Mercedes-Benz C-Class All-Terrain debuts at Munich

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class with the off-road treatment unveiled at Munich Motor Show.

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class All-Terrain has been given a public debut at Munich Motor Show, with an emphasis on off-road travel featuring several design changes, four-wheel drive as standard and two additional driving modes.

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The C-Class Estate All-Terrain features a ride height raised by 40mm, larger wheels and the firm’s 4Matic all-wheel drive system. It is the marque’s first All-Terrain model since the E-Class was given the off-road treatment back in 2017.

Mercedes-Benz says the car is now more suited to poor road services, with a multi-link suspension set-up equipped with larger steering knuckles, mated to a passive damping system.

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Both four-cylinder petrol and diesel powertrains can be selected with mild-hybrid technology for added efficiency and energy recuperation, likely to be similar to those available on the standard C-Class Estate, although full performance figures have yet to be confirmed.

Two additional driving modes, Offroad and Offroad+, have been added for the All-Terrain model. Offroad enables easier navigation of terrains such as sand, dirt and gravel, while Offroad+ allows drivers to traverse heavier and steeper surfaces safely, and links up to a downhill speed regulation system.

The model is available with a choice of 17in or 19in wheels and LED lights are equipped as standard, with an additional off-road light allowing for wide illumination so the driver can see obstacles in the distance or on corners.

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The car also receives several exterior styling upgrades with a chrome radiator grille, resistant bumpers and an underride guard at the front and rear. Further design changes include additional chrome trim on the exterior of the car.

Inside, the All-Terrain is fitted with the Avantgarde interior specification as standard with three brown and black colour schemes available. There’s a choice of 10.25in and 12.3in digital infotainment displays that can show specific off-road information, such as the incline, decline and steering angle, along with geographical co-ordinates and a compass.

The C-Class Estate All-Terrain is expected to command a slight premium over the standard C-Class Estate’s but, unfortunately, won’t be coming to Australia.

Jack Warrick

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