Spy photographers have caught the Mercedes-Benz E-Class All Terrain testing.
The more rugged variant of the E-Class Wagon is expected to bow at the 2016 Paris Motor Show in late September, before it heads to dealerships to compete with the Audi A6 Allroad. Expect it to sit higher with redesigned front and rear bumpers to go along with the bulging wheel arches. Rumor has it that the model will have a different suspension setup, believed to be an adaptive air system that will raise the All Terrain’s ride height to make it more capable off-road.
Naturally, the German automaker’s 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system will be standard and it will likely share its powertrains with the existing gasoline and diesel engines offered in the E-Class family.
Currently Mercedes-Benz has no plans of bringing the E-Class All Terrain to the U.S., but it’s not entirely out of the question since the E-Class Wagon is sold in North America. Also, Audi offers the A4 Allroad in the U.S., so don’t count out the E-Class All Terrain just yet.
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