The new E Class All-Terrain takes routes where conventional estates often have to give up effortlessly in its stride thanks to greater ground clearance with large wheels and 4MATIC all-wheel drive as a standard feature. And it also cuts a fine figure thanks to its striking look with powerful flared wheel arches and SUV radiator grille.
Thanks to styling elements with an off-road look, the All-Terrain has a powerful and robust appearance which also distinguishes it from the classic estate. Dynamism and modern luxury unite with superiority that leaves no doubt as to the status of this model and follow the current design characteristics. The All-Terrain is a further ambassador of the Mercedes-Benz design philosophy of the sensuous clarity that defines modern luxury.
The All-Terrain has been launched as an E 220 d 4MATIC (143 kW) with the newly developed four-cylinder diesel engine. The All-Terrain has DYNAMIC SELECT as a standard feature. This enables five driving programmes to be selected with different engine, transmission, ESP® and steering characteristics.
A special model-specific feature is the All-Terrain driving programme, which offers settings for off-road driving and was derived from the GLE model.
The even more comfortable suspension configuration and the large wheels with higher sidewalls noticeably further increase ride comfort on rough roads compared with the E Class.
Selecting the All-Terrain driving programme with the driving programme switch raises the chassis in conjunction with the standard Air Body Control by +20 mm up to a speed of 35 km/h. The All-Terrain driving programme has a special indicator in the vehicle display. Information displayed there includes the steering angle, the level of the air suspension, the angle of slope and the angle of inclination, the accelerator/brake position and a compass.
The All-Terrain does offer a vast cargo area however, with an extra 130 litres over the sedan, with the seats up, to total 670 litres. Seats down, this extends to 1820 litres, but it’s worth noting that both wagon figures are marginally smaller than the previous Estate’s 695/1950 measurements.
Thanks to air suspension three levels from 0 to +35 mm are possible. Independent of the driving programme the highest level can also be selected manually with the level button on the centre console.
Like all versions of the current E-Class, the All-Terrain carries the maximum five star ANCAP safety ratings. A brilliantly integrated suite of active and passive safety features represents the forefront of occupant and pedestrian protection.
Test drive the new E-Class All-Terrain at Mercedes-Benz Newcastle, 1 Pacific Highway, Bennetts Green today, or contact 02 4974 4244 for more information.