Santa Isabel, Argentina
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Mid-size luxury pickup truck|
|Platform||Nissan F-Alpha platform|
|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.
In 2015, Mercedes-Benz announced that development of a pick-up truck was in the works. 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.
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.
|X200||2018–||I4 turbo||122 kW (166 PS; 164 hp)||6-speed manual|
|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
|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|
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