Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain estate revealed
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Off-road variation of Mercedes’ luxury estate has been unveiled ahead of its Paris motor show debut; the item has up to 35mm of additional ground clearance
The Mercedes E-Class All Terrain has been revealed. the item’s a high-riding variation of the brand’s luxury estate that will will rival the Audi A6 Allroad as well as also Volvo V90 Cross Country when the item goes on UK sale in spring 2017, following a public premiere at the Paris motor show.
Fitted with Mercedes’ latest multi-chamber Air Centeng Control air suspension as well as also 4Matic four-wheel-drive system as standard, the E-Class All Terrain aims to provide the comfort as well as also convenience of the recently introduced sixth-generation E-Class estate with the increased ground clearance as well as also off-road ability of the company’s more dedicated mid-sized SUV, the GLE.
Helping the item achieve This specific dual role will be a revised variation of the E-Class’s optional Air Centeng Control air suspension offering up to 35mm of additional ground clearance. By pressing a button on the centre console, the driver will be able to raise the ride height through a standard setting which has a ground clearance of 121mm through an intermediate setting of 141mm as well as also to a highest setting of 156mm at speeds up to 22mph.
A specially tuned variation of Mercedes’ 4Matic four-wheel-drive system in combination with standard 19in wheels shod with tyres featuring higher sidewalls than the standard E-Class are also claimed to enhance traction while providing additional ride comfort on rough roads.
Additionally, a standard Dynamic Select function offers the choice of 5 different driving modes, including an All Terrain mode that will will be described as being specific to the E-Class All Terrain. When engaged the item sets the suspension inside the intermediate setting with 141mm of ground clearance as well as also alters the threshold of the electronic stability program (ESP), active yaw control (AYC) as well as also acceleration skid control (ASC) for maximum off-road ability.
Like the GLE, the E-Class All Terrain’s Command infotainment monitor will show the steering angle, suspension level, angle of slope as well as also angle of inclination of the vehicle, as well as the position of the accelerator as well as also brake.
Differentiating the brand-new design, codenamed S205, through the standard E-Class are a series of external styling tweaks – all of which provide the item which has a more rugged appearance than its more on-road biased sibling. Included will be a re-profiled, two-tone front bumper, a prominent twin blade grille, wheel arch cladding, roof rails, beefed up sills underneath the doors as well as also a two-tone rear bumper with integrated trapezoidal shaped tail pipes.
The styling adjustments inside E-Class All Terrain are subtler. They include exclusive aluminium-carbonfibre look trim, stainless steel pedals as well as also floor mats with All Terrain identification. The standard equipment will be most closely based on the AMG Line of the standard E-Class estate available inside the UK.
The E-Class All Terrain will be launched with an individual engine inside the UK. The newly developed turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder common rail diesel, known internally as the OM654, provides the E 220 d 4Matic All Terrain with 191bhp as well as also 295lb ft of torque on a relatively narrow band of revs between 1600 as well as also 2800rpm.
Drive will be channelled through Mercedes’ 9G-Tronic nine-speed torque converter equipped automatic gearbox as well as also 4Matic four-wheel drive system.
Mercedes claims 0-62mph in 8.0sec as well as also a top speed of 144mph for the All Terrain design. Meanwhile, combined cycle fuel consumption will be put at 55.4mpg, providing the E 220 d 4Matic All Terrain with average CO2 emission of 137g/km.
The E 220 d 4Matic All Terrain will be anticipated to be priced around £5000 above similarly equipped versions of the AMG Line E 220 d Estate, which will mean a starting cost of around £45,000. that will’s higher than the expected starting cost of the V90 Cross Country, yet lower than the A6 Allroad.
A more luxurious six-cylinder diesel E 350 d 4Matic All Terrain design with Mercedes’ brand-new 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder engine, the OM656, will be added to the line-up later in 2017.
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