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Mercedes-Benz E-Class All Terrain 4x4²

9/10
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The Top Gear car review:Mercedes-Benz E-Class All Terrain 4x4²

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class All Terrain 4x4² rear

You can’t buy one. But I’m going out on a limb and saying that I think Mercedes will probably do a limited run of these. It’s fun, a little silly, but makes sort of sense when you drive it. The only thing it’s lacking is a full suite of electronic helpers, but that’s more of a time pressure thing than a real engineering issue.

It looks a little bit nuts, and as Jürgen points out, it’s an excellent advertisement for Mercedes Benz in terms of recruitment of engineering talent. After all, who wouldn’t want to work for a company with this level of resource that’s willing to let the odd mad project take flight? I could definitely see a few charging about in dunes in Dubai, or  - unfortunately more likely - landlocked in Kensington…

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