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  1. Der Hofmeister

    Der Hofmeister Well-Known Member

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    New Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain: Versatility and intelligence in a striking outfit

    Stuttgart. From unpaved tracks to rock climbing or steep serpentine roads to a snow-bound ski lodge – the new E‑Class All‑T errain takes routes where conventional estates often have to give up effortlessly in its stride thanks to greater ground clearance with large wheels and 4MATIC all-wheel drive as a standard feature. And it also cuts a fine figure thanks to its striking look with powerful flared wheel arches and SUV radiator grille. The E‑Class All‑Terrain will celebrate its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show 2016. The market launch will follow in the spring of 2017.

    "No E-Class has ever been as versatile as the All‑Terrain. 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", says Ola Källenius, Member of the Daimler management board responsible for Sales and Marketing of Mercedes Benz Cars. "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‑r ounder – for unpaved roads, family and leisure time."

    Thanks to styling elements with an off-road look the All‑Terrain has a powerful and robust appearance which also distinguishes it from the classic estate. Dynamism and modern luxury unite with superiority that leaves no doubt as to the status of this model and follow the current design idiom. The All‑Terrain is a further ambassador of the Mercedes‑Benz design philosophy of the sensuous clarity that defines modern luxury.

    The most eye-catching feature of the striking front is the SUV-style two-fin grille with a star integrated in the centre. The fins come in iridium silver. The distinctive front bumper and the panelling in underride guard-look, electroplated in silver-chrome, also contribute to the robust appearance. The top part of the three-part front bumper is painted in the body colour and the lower part comes in grained black plastic.

    In the side view the black wheel arch covers are a distinctive feature that emphasise the all-terrain character. This also applies to the side skirt that comes in the same colour and features a chrome trip strip. Three exclusive light-alloy wheel sets in 19- and 20‑inch format with higher sidewalls give the vehicle a confident look, more ground clearance and enhanced comfort on rough roads.

    The All-Terrain also features a model-specific three-part bumper at the rear with the top part painted in the body colour and the lower part in grained black plastic. Further features typical of an SUV include robust outer load sill protection and a visual underride guard electroplated in silver-chrome.

    The special features of the interior include a trim part in aluminium-carbon look exclusive to the All‑Terrain, stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studs and floor mats with All-Terrain lettering. The equipment of the All‑Terrain is based on the AVANTGARDE interior line, EXCLUSIVE and designo appointments are optionally available. The new model boasts all the intelligent load compartment solutions of the E‑Class estate such as the rear seat cargo position and folding with a 40:20:40 split as a standard feature. All E‑Class innovations relating to safety, comfort and convenience are available.

    The All-Terrain will be launched as an E 220 d 4MATIC (143 kW/194 hp) with the newly developed four-cylinder diesel engine. A short time later a variant with a six-cylinder diesel engine will follow. Both models come with the new 9G‑TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission as standard.

    Technical data at a glance:

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    Figures for version with 9G-TRONIC

    The All-Terrain has DYNAMIC SELECT as a standard feature. This enables five driving programmes to be selected with different engine, transmission, ESP® and steering characteristics. A special model-specific feature is the All‑Terrain driving programme, which offers settings for off-road driving and was derived from the GLE. The even more comfortable suspension configuration and the large wheels with higher sidewalls noticeably further increase ride comfort on rough roads compared with the E‑C lass.

    Selecting the All-Terrain driving programme with the driving programme switch raises the chassis in conjunction with the standard AIR BODY CONTROL by +20 mm up to a speed of 35 km/h. The thresholds for ESP®, active yaw control and acceleration skid control (ASR) are adjusted accordingly. The All‑Terrain driving programme has a special indicator in the vehicle display. Information displayed there includes the steering angle, the vehicle level (position of the air suspension), the angle of slope and the angle of inclination, the accelerator/brake position and a compass.

    Thanks to air suspension three levels from 0 to +35 mm are possible. Independent of the driving programme the highest level can also be selected manually with the level button on the centre console. The E‑Class All‑Terrain is 29 millimetres higher than the E‑Class Estate – 14 mm are ascribed to the tyres with a larger height/width ratio and 15 mm to the normal driving level of the air suspension. The ground clearance is 121 to 156 mm.

    Source: Daimler
     
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    • Merc1

      Merc1 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

      Pains me to say, but as handsome as this is....the Volvo looks better. That said, the Mercedes will offer more than an over-stressed 4-cylinder as it's motivation.

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      • Wolfgang

        Wolfgang Well-Known Member GCF Guru Contributing Member

      • rs271

        rs271 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

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        • :emthdown: i think that the thing that surrounds the wheels kills the look of the car.
          Volvo cross country looks better
           
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          • deity

            deity Active Member

            Hmm..does this preview the upcoming GLE? I could see them taking elements from this (headlights, grille, bumper) and implementing in the GLE.
             
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            • Star&Car

              Star&Car Well-Known Member

              I like it.
               
            • Wunderkind

              Wunderkind Active Member

              Yes, i think it's because the Volvo is more boxy and the rubber rims of the wheel-arches appear slimmer compared to those of the E All-Terrain.
               
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              • rs271

                rs271 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

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                Me too.
                 
              • Monster

                Monster Global Moderator Staff Member

                I agree, the Volvo's design language is sharper, edgier and it suits the rugged off road styling better than the smooth rounded styling of the Mercedes.
                 
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                • Rolf

                  Rolf Well-Known Member

                  Very nice but the one thing that bothers me about the styling is that silver plastic trim air intake at the bottom of the front bumper, it just doesn't look integrated and just an add on to the bumper. The Volvo does look sleeker.
                   
                • hoffmeister_fan

                  hoffmeister_fan Well-Known Member

                  that grille seems odd on this.
                   
                • Monster

                  Monster Global Moderator Staff Member

                  Too much chrome, silver tackiness from the GLA. MB needs to realize putting chunky big silver/chrome trim on cars doesn't make it more rugged.
                   
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                  • Laurent T

                    Laurent T Active Member

                    I expected something better or at least different. A6 All Road or V90 Cross Country look better than their brother wagon to my eyes... not this one.
                     
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                    • Wolfgang

                      Wolfgang Well-Known Member GCF Guru Contributing Member

                    • EnI

                      EnI Well-Known Member GCF Guru Contributing Member

                      With A6 Allroad, V90 CrossCountry and now E-class All Terrain all being available I think it's time BMW finally comes up with proper 5er xTouring. It's an interesting niche, and BMW are missing quite an opportunity here IMHO.
                       
                    • SKY

                      SKY Well-Known Member

                      This sums up my thoughts perfectly.
                       
                    • klier

                      klier Member

                      So I am the only one who wouldn't have a second thought and take the E All Terrain?

                      The whole segment is silly, but I might as well take the best one if I had to choose. And from Volvo, I only like the new XC90. The rest is nice, but nice for a Volvo. Which doesn't mean much to me personally.

                      5er Touring with xDrive is enough right? This all terrain stuff is marketing at it's best. If you'd want to go 'all terrain', there's a slew of X models. And an X model is hardly all terrain either. If you want to go all terrain you need a Nissan, Toyota, Land Rover or Mercedes.
                       
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                      • Centurion

                        Centurion Well-Known Member Premium Member Contributing Member

                        I hear you. Doesn't it resemble the GLA too much? :confused:

                        True it's not 100% capable on driving on all terrain, but has enough ground clearance, added tyre thickness and ruggedness for driving on country roads, gravel and uneven fields.

                        Personally I find these jacked up estates a bit too pricey. These are the prices for the entry level engines:

                        A6 Avant 2.0 TDI: £35,000
                        A6 Allroad 3.0 TDI: £46,000
                        Q7 3.0 TDI: £48,000

                        As you can see, the Allroad is just marginally cheaper than the Q7 despite its noticeably smaller interior volume and weaker off-road credentials. Guess which one has better resale value?

                        These are very niche cars and whether your reason for buying one over an SUV is penny pinching or unwillingness to drive a big car, you now have more choices.
                         
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                        • Zafiro

                          Zafiro Well-Known Member

                          Another power boost in sales for the new E-class.
                           
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