Mercedes’ is currently working on a mid-cycle update for its E-Class model. Of course, since it is approaching the middle of its lifecycle, the changes are not going to be too radical, but it will make the car better form its predecessor without any doubt. Even though it’s younger than the regular E-Class, the All-Terrain model will receive pretty much the same changes. We know that because we’ve just caught the very first prototype of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain.
The partly camouflaged wagon will definitely get a fresh face. The automaker will most probably add a slightly refreshed grille that mirrors one on the GLS crossover. More precisely, the horizontal bars appear to feature holes in the middle. In addition, the 2020 E-Class All-Terrain gets a pair of new headlights, while the rear end features new taillights and slightly redesigned bumper. To be more precise, the taillights sport the same shape as earlier, but definitely different graphics.
Since it’s undergoing a mid-cycle refresh, the mighty wagon will keep the most important things untouched. Meaning, the manufacturer will not change anything regarding ride height of the car or off-road mode that’s standard here and mirrors Mercedes’ SUVs. Of course, the underbody protection stays as it is now, as well as a standard all-wheel-drive.
Inside, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain will most probably get automaker’s latest infotainment system that includes a large touchscreen which is able to work like a smartphone. Of course, the automaker will not forget to enable speak voice activation.
Today’s All-Terrain model offers three diesel engines. More precisely, there is a trio of oil burners, starting from two four-cylinder mills: 220 d with 194 HP and 350 d with 258 HP. The topper, on the other hand, uses the twin-turbo 400 d with 340 horsepower. Unofficially, the manufacturer will also add a mild-hybrid 2.0-liter option too, but the wagon will not become available in North America regardless of the fact.
According to our insiders, Mercedes will introduce the updated E-Class All-Terrain in late 2019.