Mercedes-Benz wants to take on the Audi Allroad with a lifted, off-road ready station wagon.
The E-Class Allroad will debut at the upcoming Paris Motor Show in September according to Autocar, packing some unique design cues to make it look more rugged than the standard E-Class wagon. To actually help in the performance department, an air suspension system will be fitted that will be able to lift the E-Class All-Terrain higher from the ground.
Underbody protection and plastic cladding on the fenders will also be part of package to help the E-Class All-Terrain prepare for some dirt trails.
A range of four- and six-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines will be available with the All-Terrain all around in the world.
“It won’t be as good as an SUV off road, but it will be able to go farther than most owners will expect,” Michael Kelz, E-Class chief engineer told Autocar.
Kelz also confirmed that Mercedes currently has no plans to bring the All-Terrain to the U.S., despite Audi selling its off-road ready wagon here.
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