The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain at a glance
In a nutshell
With 4MATIC all-wheel drive as standard, greater ground clearance thanks to AIRMATIC air suspension (also standard) and the “Offroad” driving program, the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain can handle light terrain, such as dirt roads, very well on its larger wheels. Other practical details that enhance the off-road driving experience include the off-road screen and the “transparent hood” as a component of the 360° camera.
Off-road design elements include the specific grille, the special bumpers, the optical underride guard in high-gloss chrome front and rear as well as the dark gray wheel arch trim in matte dark gray.
The new E-Class All-Terrain has its world premiere at the IAA in Munich and completes the E-Class family. It will be at Mercedes-Benz dealerships starting in first quarter 2024.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain, 5 highlights
- The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain comes standard with the single-chamber AIRMATIC air suspension. It offers 46 mm more ground clearance and infinitely adjustable damping for the compression and rebound stages of the shock absorbers.
- Cargo space can be expanded from 615 to 1,830 liters. In the plug-in hybrid, there is from 460 to 1,675 liters of luggage space.
- Rear passengers especially benefit from the 22 mm longer wheelbase (2,961 mm). They also now have 1,519 mm of elbow room at their disposal – an increase of 25 mm.
- The E-Class All-Terrain has a braked towing capacity of up to 2,100 kg. This also applies to the plug-in hybrid. The unbraked towing capacity is 750 kg. Thanks to a nose weight of up to 84 kg, e-bikes can also be transported.
- The illuminated grille (option) features two optical fiber beams behind the chrome trim that receive light from LED modules.
Compared to the conventional E-Class Estate, the All-Terrain is only higher. Its length remained almost the same (4,950 mm). The width is 1,904 mm, the height 1,497 mm. It comes standard with 235/55 R18 tires on 8J x 18-inch rims. Optional rims up to 20″ are available.
The new E-Class All-Terrain is 28 mm wider than the previous model. This makes travel even more comfortable for rear passengers, who now have 1,519 mm of elbow room at their disposal. The wheelbase increased by 22 mm to 2,961 mm, providing more knee room and legroom in the rear.
The rear seatback can be divided and folded down in a 40:20:40 ratio. It is operated by two push buttons on the left and right sides of the rear seatback. The standard EASY PACK tailgate opens and closes easily at the touch of a button: via the button on the ignition key, the switch in the driver’s door or the release lever on the tailgate. The luggage cover (rollo) and divider net (both standard) are two-piece. They each have their own cassette.
Off-road design elements
The most eye-catching feature of the striking front end is the dual-louvre grille with integrated star and Mercedes-Benz pattern. The fins are iridium silver. The specific front bumper and the optical underride guard in high-gloss chrome also contribute to its robust appearance. These are three other characteristics.
- En profil, the dark gray wheel arch trims in matte dark gray stand out, these give the All-Terrain character. The same applies to the sill extensions with trim in high-gloss chrome.
- At the rear, the All-Terrain also features a model-specific bumper that terminates an optical underride guard in high-gloss chrome. Another detail is a robust loading sill protector in stainless steel look.
- The interior features stainless steel AMG sports pedals and floor mats with “All-Terrain” lettering.
Standard air suspension all around
The new E-Class All-Terrain comes standard with AIRMATIC air suspension on the front and rear axles. This system combines air-sprung bellows with adaptive ADS+ dampers for maximum responsiveness. The characteristics of the dampers are automatically adjusted at each individual wheel in both the input and output phases. Advanced sensor technology and algorithms adjust the shock absorbers to the road surface so that the impact of, say, hitting a bump with one tire is not transmitted to the entire axle and interior.
All-round level control is part of AIRMATIC. It keeps the ground clearance constant regardless of the vehicle load, but also adjusts it if necessary. To reduce drag and thus fuel consumption, the vehicle level is automatically lowered by 15 mm from a speed of 120 km/h in the “Comfort” driving program.
Three All-Terrain models available at launch
Right from its introduction, there is a choice of diverse powertrain concepts: diesel, gasoline and plug-in hybrid. The internal combustion engines are four- and six-cylinders from Mercedes-Benz’s current modular engine family, called FAME (Family of Modular Engines).
In addition to turbocharging, both the diesel and gasoline engines have intelligent support from an integrated starter generator (ISG). So they are mild hybrids. Thanks to a new battery, the power of the electric motor has been increased from 15 to 17 kW and boost torque to 205 Nm.
With an electric output of 95 kW (129 hp) and an all-electric range of more than 100 km (WLTP), drivers of the plug-in hybrid can, in many cases, drive all-electric without engaging the combustion engine. Even in off-road mode on dirt roads. The high power density of the hybrid traction head is achieved by a permanently energized synchronous motor with internal rotor. The electric motor’s peak torque of 440 Nm is available from the start, resulting in a high degree of agility when accelerating from standstill and also providing dynamic driving performance. Full electric power is available up to 140 km/h, after which it is smoothly capped. One high-tech piece of equipment is the intelligent, electromechanical brake booster. This ensures that the braking system combines electric recuperation with the hydraulic braking system very efficiently.
|E 220 d 4MATIC
|E 450 4MATIC
|E 300 d 4MATIC
|Max. power internal combustion engine
|Additional electric power (mild hybrid)
Max. power electric motor (plug-in hybrid)
|Max. torque, internal combustion engine
|Additional electric torque (mild hybrid)
Max. torque electric motor (plug-in hybrid)
|Acceleration 0-100 km/h
|Energy capacity HV battery (installed/usable)
|Fuel consumption combined/weighted (WLTP)
|Energy consumption combined/weighted (WLTP)
|CO2 emissions combined/weighted (WLTP)
|Electric range (WLTP)
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate: history
Mercedes-Benz has produced more than 16 million upper-middle class vehicles since 1946. In August 1966, the Mercedes-Benz Universal was added to the official sales program, an estate model built by Belgian partner IMA on the basis of the “Heckflosse” models 200 D to 230 S, making it Mercedes-Benz’s first official estate.
In April 1978, the estate of the 123 series went into production and began a long success story – more than one million estate models have been built to date. In Germany, the aesthetic model is known as the “T-model,” and although the “T” seems to stand for tourism and transportation, it also stands for trendsetter. For Mercedes-Benz, the aesthetic model is now an integral part of the luxury segment, and the model has a bevy of loyal fans, especially in Germany. Thus, an estate version of each successive E-Class generation (S 124, S 210, S 211, S 212, S 213) appeared and, since 2017, an All-Terrain version as well.