With the brand new E-Class sedan’s debut in 2024, Mercedes fans might be thinking about where the rare station wagon model is. Don’t worry about it since the latest generation E-Class wagon is available. As previously, it’s only available with Subaru’s “All-Terrain” guise, at least until the anticipated flame-breathing Mercedes-AMG E63 variant joins the lineup later on.
You’ll remember that Mercedes eliminated the E-Class’s standard-grade wagon in the previous generation, and instead went with the 2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain which resembles an SUV and will be in 2020. It’s a bold move and E-Class customers have the highest loyalty of Benz’s clients however, the numbers of them aren’t that big. Mercedes may have hoped to draw more customers to the premium wagon market with a bit of plastic cladding on top and a higher ride height on the same elegant estate vehicle it sells in other countries. If you’re looking for an old-fashioned, taller wagon, AMG will be happy to offer the more expensive and faster E63.
2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain Redesign
Based on the early images from the 2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain model, the current model doesn’t have as many of its SUV-like features. The plastic ring that surrounds the wheel wells is thinner than it was before and there’s less black plastic that covers the rear and front bumpers. This means that the All-Terrain appears a bit similar to the classic Benz wagons that have been part of the popular E-Class lineup since 1978. Cladding or not The latest E wagon is a lot more refined than the predecessor, sporting a sleek body that appears tall and slim. Similar to the new E sedan The All-Terrain has a fresher grille that blends with the headlights. It also has modified taillights with three-pointed stars.
The body is blessed with a larger wheelbase and can enjoy the identical 0.87-inch increase in the car (to 116.6 inches) and Mercedes claims results in more excellent rear seat space. The overall length has increased by 0.9 millimeters, and it is 1.1 inches more wide. As a wagon, flexibility (well more than what the E-Class sedan does) is standard with the second-row seats that fold 40:20:40 at the touch of a button. They also increase the cargo space between 22 and 65 cubic feet when folded. We’ve spoken to Mercedes to verify whether the latest All-Terrain comes with the E-Class wagon’s long-term third-row seat option. The previous model came with a rear-facing 2-seat bench, and we certainly hope that the new version will, too, following the fact that it was eliminated from the AMG version some time ago.
All-Terrains are also supported, again with an air suspension that has four corners and electronically controlled dampers. These springs can lower the E-Class All-Terrain up to 0.6 millimeters when traveling at highway speeds to help to get through the air. They can raise the car by an unspecified amount to facilitate an all-terrain task. Similar to the previous model, the All-Terrain features an exclusive off-road menu display where you can monitor the different off-road options, including a brand new “transparent hood” video feed that shows what’s underneath the hood. This is helpful to see what’s on the hills’ tops while climbing steep embankments.
For the U.S., Mercedes will only offer the All-Terrain in the “E450” trim, meaning it comes with a mild-hybrid engine. An electric 23-hp, 151-lb-ft motor, assists its 3.0-liter I-6. Its total output is cited at 375 hp and 369 lb-ft torque as on the E450 sedan. The 4Matic all-wheel drive system is available as a standard feature.
Other 2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain Sedan carryovers include the new interior, which situates the digital gauge cluster apart from the central touchscreen–previously, the two displays lived in the same glass enclosure atop the dashboard. The same widgets with 5G connectivity that were introduced inside the vehicle are now available in this model, such as the onboard Zoom calling capabilities, TikTok integration, video streaming, and the latest dashboard design offers the option of a side-by-side display. What’s new? the phone-as-key function, where you can use an iPhone as well as an Apple Watch can be used as a key for the car for locking, unlocking, or starting the vehicle.
2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain Price & Release Date
Pricing will be made public before the E450’s release date in 2024 but you can expect to pay around $90,000 to enjoy the privilege of having one. We’d like to see Mercedes customers continue to purchase the wagon even though station wagons are in decline in general, They’re enjoying an increase in popularity, if not with a slight reluctance in the high-end segment, where they’re hanging around with Audi’s Audi A6 Allroad (and AMG-baiting RS6 Avant variant) and–for this moment, the Volvo V90 line.