Written by Daniel Andzhurov – August 30, 2021
Reviewed by Asaf Kedem
Shortly after the market launch of the new C-Class, Mercedes introduced an All-Terrain modification of the model – similar to the Allroad Audi. In its "rustic" version as a station wagon, the model has an increased clearance of 40 mm and a standard 4x4 system, which sends up to 45% of torque to the front axle and up to 55% to the rear. The power transmission is always taken care of by a 9-speed automatic transmission. In addition to the usual driving modes, two off-road modes have been added. The first is for easier crossings on dirt roads, macadam, and sand, and the second, which works in combination with the downhill assistant, is for slightly heavier terrain.
Also, whoever orders the Digital Light extra will also receive an off-road function for the headlights, which should provide further visibility when driving off asphalt roads. However, customers are limited in the choice of motorization – there are only two "soft" hybrids – petrol (C 200) and diesel (C 220 d) with 200 horsepower. Prices are expected to start at around €50.000,- and orders will start in October 2021.
Auto Trendy’s take:
Mercedes-Benz keeps introducing new cars, but also new model types in its chase for new customers. Having earned the name of one of the best OEMs in the world, the brand will undoubtedly receive numerous orders for the All-Terrain C-class. Our biggest interest, however, is to see the competition battle with Audi and the outcome of the duel.