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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain on sale in Australia in June

Australian pricing and specifications for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain wagon have been announced, ahead of its local market launch in June.

Just one variant will go on sale in Australia; the E 220d 4Matic. It uses a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine, producing 143kW and 400Nm, connected to a nine-speed automatic transmission will all-wheel drive.

Separating the All-Terrain version from the regular E-Class is a unique body and road stance. The All-Terrain is 29mm taller than the regular wagon (not currently available in Australia), with the higher-sidewall tyres contributing 14mm of that. Air suspension makes up for the remaining 15mm.

The body is dressed in unique cladding, with black wheel arch moulds, a rugged lower section of the front end, and a matching silver section for the rear. Aside from these changes the E-Class All-Terrain looks fairly similar to the regular E-Class, with the exception of the SUV-style twin-louvre grille.

Underneath it all, the E-Class is suspended by Mercedes-Benz’s Air Body Control suspension providing various driving modes and ride heights. A special All-Terrain mode raises the car by 20mm, and alters the stability control and traction control to suit off-road conditions. This mode is available at and below 35km/h.

Passengers are treated to the Avantgarde trim specification, which brings a distinct luxury setting. Leather upholstery, digital dash, the Driver Assistance package, head-up display, LED headlights, and keyless entry and start are also standard. Bespoke to the the All-Terrain are branded floor mats and stainless steel pedals with rubbed studs.

The new model will go up against the likes of the Audi A6 Allroad and Volvo V90 Cross Country when it arrives in June. Prices start at $109,900 (excluding on-road costs).

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.