This is Mercedes’ first All-Terrain model since the off-road oriented E-Class in 2017.
The Mercedes-BenzC-Class will add a variant suited to off-road travel with several design changes, all-wheel drive as standard and two additional driving modes.
Gets 4Matic all-wheel drive and is raised by 40mm
Features exterior styling updates
Not to be sold in India
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate All-Terrain: what is it?
As the name suggests the All-Terrain is an off-road oriented version of the new C-Class Estate featuring a ride height that is raised by 40mm, larger wheels and the firm’s 4Matic all-wheel drive system. It is the marque's first All-Terrain model since the E-Class was given the off-road treatment back in 2017.
Mercedes-Benz says the car is now more suited to poor road services, with a multi-link suspension set-up and comes equipped with larger steering knuckles mated to a passive damping system.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate All-Terrain: design
The car receives several exterior styling upgrades like a chrome radiator grille, resistant bumpers and an underride guard at the front and rear. Further design changes include additional chrome trim on the exterior of the car.
It is also available with a choice of 17 or 19-inch wheels with LED lights as standard. Additional off-road lights will allow for wide illumination so the driver can see obstacles in the distance or on corners.
Inside, the All-Terrain is fitted with the Avantgarde interior specification as standard with three brown and black colour schemes available. There’s a choice of 10.25-inch and 12.3-inch digital infotainment displays that can show specific off-road information, such as the incline, decline and steering angle, along with geographical co-ordinates and a compass.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate All-Terrain: engine
Both four-cylinder petrol and diesel powertrains can be had with a mild-hybrid technology for added efficiency and energy recuperation. This is likely to be similar to those available on the standard C-Class Estate, although full performance figures have yet to be confirmed.
Two additional driving modes, Offroad and Offroad+, have been added for the All-Terrain model. Offroad enables easier navigation of terrains such as sand, dirt and gravel, while Offroad+ allows drivers to traverse heavier and steeper surfaces safely, and links to a downhill speed regulation system.
Mercedes-Benz India plans
The German luxury carmaker won’t be bringing the C-Class Estate All-Terrain to our market, given that it doesn’t even offer the regular estate here. However, Mercedes is expected to introduce the new C-Class sedan in our market in the near future.