Mercedes May Have New All-Terrain 4x4
July 25th, 2017
We all know Mercedes is known as a luxury automaker but with their new pickup truck, they seem to be expanding into the off-road market. For years the G-Wagen was the go-to if you wanted a more rugged Mercedes but now, The Drive reports the German automaker has unveiled their new all-terrain E-Class 4x4² wagon. It's got 16-inches of ground clearance, 31-inch tires, a 3.5-liter turbocharged 328HP V-6 and portal axles.
Although it has more ground clearance than a Jeep Wrangler, it lacks locking differentials, a low range gearbox, and solid axles, which means traction is always going to be an issue, however, it still does a great job off-road. Mercedes is referring to the car as just a concept for now but they have received an overwhelmingly positive response from consumers so far, so we'll see. Would you buy one?
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