Published on August 19th, 2021 | by Subhash Nair


1st Ever C-Class All-Terrain Is A Wagon “Crossing Over”

Mercedes-Benz C-Class All-Terrain is a wagon pretending to be a crossover.

Remember some years ago when Mercedes-Benz engineers worked on an All-Terrain E-Class wagon concept that eventually went into production? Well, the idea has now taken hold at Mercedes-Benz and they’ve gone and created a new production C-Class All-Terrain wagon.

Mercedes-Benz C-Klasse All Terrain (BR S206); 2021Mercedes-Benz C-Class All Terrain (BR S206); 2021

The first-ever Mercedes-Benz C-Class All-Terrain is built on the bones of the latest generation C-Class Estate, with all-wheel drive as a standard feature and two off-road driving modes. Being a derivative of the current C-Class family, it inherits the standard 4-cylinder turbo engines with mild hybrid power. It also gets the latest Benz driving assistance systems, MBUX, and more.

The optional Digital Light now includes a special off-road light for the C-Class All-Terrain. Driving in ‘Off Road’ mode automatically triggers this special off-road light and it functions up to 50km/h, providing wide illumination for the driver.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class All-Terrain rear off-roading

Suspension modifications are as follows: the four-link front suspension has been fitted with slightly larger steering knuckles and the multi-link suspension is mounted on a rear axle carrier in the rear.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class All-Terrain front end

It has a unique radiator grille, special bumpers, a fake underride guard in front and behind, as well as dark wheel arch linings. More on each of these new design features below:

  • Unique Radiator Grille
    • single-louvre
    • chrome-plated trim
    • embedded central star
    • vertically aligned bars in high gloss black
  • Special bumpers
    • dark grey
    • grained plastic material
    • rear bumper has chrome-plated load sill guard
  • Fake underride guard
    • high-gloss chrome
  • Wheel arch liners
    • matt dark grey
  • trim on the side skirts and chrome trim strip into the side member trim
  • exclusive wheel designs between 17″ and 19″

The C-Class All-Terrain is a lot beefier than its stablemates with 4mm more length, 21mm more width as well as 40mm more height than the standard wagon model. The tyres are available with a larger 41mm offset available to fill up the extended wheel arches.

Inside though, the All-Terrain is no more practical than the Estate model, with the same 1510L of maximum luggage capacity. The EASY-PACK tailgate is standard on this model.

As standard these models are based on the Avantgarde exterior, which has a lot of polished aluminium trim and some high gloss black elements. However, it can also be optioned with the Night Package for more high gloss black elements. Inside, Avantarge is also the standard interior choice with black, machiato beige / black and sienna brown black interiors to choose from.

The instrument cluster now holds a new “Offroad” context which shows information about incline, decline and steering angle as well as the vehicle’s geo coordinates and a digital compass.

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