The Mercedes-Benz X-Class Thread (MB Bakkie - RIP)

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Mercedes-Benz reveals plush X-Class pick-up

Mercedes is aiming to broaden the appeal of its pick-up from traditional buyers to the leisure market; it goes on sale at the end of 2017

Mercedes has revealed its much anticipated new premium pick-up, the X-Class.

The model is a five-seat, four-door crew cab pick-up with a separate chassis, four engine options, a choice of selectable or permanent four-wheel drive and six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic transmission options. It goes on sale at the end of this year at prices starting from £34,500, inclusive of £5600 VAT.

The company claims that the X-Class can be used as both a rugged, off-road-capable pick-up, as well as a vehicle for urban families. Mercedes is aiming to meet the rising demand for pick-up trucks with the refinement and convenience features of a conventional car. Besides its robust construction and sophisticated suspension, the X-Class’s premium cabin, connectivity, extensive safety aids and scope for personalisation are all intended to extend its appeal beyond the traditional pick-up buyer looking for a workhorse, towards the leisure market.

To this end, the X-Class is offered with three varieties of dashboard finish, six upholstery options including two in leather and three trim levels, ranging from the entry-level Pure through Power and Progressive. Mercedes-Benz UK expects almost all sales to be of the pricier Power and Progressive trims.

X-Class engines include a 161bhp diesel X220d and 187bhp X250d as well as a 163bhp petrol engine in some markets. A 255bhp, 542lb ft V6 diesel will be released in mid-2018. The X220d and X250d 4Matic provide selectable four-wheel drive, while the six-cylinder unit has permanent four-wheel drive. All versions have low-range gearing; a locking rear axle differential is optional.

Mercedes claims excellent off- and on-road performance, the X-Class’s suspension consisting of coil-sprung double wishbones at the front and a coil-sprung, five-link live axle at the rear. Long spring travel, good articulation and precise wheel control are features, along with ‘a high level of driving dynamics and ride comfort on the road’. The X-Class’s driving character can be altered via Dynamic Select option providing comfort, ECO, sport, manual and off-road choices.

Pick-ups are mostly about carrying loads, and the X-Class can carry up to 1042kg – similar to that of mainstream competitors such as the Mitsubishi L200, Toyota Hilux and Nissan Navarra. The load bed length is 1587mm, its width 1560mm and height (to the top of the loadbed walls) 474mm. The X-Class will tow a 3.5 tonne load equivalent to a three-berth horsebox or an 8m yacht. It’s slightly wider than its competitors, and also has the longest wheelbase in the class.

Load securing points are also standard, these becoming load-securing rails on higher trim levels. Typical pick-up options include a styled body-colour rear canopy, a plastic load-bed liner, a bed-divider system, soft and hard tonneau covers, an aluminium roll-top cover, a 156-litre storage box, running boards, a roll-over hoop and a three-piece detachable stainless steel underguard.

Less typical of a pick-up are Active Brake Assist, Lane Keeping Assist and Traffic Sign Assist, along with a connectivity app that enables users to remotely locate the vehicle, check its fuel level and navigate from door-to-door via a smartphone. Also unusual is a higher standard of in-cab finish than typically found aboard pick-up trucks. Mercedes’ Comand infotainment and 360-degree cameras are also options.

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/mercedes-benz-reveals-plush-x-class-pick

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190kw top spec model is going make that 800k amarok look weak! Will probably cost 1 mill, and will make it the first bakkie costing over 1 mill lol
 

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This is the correct response.

Front looks OK, back is beyond bland, and the interior is bloody awful. This completely daft trend of tacking iPads onto dashboards has to stop. :sick:

Damn you... that is my line.....

Other than the retarded iPad I am quite liking the look of the machine
 

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The "retarded iPad" story has been around for 3/4 years already on MB vehicles. If you are not used to it by now then I have no hope
 

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Full press release at link..

Mercedes-Benz X-Class

With its progressive design, the Mercedes-Benz X-Class manages the fine balance between being both robust and stylish. As such, it brings a wind of change to the mid-size pickup segment, opening it up to new customer groups. The X-Class embodies the new and enhanced Mercedes-Benz design philosophy of sensual purity. Its purist design emphasises the surfaces and features stripped-down, extremely precise design elements to create an emotive, elongated silhouette packed with dynamic energy - and almost unlimited functionality. In order to serve the needs of different customer groups effectively, there are three design and equipment lines to choose from. These vary in terms of design and scope of functions: the PURE variant is designed for conventional use as a rugged pickup, the PROGRESSIVE meets higher requirements in terms of quality feel and comfort, and the POWER is the high-end variant for urban lifestyles.

The X-Class's design draws attention to the basic virtues of a pickup - robustness, strength and off-road capability - in an emotionally appealing way. Even the dimensions themselves exude effortless superiority with a length of 5340 millimetres, a width of 1920 millimetres (excluding the outside mirrors) and a height of 1819 millimetres. Both physically imposing and hardworking, the X-Class can haul a payload of up to 1.1 tonnes. That is enough to transport 17 full 50-litre barrels of beer in the cargo area. Able to tow up to 3.5 tonnes, it can pull a trailer containing three horses or an eight-metre yacht.

https://www.netcarshow.com/mercedes-benz/2018-x-class/

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That back is still very bad.
Struggling to see this Bakkie doing farm work or any work, dealing with SA roads, covered in mud because of some field work or just SA roads, having a tractor trailer hooked.
Seems more of a pansy and a wealthy man's toy. Don't think this can do the brunt work that Toyota, Isuzu and Nissan Bakkies can do.
Just A statement toy, not a worker
 
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