Mercedes-Benz has revealed this E-Class All -Terrain, a far cry from the standard vehicle, this has been morphed into an aggressive looking ground crunching machine.
The regular Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain is an elegant station wagon that despite the All-Terrain moniker, is rather sedate.
Standard Mercedes-Benz E22D All-Terrain
This one-off creation was built by a design engineer and off-roading enthusiast Jurgen Eberle and a team of engineers. Dubbed the E-Class All-Terrain 4×4², the vehicle’s transformation ensures that it earns its name and can really tackle off-road terrain.
According to Autocar it was inspired by the G500 4×4². Eberle says the aim of the project was to see what they could create by grafting the G500 4×4² portal axles on in place of the standard E-Class All-Terrain’s multi-link set-up.
The pair of portal axles increased the ride height to an impressive 406mm (compared with the standard car’s 160mm). This also increased the wading depth of this All-Terrain 4×4² to 500mm (from 280mm).
The overall track was also widened by 203mm and a set of 20-inch wheels shod with knobbly 31-inch 285/50 R20 off-roading tyres. Arguably the focal point of the car, though, is its 20in wheels, which come from the R-Class and are shod in knobbly 285/50 R20 off-roading tyres, compared with the 19in and 245/45 R19 standard wheels and tyres.
Special wheel arch extenders had to be 3D printed and attached to the car to house these, increasing its width by almost 200mm.
Power comes from the standard 143kW four-cylinder diesel engine mated with the 9G-tronic nine-speed automatic gearbox. It also features Mercedes’ 4Matic all-wheel drive system but is without a low range gearbox or locking differentials.