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Added: 21 September 2016
Mercedes-Benz have a whole host of exciting announcements and revelations at this years imminent Paris Motor Show but we’re here to give you all the latest news on the E Class All-Terrain, due for release early next Spring, which will join the already vast model line-up and is set to rival the likes of the Volvo V90 Cross Country and A6 Allroad.
The main focus of the E-Class Terrain is to provide a practical, efficient and stylish large family estate car which also features off-roading capabilities as a result of the combination of a four-wheel drive with higher ride height and a bold exterior trim. Compared to the standard E-Class Estate the height has been increased by 29mm and there are 19-inch alloy wheels which feature bigger sidewalls, all of which work towards the increased ride height overall.
On the exterior the rugged, off road styling theme is portrayed through an SUV-style grille and bolder front bumper design as well as black plastic wheel arches and a new side skirt down the sides of the All-Terrain model. Step around to the back and there is a three-part bumper which offer chrome, black plastic and body coloured sections which come together to form a sporty, stylish and off-roading rear to this all-new model. The interior of the all new E-Class off-road estate offers a host of new materials including aluminium and stainless steel pedals and the floor mats feature unique All-Terrain lettering on them.
The main specification features are very similar to that of an equivalent normal E-Class and include technologies such as built in satellite-navigation to ensure you never get lost on the roads, suave LED headlights; to make parking this large estate a breeze there’s a reversing camera and for your entertainment on the roads a DAB radio. There are also ambient interior lights so you and your passengers can drive in style.
The off-roading capabilities of this all new model are enhanced by a Dynamic Select system which is available as standard and offers five driving modes with one being specific to the All-Terrain model. It’s been developed off the back of the software which already features in the Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV and will alter the suspension (to be raised by 20mm up to 21mph) and engine settings to make the off-road experience a better performance experience as well as a comfortable experience. The All-Terrain mode also switches on both Active yaw control and skid control is adjusted as well as the activation of a special off-road digital display which gives the driver useful information such as steering input and angle of incline!
Upon launching next Spring the first model will be the E 220d 4MATIC which boasts a 2.0-litre diesel engine which can output an impressive 194bhp and 400Nm of torque; the 0-62mph sprint is only three-tenths slower than the Estate the All-Terrain can hit a top speed of 144mph. The CO2 emissions are 137g/km which is higher than the standard E-Class and in terms of economy the average MPG will be 55.4mpg.
It is likely that an E 350d model will be released further on down the line and will offer an increase in both power and torque and both models will use the same nine-speed automatic gearbox which is already integrated across the rest of the E-Class range. Keep checking back with Sandown Mercedes to find out more about the latest in news and events from Mercedes-Benz.