Mercedes Engineer Creates Wild E-Class All Terrain 4×4²

Mercedes-Benz is no stranger to developing absurd off-road vehicles, just look at the G63 6×6 and the G500 4×4² and thanks to one particularly ambitious company engineer, another vehicle has been added to the family.

Dubbed the Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain 4×4² and strictly a one-off, the car was dreamt up by Jurgen Eberle when he took delivery of his E-Class All-Terrain. Despite its name, the standard model isn’t all that focused on rough terrain so Eberle thought he’d transform it to ensure it really can tackle all terrain.

Most significantly the wagon has been fitted with a pair of portal axles which increase the ride height to a remarkable 16-inches. A set of 31-inch tires have also been fitted and the overall track widened by 8 inches.

Power for the E-Class All-Terrain 4×4² comes from a 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 delivering 328 hp, enough grunt to get it over some very difficult surfaces. However, unlike previous off-road creations of this sort from the automaker, the car makes do without a low range gearbox or locking differentials, hampering its off-road abilities.

Remarkably, a UK publication suggests the positive response to the car means Mercedes is now looking at an extremely limited production run.

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  • Matt

    It’s like one of those ‘what if’ fantasy renders come to life.

  • Kash

    I’m surprised the engineer didn’t go all out and thrown in the E63’s engine, because that’s what I would’ve done myself.

    • Tumbi Mtika

      Exactly. This needs a 4.0TT in it!

  • roy

    And that’s exactly hoye suv s came to be in the first place

  • Guest

    April first is that you?

    • Tumbi Mtika

      No. And that’s the best part.

  • Elmediterraneo

    I would do this with a GLE 63 S Coupe not a taxi-like E-class estate…

    • RS6 Performance Wagon Lover

      The result of that would make me vomit something better looking.

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    That’s cool! I have always had a spot for 4×4 cars. But what’s with the 4×4(square) on the Mercs all of a sudden. 4×4 means 4 wheels driven by 4 axle shafts. It makes no sense….4 squared is 16, so is this somehow 4 wheels driven by 16 axles somehow?

  • Why?

    • TheHake

      Because!

  • Maricaibo

    Looks better than their pickup.

  • MJ Coffey

    It’d sell like hot cakes in Iceland where they usually modify their cars in such a way.

  • Benjamin B.

    Move over Volvo /Subaru

    • TheHake

      More like “move the f*&^% over”…

  • Tumbi Mtika

    This isn’t a Rain Prisk design. And I’m happy about that.

    Give it the 4.0TT, and email me.

  • KareKakk

    The new Bond-movie starts shooting next year, if I remember correctly…

  • TheHake

    I NEED one!