The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain E220d will start at just $109,900 plus on-roads and arrive on Australian shores in June this year.
While Mercedes already offers the E-Class Estate in Europe, the E220d will be the only wagon-bodied E-Class available in Australia. The All-Terrain does, however, include some distinct features over its wagon siblings.
To match the ‘go-anywhere’ personality of the All-Terrain, Mercedes has given it an SUV make-over, with the treatment of its “SUV-style twin-louvre” front grill, bumper and wheel arches.
It also adds 29mm ride height, and features Mercedes’ 4MATIC all-wheel drive system. This system includes Dynamic Select technology, which offers five driving modes, including an off-road setting (called All-Terrain) which is already featured in the larger GLE and raises the suspension by 20mm.
Leather upholstery is included as standard along with Driver Assistance Package Plus, keyless entry, engine stop-start, widescreen infotainment system, LED headlights, roof rails, underbody protection and 20-inch five twin-spoke alloy wheels.
Under the bonnet sits a 143kW/400Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine which is mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission.
Mercedes calls the E-Class All-Terrain a “flexible all-rounder” addition to the E-Class line-up.
"No E-Class has ever been as versatile as the All-Terrain,” said Ola Källenius, Member of the Daimler management board responsible for Research and Development of Mercedes-Benz Cars.
“The new model combines a striking look in SUV style with the intelligent space concept of the estate. This is coupled with lots of innovative safety features and the multi-award-winning E-Class interior.
"With 4MATIC all-wheel drive as a standard feature and increased ground clearance thanks to the AIR BODY CONTROL multi-chamber air suspension the All-Terrain is a flexible all-rounder – for unpaved roads, family and leisure time."
More details will be revealed in the lead up to the mid-year local launch.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain E220d
Price: $109,900 plus on-roads