Text: Anton Andres / Photos: CarPix for Autoindustriya.com | posted August 02, 2016 12:18
High-riding E-Class to debut later this year
Following in the footsteps of the Audi A6 Allroad and Volvo V90 Cross Country, Mercedes-Benz will soon be revealing a lifted version of the E-Class wagon. Called the All Terrain, it gains all-wheel drive as standard, as well unique styling elements.
As mentioned above, the E-Class All Terrain gets extra ground clearance for light off-roading. The bumpers are still covered in the meantime but one will see a slightly different treatment for the All Terrain. Expect it to get bumpers similar to the GLE and GLC-Class with extra body cladding and a faux front skid plate. The rear bumper will most likely get the same treatment and the rest of the car's body is carried over unchanged from the standard E-Class wagon.
While there are no interior photos of the E-Class All Terrain just yet, it is likely that it too will be carried over from the E-Class wagon. Higher trim levels are expected to get a 12.3-inch wide navigation/multi-information display is available while a smaller is installed for models without COMAND. It is yet unknown if the E-Class All Terrain will get the rearward facing third row seats which is a option in the E-Class wagon.
Like its sedan and wagon counterparts, the E-Class All-Terrain will be available with a variety of gas and diesel engines. The engine lineup has yet to be confirmed but the range may start with a 2.0 liter turbocharged engine delivering 184 PS and 300 Nm of torque. A six cylinder model may also be available courtesy of Mercedes-Benz's 3.0 liter twin-turbo that punches out 333 PS and 480 Nm of torque. A 194 PS 2.0 four-cylinder motor might join the lineup, as well as a 3.0 liter turbodiesel with 258 PS. Being an All-Terrain model, 4Matic will be standard across the range.