furthermore, customers can opt for wheel sizes between 18 and 20 inches.
Standard features include the Airmatic air suspension and the 4Matic all-wheel drive.
For the European market, three engine variants will be available: a 2.0-liter diesel mild-hybrid producing 197 hp and 440 Nm, a 3.0-liter petrol mild-hybrid boasting 381 hp and 500 Nm, and a plug-in hybrid variant. The latter marries a 2.0-liter diesel engine with an electric unit, collectively delivering a power output of 312 hp and 700 Nm. This plug-in hybrid model can hit 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds, with a top speed of 213 km/h.
However, the petrol version takes the crown for performance, sprinting to 100 km/h in just 4.7 seconds, and achieving a peak speed of 250 km/h.
Anticipation builds as the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain is slated to hit dealerships in the first quarter of 2024.