The tall Mercedes wagon is the only one we’ll be getting.
The 2024 Mercedes E-Class All-Terrain is the newest addition to the segment, and it packs all of the luxuries of the standard E-Class into a rugged battle wagon body.
Off-road-ready wagons, especially luxurious ones, look like normal family wagons, the cars that shuttle kids to private school in the morning. Still, they can tackle off-road trails that would challenge most crossovers.
The 2024 All-Terrain appears to be based on the new generation of E-Class wagons. Its taller riding height, dark gray fender flares, and unique bumpers set it apart from the average wagon.
The regular wagon was already attractive, but the All-Terrain might be even more so, as there’s a cheeky playfulness to a luxury wagon with off-road capabilities.
2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain Exterior
According to these early photographs of the E-Class All-Terrain, the new-generation vehicle is lighter on the SUV-like embellishments.
The fenders are coated in gray All-Terrain cladding, while the grille, front and rear bumpers, and wheel designs are unique to the elevated wagon. The standard 18-inch wheels can be upgraded to optional 19- or 20-inch wheels.
The All-Terrain is an inch wider than the sedan and 1.1 inches wider than the previous model, resulting in 59.8 inches of elbow room in the second row (an inch more than previously). The All-Terrain is the same length as the sedan at 195 inches, but its wheelbase is 0.87 inches larger at 116.6 inches.
2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain Interior
The wagon’s new-generation model, like the E-class sedan, will focus heavily on technology. The wagon, like the sedan, will have two displays as standard, though the high-tech interior can be upgraded with the passenger Super screen, which expands in front of the passenger.
The package includes a 12.3-inch instrument cluster with optional 3-D graphics, a 14.4-inch touchscreen, and an optional 12.3-inch passenger display.
When properly configured, the new E-class All-Terrain will allow passengers to stream videos and games while the vehicle is in motion.
Third-party apps, such as TikTok and Angry Birds, are available on the central display, and the driver can use video conferencing tools such as Zoom while the car is parked.
For weekend getaways, the E-Class All-Terrain has 21.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row. The 40:20:40 split-folding second-row stowed expands to 64.6 cubic feet of cargo space.
The rest of the cabin is outfitted with opulent leather, aluminum switchgear, and ambient lighting that wraps around the dashboard.
An optional package synchronizes the ambient lights to the beat of the music playing on the Burmester surround-sound system.
The new version also benefits rear passengers because the 2024 All-Terrain is 1.1 inches wider and 0.9 inches longer than the previous model.
2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain Engine
The All-Terrain is only available in the E450 specification, so the E350 sedan’s hybrid four-cylinder option is no longer available.
That leaves the E450’s turbo 3.0-liter inline-six, which remains a fantastic weapon for the E-class’s goal in the sedan.
The electric motor adds 23 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque to the six-cylinder, allowing for smooth acceleration while remaining amazingly quiet at high speeds. Total output increases to 375 horses (a 13-hp increase over the previous model) and 369 pound-feet of torque.
A nine-speed automatic is the only transmission option, and 4Matic all-wheel drive is standard. Mercedes claims a 0-60 mph time of 4.6 seconds on the pavement. It would be fascinating to see how fast it is on dirt.
Pricing for the E450 All-Terrain will be released closer to the vehicle’s release date in 2024, but expect to pay at least $90,000 for the privilege of owning one.
Though station wagons are on the decline in general, they’re enjoying, if not a resurgence, a mild stubbornness in the luxury segment, where they’re sticking around in the form of the Audi A6 All road (and AMG-baiting RS6 Avant variant) and—for the time being—Volvo’s V90 line.