The all-new Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain brings unprecedented versatility to the E-Class range. The new model combines a striking look in SUV style with the intelligent space concept of the estate. The market launch will follow in the spring of 2017.
With 4MATIC all‑wheel drive as a standard feature and increased ground clearance thanks to the AIR BODY CONTROL multi-chamber air suspension the All-Terrain is a flexible all‑rounder – for unpaved roads, family and leisure time, taking routes where conventional estates often have to give up.
The E-Class All-Terrain is 29 millimetres higher than the E-Class Estate – 14 mm are ascribed to the tyres with a larger height/width ratio and 15 mm to the normal driving level of the air suspension. Thanks to air suspension three levels from 0 to +35 mm are possible. Independent of the transmission mode, the highest level can also be selected manually with the level button on the centre console. The ground clearance is 121 to 156 mm, depending on transmission mode and driving speed.
The All-Terrain has DYNAMIC SELECT as a standard feature. This enables five transmission modes to be selected with different engine, transmission, ESP® and steering characteristics. A special model-specific feature is the All-Terrain transmission mode, 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 transmission mode with the transmission mode switch raises the chassis in conjunction with 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. The All-Terrain transmission mode has a special indicator in the vehicle display. Information displayed there includes the steering angle, the vehicle level (position of the air suspension), the angle of slope and the angle of inclination, the accelerator/brake position and a compass.
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.
Overview of technical data:
|E 220 d 4MATIC|
|Number of cylinders/arrangement||4/in-line|
|Rated output (kW/hp at rpm)||143/194 at 3800|
|Rated torque (Nm at rpm)||400 at 1600-2800|
|Combined NEDC fuel consumption (l/100 km)||5.2|
|Combined CO2 emissions (g/km)||137|
|Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s)||8.0|
|Top speed (km/h)||232|