Mercedes Reveals All-New E-Class Off-Road Estate — Time For Some All Terrain Fun

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German carmaker Mercedes-Benz has taken the covers off the all-new E-Class All Terrain estate ahead of its debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.

The off-road version of Mercedes' E-Class estate will go on sale in Europe in 2017 and will rival the rival the recently-unveiled Volvo V90 Cross Country.

The new E-Class All Terrain rides 29mm higher compared to the regular E-Class Estate.

This is thanks to larger 19 or 20-inch wheels with bigger sidewalls that raise the estate up by 14mm and by raising the level of the the air-suspension by 15mm.

Design-wise, the new E-Class All Terrain features a grille reminiscent of Merc's SUVs rather than the regular E-Class grille.

The grille along with the two-tone front bumper emphasize the off-road nature of the new car.

Other changes include cladding on the wheel arches, roof rails, beefed up sills underneath the doors. The rear bumper like the one up front is of a two-tone variety and also features integrated exhausts.

Inside, the new All-Terrain looks like the regular E-Class with the usual leather seats.

However, to make the new estate stand out from the rest of the family, Merc has fitted the All Terrain with exclusive aluminium-carbon fibre look trim and stainless steel pedals.

To help the new estate handle the rough stuff easily, Mercedes has made the Dynamic Select system available as standard on the new car. The Dynamic Selec system has a new driving mode called All Terrain mode which is exclusive to the All-Terrain model.

When engaged, the All Terrain mode adjusts the suspension to the intermediate setting with 141mm of ground clearance and alters the threshold of the electronic stability program (ESP), active yaw control (AYC) and acceleration skid control (ASC) to maximize the off-road ability of the new estate.

The new E-Class All Terrain is only available in one variant - E 220 d 4MATIC.

Powering the car is a 4-cylinder turbocharged 2.0-litre diesel engine producing 191bhp and 400Nm of torque which is sent to all four wheels through a 9-speed automatic gearbox.

The All Terrain will sprint from 0-100km/h in 8.0 seconds and has a top speed of 232km/h.

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Story first published: Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 12:21 [IST]
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