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Mercedes-Benz E-Class All Terrain Coming to 2016 Paris Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz takes aim at Audi’s Allroad wagons, Volvo Cross Country models

Stefan Ogbac
Jun 7, 2016

Mercedes-Benz has recently revealed the 2017 E-Class wagon, but it looks like the three-pointed star isn't done with its wagon extravaganza just yet. Autocar reports that the Mercedes-Benz E-Class All Terrain, which is essentially a raised wagon, will debut at the 2016 Paris auto show.

Aimed specifically at the Audi A6 Allroad, which isn't available in the U.S., and the upcoming Volvo V90 Cross Country, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class All Terrain will receive a raised suspension, plastic body cladding, and underbody protection so that it looks more rugged than the standard E-Class wagon. Autocar is also stating that the E-Class All Terrain will receive Mercedes' Air Body Control system, an air suspension system that allows the car to be raised for added ground clearance to handle mild off-road excursions. The system can also lower the car to optimize aerodynamics at high speeds.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
$52,150 Base Model (MSRP) 22/30 MPG Fuel Economy

Michael Kelz, the chief engineer for the E-Class also told Autocar that while the E-Class All Terrain won't be as capable as an SUV when the pavement ends, it will be able to go much further out than owners' expectations. In Europe, raised wagons with some off road capability remain an important niche because of buyers that want the utility they offer but don't want to buy an SUV or a crossover.

Kelz also revealed to Autocar that Mercedes-Benz won't be selling the E-Class All Terrain in the U.S., leaving the 329-hp E400 as the only E-Class wagon that will be available for the time being. The AMG E63 wagon, however, is expected to be sold again in the U.S., slotting above the E400.

Source: Autocar

2017 Mercedes-Benz E400 wagon shown.

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