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

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Mercedes knows how to do wagons laced in luxury and good efficiency, and the new E450 All-Terrain takes such a special section to brand-new heights basically unseen by any other brand. Adding a touch of SUV-appeal doesnt hurt the general bundle too. What might harm is the rate of admission in loading up such an automobile with an anticipated cost to match my test lorry at $91,210. Its best to keep in mind that the E450 All-Terrain wagon starts at simply $67,600, however youre going to desire some of the desirable choices that you see here on my extravagantly appointed test automobile, because 7-seats– and you can be just like a modern-day Clark Griswold with a number of extra 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 advantage of the 48-volt system. The only significant difference in the mild-hybrid setup in the E450 wagon compared to something like the AMG E53 Sedan is that the wagons variation does not have a true power-filler to include low-end torque however still adds the horse power when the correct level of the throttle is applied. When youre not pressed to save fuel and make a dash to 60 mph from a standstill, expect it to take just 4.4 seconds, which is remarkable for any “wagon” based on a mid-sized sedan.

There are those welcoming and rare celebrations that I get a car in for evaluation that feels a little classic. This week, a rarity amongst the mainstream and high-end sectors beautifies my garage in the type of a wagon from Mercedes-Benz. The Benz lineup is substantial, and in it are a couple of rarities that have the occasion of unexpected lots of observers and those interested by the German brand boldly going where other car manufacturers do not dare. This time, its the Mercedes-Benz E450 All-Terrain wagon that mesmerizes 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 distinct treatment to not only fit the revitalized mold but likewise go the method of SUVs and, dare I say, Subaru, with its plastic wheel arch cladding. Such an appearance isnt what you expect out of Mercedes-Benz but in some way, they make it work, and the method it works is rather clever in still keeping the flexible trip quality and remarkable high-end appointments that you expect out of a brand-new E-Class. The wagon side of things, simply as its carried out in a conventional sense with Mercedes, does not detract much from its drivability in expecting a luxurious sports sedan experience.

Summing up the efficiency elements of the E450 All-Terrain wagon, you can quickly say its more of a roadway conqueror than an off-roader despite its ability to actually increase to the occasion with its adjustable air suspension. In the default Comfort drive mode, the E450 Wagon ride extremely luxurious without much undesirable body motion with rather numb and uncomplicated steering– its a quiet, 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, rubbing front seats, heated back (2nd 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, cordless phone charging, 64-color ambient interior LED lighting, panorama roofing system, power rear freight personal privacy cover (closes and opens with power liftgate) and a complete range of active security functions (lane departure warning/change assist, blind-spot screens, forward crash alert/emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert/active brake assist, adaptive cruise control/w route-based speed adjustment). Usage of the touch-capacitive wheel buttons can be a variety as you are sure to accidently move or push throughout a few of the touch points, which incorporate both touch-slider areas and buttons.

Powered by Mercedes most current 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 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 however still includes the horse power when the appropriate level of the throttle is used. The interior of the brand-new Mercedes E450 All-Terrain wagon takes much of the brand-new style from the upgraded E-Class. The jump seats are the sentimental parts of the E450 All-Terrain, bringing back the many memories of myself leaping into my aunts old 1970-somthing Ford LTD wagon– I can even remember that unique vinyl seat odor. Mercedes knows how to do wagons laced in high-end and decent performance, and the brand-new E450 All-Terrain takes such a distinct sector to brand-new heights essentially unseen by any other brand.

The styling of the E450 All-Terrain wagon is pleasing with a great classiness to the overall appeal. My test automobile having a long list of choices, includes the bigger 20-inch wheels, which include a sporty styling to the look and its driving character over lower-trims of the E-Class sedan with the basic wheel plan. Remarkably, the tires and wheels are staggered with larger 275/35 in the back and narrower 245/40 rubber in the front. The Pirelli P-Zero run-flat efficiency tires do well to remain extremely quiet on the road and offer assurance of getting to a safe place when a blowout circumstance emerges, 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 difference in the trip till making a dogleg into the stores plaza. Two nails in the sidewall put a finish to the run-flat tire, which otherwise may have been alright if it was a basic flat. Excellent call on the run-flats, Mercedes!

The interior of the 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 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 keep in mind that distinct vinyl seat smell.

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