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 brand-new design from the upgraded 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 many memories of myself jumping into my aunts old 1970-somthing Ford LTD wagon– I can even keep in mind that distinctive vinyl seat smell.

Powered by Mercedes latest 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. When the engine shuts down, the setup keeps devices running at full capacity for long durations of time at the stoplight. The engine option, with a total output of 362 horse power and 369 lb-ft of torque, is the latest 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6-cylinder that gets a momentary power increase from the mild-hybrid system that can include as much as 21 additional horsepower to the mix when such power is demanded. The engine is mated to a 9-speed transmission and sends power to all four wheels creating a smooth and seamless experience in power shipment. 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 however still adds the horse power when the proper level of the throttle is applied. The system in fact makes for a rather fuel-efficient experience with real-world achievable EPA-estimates of 22 mpg city, 28 mpg highway, and 24 mpg integrated. When youre not pushed to save fuel and make a dash to 60 mph from a standstill, expect it to take just 4.4 seconds, which is outstanding for any “wagon” based upon a mid-sized sedan.

This week, a rarity among the mainstream and luxury segments enhances my garage in the form of a wagon from Mercedes-Benz. This time, its the Mercedes-Benz E450 All-Terrain wagon that mesmerizes many as I drive it around town and on the highway.
The brand-new Mercedes-Benz E-Class is refreshed for the 2021 design year and with that, the E450 wagon gets a distinct treatment to not just fit the revitalized mold but likewise go the way of SUVs and, attempt I state, Subaru, with its plastic wheel arch cladding. Such a look isnt what you anticipate out of Mercedes-Benz but somehow, they make it work, and the method it works is rather creative in still keeping the flexible trip quality and exceptional high-end visits that you expect out of a brand-new E-Class. The wagon side of things, simply as its done in a conventional sense with Mercedes, does not detract much from its drivability in anticipating an elegant sports sedan experience.

Powered by Mercedes most current 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 does not have a real power-filler to add low-end torque however still includes the horsepower when the appropriate level of the throttle is applied. The interior of the new Mercedes E450 All-Terrain wagon takes much of the new design from the updated E-Class. 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 keep in mind that distinct 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 brand-new heights fundamentally hidden by any other brand.

Summarizing the efficiency aspects of the E450 All-Terrain wagon, you can quickly state its more of a road conqueror than an off-roader despite its capability to literally increase to the occasion with its adjustable air suspension. The trip 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 automatically adjust the 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system for rough surface. For where the E450 All-Terrain will invest the majority of its time, out on the road, theres a Sport and Sport+ mode that lowers the suspension but retains a nice compliant ride quality to extremely smooth and immediately dampens road imperfections. In the default Comfort drive mode, the E450 Wagon trip extremely plush without much undesirable body movement with rather numb and simple and easy steering– its a peaceful, isolating, practically S-Class, experience.

The styling of the E450 All-Terrain wagon is pleasing with a good classiness to the overall appeal. My test vehicle having a long list of choices, consists of the larger 20-inch wheels, which include a stylish styling to the appearance and its driving character over lower-trims of the E-Class sedan with the basic wheel bundle. Surprisingly, the wheels and tires 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 succeed to remain very quiet on the road and offer assurance of getting to a safe place when a flat tire situation occurs, as it did on my test. I was able to make it to a regional tire shop and have the tire changed after travelling 45 miles per hour for about 8 miles without much distinction in the ride up until making a dogleg into the stores plaza. 2 nails in the sidewall put a surface to the run-flat tire, which otherwise might have been fine if it was an easy flat. Great contact the run-flats, Mercedes!

Mercedes understands how to do wagons laced in luxury and decent performance, and the brand-new E450 All-Terrain takes such a special sector to new heights basically unseen by any other brand name. Adding a touch of SUV-appeal does not harm the overall plan. What may hurt is the rate of admission in loading up such a lorry with an expected rate to match my test automobile at $91,210. Though, its finest to keep in mind that the E450 All-Terrain wagon starts at simply $67,600, but youre going to want some of the desirable choices that you see here on my extravagantly designated test lorry, because 7-seats– and you can be similar to a modern-day Clark Griswold with several additional perks, sans the wood panels.

Theres an abundance of the anticipated tech functions throughout the E450 All-Terrains control panel, which include the highlighted features of heated/ventilated front seats, massaging front seats, heated back (2nd row) seats, manual rear seat sunshades, soft-close doors, color heads-up screen, 12.3-inch configurable gauge cluster, the current 12.3-inch touchscreen MBUX infotainment system with “Hey Mercedes” voice action, enhanced reality for the navigation system, cordless phone charging, 64-color ambient interior LED lighting, panorama roofing, power rear freight privacy cover (opens and closes with power liftgate) and a complete array of active safety features (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 adaptation). Usage of the touch-capacitive steering wheel buttons can be a combined bag as you make sure to accidently move or press across a few of the touch points, which include both touch-slider locations and buttons.

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