Mercedes-Benz grand unveil at the Paris Motor Show 2016 comes in the form of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain. The estate model muscles its way into market territory dominated by the Audi A6 Allroad. With 4MATIC all-wheel drive, increased ground clearance and a powerful new look, the E-Class is sure to appeal.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain gets an SUV-style two-fin grille with a star integrated in the centre. A distinctive front bumper and panelling electroplated in silver-chrome give the front a strong look. Black wheel arch covers further reinforce the E-Class’ off-road capability. The three-part bumper also uses black and silver plastic to emphasise the rough and ready nature of the estate.
The launch model is the E 220 d 4MATIC with 194 hp from Mercedes-Benz’ newly developed four-cylinder diesel engine. Acceleration from 0-100 km/h takes 8 seconds with a top speed of 232 km/h. The Mercedes-Benz 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic gearbox is available as standard. A six-cylinder diesel engine will be available soon after launch.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain uses a set of 19 and 20 inch wheels. Inside, trim parts will include aluminium-carbon look inlays, stainless steel sports pedals and rubber floor mats with all-terrain lettering. Avantgarde interior equipment is availble as standard with Exclusive designo appointments available as an option.
The All-Terrain has Dynamic Select as a standard feature with five driving programmes. An All-Terrain driving programme offers settings for off-road driving derived from the GLE. It raises Air Body Control by 20 mm at speeds of up to 35 km/h. The thresholds for ESP, active yaw control and acceleration skid control (ASR) are adjusted accordingly. Overall, the E-Class All-Terrain is 29 millimeters higher than the standard estate. Ground clearance is 121 to 156 mm.