Group of engineers from Mercedes-Benz has created an experimental version of the E-Class wagon that is designed to run on very heavy terrain. The car that received a 4×4² add-on to its name was tested by Auto Express.
The idea of creating the E-Class All-Terrain 4×4² belongs to engineer Jurgen Eberle, part of the team that developed the new generation of the E-Class family. Work on the SUV has lasted for 6 months and the project has been approved by the Mercedes-Benz management.
Part of the car’s structure is made of carbon, and the portal suspension bridges are the same as those of the Mercedes-Benz G500 4×4², the six-wheel AMG G63 6×6 and the Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet. As a result, clearance is increased nearly 3 times – from the standard for the model 160 mm to 400 mm. In addition, the machine has received special heavy-duty tires.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain 4×4² is powered by a 3.0-liter gasoline engine developing 333 hp. and 450 Nm of torque. The angle of obstruction is 35.8 degrees, and the SUV can easily pass a ditch with a depth of up to 500 mm.
According to Auto Express, the Mercedes-Benz management has welcomed the creation of the E-Class All-Terrain 4×4² and is currently considering putting the car in a limited range.