Mercedes Benz E-Class has always been associated with luxury and sophistication. Most of its buyers are chauffeur driven but this E-Class All-terrain estate has been given a completely new look and it seems ready to tackle any terrain. The deed has been done by Jurgen Eberle, an engineer with Mercedes who wanted the E-Class to be much more than a utilitarian crossover for families. Also Read - Car makers Hyundai, Kia invest $300 million in Ola
Jurgen raised the ground clearance of the E-Class to 419 mm (a Toyota Fortuner has a ground clearance of only 225 mm), replaced the portal axles on the vehicle with the gargantuan units found on the G550 4×42 and broadened the tracks by 198 mm. Also Read - 5G could improve safety of self-driving cars: GartnerAlso Read - Toyota India plans to hike vehicle prices next month
Being an Off-road vehicle the engine, the torque requirements will also be high which resulted in the 4-cylinder diesel engine being replaced by a bigger 3.5-litre V6 petrol unit. It churns out 332 hp of max power with 479 Nm of peak torque. All the considerable changes have given the E-Class All-Terrain 4 4 a water wading capacity of 497 mm of water and ability to climb over 14-inch boulders. ALSO READ: After Tesla, Mercedes shows interest in India s ambitious target for all-electric car fleet by 2030
While E-Class has one of the most accessible cabins around, entering the E-Class 4 4 will be a huge task and it’s not meant for ambling around towns or being a Baller in the weekend parties. What it s meant to do is to take you on a trail to remotest of places while keeping you lapped up in luxury.
Usually, the Mercedes Benz E-Class All-Terrain competes against the likes of Audi A6 All Road and Volvo V90 Cross Country. But with the new fitment, it can give even the established off-roaders like the Jeep Wrangler and even Range Rover Discovery a run for their money. RELATED: Volvo V90 Cross Country: 6 tech features worth checking out
Some Senior Mercedes Benz executives are contemplating rolling the vehicle to the market, but for a limited production run.