At the beginning of 2018 South Africa will see the first X-Class bakkies on our roads, farms and dirt trails.

17c384_028_880x500The X-Class pushes the boundaries of the classic pickup. It complements the prized strengths of a mid-size pickup with the typical Mercedes-Benz characteristics of driving dynamics, comfort, design, safety, connectivity and an extensive scope for individualisation. With this Mercedes-Benz meets the changing customer requirements and opens up the segment to new customer groups. There are three design and equipment variants to choose from as well as four or six-cylinder engines, rear-wheel drive and engageable or permanent all-wheel drive, a six-speed manual transmission and a seven-speed automatic transmission.

17c384_010_880x500In addition, there are six different seat covers, including two leather variants, three sets of cockpit trim parts and a diverse range of accessories developed by Mercedes-Benz.These allow the X-Class to be modified to suit personal tastes and requirements like no other pickup, both visually and in terms of functionality.

17c385_04_880x500Some key stats and figures include:

Dimensions of the X-Class

Vehicle length

5340 mm

Vehicle width

1920 mm

Vehicle height

1819 mm

Wheelbase

3150 mm

Load bed length

1587 mm

Load bed width

1560 mm

Load bed height

474 mm

Maximum payload capacity

1042 kg

Braked towing capacity (depending on engine and equipment)

1650–3500 kg

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Excellent off-road characteristics

Fording depth

600 mm

Ground clearance

Front axle 202 mm

Rear axle 221 mm for suspension with raised ground clearance

Angle of approach/departure front/rear

28.8°/23.8°

30.1°/25.9° for suspension with raised ground clearance

Maximum tilt

49.8°

49° for suspension with raised ground clearance

Ramp breakover angle

20.4°

22° for suspension with raised ground clearance

Maximum gradeability

100%

Comprehensive range of safety equipment

Like all Mercedes-Benz vehicles, the X-Class stands out for its exemplary level of safety. The pickup bearing the star comes with a comprehensive array of comfort and safety equipment that is exceptional in this vehicle segment. The X-Class’s high level of occupant protection results from its especially solid car body with a high-strength passenger cell and a structure with a front and rear that can absorb energy through well-aimed deformation. Furthermore, passive safety is provided thanks to standard equipment such as seven airbags and the i-Size attachment system for two child seats.

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The airbags in the front for driver and front passenger come with a two-stage, deferred triggering mechanism. For active safety, three driver assistance systems are at the ready, simultaneously increasing safety and comfort: Active Brake Assist, Lane Keeping Assist and Traffic Sign Assist. Additionally, there are Trailer Stability Assist, tyre pressure monitoring system, emergency call system, cruise control and LED headlamps that deliver the brightest light output in the segment thanks to six LEDs respectively. If required, a 360-Degree Camera is available in addition to a reversing camera. Given this extensive level of equipment, the X-Class perfectly fulfils the requirements placed on a modern family and lifestyle vehicle.

SA Pricing 

SA pricing is yet to be announced by Mercedes-Benz South Africa, however, based on European pricing, it is the model lineup which starts with the X200, is speculated to retail at roughly R600,000 

Model Lineup

X200 – 122 kW : 238 Nm

X220d – 120 kW : 403 Nm

X250d – 140 kW : 450 Nm

X350d -190 kW : 550 Nm

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