Mercedes lifts the veil on the latest version of its E-Class: the All-Terrain. It is the third model in the E-Class family, after the sedan and the station wagon. An E-Class All-Terrain available in a plug-in hybrid version. The German brand promises great autonomy, even in All-Terrain.
Up to 100 km range in electric mode
The new E-Class All-Terrain will be available in diesel and plug-in hybrid. Obviously, it is rather the second version on which we will stop. In terms of dimensions, we are on a model slightly larger than the E-Class estate with a length of 4,950 millimeters, a width of 1,904 millimeters and a height of 1,497 millimeters.
The new model’s electric motor delivers 95 kW (129 horsepower). Excellent news for fans of plug-in hybrid models: the range in electric mode reaches 100 km WLTP. A great technological performance that could well attract new buyers. Such autonomy should allow future buyers to use the electric motor very often.
The maximum torque of the model is 440 Nm, enough to remain glued to the seat. Mercedes speaks of a ” high start-up agility ” and of “ dynamic driving performance “. Once the 140 km/h mark is crossed in electric mode, the speed is slightly limited. The new E-Class All-Terrain is also equipped with a regenerative braking system.
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The E-Class All-Terrain has good arguments
Level place in the trunk, it’s very honest. On the plug-in hybrid model, the capacity varies from 460 to 1,675 litres. Good news for towing: the E-Class All-Terrain has a capacity of ” braked towing which can reach 2,100 kilograms and this also applies to the PHEV version. The new model has the functionality ” digital key which allows drivers to use an iPhone or Apple Watch to unlock their vehicle. Practical !
This digital key can be used to ” start, open and lock the E-Class All-Terrain “. It can also be shared with 16 different people. Thanks to the MBUX system, model owners will be able to create their own automation schemes. For example, if the temperature is below 10°C, you can ask the vehicle to turn on the heated seats automatically and put on a warm ambient light.
The new E-Class All-Terrain is also equipped with several driver assistance systems. We find in particular Active Distance Assist Distronic and Attention Assist, Active Distance Assist braking, active lane keeping assistance, etc. In terms of bodywork, the manufacturer has implemented « restraint systems which provide protection optimal to the occupants of the car depending on the situation.
What performances off the beaten track?
According to the German manufacturer, the All-Terrain driving program of the new E-Class allows its latest model to play in the big leagues. The standard 4Matic all-wheel drive and AirMatic tires allow it to navigate rough terrain and dirt roads without difficulty. The E-Class All-Terrain is also equipped with a 360° camera that is supposed to improve the driving experience. With its off-road look and big wheels (up to 20 inches optional), the E-Class All-Terrain looks good.
On the outside, there are a few things that set it apart from the other versions: a special grille and bumpers, chrome-plated front and rear underride guards and dark gray wheel arches that underline its off-road character. Mercedes unveils its model at the IAA Munich 2023 show.
The group specifies that the Class E All-Terrain wants to respect the environment with a maximum of materials from renewable raw materials. The share of these proper elements nevertheless seems quite weak. The brand talks about the seat foam, but that’s it. The E-Class All-Terrain will be available from dealers “ from the first quarter of 2024 ».
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