"X-Class will redefine the pick-up into a true premium vehicle.", said Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans Mr. Volker Mornhinweg.
After the recent teaser video, Mercedes’ first pickup truck ever finally made its world presence in Cape Town with numerous outstanding features. The German luxury marque says that the X-Class will be available in three variants: X-Class Pure, X-Class Progressive and X-Class Power.
>>> Click here to watch full the teaser video of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class pick-up
Mercedes’ first pickup truck ever finally made its world presence
Overall, the X-Class has got dimensions worth 5,340 mm x 1,920 mm x 1,819 mm (L x W x H) and a 3,150 mm wheelbase. With a standard ground clearance of 202 mm, it’s truly a capable off-roader. Even, the ground clearance can be increased to 222 mm with an optional off-road suspension.
The Mercedes X-Class is truly a capable off-roader
Exterior-wise, the pickup mostly borrows the design from other Mers. The front fascia, accordingly, is distinctively Mercedes with a massive grille and large three-pointed-star badge. Because of riding on the Navara’s platform, it comes as no surprise when we can see a chunky bumper with integrated steps at the rear.
Exterior-wise, the pickup mostly borrows the design from other Mers
The cabin comes standard with Mercedes’ 5.4-inch, or an optional 8.4-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity, a three-spoke multifunction steering wheel, electric seats with lumbar support and comfortable rear seats. Leather seats are also available for an extra cost.
The cabin comes standard with Mercedes’ 5.4-inch or an optional 8.4-inch touchscreen
Under the hood, there are three engine options given: a diesel available in either the X220d or X250d trims producing respectively 163 hp and 190 hp, a 165 hp petrol unit in addition to a more powerful X350d with 258 hp and 550 Nm of torque. Power is fed to rear wheels via either a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed automatic one. Further, an all-wheel-drive system will be introduced soon.
As expected, the Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup truck will be launched in the home country this November at a cost of €37,000 (P2.44 million) before entering the rest of the European market.
Mercedes X-Class pick-up truck officially kicked off