Mercedes-Benz unleashes bigger and more powerful E-Class Wagon
Station wagons may not be as popular as before, thanks to the arrival of SUVs. But if you prefer a slim and sexy off-road vehicle – instead of a hulky-bulky truck, Mercedes-Benz has put together quite a package in the all-new E-Class All Terrain.
The German marque follows up the launch of the E-Class with its wagon sibling endowed with many aesthetic and functional features that make an eye-catching (and highly-capable) unit whether you are out for a grocery run or glamping in Rizal.
It will be hard to miss the 2024 E-Class All-Terrain with its SUV-style, twin-louver grille in Iridium Silver. The star is integrated in the center and has a Mercedes-Benz mesh pattern. Wraparound slim body cladding emphasizes its off-road character, while high-gloss chrome strips add style and sophistication.
All models get Airmatic air suspension with sensor technology and algorithms that help the shock absorbers adapt to the road surface, preventing impacts from transferring to the entire axle and interior. What’s more, the system automatically lowers by 15 millimeters when the speed reaches 120 km/h to improve fuel efficiency.
Each E-Class All-Terrain model has the MBUX Superscreen. It is a 12.3-inch gauge cluster sitting beside the 14.4-inch central display. There is an optional 12.3-inch passenger display. In off-road mode, the Superscreen and the infotainment display become an off-road screen with easy-to-read data, control options, and key functions.
In conjunction with the 360° camera, a “transparent bonnet” supports the driver in off-road mode. The central display shows a virtual view beneath the front of the vehicle. It enables drivers to spot obstacles such as large stones or deep potholes earlier and take action to avoid them. Other cabin features include Active Ambient Lighting, Active Ambient Lighting with Sound Visualisation, AMG stainless steel sports pedals and floor mats with an All‑Terrain logo, a selfie and video camera, and third-party app installation.
Buyers have the option to choose between three electrified powertrains – the E220 d uses a 2.0L turbo diesel with 197 HP and 440 Nm of torque, while the E450 has a 3.0L turbo gas with 280 HP and 500 Nm of torque. Both engines have intelligent boost technology and an integrated starter-generator that pitches in an extra 23 HP and 205 Nm of torque. The top-of-the-line E300 de uses the same engine as the E220 d, but it has a 95-kW electric motor for a combined output of 308 HP and 700 Nm of torque.
Safety features include Distronic active distance assist, Attention Assist Active Brake Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Parking Package with reversing camera, and Speed Limit Assist.
Mercedes-Benz has not released the pricing yet, but with all the bells and whistles, plus its gorgeous styling, we will not be surprised if it goes north of PHP 5 million when, or if, it comes to the Philippines.