Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain 4×4² Goes Extreme

Giancarlo Perlas October 3, 2018

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon is a nice family car but it is not built for off-roading. Even in its All-Terrain guise, is not designed for extremely rugged terrains—despite what its name suggests. However, if you turn it into a Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain 4×4², that’s a different story altogether.

The 4×4 squared setup may have worked in the Mercedes-Benz G500 4×4², which is a proper SUV, but will it work with the family wagon? Before we get to that, let’s examine what the E-Class All-Terrain 4×4² is all about.

The E-Class All-Terrain 4×4² was introduced last year. It was in its prototype build back then and we haven’t heard from it ever since.

The E-Class All-Terrain 4×4² carries a 3.5-liter turbo V6 engine that is good for 329 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. That’s the same power unit found in the Mercedes-Benz E400. What makes the wagon stand out is its portal axles taken from the G500 4×4². It is also fitted with bigger wheel arches and 31-inch tires wrapped in off-road tires. The setup provides it a 16-inch ground clearance.

The E-Class All-Terrain 4×4² is the brainchild of Mercedes engineer Jürgen Eberle. It took his team around six months to create the custom vehicle.

Recently, TV host Matthias Malmedie took the E-Class All-Terrain 4×4² to the extreme to test what it is capable of. He drove it into a creek, muddy grounds and other places that a wagon should not go to.

Watch the video below to see how the Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain 4×4² performed:

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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