Mercedes-Benz has taken the wraps off a one-off creation in the form of the E-Class All-Terrain 4×4.
The design draws inspiration from the G500 4×4². Design engineer Jurgen Eberle’s intention was to experiment with the G500’s portal axles being bolted on in place of the E-Class All-Terrain’s multi-link setup. The result is a beast that boasts of a ground clearance of 420mm with a wading depth of 500mm. The car is shod with 20-inch wheels with 285/50 R20 off-road tyres that look nothing short of menacing. The bulging wheel arch extensions you see have been 3D-printed and attached to the car, making it wider by nearly 200mm.
In place of the rubber and plastic suspension bushings, Uniball motorsport bearings have been included while the drive shaft geometry has been altered too, with a special hand from AMG.
Beneath the bonnet is a 191bhp, four-cylinder diesel engine mated to a 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic transmission. Also available on the model is Mercedes’ 4Matic all-wheel-drive system.
We’re still not sure if this one is making it to production, however.