2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class officially revealed
Mercedes-Benz revealed the all-new Mercedes-Benz X-Class recently. After showing off the concept last year, the production version expectedly has a more subtle design, with a range of engine options.
The X-Class is being built in partnership with Nissan, so it shares the same platform as the Navara. The exterior features their new design language, the front fascia looking similar to the current GLS SUV model.
The exterior can be specced with additional features like a side step, a “Styling Bar” and a bed cover. The base “Pure” model comes with steel wheels while the higher-grade “Progressive” and “Power” models get alloy wheels. The maximum payload of the X-Class is a respectable 1042 kg. The approach angle is 20.4 degrees and the ground clearance is 202mm.
For the interior, it gets a standard 5.4-inch, or an optional 8.4-inch infotainment screen, electric seats with lumbar support, Bluetooth connectivity, a three-spoke multifunction steering wheel, and rear seats with room enough for three passengers. Leather seats can be had as well at extra cost.
In the Pure and Progressive models, seats are covered in cloth which can be swapped for leather at an extra cost. The top-banana Power model is available with leather seats. Features like electric seats, Bluetooth connectivity, 3-spoke multi function wheel are also standard.
The X-Class will be available with three engine options initially. A diesel engine, available in either X220d or X250d trims, will produce 163 hp and 190 hp respectively. The petrol engine will produce 165 hp. Both can be had with either a 6-speed manual, or a 7-speed automatic transmission. A more powerful X350d option will be available next year with 258 hp and 550 Nm of torque.
The base model will comes equipped with an all-wheel-drive system with a locking rear differential and low-range gearing.
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class will be go on sale in November in Europe. Whether it will come to the UAE, Saudi Arabia or GCC remains to be seen.