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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain priced from $109,900+ORC

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain will arrive in Australia in June with pricing to start from $109,900+ORC.

MERCEDES-BENZ has taken the decision not to bring its E-Class Estate Down Under, so, if you’re keen on an E-Class with extra boot space you’ll need to take a look at the All-Terrain. Arriving in June, the E-Class All-Terrain will list from $109,900+ORC.

“No E-Class has ever been as versatile as the All-Terrain,” said Ola Källenius, Member of the Daimler management board responsible for Research and Development of Mercedes-Benz Cars. “The new model combines a striking look in SUV style with the intelligent space concept of the estate. This is coupled with lots of innovative safety features and the multi-award-winning E-Class interior.

“With 4MATIC all-wheel drive as a standard feature and increased ground clearance thanks to the AIR BODY CONTROL multi-chamber air suspension the All-Terrain is a flexible all-rounder – for unpaved roads, family and leisure time.”

The All-Terrain comes standard with DYNAMIC SELECT, which offers five transmission modes tweaking the engine, transmission, ESP and steering. There’s also an All-Terrain transmission mode, which is designed for rough-road driving and was derived from the GLE; it raises the All-Terrain by +20 mm (it gets air suspension) up to a speed of 35 km/h. The thresholds for “ESP, active yaw control and acceleration skid control (ASR) are adjusted accordingly”.

The All-Terrain offers a comfort-oriented suspension set-up, said Mercedes-Benz, while its wheels with bigger tyres offering more sidewall,” noticeably further increase ride comfort on rough roads compared with the E-Class”.

The All-Terrain transmission mode has a special indicator in the vehicle display. Information displayed there includes the steering angle, the vehicle level (position of the air suspension), the angle of slope and the angle of inclination, the accelerator/brake position and a compass.

The E-Class All-Terrain is 29 millimetres higher than the E-Class Estate (not currently available in Australia) – 14mm are down to the tyres with a larger height/width ratio and 15mm to the normal driving level of the air suspension.

Special features of the interior include stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studs, plus floor mats with All-Terrain lettering. The equipment of the All-Terrain is based on the AVANTGARDE interior line.

The All-Terrain will be launched in Australia as an E 220 d 4MATIC, running a 1950cc four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine making 143kW at 3800rpm and 400Nm at 1600-2800rpm, mated to a nine-speed automatic.

Key standard features include leather upholstery, Driver Assistance Package PLUS, KEYLESS-GO with hands-free access, an ECO start-stop feature, the widescreen cockpit layout, LED MULTIBEAM headlamps, roof rails, underbody protection, and 20-inch, five twin-spoke alloy wheels.

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