Mercedes-Benz now offers an all-rounder as an alternative in the C-Class range – the C-Class All-Terrain.
Following the introduction of the successful All-Terrain concept with the E-Class in 2017, the C-Class is now also launching as a second multi-talent with a striking look and versatile capabilities.
Extra 40mm ground clearance
With around 40 mm more ground clearance than the conventional C-Class Estate, 4MATIC all-wheel drive as standard, and two off-road driving modes, the C-Class All-Terrain makes light work of light terrain with its larger wheels.
The off-road design features include the distinctive radiator grille, the special bumpers, the simulated underride guard at the front and rear, and the wheel arch linings in matt dark grey.
In addition, the crossover model features many highlights of the just recently launched new C‑Class.
Mild hybrid powertrain
These include efficient four-cylinder engines with 48-volt technology, the adaptive and intuitive MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system, and the latest generation of driving assistance systems.
The C-Class All-Terrain will celebrate its world premiere at the Munich International Motor Show in September, and will reach European dealers later this year.
Compared to the conventional C-Class Estate, the All-Terrain has slightly increased dimensions. It is 4 mm longer and measures 4,755 mm in total.
Because of the wheel arch linings, the width is increased by 21 mm to 1,841 mm. The increased ground clearance of around 40 mm has also increased the vehicle height to 1,494 mm.
Up to 1,510 litres boot space
While the boot has a load capacity of 490 to 1510 litres, the rear seats are 40:20:40 split-folding. The Easy-Pack tailgate included as standard can be conveniently opened or closed at the touch of a button, using the button on the ignition key, the switch in the driver’s door or the release handle on the tailgate.
This C-Class variant has wheel arch liners in matt dark grey on the front wing and on the rear side wall.
The model-specific trim on the side skirts contrasts visually with the painted body surfaces in this colour and finish. An additional chrome trim strip is integrated into the side member trim.
As the All-Terrain models are based on the Avantgarde exterior, the waistline trim, side window surrounds, and roof railings are finished in polished aluminium.
The Avantgarde interior is also standard for the All-Terrain. With black, macchiato beige / black and sienna brown / black, there are three colour concepts to choose from.
In addition to Eco, Comfort, Sport and Individual, the C-Class All-Terrain has two further Dynamic Select modes for off-road driving.
While the Offroad mode is designed for easy terrain such as dirt roads, gravel or sand, Offroad+ with DSR (Downhill Speed Regulation) is for heavier and steeper terrain.
The All-Terrain is available with either a petrol or diesel engine. In the petrol model, a new four-cylinder petrol engine (M 254) with integrated second-generation starter-generator (ISG) is used. For a short time, the output of combustion engine can be electrically increased by up to 20 hp.