Summing up the efficiency aspects of the E450 All-Terrain wagon, you can quickly say its more of a road conqueror than an off-roader regardless of its ability to actually rise to the celebration with its adjustable air suspension. In the default Comfort drive mode, the E450 Wagon flight extremely plush without much undesirable body movement with uncomplicated and somewhat numb steering– its a peaceful, isolating, practically S-Class, experience.
There are those welcoming and unusual occasions that I get a lorry in for review that feels a little sentimental. This week, a rarity among the mainstream and luxury sectors beautifies my garage in the form of a wagon from Mercedes-Benz. The Benz lineup is comprehensive, and in it are a few rarities that have the event of unexpected many onlookers and those fascinated by the German brand name boldly going where other car manufacturers do not dare. 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 new Mercedes-Benz E-Class is refreshed for the 2021 design year and with that, the E450 wagon gets a special treatment to not just fit the revitalized mold but also go the way of SUVs and, dare I state, 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 method it works is rather clever in still maintaining the flexible flight quality and remarkable luxury consultations that you expect out of a new E-Class. The wagon side of things, just as its carried out in a standard sense with Mercedes, doesnt detract much from its drivability in anticipating a luxurious sports sedan experience.
Theres an abundance of the expected tech functions throughout the E450 All-Terrains dashboard, which consist of the highlighted features of heated/ventilated front seats, rubbing front seats, heated rear (2nd row) seats, manual rear seat sunshades, soft-close doors, color heads-up screen, 12.3-inch configurable gauge cluster, the latest 12.3-inch touchscreen MBUX infotainment system with “Hey Mercedes” voice reaction, augmented reality for the navigation system, cordless phone charging, 64-color ambient interior LED lighting, panorama roofing system, power rear cargo privacy cover (closes and opens with power liftgate) and a complete variety of active safety functions (lane departure warning/change assist, blind-spot displays, forward collision alert/emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert/active brake assist, 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 move or press throughout a few of the touch points, which integrate both touch-slider locations and buttons.
Powered by Mercedes newest modular engine, a moderate hybrid setup, the E450 All-Terrain wagon is poised out on the road 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 include low-end torque but still includes the horse power when the correct level of the throttle is applied. The interior of the brand-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 unique vinyl seat smell. Mercedes understands how to do wagons laced in luxury and decent performance, and the new E450 All-Terrain takes such an unique segment to new heights basically hidden by any other brand name.
Powered by Mercedes newest modular engine, a moderate 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 variation lacks a real power-filler to add low-end torque however still adds the horse power when the correct level of the throttle is used. When youre not pressed to save fuel and make a dash to 60 mph from a dead stop, expect it to take simply 4.4 seconds, which is outstanding for any “wagon” based on a mid-sized sedan.
The styling of the E450 All-Terrain wagon is pleasing with a good classiness to the general appeal. My test lorry having a long list of choices, consists of the larger 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. I was able to make it to a local tire store and have actually the tire replaced after travelling 45 mph for about 8 miles without much difference in the ride until making a sharp turn into the shops plaza.
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 jump seats are the nostalgic parts of the E450 All-Terrain, bringing back the numerous memories of myself leaping into my aunts old 1970-somthing Ford LTD wagon– I can even remember that distinct vinyl seat odor.
Mercedes knows how to do wagons laced in high-end and good performance, and the new E450 All-Terrain takes such a special segment to new heights basically unseen by any other brand. Adding a touch of SUV-appeal does not harm the general plan. However, what might hurt is the price of admission in loading up such a vehicle with an expected cost to match my test vehicle at $91,210. Its finest to keep in mind that the E450 All-Terrain wagon begins at simply $67,600, however youre going to desire some of the desirable alternatives that you see here on my extravagantly appointed test automobile, since 7-seats– and you can be simply like a modern-day Clark Griswold with numerous extra perks, sans the wood panels.