Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain Arriving Stateside for 2024September 6, 2023
The station wagon, once a staple of American motoring, has been much less common on American byways in the 21st century; but, you didn’t really need us to tell you that. What you’re here for is the 2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain, recently revealed as a follow-up to the E-Class sedan, setting its sights on stateside dealerships sometime next year.
The All-Terrain will be the second member of the E-Class family to arrive in the United States market. As you can tell by both name and photos, this model is designed to give buyers a luxury-appointed alternative to the sedan, capable of taking on some light terrain duties.
Truth be told, we don’t see many of these ending up on the paths less traveled, but it certainly sounds capable. The E-Class sedan’s optional AIRMATIC suspension now comes standard, joined by an off-road driving program and, naturally, Mercedes’ 4MATIC all-wheel drive. The suspension provides a little more ground clearance, though it lowers 0.6-inches at speeds above 75 mph to reduce wind resistance.
The All-Terrain is only available in one trim– the E450 4MATIC. The aforementioned all-wheel drive system is driven by a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine, assisted by a mild hybrid system. Total output is 375 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque, estimated to achieve a 4.6-second 0-60 time and an electronically limited top speed of 130 mph.
When compared to the E-Class sedan, the All-Terrain rides on a 0.87-inch longer wheelbase, now at 116.6-inches total, using standard 18-inch or optional 19- or 20-inch wheels to meet the ground. Overall length remains about the same at 195 inches, though it is now 1.1-inches wider, now 75-inches, and a little taller, now 58.9-inches. One perk to the increased dimensions is the additional interior volume, as cargo space has grown to 21.7 cubic-feet with seats up and up to 64.6 cubic-feet seats down.
And the whole thing is wrapped up by a uniquely marked body, headlined by the twin-louver grille and underride guard panels. Dark wheel arch cladding further plays into the “could if I wanted to” off-road vibes, though there’s plenty of chrome to signify its luxurious upbringing. The interior is undoubtedly posh, boasting contoured seats, ambient lighting, and plenty of digital real estate, upgradable to the MBUX Superscreen which extends all the way to the passenger dash. The MBUX Entertainment Plus package is standard here, meaning Mercedes me connect services and a third-party data package are viable. That’ll come in handy if you’re planning on using TikTok, taking a Zoom call or streaming some games in your All-Terrain. Yes, you can do all of that, also made possible by the Superscreen selfie and video camera; though, the vehicle will need to be stationary for the driver to use these features.
The 2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain doesn’t have a price yet, but expect to find out soon-ish. An E-Class Sedan with the inline-six starts a little over $65,000, so we suspect a price somewhere just north of that is likely. Either way, they’ll start rolling onto dealer lots sometime 2024.