Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain: rugged luxury
October 17 2016,
Unveiled at the Paris Motor Show at the end of September, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain Wagon is for those who want the added space and all-road capabilities of a sport utility vehicle, combined with the agility and lower driving position of a sedan. Should the E-Class All-Terrain make it to market, it will compete with the V90 Cross Country from Volvo as well as the A6 All-Road (not available in Canada).
The competition will therefore be minimal, like it is for the E-Class wagon. After all, Mercedes-Benz’ E-Class is currently the only midsize luxury wagon on the market, but its popularity proves that there is a market full of buyers who want space, but not at the expense of agility and handling.
The E-Class All-Terrain takes the E-Class wagon and adds some lower cladding in order to give it a more rugged look as well as extra protection when taking on an unpaved road. Ride height has been increased by 29 mm in order to manoeuver around rocks and other sharp edges with greater ease, and the wheels are wrapped in meatier 19 or 20-inch wheels.
4Matic all-wheel drive is obviously included and helps handle any sort of difficult terrain. That said, it has been tuned to the same settings as the Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV in order to provide better grip and capabilities compared to E-Class wagon which also features all-wheel drive.
Inside, the E-Class All-Terrain features a few distinctive elements like the steel pedals which are engraved with the “All-Terrain” logo, and other unique trims and touches.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain is confirmed for Europe, but we don’t know if we will be getting it in North America yet. To learn more about the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class, contact us today at Mercedes-Benz Ottawa!