Mercedes-Benz X-Class revealed

Mercedes-Benz X-Class revealed

Mercedes-Benz has revealed the highly anticipated X-Class - a premium take on the pick-up truck class. Mercedes X-Class - priced at $43,000 in Germany, according to Bloomberg - will be available by November in its German homeland and other European nations, spreading to Australia and South Africa in early 2018 and Argentina and Brazil by early 2019.

The wraps are off. Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its first pick-up truck the Mercedes-Benz X-Class at an worldwide launch even in South Africa.

Check out the full reveal at the link below. Select markets, like Dubai and Morocco, will get just a 165PS X 200 petrol variant with rear-wheel-drive.

Three equipment levels are offered: Pure, Progressive, and Power.

Inside the overall interior design is aligned with the rest of the Mercedes-Benz lineup, which means you'll get an interior that is far more luxurious than anything else in the midsize class.

To emphasise the premium nature of the X-Class, Mercedes is offering a wide range of upholstery and colour options.

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With the 4x4 system engaged via the dash-mounted rotary knob that will be one of the few aspects of the X-Class cabin familiar to Nissan Navara owners, we headed onto the specially prepared off-road course.

Where Mercedes aims to elevate its pick-up above its rivals, however, is with interior comfort and technology. Mercedes X-Class pick up will be offered in Pure, Progressive and Power trims. Power is transferred via a six-speed manual transmission.

A variety of different options will be available including a leather-wrapped dashboard, woodgrain trim, and a freestanding infotainment system with an 8.4-inch display. Rear-wheel drive will come standard on most models but all-wheel drive will also be available.

The top-of-the-range will be a six-cylinder diesel called the X 350 d rated at 255 HP and 405 lb-ft of torque.

Mercedes-Benz is fitting its own 3.0 litre turbo diesel V6, which produces 190kW/550Nm is paired exclusively to Benz's seven speed 7G-TRONIC seven-speed automatic transmission and their 4MATIC permanent four-wheel drive system.

"That vehicle feel extends to an interior which is quite familiar Mercedes territory, with good looking seats, an 8.4" infotainment screen and digital driver display in higher-end models, with safety stuff like Lane Keep Assist, Traffic Sign Assist and Active Brake Assist all present and correct.

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