Mercedes-Benz Readying Audi Allroad Fighter

Mercedes-Benz is readying a crossover wagon that will compete with the Audi Allroad.

Similar to the Audi allroad quattro concept, the new model from Mercedes-Benz is tentatively called the All-Terrain and will be based on the E-Class wagon with crossover elements borrowed from the GLE. Expect a noticeably higher ride height, black plastic trim on the fenders and rocker panels, skid plates underneath the vehicle and brushed aluminum accents on the front and rear bumpers. Naturally, the All-Terrain will come equipped with the German automaker’s 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system. There is also a possibility it will feature Mercedes-Benz’s AirMatic air suspension system.

SEE ALSO: 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is the ‘Brand’s Most Advanced Vehicle’

Motoring reports that the All-Terrain will be introduced alongside the new 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class wagon in June before going on sale in Europe later this year or early next year. It’s unclear whether the model will be offered in the U.S., but given how wagon sales are steadily declining it is highly unlikely.

The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class debuted at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, billed as the brand’s most advanced vehicle.

[Source: Motoring]

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