Mercedes-Benz X-Class

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Mercedes-Benz X-Class
2018 Mercedes-Benz X250 Power D 4MATIC Automatic 2.3 Front.jpg
Overview
Type Pickup truck
Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz
Production 2017–present
Model years 2018–present
Assembly Barcelona, Spain
Santa Isabel, Argentina
Body and chassis
Class Mid-size luxury pickup truck
Layout
Platform Nissan F-Alpha platform
Doors 4
Related Nissan Navara
Renault Alaskan
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission 6-speed manual
7-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 3,150 mm (124 in)
Length 5,340 mm (210 in)
Width 1,920 mm (76 in)
Height 1,819 mm (72 in)

The Mercedes-Benz X-Class is a luxury pickup truck produced by the German automaker Mercedes-Benz, a division of German company Daimler AG. Unveiled at a world premiere in Cape Town in July 2017, the new Mercedes-Benz pickup takes its chassis and some body panels from the Nissan Navara and employs many Mercedes-specific features and technologies. It went on sale in early 2017.[1]

Development[edit]

In 2015, Mercedes-Benz announced that development of a pick-up truck was in the works.[2] The Mercedes-Benz X-Class entered production in late-2017. The new vehicle, developed in conjunction with the Nissan-Renault Alliance, will be assembled at Nissan and Renault plants in Europe and South America.

On October 25, 2016, Mercedes-Benz announced a concept class called the X-Class Concept. According to Mercedes, the new X-Class will be the world's first true "premium" pick-up truck. Dieter Zetsche, Daimler Chairman and head of Mercedes-Benz cars, said it would help a growing segment. It is slated to be only available in Australia, Europe, Latin America, and Africa. South Africans in particular are very optimistic about the Mercedes X-Class; as pick-up trucks are extremely popular there. The engine is expected to be a turbocharged diesel V6 engine paired with a 4Matic permanent all-wheel-drive system. Production started in 2017 in Argentina and Spain.[3]

Promotion[edit]

On 19 July 2017 the promotional video/advertising spot "Mercedes-Benz X-Class: Pickup Meets Lifestyle – Trailer" has been released, with "We Are Young" song by Blues Saraceno as soundtrack.[citation needed]

Rear

Models[edit]

Engines[edit]

Petrol engines[4]
Model Years Type/code Power@rpm, Torque@rpm Transmissions
X200 2018– I4 turbo 122 kW (166 PS; 164 hp) 6-speed manual
Diesel engines[4][5]
Model Years Type/code Power@rpm, Torque@rpm Transmissions
X220d 2018– 2,298 cc (140.2 cu in) I4 turbo 120 kW (163 PS; 161 hp) @ 3750, 403 N⋅m (297 lbf⋅ft) @ 1500–2500 6-speed manual
X250d 2018– 2,298 cc (140.2 cu in) I4 turbo 140 kW (190 PS; 188 hp) @ 3750, 450 N⋅m (332 lbf⋅ft) @ 1500–2500 6-speed manual

7-speed automatic

X350d 2018– 2,998 cc (182.9 cu in)V6 turbo Diesel 190 kW (258 PS; 255 hp) @ 3600, 550 N⋅m (406 lbf⋅ft) @ 1600 7-speed automatic

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class First Ride". Autoblog. 2017-07-21. Retrieved 2017-07-21.
  2. ^ "Mercedes Pickup Truck Concept: Here it Is". Road & Track. 2016-10-25. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
  3. ^ "The Mercedes-Benz pickup truck is here — and it's called the X-Class". Business Insider. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
  4. ^ a b "Engine and transmission: High-torque, enjoyable performance with four and six cylinders | marsMediaSite". Daimler Global Media Site (Press release). 2017-07-18. Retrieved 2017-07-21.
  5. ^ "Mercedes X-Class Technical Data". Daimler Global Media Site (Press release). 2017-07-18. Retrieved 2017-07-21.