The Mercedes-Benz E-class All-Terrain station wagon follows the lead of its sedan sibling into a new generation for the 2024 model year.
The new All-Terrain arrives with tons of new tech and debuts with the E450 sedan's hybrid inline-six powertrain.
Passenger legroom has grown for the new generation, with the All-Terrain growing 1.1 inches wider and 0.9 inch longer for the new generation.
Despite many North American customers spurning the very idea of a station wagon, Mercedes-Benz is bringing the E-class All-Terrain back for a new generation. The E450 All-Terrain returns for 2024 following the footsteps of the E-class sedan with a technologically sophisticated design and a hybrid powertrain.
Just as with the 2024 E-class sedan, the wagon's new-generation model will be extremely focused on technology. Also like the sedan, the wagon will come standard with two displays, though the high-tech interior can also be optioned with the passenger Superscreen that extends in front of the passenger. The setup integrates a 12.3-inch instrument cluster with available 3-D graphics, a 14.4-inch touchscreen, and the optional 12.3-inch passenger display.
Properly set up, the new E-class All-Terrain will allow the passenger to stream videos and games even with the car in motion. The central display has several third-party apps, including TikTok and Angry Birds, and the driver can use video conferencing tools like Zoom while the car is parked.
The rest of the cabin is finished with rich-looking leather and metal switchgear, with ambient lighting wrapping the dashboard. An option package allows the ambient lighting to pulse with the beat of whatever music is playing on the Burmester surround-sound system. Rear passengers also benefit for the new generation because the 2024 All-Terrain is 1.1 inches wider, and 0.9 inch longer than the previous generation.
Hybrid Inline-Six-Cylinder Power
Since the All-Terrain is only offered in the E450 trim, the hybrid four-cylinder option from the E350 sedan is out. That leaves the E450's turbo 3.0-liter inline-six, which in the sedan at least remains a wonderful tool for the E-class's mission. Aided by the extra 23 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque from the electric motor, the six-cylinder provides smooth acceleration and stays impressively quiet at speed. Total output climbs to 375 horses (a 13-hp increase from before) and 369 pound-feet of torque.
Air Suspension as Standard
The optional air suspension from the sedan comes standard on the wagon. This provides more ground clearance and continuously adjustable damping for the compression and rebound stages of the shock absorbers. With the car set to comfort mode, the vehicle is automatically lowered by 0.6 inch at speeds above 75 mph to reduce wind resistance and improve fuel efficiency.
Mercedes has not revealed pricing information for the new All-Terrain, but we expect the new model will start around $78,000 when it begins arriving at U.S. dealerships in 2024.
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