As per the company claims, the X-Class can haul a payload of up to 1.1 tons. That is enough to transport 17 full 50-litre barrels of beer in the cargo area. The company also claims that it can also pull a trailer containing three horses or an eight-meter yacht.
The German automaker Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its first ever pickup truck which the company calls the X-Class. First shown as a concept version at a presentation in Stockholm in 2016, the X-Class is a rugged, all-terrain pickup that can also be used as a vehicle for urban lifestyles. It consists of a ladder-type frame, rear multi-link solid axle, front independent wheel suspension and coil springs on both axles which ensure the car to provide a better off-road experience.
As per the company claims, the X-Class can haul a payload of up to 1.1 tons. That is enough to transport 17 full 50-litre barrels of beer in the cargo area. The company also claims that it can also pull a trailer containing three horses or an eight-meter yacht. The X-Class is the only mid-size pickup to be equipped with lighting in the cargo area as standard. The third brake light contains LED lights which illuminate the whole load bed. You can watch the video below.
Inside, the X-Class comes with a 5.4-inch colour multimedia display that is nestled between the analog round dials that are inspired by the C-Class and V-Class. It also gets autonomous emergency braking, forward collision warning and lane keeping assistance systems in combination with a suite of seven airbags.
The powertrain line-up of the new X-Class consist of three turbo diesel engines that come with three different variants – X220d and X250d models get 2.3-litre four cylinder turbo diesel engines that offer 120kW/403Nm and 140kW/450Nm respectively. The 4matic X350d gets 3.0-litre turbo diesel V6 that offers 190kW and 550Nm.
The new X-Class will be available in three trims – Pure, Progressive, and Power. Based on Nissan Navara, Mercedes-Benz X-Class will be first available in the Australian and European market.