Mercedes-Benz E-Class E220 All-Terrain review 2017
In addition to winged supercars, beautiful sports cars and coupes, plus saloon cars of all sizes, global status, Mercedes-Benz is also known for elegant but very popular scooters. reality. Or Estates in Merc-speak.
Long before actual SUVs existed (and two years before the industrial G-Class debuted), the three-pointed star provided bodywork versions of core models that allowed owners to possession combines fun with business, or simply fun while carrying the Goods in the back.
The Merc Estates has never been simply an extended roof glued to the back, with a design depth that integrates cargo restrictions like a retractable mesh, but generally includes two additional seats. Sitting foldable to the floor. No, your huge Mazda CX-9 is not the first to do this.
Fast forward to 2017, and the growing popularity of SUV and coupe SUV-coupes is increasingly threatening to make Real Estate obsolete outside Europe.
We’re still big fans of the chariot, and Mercedes says there are enough loyal Merc riders to keep them on radar for Australia. The latest C-Class version is actually proving to be more popular than the version it has replaced, but the larger E-Class is a niche product.
That’s where the new E 220 d All-Terrain appears. For the first time, Mercedes has added a bit of SUV flavor and capability to the E-Class Estate, and with this extra sparkle, it makes sense for it to be the only long-roofed version of the W213 generation E-Class to be. bring it down.
But will this extra sparkle keep the elegance that makes E-Class Estate buyers come back more? Is there anything interesting about its design? 8/10
The All-Terrain styling package includes sturdy front and rear bumpers, with unpainted plastic side skirts and wheel flares on all corners. All this will be welcomed by anyone who regularly travels on dirt roads, but the All-Terrain bits will also provide a handy disguise from urban parking scraps.
The two-blade grille, wheels and roof rails are also set for All-Terrain, and the end result is a different personality, satisfying most E-Class Estate buyers who previously opted for the styling package. AMG.
The interior is based on the usual E-Class Avantgarde package, but with specific rubber pedals and All-Terrain brand floor mats to match the outside handle.
In default suspension settings, the All-Terrain is 29mm taller than the regular E-Class. Taller tires account for 14mm, while the remaining 15mm is thanks to an enhanced ‘Air Body Control’ air suspension. An additional 20 mm lifts are available with the Terrain drive mode selected, but only at speeds up to 35km / h.
All-Terrain’s 20-inch alloys are staggered fixtures with 245/40 tires at the front and 275353 at the rear, while 245 / 45R19 horizontal at each corner is a free option, and is urgently needed. Set if you want to use the snow chains.
Like the estate available internationally, the All-Terrain rides on the same 2939mm wheelbase as the E-Class but adds a 24mm increase at the rear to measure 4947mm overall.
The body, kit and all-wheel drive system also increased by 240kg for curb weight compared to the E 220 d, with the All-Terrain losing weight at 1920kg.
How realistic is the inner space? 8/10
Besides the rugged appearance of the All-Terrain, the biggest departure from the E-Class Estate tradition is the lack of a third row, making this a rigorous five-seater.
One might argue that the third row toward the traditional back of the property is a slightly old school alongside the forward-facing setup used by seven-seat SUVs like the GLS, but that’s bad. tigers when the third row is still available in other markets.
However, All-Terrain offers a large cargo area, with an additional 130 liters (VDA) compared to the sedan with seating up to a total of 670 liters (VDA). The seats sit down, this figure extends to 1820 liters (VDA), but it’s worth noting that both wagon figures are a bit smaller than previous 695/1950 estate measurements.
Facilitating the use of this entire space is the classic Merc Estate retractable cargo network and 670kg payload that promises good range for loading beyond the full number of passengers. The air suspension will also automatically maintain ride height regardless of load.
As with all current E-Classes, there are bottle compartments at each door plus two front and rear cupholders and ISOFIX child seats mounted in the outer rear positions.
According to the norms of passenger cars are not Mercedes Mercedes, flat tires replace spare tires, but can choose the space-saving kit to sit above the boot floor.
Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with? 7/10
The All-Terrain theme follows a similar path taken by Audi and Volvo’s main rivals with the A6 Allroad ($ 112,855) and the V90 Cross Country ($ 99,900), making BMW’s upcoming 5 Series Touring unlikely. Must be the only option in this segment. -SUV look.
The $ 109,900 Mercedes is priced right between Audi and Volvo, but note that Audi brings a more powerful V6 engine to prove its light premium.
All-Terrain is available with international V6 engines, but the 220 d four-cylinder diesel engine has been chosen for Australia as this is the closest match to the E 250 d which proved the most popular variant over time.
Compared to a similarly appointed E 220 d sedan (starting at $ 92,900), Mercedes thinks they are about the same price, but the All-Terrain throws into the body and all the steering wheels quite a lot. All-Terrain also offers a significant value improvement over the previous E 250 Heritage priced at $ 107,900.