The Mercedes-Benz X-Class is a model with pick-up type body that will be on sale in November from 36 194 euros. Share some items with the Nissan Navara And the Renault Alaskan , Although Mercedes-Benz distinguishes the X-Class from these alternatives with more extensive equipment, more customization possibilities, a more advanced traction system (not available at launch) or a six-cylinder engine (which will not be available at the beginning ). Other alternatives are the Ford Ranger , The Volkswagen Amarok Or the Toyota Hilux .
Its body is 5.34 meters long, 1.92 meters wide and 1.82 meters high. The wheelbase is 3.15 meters. The cargo surface (which is illuminated and carries a 12-volt power outlet) measures 1.59 meters deep, 1.56 meters wide and 0.47 meters high to the edge of the body. The floor can have hoops and fixing guides to properly carry the load. In addition, as an accessory, there are different types of covers to cover the box. The opening angle of the rear door is 90 degrees, but can be increased up to 180 degrees if the rear bumper is removed.
The minimum ground clearance is 202 millimeters, a distance that can be increased by 20 mm if an optional suspension is chosen. The angle of attack is 28.8 degrees (30.1 with the raised suspension), the exit angle 23.8 degrees (25.9) and the ventral angle 20.4 degrees (22 degrees with the optional suspension). The maximum tilt supported by the body is 49.8 degrees (49 degrees with the optional suspension). The maximum wading depth is 600 mm.
It has coil springs in the two axles (solution that also has the Nissan and Renault). Mercedes-Benz repeated several times in the statement that the suspension of the Class X is comfortable, aspect on which we will give our opinion when we have the opportunity to drive it. It can carry up to 1042 kg and, depending on the engine and the equipment, towing between 1650 and 3500 kg.
At the time of the launch you can choose with two diesel engines of 2.3 liters of four cylinders . The lower power has 163 horses and a turbocharger (version X 220 d); The other has 190 hp and two turbochargers (X 250 d). In the middle of 2018 will arrive a Diesel of six cylinders in uve of 258 horses (X 350 d). In some markets there will be a 165 hp gasoline. The gearbox can be either six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic.
At the time of launch, there will be a rear-wheel drive system and a fully-connectable system (without central differentialand therefore only usable when the vehicle is sliding) with gearbox and possibility to carry a lockable rear differential. This all-wheel drive will be available as an option for four-cylinder, 190-horsepower Diesel versions. The version X 350 d is the only one that will be able to carry permanent all-wheel drive (it will also have gearbox) and will go in combination with automatic gearboxes as only option (with cams on the steering wheel to choose the different ratios). You will also have a control from which you can activate various driving programs (Comfort, ECO, Sport, Manual and Offroad), which affect the engine response,
The interior has five seats. Front seats may have electrical settings. In the rear seats there is a three-seater bench And Isofix fixings on both sides. The seats can be covered with six types of upholstery, two of them leather. The upholstery of the ceiling can also be chosen between two shades.
The appearance of the dashboard resembles that of other Mercedes-Benz models. For example, the instrumentation is Class C and Class V, consisting of two traditional needle indicators complemented by a 5.4-inch color center display. In the center of the console there may be a multimedia system (COMMAND Online) consisting of an 8.4-inch screen , Which can be operated from a set of controls that are between the seats, one of them tactile. The rest of the available multimedia systems are simpler.
Some of the equipment elements available in the X-Class are already carried by other Mercedes-Benz passenger cars, such as the Lane Maintenance Assistant , traffic signal recognition , automatic emergency braking , trailer stabilization, online services (For which there is a SIM card installed), emergency call, tire pressure control, voice order recognition, led lights, a rear parking camera or several that provide a peripheral vision of the body.
There are three lines of equipment called Pure (basic), Progressive (“designed to satisfy greater demands of comfort and value”) and Power (“ideal for an urban lifestyle”), which involve changes in appearance and design in the Exterior and interior.
This vehicle will be manufactured in Barcelona for Europe, Australia and South Africa. The units destined for Latin America will be built in Cordoba (Argentina).