Paris LIVE: 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain
Mercedes-Benz has introduced the long-awaited E-Class All-Terrain, a rugged station wagon aimed right at Volvo‘s new V90 Cross Country and Audi‘s allroad.
The All-Terrain is based on the new E-Class station wagon. It stands out thanks to a twin-slat grille inspired by the one found on the GLE, model-specific bumpers with silver accents on both ends, and protective plastic cladding over the wheel arches and the rocker panels. The cabin is available with aluminum-carbon trim found only in the All-Terrain, rubber floor mats, and stainless steel pedals.
In Europe, the E-Class All-Terrain will launch with a 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine tuned to provide 194 horsepower at 3,800 rpm and 295 pound-feet of torque from 1,600 to 2,800 rpm. That’s enough to send Mercedes’ brawny wagon from zero to 62 mph in eight seconds flat, and on to an Autobahn-worthy top speed of 144 mph.
A more powerful version with a six-cylinder turbodiesel will join the lineup a little later in the production run. Both models come standard with a nine-speed automatic transmission, and Mercedes’ 4Matic all-wheel drive system.
The E-Class All-Terrain offers a driving mode called, appropriately, All-Terrain. Engaging it raises the standard air suspension by a couple of inches at speeds of up to 20 mph and tweaks the ESP. It also displays an off-road-focused menu in the instrument cluster that provides data such as the steering angle, how much of an incline the wagon is on, the position of the air suspension, and the direction of travel.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain will go on sale in the coming weeks across Europe. Mercedes has confirmed to Leftlane News that the All-Terrain will not be sold on our shores.
Live photos by Ronan Glon.