SCOOP! – Mercedes-Benz is readying a taller E-Class Estate, the All-Terrain

Mercedes-Benz took a while to have its own version of the Audi A6 Allroad,. Anyway, it is already scheduled for this generation of the E-Class Estate, also known as S213. The Mercedes-Benz version of the Allroad will be named All-Terrain, as walkoART has managed to register in video. Check it below.

The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain is expected to appear at the Paris Motor Show. The Estate is shorter than the sedan, at 4.90 m long, retaining the other measures: 1.95 m wide, 1.47 m tall and with a wheelbase of 2.94 m. The main difference the All-Terrain version will present regards its ground clearance. It will be normally higher than the one the regular Estate, but that can be adjusted. The air suspension of the All-Terrain is said to be an evolution of the Air Body Control. In other words, it will be lower in high speeds and higher in dirt and gravel roads. The fenders will present a plastic frame for protection. And appearance.

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Engines

Such a car would be the ideal candidate for all-wheel drive, but that is not necessarily what is going to happen with the All-Terrain. It may have rear wheel drive only version, especially in entry-level trims. They will probably come with the 2.0 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that generates 135 kW at 5,500 rpm and 300 Nm between 1,250 rpm and 4,000 rpm, for the E 200 and a new 2.0 4-cylinder turbodiesel engine for the E 220 d, which delivers 143 kW and 400 Nm. It will also offer other engines, such as 3.0 V6 turbodiesel that pumps out 190 kW and 620 Nm, for the E 350 d, and the 3.0 V6 turbocharged petrol engine that delivers 295 kW at 6,100 rpm and 520 Nm from 2,500 rpm up to 5,000 rpm to the E 43 AMG version.

We are not sure if it will also have a plug-in hybrid version, but we see no reason why it shouldn’t. In case there is a E 350 e All-Terrain, it will have a 30 km pure electric range and use the same 2.0 turbo petrol engine of the E 200, but coupled to the electric engine and with an increased power, of 155 kW. The electric motor provides additional 65 kW, bringing the total availability of power to 210 kW, due to losses in the integration of both engines. All engines will come with the new 9G-Tronic, a 9-speed automatic transmission that tends to replace the 7G-Tronic currently used by other Mercedes-Benz models.

 

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.