Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4x4² All-Terrain Might Actually Happen


Your eyes do not deceive you, this is not photoshop wizardry. What you see here is the Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4x4² All-Terrain and the Stuttgart-based firm is considering it for production, albeit in limited numbers.

Last year, Mercedes-Benz revealed the E-Class All-Terrain, an E-Class wagon with plastic body cladding, skid plates, all-wheel drive and a 156 mm raised ride height that would rival the likes of the Volvo V90 Cross Country and Audi A6 Allroad.

Then, a Mercedes-Benz engineer by the name of Jürgen Eberle spearheaded a project to create a hardcore E-Class 4x4² All-Terrain version by turning to the Mercedes-AMG G63 6x6 and G500 4x4² for inspiration. Eberle and his team proceeded to raise the ground clearance to nearly 200 mm but then took it a step further by installing the portal axles from the G500 4x4² which resulted in a formidable ground clearance of 420 mm, more than double than that of the original All-Terrain and some 50 mm more than the G-Wagon itself.

Who said a station wagon can't be hardcore? The E-Class 4x4² All-Terrain is as hardcore as they come.  

With a wading depth of 500 mm and riding on 20-inch wheels shod with fat 285/50 R20 tyres, Eberle created a luxurious offroad beast. The project took 6 months to complete.

The E-Class 4x4² All-Terrain borrows the 3.5-litre V6 engine from the E400 with outputs of 245 kW and 480 Nm of torque.

Eberle is reportedly confident that the E-Class 4x4² All-Terrain will get the green light for production and if does, it will serve as a more affordable option to the Big 3 G-Wagons, the G63 6x6, G500 4x4² and the G650 Landaulet. Production numbers will be limited, however.

We say, bring it on!

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