2018 Mercedes E-Class All-Terrain is Dressed for Adventure

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Mercedes has revealed its new E-Class All-Terrain a week before the vehicle will make its public debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.

The formula for this model starts with an E-Class Wagon, or Estate as it’s known in Europe, and adds a more robust look thanks to plastic cladding around the wheels, a revised front grille and lower fascia, small corner air intakes and LED fog lights. The rear facia has also been revised while the tailpipes are nestled in a painted silver insert.

While style is a big part of the E-Class All Terrain, there are also some upgrades which will help it off road. First is a 1.14-inch lift compared to the standard model, helped by the standard Air Body Control System which can raise overall ground clearance to 6.14 inches.

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On the inside, aluminum-carbon look trim, stainless steel pedals and embroidered floor mats set apart the All-Terrain model.

Standard power for this model will come from a 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine, cranking out 194 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. That’s enough to get the E-Class All Terrain to 62 mph (100 km/h) in eight seconds flat. A Larger six-cylinder diesel will also be offered in the future along with gasoline engines. Both diesels will be hooked to a nine-speed automatic transmission.

For now, the brand says that the E-Class All Terrain is not planned for the US market, so those dreaming of a Mercedes wagon with a little more off-road capability will be left dreaming. European deliveries will begin in early 2017.

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

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