2021 Mercedes-Benz E450 All-Terrain Wagon Review & Test Drive

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The interior of the new Mercedes E450 All-Terrain wagon takes much of the new style from the upgraded E-Class. Where things are a bit various, for obvious factors, is out back where there are a couple of tricks up the E450 wagons sleeve. Out back youll not just find a cavernous freight location in the All-Terrain being solely a wagon, but you will discover 2 rear-facing jump seats that fold out of the cargo floor. The 2 jump seats are little and mainly made for those times you require to carry two of your buddies, ideally kids or “little grownups,” in a pinch. That technically makes the E450 All-Terrain wagon a 7-passenger. The dive seats are the nostalgic parts of the E450 All-Terrain, restoring the lots of memories of myself jumping into my aunts old 1970-somthing Ford LTD wagon– I can even keep in mind that distinct vinyl seat odor. The E450 All-Terrain didnt have that smell, the good news is. Instead, it had the delightful smell of its cabin freshener canister encased in the glove box that can be set to automatically pump through the climate system. All I needed to do was state, “Hey Mercedes, can you switch on the air freshener?”

Powered by Mercedes most current modular engine, a mild hybrid setup, the E450 All-Terrain wagon is poised out on the road and takes well advantage of the 48-volt system. The only major distinction in the mild-hybrid setup in the E450 wagon compared to something like the AMG E53 Sedan is that the wagons variation lacks a true power-filler to include low-end torque however still adds the horse power when the appropriate level of the throttle is used. When youre not pushed to conserve fuel and make a dash to 60 miles per hour from a standstill, anticipate it to take just 4.4 seconds, which is outstanding for any “wagon” based on a mid-sized sedan.

There are those inviting and rare occasions that I get an automobile in for review that feels a little nostalgic. Today, a rarity among the mainstream and luxury sections enhances my garage in the type of a wagon from Mercedes-Benz. The Benz lineup is substantial, and in it are a few rarities that have the event of surprising many observers and those interested by the German brand boldly going where other car manufacturers do not attempt. This time, its the Mercedes-Benz E450 All-Terrain wagon that captivates lots of as I drive it around town and on the highway.
The brand-new Mercedes-Benz E-Class is revitalized for the 2021 design year and with that, the E450 wagon gets a distinct treatment to not just fit the refreshed mold however likewise go the way of SUVs and, attempt I say, Subaru, with its plastic wheel arch cladding. Such a look isnt what you anticipate out of Mercedes-Benz but in some way, they make it work, and the way it works is rather clever in still retaining the flexible ride quality and remarkable high-end appointments that you expect out of a new E-Class. The wagon side of things, just as its carried out in a conventional sense with Mercedes, does not detract much from its drivability in expecting a glamorous sports sedan experience.

Powered by Mercedes newest modular engine, a mild hybrid setup, the E450 All-Terrain wagon is poised out on the roadway and takes well advantage of the 48-volt system. The only significant distinction in the mild-hybrid setup in the E450 wagon compared to something like the AMG E53 Sedan is that the wagons version does not have a real power-filler to include low-end torque however still adds the horsepower when the appropriate level of the throttle is applied. The interior of the brand-new Mercedes E450 All-Terrain wagon takes much of the brand-new design from the upgraded E-Class. The dive seats are the nostalgic parts of the E450 All-Terrain, bringing back the numerous memories of myself jumping into my aunts old 1970-somthing Ford LTD wagon– I can even keep in mind that distinct vinyl seat smell. Mercedes knows how to do wagons laced in high-end and decent performance, and the brand-new E450 All-Terrain takes such an unique sector to new heights basically hidden by any other brand name.

Summarizing the efficiency aspects of the E450 All-Terrain wagon, you can quickly state its more of a roadway conqueror than an off-roader despite its ability to literally rise to the celebration with its adjustable air suspension. The ride height is already 1.2-inches higher than its predecessor and it can somewhat increase ground clearance by raising the suspension in the Off-Road drive mode and instantly adjust the 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system for rough terrain. For where the E450 All-Terrain will invest most of its time, out on the road, theres a Sport and Sport+ mode that lowers the suspension but keeps a great certified ride quality to incredibly smooth and instantly dampens road imperfections. In the default Comfort drive mode, the E450 Wagon ride extremely plush without much undesirable body language with uncomplicated and somewhat numb steering– its a peaceful, isolating, almost S-Class, experience.

Theres an abundance of the anticipated tech functions throughout the E450 All-Terrains control panel, that include the highlighted functions of heated/ventilated front seats, massaging front seats, heated back (second row) seats, manual rear seat sunshades, soft-close doors, color heads-up display screen, 12.3-inch configurable gauge cluster, the most recent 12.3-inch touchscreen MBUX infotainment system with “Hey Mercedes” voice action, augmented reality for the navigation system, wireless phone charging, 64-color ambient interior LED lighting, panorama roofing, power rear freight privacy cover (closes and opens with power liftgate) and a full array of active security functions (lane departure warning/change assist, blind-spot monitors, forward collision alert/emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert/active brake help, adaptive cruise control/w route-based speed adjustment). Usage of the touch-capacitive steering wheel buttons can be a combined bag as you are sure to accidently slide or press across some of the touch points, which incorporate both touch-slider locations and buttons.

Mercedes understands how to do wagons laced in luxury and decent efficiency, and the new E450 All-Terrain takes such a special sector to new heights basically hidden by any other brand name. Its best to keep in mind that the E450 All-Terrain wagon starts at just $67,600, but youre going to want some of the preferable options that you see here on my lavishly designated test automobile, because 7-seats– and you can be just like a modern-day Clark Griswold with several extra bonus offers, sans the wood panels.

The styling of the E450 All-Terrain wagon is pleasing with a good classiness to the total appeal. My test car having a long list of options, includes the bigger 20-inch wheels, which add a sporty styling to the appearance and its driving character over lower-trims of the E-Class sedan with the basic wheel plan. Surprisingly, the wheels and tires are staggered with bigger 275/35 in the back and narrower 245/40 rubber in the front. The Pirelli P-Zero run-flat performance tires succeed to remain really peaceful on the road and offer assurance of getting to a safe place when a flat tire scenario arises, as it did on my test. I had the ability to make it to a local tire shop and have the tire changed after cruising 45 mph for about 8 miles without much distinction in the trip until making a sharp turn into the shops plaza. 2 nails in the sidewall put a surface to the run-flat tire, which otherwise may have been fine if it was a simple flat. Good get in touch with the run-flats, Mercedes!

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