Report – Mercedes confirms E Class All Terrain set for October debut in Paris

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The Paris Motor Show will bring yet another body style version for the E Class midsize executive class – the sedan and station wagon will be joined in the lineup by the All Terrain “soft roader.”

The all new Mercedes E Class Estate is still hot off the reveal event and already Mercedes is gearing up for the next installment in the franchise – the automaker has cooked up a competitor for the Audi A6 Allroad that will be officially introduced in front of the worldwide audience during the Paris Motor Show this October. The rugged version has been rumored for quite some time, but now the wagon derivation has become official and has been tipped by the company for a showroom appearance early next year. Mercedes already has a wide range of SUVs and crossovers in just about every segment you can think about but the executives believe there’s room for even more, so here’s the E-Class All Terrain ready to tempt new buyers.

The model will feature the 4Matic all-wheel drive system as standard and has been developed starting from the E Class Estate – but will feature added plastic body protection and an increased ground clearance. Expect some subtle tricks and treats in the cabin as well, together with a significant premium over the regular wagon versions. E-Class’ chief engineer Michael Kelz commented the new ALL terrain has no crossover credentials but “will be able to go farther than most owners will expect.” One important element in this equation will be the variable-height air suspension which can compensate for the rougher terrains.