Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain will be officially launched in India on September 28, 2018. The model was previewed globally in 2017 as a butch version, built on the E-Class station wagon. It was later displayed at Mercedes’ stall at the Auto Expo 2018. In context to the Indian market, the E-Class All-Terrain is the first ever station wagon from Mercedes-Benz that will compete with the Volvo V90 Cross Country which debuted in India last year. Currently, Mercedes-Benz offers two versions of the E-Class in the country- the long wheelbase sedan and the standard wheelbase AMG E 63. With the launch of All-Terrain, it will have three versions in the E-Class range.
Aesthetically, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain is largely inspired by the E-Class, albeit it gets some additional styling elements that put both versions apart. That said, it features a honeycomb grille with brushed silver twin slats, reworked bumper with faux diffusers, black body cladding at the sides and wheel arches that extend to the rear. There are roof rails atop and it gets chrome tipped twin exhausts at the back. At the side, it equips chunky 19-inch alloy wheels and there will be an optional 20-inchers. Mercedes-Benz has also increased the ground clearance by a slight margin.
The styling on the inside of the All-Terrain mirrors that on the standard E-Class sedan. Other bits that are a part of the kit include a panoramic sunroof, COMAND infotainment system, air suspension and ambient lighting among others. The rear side is a bit cramped as compared to the long wheelbase version. It also misses out on comfort bits such as seat recline function and soft pillow headrests. Though, there is ample space for storing luggage (640L) which can be expanded to 1,820 litres by folding the rear seats.
Mechanicals on the Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain include a 2.0-litre turbocharged oil burner good for 191 bhp and 400 Nm of torque. This engine comes linked to a 9-speed automatic gearbox. Interestingly, the diesel engine will comply with the upcoming BS-VI emission norms. It will additionally get Mercedes’ 4MATIC All-Wheel Drive system and five driving modes. As per claims, the oil burner will enable All-Terrain to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h within 8 seconds while attaining a top speed of 232 km/h.