Mercedes-Benz has lifted the covers on its new E-Class All-Terrain at the Munich motor show, however it won’t be coming to Australia.
The German marque’s local division has moved away from its wagons to focus on SUVs of late, confirming the latest C-Class and E-Class wagons won’t be offered in Australia.
As before, the E-Class All-Terrain is a higher-riding version of the E-Class Estate.
Three engine options are available, all featuring 4Matic all-wheel drive and some form of electrification.
The E220d uses a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine that makes 147kW of power and 440Nm of torque. This is paired with a 48V mild-hybrid system that makes 17kW of power and 205Nm of torque.
The E300de is a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version of the E220d and as such, uses the E220d’s diesel engine paired with a more powerful electric motor and larger battery pack.
This affords a WLTP-tested electric-only driving range of 85-102km and brings down the combined fuel consumption to 0.9L/100km. Total outputs are 230kW of power and 700Nm of torque.
The E450 is the model’s only petrol offering, with a 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder engine with a mild-hybrid system.
The petrol engine makes 280kW of power and 500Nm of torque.
All variants of the All-Terrain have braked towing capacities of 2100kg with a maximum tongue weight of 84kg, allowing owners to transport e-bikes on a tow bar-mounted bike rack.
Over the regular E-Class wagon, the All-Terrain boasts numerous upgrades to increase its off-road capability.
Height-adjustable air suspension is standard across the range combined with ADS+ adaptive dampers.
The system aims to provide improved ride comfort as the suspension can self-level and the shock absorbers can vary both rebound and compression damping.
The E-Class measures 4950mm long, 1904mm wide and 1497mm tall. All E-Class models that ride on the wagon body receive a 22mm longer wheelbase than the sedan for extra passenger and cargo space.
Mercedes-Benz says the single-chamber air suspension affords up to 46mm of extra ground clearance over the regular wagon.
An off-road drive mode and off-road menu, standard 18-inch wheels (20-inch wheels optional), a transparent bonnet 360-degree camera mode, and rugged styling elements such as wheel-arch cladding and a simulated underride guard complete the off-road enhancements.
An illuminated grille is optional.
The All-Terrain is available with digital-key technology as a subscription-based service. This allows the user to gain access to the car with an iPhone or Apple watch and share its digital key with up to 15 other users.
There’s a screen-heavy interior, with a central touchscreen, a digital instrument cluster and an optional front passenger display.
The MBUX infotainment system also includes a new Energising Comfort program to quell motion sickness, and Mercedes-Benz says it “can alleviate the front passenger’s symptoms or delay their onset, reduce the perceived severity and generally increase wellbeing”.
Accompanying the digital displays is wood trim for the dashboard and ambient lighting strips that run the width of the vehicle.
Mercedes-Benz says they have produced “well over” one million wagons, and has offered the body style with every generation of E-Class.
The All-Terrain is a much newer creation, debuting on the previous-generation E-Class in 2017. It was offered here until 2020.