Mercedes-Benz yet again pulled it out of the bag with the reveal of their brand new E-Class All-Terrain earlier this year. It’ll finally be on sale next spring and predicted to be competition for the Audi A6 Allroad and Volvo V90 Cross Country.
Some noticeable differences between the new E-Class All-Terrain and the current E-Class Estate are the increased ground clearance, body-cladding and a more rugged-looking bumper and front grille. The car is fitted with AIR BODY CONTROL air suspension with a couple of different settings, allowing it up to 156 mm of ground clearance. Not to worry though; on the inside not much has changed, meaning it’ll be equipped with that comfortable and spacious E-Class interior.
One downer is that the All-Terrain will only have diesel engines available. Furthermore in the UK, it will be launched with only a single engine option.
There is still a lot of information that Mercedes have to reveal; the starting price for one. The Audi A6 Allroad, which will be one of the biggest competitors for this car starts from £46,505 so this might give us a small idea on what to expect. It’s thought the prices will start from about £5000 more than the current E-Class Estate equivalent which begins at £40,430; this puts estimates at around £45,430. But there’s a bit of doubt over the price with What Car? and Autocar suggesting £45,000 and Top Gear guessing £49,000.
If you want the benefits of off-road capabilities with the comfort and space of an estate, look no further. If that’s music to your ears then keep an eye out next year. This car has a lot to offer so let’s hope it lives up to its expectations.
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