New Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-TerrainEdward Green ▼ | December 15, 2016
From unpaved tracks to rock climbing or steep serpentine roads to a snow-bound ski lodge – the new E-Class All-Terrain takes routes where conventional estates often have to give up.
Off-road A powerful and robust appearance
The new model features all of the intelligent luggage space solutions of the E-Class Estate, for example the standard-fit cargo position of the rear seat backrests: it is now possible to position the backrest at an approximately 10-degree steeper angle. This creates an additional 30 litres of cargo volume – making a total of 670 litres – while still allowing full use to be made of the five seats.
In addition, the rear seat backrest folds down in a 40:20:40 split as standard, opening up plenty of potential configurations between transport capacity and seats. To release the backrests, there are electric switches located in the luggage compartment and to the right and left next to the backrests. All E-Class innovations relating to safety, comfort and convenience are available.
The All-Terrain will be launched in the guise of the E 220 d 4MATIC (143 kW/194 hp) with the newly developed four-cylinder diesel engine. A short time later a variant with a six-cylinder diesel engine will follow. Both models come with the new 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission as standard. With 4MATIC all‑wheel drive as a standard feature and increased ground clearance thanks the All-Terrain is a flexible all‑rounder. ■