Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain (2017–)
- September 2016: Mercedes reveals E-Class All-Terrain
- August 2018: E 350 d 4Matic All-terrain replaced by the E 400 d 4Matic All-terrain
- March 2020: Facelifted Mercedes-Benz E-Class revealed
Mercedes reveals E-Class All-Terrain
A new feature of the front is the SUV-style two-fin grille with the star integrated in the centre. The distinctive front bumper and lower panelling, electroplated in silver-chrome contribute to a robust appearance. The top part of the three-part front bumper is painted in the body colour and the lower part comes in grained black plastic.
At the side, the black wheel arch covers are a distinctive feature that emphasise the car’s all-terrain character. This also applies to the black side skirt that features a chrome trip strip.
The All-Terrain also features a model-specific three-part bumper at the rear with the top part painted in body colour and the lower part in grained black plastic. Further features typical of an SUV include robust load sill protection and an underbody guard electroplated in silver-chrome.
The interior includes aluminium-carbon look trim that is exclusive to the All-Terrain, stainless steel sports pedals and floor mats with All-Terrain lettering. The new model boasts all the load compartment flexibility of the E-Class estate, such as the rear seat cargo position and a standard 40:20:40 split-folding rear seat back.
The All-Terrain comes with a 350 d six-cylinder diesel engine and the new 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission as standard.
The All-Terrain has DYNAMIC SELECT as standard. 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. 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 via the standard AIR BODY CONTROL by +20 mm up to a speed of 35 km/h. The thresholds for ESP, active yaw control and acceleration skid control (ASR) are adjusted accordingly.
Thanks to air suspension three levels from 0 to +35 mm are selectable. Independent of the driving programme the highest level can also be selected manually with the level button on the centre console. The E-Class All-Terrain is 29 millimetres higher than the E-Class Estate – 14 mm of which is due to the tyres’ larger height/width ratio and 15 mm to the normal driving level of the air suspension. The ground clearance is 121 to 156 mm.
E 350 d 4Matic All-terrain replaced by the E 400 d 4Matic All-terrain
The 3.0-litre inline diesel engine produces 340PS and 700Nm of torque and is capable of taking the Coupe to 62mph in 5.1 seconds and Cabriolet in 5.2 seconds. Prices start at £64,445.
Facelifted Mercedes-Benz E-Class revealed
Tweaks include revised lights and a new front grille and bumper. There's a new Avantgarde Line entry-level model and upgrades to the All-Terrain model, making it look more similar to the SUV models. UK prices and specifications will be announced ahead of the updated E-Class going on sale in May.