Mercedes-Benz India will launch the all new E-Class All-Terrain in the country on September 28, 2018. It would be the first estate from Mercedes in India that will join the E-Class line-up which includes the standard long-wheelbase sedan and the regular wheelbase sedan (AMG E-63). Mercedes’ new 2.0-litre, four cylinder BS-VI compliant diesel engine will also make its debut on the new E-Class All-Terrain. This unit will also be used in the upcoming Mercedes-Benz C-Class facelift that is slated to launch soon. The Estate will initially get the OM654 engine and will carry the E 220d badge. In terms of power, the engine is good for 192 bhp of power and 400 Nm of peak torque, it comes paired to the nine-speed automatic gearbox supported by Mercedes’ 4Matic system.
In a bid to make it compliant with the upcoming BS-VI emission norms, Mercedes-Benz has made a host of changes to the OM654 unit, albeit it will still run on the BS-IV fuel. The Estate will get five-drive modes including the‘All-Terrain’ and ‘individual’ mode. Built on the standard wheelbase version of E-Class, the All-Terrain measures 116 mm shorter in length at 4,947 mm and sits on a 2,939 mm long wheelbase which is around 158 mm shorter than the LWB version. The rear overhang has been designed in such a way that it carves out 640L of boot space, which can further be expanded to 1,820L by folding the rear seats.
On the styling front, the All-Terrain gets meaty 19-inch alloy wheels and plastic cladding on the bumpers and lower body. Insides of the Estate carry over some elements from the standard E-Class like the dashboard design and a couple of features like the Comand infotainment system, air suspension, a panoramic sunroof, ambient lighting, a panoramic sunroof, three-zone climate control and a power operated tailgate. Upon its launch, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain will compete with Volvo V90 Cross Country in India.