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

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Summing up the performance aspects of the E450 All-Terrain wagon, you can quickly say its more of a roadway conqueror than an off-roader in spite of its capability to actually increase to the celebration with its adjustable air suspension. In the default Comfort drive mode, the E450 Wagon flight really plush without much unwanted body motion with rather numb and uncomplicated steering– its a quiet, isolating, practically S-Class, experience.

This week, a rarity among the mainstream and high-end sectors graces my garage in the form of a wagon from Mercedes-Benz. This time, its the Mercedes-Benz E450 All-Terrain wagon that captivates many as I drive it around town and on the highway.
The brand-new Mercedes-Benz E-Class is refreshed for the 2021 model year and with that, the E450 wagon gets an unique treatment to not just fit the revitalized mold but also go the method of SUVs and, attempt I say, Subaru, with its plastic wheel arch cladding. Such a look isnt what you expect out of Mercedes-Benz however somehow, they make it work, and the method it works is rather smart in still keeping the flexible flight quality and extraordinary high-end appointments that you anticipate out of a brand-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 anticipating a glamorous sports sedan experience.

Powered by Mercedes latest 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 true power-filler to add low-end torque but still includes the horse power when the proper level of the throttle is applied. The interior of the new Mercedes E450 All-Terrain wagon takes much of the new style from the updated E-Class. The dive seats are the nostalgic parts of the E450 All-Terrain, bringing back the numerous memories of myself jumping into my aunties old 1970-somthing Ford LTD wagon– I can even keep in mind that distinctive vinyl seat smell. Mercedes understands how to do wagons laced in high-end and decent performance, and the new E450 All-Terrain takes such an unique segment to new heights basically unseen by any other brand name.

The interior of the new Mercedes E450 All-Terrain wagon takes much of the brand-new style from the updated E-Class. That technically makes the E450 All-Terrain wagon a 7-passenger. The jump seats are the classic parts of the E450 All-Terrain, bringing back the lots of memories of myself jumping into my aunts old 1970-somthing Ford LTD wagon– I can even remember that distinctive vinyl seat smell.

Theres an abundance of the anticipated tech functions throughout the E450 All-Terrains dashboard, that include the highlighted functions of heated/ventilated front seats, rubbing front seats, heated back (2nd row) seats, manual rear seat sunshades, soft-close doors, color heads-up display, 12.3-inch configurable gauge cluster, the newest 12.3-inch touchscreen MBUX infotainment system with “Hey Mercedes” voice reaction, augmented truth for the navigation system, wireless phone charging, 64-color ambient interior LED lighting, panorama roofing, power rear freight personal privacy cover (opens and closes with power liftgate) and a complete array of active security features (lane departure warning/change help, blind-spot displays, 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 wheel buttons can be a variety as you make certain to accidently push or move throughout some of the touch points, which include both touch-slider areas and buttons.

Mercedes knows how to do wagons laced in luxury and good performance, and the brand-new E450 All-Terrain takes such an unique section to brand-new heights fundamentally unseen by any other brand name. Its finest to keep in mind that the E450 All-Terrain wagon begins at just $67,600, however youre going to want some of the preferable alternatives that you see here on my lavishly designated test car, due to the fact that 7-seats– and you can be just like a modern-day Clark Griswold with several extra bonuses, sans the wood panels.

The styling of the E450 All-Terrain wagon is pleasing with a great classiness to the overall appeal. My test lorry having a long list of choices, consists of the bigger 20-inch wheels, which add a sporty styling to the look and its driving character over lower-trims of the E-Class sedan with the basic wheel package. Remarkably, the tires and wheels are staggered with bigger 275/35 in the rear and narrower 245/40 rubber in the front. The Pirelli P-Zero run-flat performance tires do well to stay very quiet on the roadway and offer guarantee of getting to a safe location when a flat tire scenario arises, as it did on my test. I was able to make it to a regional tire shop and have actually the tire changed after travelling 45 miles per hour for about 8 miles without much difference in the trip till making a sharp turn into the stores plaza. Two nails in the sidewall put a surface to the run-flat tire, which otherwise may have been all right if it was a basic flat. Excellent call on the run-flats, Mercedes!

Powered by Mercedes latest modular engine, a moderate hybrid setup, the E450 All-Terrain wagon is poised out on the road and takes well benefit 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 lacks a true power-filler to include low-end torque but still adds the horsepower when the proper level of the throttle is applied. When youre not pressed to save fuel and make a dash to 60 mph from a grinding halt, anticipate it to take simply 4.4 seconds, which is impressive for any “wagon” based on a mid-sized sedan.

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