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

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Powered by Mercedes newest modular engine, a moderate hybrid setup, the E450 All-Terrain wagon is poised out on the roadway and takes well advantage of the 48-volt system. The only major difference 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 add low-end torque however still includes the horsepower when the appropriate level of the throttle is applied. When youre not pushed to conserve fuel and make a dash to 60 mph from a dead stop, anticipate it to take simply 4.4 seconds, which is excellent for any “wagon” based on a mid-sized sedan.

This week, a rarity amongst the mainstream and high-end sectors beautifies my garage in the form of a wagon from Mercedes-Benz. 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 model year and with that, the E450 wagon gets a special treatment to not just fit the refreshed mold however also go the method of SUVs and, dare I state, Subaru, with its plastic wheel arch cladding. Such an appearance isnt what you expect out of Mercedes-Benz but somehow, they make it work, and the way it works is rather clever in still keeping the flexible flight quality and extraordinary high-end consultations that you anticipate out of a new E-Class. The wagon side of things, just as its carried out in a conventional sense with Mercedes, doesnt detract much from its drivability in expecting a glamorous sports sedan experience.

Mercedes knows how to do wagons laced in high-end and good performance, and the new E450 All-Terrain takes such a special section to brand-new heights basically unseen by any other brand. Its finest to keep in mind that the E450 All-Terrain wagon starts at simply $67,600, but youre going to desire some of the desirable options that you see here on my extravagantly appointed test vehicle, due to the fact that 7-seats– and you can be just like a modern-day Clark Griswold with a number of additional bonus offers, sans the wood panels.

Powered by Mercedes latest modular engine, a mild hybrid setup, the E450 All-Terrain wagon is poised out on the roadway 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 real power-filler to include low-end torque but still includes the horsepower when the correct level of the throttle is applied. The interior of the new Mercedes E450 All-Terrain wagon takes much of the brand-new design from the updated E-Class. The dive seats are the nostalgic parts of the E450 All-Terrain, bringing back the lots of memories of myself leaping into my aunties old 1970-somthing Ford LTD wagon– I can even keep in mind that unique vinyl seat odor. Mercedes knows how to do wagons laced in luxury and decent performance, and the brand-new E450 All-Terrain takes such a distinct segment to brand-new heights essentially hidden by any other brand.

The interior of the brand-new Mercedes E450 All-Terrain wagon takes much of the new style from the updated E-Class. That technically makes the E450 All-Terrain wagon a 7-passenger. The dive seats are the sentimental 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 odor.

The styling of the E450 All-Terrain wagon is pleasing with a great classiness to the general appeal. My test lorry having a long list of alternatives, includes the bigger 20-inch wheels, which include a stylish styling to the look and its driving character over lower-trims of the E-Class sedan with the basic wheel bundle. Remarkably, the wheels and tires 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 succeed to stay extremely quiet on the road and deal assurance of getting to a safe place when a blowout situation arises, as it did on my test. I was able to make it to a regional tire shop and have the tire changed after cruising 45 mph for about 8 miles without much difference in the trip until making a dogleg into the shops plaza. Two nails in the sidewall put a surface to the run-flat tire, which otherwise may have been all right if it was an easy flat. Excellent get in touch with the run-flats, Mercedes!

Theres an abundance of the anticipated tech features 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 current 12.3-inch touchscreen MBUX infotainment system with “Hey Mercedes” voice response, enhanced reality for the navigation system, wireless phone charging, 64-color ambient interior LED lighting, panorama roofing, power rear cargo personal privacy cover (closes and opens with power liftgate) and a full range of active security features (lane departure warning/change assist, blind-spot monitors, forward accident alert/emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert/active brake assist, adaptive cruise control/w route-based speed adjustment). Use of the touch-capacitive steering wheel buttons can be a combined bag as you are sure to accidently push or slide across a few of the touch points, which incorporate both touch-slider locations and buttons.

Summing up the efficiency elements of the E450 All-Terrain wagon, you can easily state its more of a road conqueror than an off-roader in spite of its capability to actually increase to the occasion with its adjustable air suspension. The flight height is currently 1.2-inches greater than its predecessor and it can a little increase ground clearance by raising the suspension in the Off-Road drive mode and immediately adapt the 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system for rough terrain. For where the E450 All-Terrain will invest most of its time, out on the roadway, theres a Sport and Sport+ mode that decreases the suspension but maintains a nice certified flight quality to remarkably smooth and immediately dampens road imperfections. In the default Comfort drive mode, the E450 Wagon ride very luxurious without much undesirable body movement with uncomplicated and somewhat numb steering– its a peaceful, separating, nearly S-Class, experience.

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