The all-new X-Class, Mercedes-Benz’s first venture into the pickup segment – has been unveiled to the public four months ahead of its expected introduction into Ireland.
Designed to suit all lifestyles and work environments, the X-Class comes in three model variants – PURE, a basic variant for classic robust use; PROGRESSIVE, a crossover variant in terms of quality feel and comfort; and POWER, a high-end variant designed for urban lifestyles.
Driving the X-Class, owners experience a level of enjoyment on a par with passenger cars. Thanks to its wide track and a spring and damping system tuned to deliver Mercedes-Benz levels of comfort, X-Class delivers high levels of off-road and on-road performance.
Like all Mercedes-Benz vehicles, the X-Class stands out for its exemplary passive and active safety elements - Active Brake Assist, Lane Keeping Assist and Traffic Sign Assist being amongst its most notable features.
Inside, PROGRESSIVE and POWER lines include a centre console prominently framed by a decorative trim in silver shadow. The instrument cluster consists of large, analogue round dials from the C-Class and V-Class range, which, in both versions, are tubular in form with a 5.4-inch colour multimedia display positioned between the dials.
In work terms, X-Class can haul a payload of up to 1.1 tonnes. Towing strength up to 3.5 tonnes gives it power to pull a trailer containing three horses or an eight-metre yacht.
Powering the X-Class is a 2.3-litres, high-torque, common-rail diesel engine with a choice of two power outputs – 120kW/163hp in the single turbocharged X220d, and no less than 140kW/190hp in the biturbo X250d. Six-speed manual transmission is standard with seven-speed automatic transmission available on for the X250d and X250d 4MATIC models.
Prices have yet to be agreed and will not be announced here until closer to launch.
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