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Mercedes gets a lift: new E-class All-Terrain revealed

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Mercedes joins the niche market for jacked-up off-road estate cars On sale April 2017 Price from $45,000
Chances are that if you’re looking for a car to take your family, their luggage and the kitchen sink over long distances or off road, you’ll be looking at an SUV. Sales of such vehicles in the World show no signs of slowing as buyers clamour for their go-anywhere ability and big load spaces.
What if you don’t want an SUV, though? That’s where cars such  as the new Mercedes E-Class All Terrain and its chief rivals, the Audi A6 Allroad and Volvo V90 Cross  Country, come in. These jacked-up estates offer the load-lugging capacity and chunky styling you’d expect to find in an SUV, with the added benefit of being able to go off-road, but without the potentially higher running costs.
Chunky add-ons
While the All Terrain looks similar to the regular E-Class Estate, it does have a taller ride height and ground clearance to help it off road, while new bumpers and chunky wheel  arches give it the look of a fully-fledged SUV. Inside, it’s virtually identical to the saloon and Estate  no bad thing, since both are extremely comfortable, and the Estate has one of the biggest boots in its class.
 Initially, just one engine option  will be available  the entry-level  E 220 d diesel with 191bhp  but the  more powerful E 350 d will join the range soon after. We already recommend the E 220 d’s engine in both the saloon and Estate, and we don’t expect that to change for the All-Terrain.
As you’d expect, the All-Terrain gets four-wheel drive as standard, and drivers can choose between five different driving modes. These include an off-road mode, which raises the ride height by 20mm for better progress off the Tarmac.
Five-grand premium 
Mercedes hasn’t revealed official  pricing for the E-Class All Terrain,  but it’s expected to cost around  $5000 more than similarly  equipped versions of the E-Class  Estate. Given that the E-Class Estate in AMG Line trim costs from $40,430, we’d expect prices for the E-Class All Terrain to be priced from at least $45,000.
Darren MossAm
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