Mercedes E-Class All-Terrain to be launched in India on 28 September

24/09/2018 - 10:30 | ,   | Sagar Parikh

Mercedes-Benz will launch the E-Class All-Terrain in India on 28 September. For the first time, the company will offer the executive model’s estate version to this market.

Mercedes E-Class All-Terrain front three quarters at Auto Expo 2018
The Mercedes E-Class All-Terrain is 29 mm higher than the Estate variant that is based on. It is the first time that Mercedes-Benz India is experimenting with the Estate body style.

The Mercedes E-Class All-Terrain is designed to give the estate version more versatility and the appeal to customers who wouldn’t prefer it if not for the SUV style. It features a two-fin radiator grille with the star integrated in the centre, model-specific three-part bumpers with the top part painted in the body colour and the lower part in grained black plastic and skid plates electroplated in silver-chrome.

Black wheel arch covers, black side skirts (embellished with chrome trim strip) and 19-inch exclusive alloy wheels with higher sidewalls enhance the confident look of the Mercedes E-Class All-Terrain. This variant rides 29 mm higher, with 14 mm coming from the tyres with a larger height/width ratio and 15 mm from the normal driving level of the Air Body Control air suspension.

Mercedes-Benz will sell the E-Class All-Terrain in India exclusively in the E 220 d model with the OM654 engine. This 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel mill produces 194 PS and 400 Nm of torque. The 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission and the 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system work together to send the drive to the wheels.

The rugged estate’s Dynamic Select drive mode offers an additional ‘All-Terrain’ which has settings for off-road driving and was derived from the (previous generation) Mercedes GLE. This mode raises the chassis with the air suspension by 20 mm up to a speed of 35 km/h.

Special features on the inside include a trim part in an exclusive aluminium-carbon look, stainless steel sports pedals with rubber stands and floor mats with All-Terrain lettering. There’s also a special indicator in the vehicle display that shows steering angle, the position of the air suspension, the angle of slope and the angle of inclination, the accelerator/brake position and a compass.

Mercedes E-Class All-Terrain rear three quarters at Auto Expo 2018
The Mercedes E-Class Estate's sole direct rival in India is the Volvo V90 Cross Country.

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The Mercedes E-Class All-Terrain will likely cost around INR 65 lakh (ex-showroom). It will go up against the Volvo V90 Cross Country, which retails at INR 65.31 lakh (ex-showroom India).

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