You don’t always expect a hard-working and powerful pick-up to ooze class and professionalism but that’s exactly what the Mercedes X-Class does. In a league of its own, it comes at more of a premium than its competitors. That’s because you have a premium style and a luxury cabin which is unique for a pick-up.
While Mercedes has gone all out with the X-Class, but it doesn’t slack when it comes to getting down to the nitty-gritty. Its almost square load area can handle a payload of over a tonne while it has the towing capabilities to shift up to 3,500kg. But, if parking is your kryptonite, it may be best to avoid the X-Class as it is very big.
Only the one double cab body style is offered for the Mercedes X-Class. But there are three options when it comes to the model – the X220, the X250 and the X350.
- X220D – 2.3L diesel with 163bhp and 6-speed manual transmission
- X250D – 2.3L diesel with 190bhp and 7-speed automatic transmission
- X350D – 3L twin-turbo V6 diesel with 258bhp 7G TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission
The meaty V6 engine for the X-Class comes with a permanent 4WD system whereas you can choose between two or four wheel drive with the X220 and X250.
There are more affordable pick-up options with Swiss Vans with the Nissan Navara being a more basic version of the X-Class. Other options include the Ford Ranger and VW Amarok lease and the Mercedes Vito Sport WASP