The Mercedes-Benz C-Class All-Terrain has been revealed as a roughed iteration of its estate for active-minded consumers. This is the first time a semi-crossover adaption has been provided to the badge since it was introduced in 1993.
Based on the estate body, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class All-Terrain has been provided with a 40 mm increase in ground clearance and boasts the 4Matic drivetrain as standard with two off-road driving modes. A larger set of wheels have also been fitted to help the wagon-cross deal with light off-road terrains.
For balanced ride comfort and high driving stability, the comfort suspension with a passive damping system is standard for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class All-Terrain. The damping effect is adapted to the road surface, depending on the amplitude. In this case, ride comfort is improved by reducing the damping effect and when the shocks are more severe, the full damping action ensures more stability.
Providing additional support, the four-link front suspension has been fitted with larger steering knuckles while a multi-link suspension mounted on a rear axle carrier is installed at the rear. Key visual elements include a distinctive radiator grille, model-specific bumpers, the simulated underride guard at the front and rear and the wheel arch linings in matt dark grey.
For those dark nights, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class All-Terrain boasts a new digital light option that includes off-road lights. This employs a pair of LED headlamps that provides wider illumination for improved obstacle identification. The function is active up to 50 km/h, and switches off automatically above this threshold.
Powertrains for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class All-Terrain are limited to two choices; the firm’s turbopetrol or turbodiesel 2,0-litre four-cylinder engine with the 48-volt mild-hybrid EQ Boost system. With the 4Matic system, Up to 45 per cent of the engine power flows to the front axle and up to 55 per cent to the rear axle for a balanced delivery of power.
It’s not yet clear whether the Mercedes-Benz C-Class All-Terrain will be introduced into South Africa as the Estate has already been ruled out.