This is it, the all new Mercedes X-Class pickup truck which marks the first premium pickup truck instalment to hit the market. It’s everything you have dreamed of when you imagined a fancy pickup truck capable of doing heavy work.
As per tradition, Mercedes offers three different configurations for the Mercedes X-Class each serving a different purpose. There is a work-focused X-Class Pure, a vibrant-lifestyle X-Class Power and a consumer-grade X-Class Progressive.
All three models will include a practical bed which features standard cargo area lighting and a 12-volt socket to power heavy-duty equipment like saws and air compressors. Besides that, the truck also features a rear bumper with an integrated step which can be removed in order for the tailgate to open at a full 180 degree angle.
You wouldn’t expect the Mercedes X-Class to have a luxurious interior that is comparable to an S-Class for example, but it is pretty decent with a standard three-spoke multifunction steering wheel, A-class inspired circular air vents and an optional 8.4 inch infotainment system.
You can also option your car with woodgrain trim, leather wrapped dashboard and one of two optional four-cylinder engines. The X 220 D will include a 2.3-liter turbo-diesel engine that produces 163 PS and the X 250 D will include a bi-turbo engine that produces 190 PS.
Expect more engine choices to be included later on like the X 200 with 164 PS and the X 350 d with a v6 engine that can produce 258 PS and 550 NM (405 lb-ft) of torque.
While not as powerful as you may have expected, the Mercedes X-Class receives a six speed manual and a seven speed automatic that can either deliver power via the standard Rear-wheel drive or the optional AWD.
Don’t be fooled by the power numbers though, the Mercedes X-Class has a payload capacity of 1.1 tonnes and can tow up to to 3.5 tonnes (3.8 tons) comparable to a trailer carrying three horses.
Ground clearance is set at 202mm (7.9 inches) which can be increased to 8.7 inches if equipped with the optional off-road suspension. The Mercedes X-Class also has a breakover angle of 20.4°, a fording depth of 600mm (23.6 inches), and approach/departure angles of up to 30.1° and 25.9°.
Expect to see the X-Class for sale in Europe by November with prices starting at €37,294, Brazil, Argentina, Australia and South Africa will be among the first to receive the premium pickup truck.