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Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup truck debuts, order-taking begins

By CARSIFU | 13 September 2017


FRANKFURT: Mercedes-Benz’s new X-Class model unites the typical characteristics of a pick-up truck with the classical strengths of a Mercedes-Benz - convincing robustness with modern design, impressive off-road capabilities with high driving dynamics and safety, sophisticated functionality and stylish comfort.

The new performance pick-up truck has a comfort suspension with a ladder-type frame, rear multi-link solid axle, front independent wheel suspension and coil springs at both axles.

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The X-Class thus meets a wide variety of use cases – from a robust, off-road capable pick-up truck to an urban lifestyle and family vehicle.

It’s available in three variants:

> The X-Class PURE basic variant is ideal for rugged, functional use.
It fulfils all the demands on a “workhorse”.
At the same time its comfort and design make it perfect for visiting customers or suppliers, and for private activities.

> The X-Class PROGRESSIVE is aimed at people seeking a rugged pick-up truck with extra styling and comfort functions – as a “calling card” for their own business, while also being a comfortable yet prestigious vehicle for private use.

> The X-Class POWER is the high-end line and aimed at customers for whom styling, performance and comfort are paramount.

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As a lifestyle vehicle beyond the mainstream, it is suitable for urban environments as well as for sports and leisure activities off the beaten track.
Its design and high level of equipment reflect an independent and individualistic lifestyle.

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The X-Class can haul a payload of up to 1.1 tonnes and able to tow up to 3.5 tonnes or a trailer containing three horses or an eight-metre yacht.

Inside, there are three trim variants to choose from for the X-Class POWER: a pixelated look in matt black, an aluminium effect with longitudinal grain and a brown matt woodgrain effect.

To complement the high-quality feel, the upper section of the cockpit is available with ARTICO man-made leather in either black or nut brown.

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The characteristic round ventilation outlets add a sporty touch.

With the PROGRESSIVE and POWER design and equipment lines, the centre console is also prominently framed by a decorative trim in silver shadow.

The large door handles are also finished in silver shadow.

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The cool touch effect is reinforced by the freestanding central display, which is familiar from the V-Class.

As from its market launch, there are two powerful and efficient four-cylinder engines to deliver spirited performance.

 

The high-torque common-rail diesel drive system with a displacement of 2.3 litres is available with a choice of two power outputs.

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In the X 220 d with single turbocharger, it generates 120kW/163hp and in the biturbo X 250 d no less than 140kW/190hp.

Both diesel models are available with rear wheel drive only or with engageable all-wheel drive.

A high-torque V6 diesel engine will be released mid-2018 and will generate 190kW/258hp and a maximum torque of 550Nm.

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This gives the X 350 d 4MATIC the leading position in the segment.

The top X-Class variant will come as standard with permanent 4MATIC all-wheel drive and the seven-speed automatic transmission 7G-TRONIC PLUS with steering-wheel shift paddles and ECO start/stop function.

The DYNAMIC SELECT driving mode system is available.

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