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

FiestaST

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Mercedes-Benz X-Class V6 Engine Details Announced Ahead of Geneva Reveal

With the 2018 Geneva Motor Show just a week away, Mercedes-Benz has officially unveiled some details of the eagerly-anticipated V6-powered version of the X-Class bakkie.

We had our first taste of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class bakkie in South America late last year and part of that experience was having a shotgun ride in a prototype V6. Our test drive was limited to the four-cylinder models and we weren't enthused with the power delivery. There was a deficit when it came to in-gear torque from the 2.3-litre motor, but this V6 will address any power and torque issues with ease.

This is the flagship model, called the X350d 4Matic and it'll be publically revealed at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show next week. The new bakkie is powered by a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 diesel motor, pushing outputs of 190 kW and 550 Nm, with peak torque coming between 1 400 rpm and 3 200 rpm. Power goes to all four wheels on a permanent basis via a 7G-Tronic Plus automatic gearbox. With a claimed sprint time of just 7.9 seconds to 100 kph, this will be one quick bakkie and it'll make for an interesting comparison to see if it can match the V6-powered Volkswagen Amarok There will be five driving modes in the new Mercedes-Benz X350d 4Matic: Comfort, Eco, Sport, Manual and Offroad. For those who want to venture off the track, there's a low-range gearbox and 22 cm of ground clearance. Mercedes-Benz claims its X-Class can clear gradients of up to 45 degrees and wade through water up to 60 cm deep.

We'll have more details from the 2018 Geneva Motor Show next week and we expect the V6 Mercedes-Benz X350d to land in SA before the end of the year. Mercedes-Benz has announced a German price of 53 360 Euros, so that gives a vague idea of how much it'll cost when it makes its way to South Africa.

https://www.cars.co.za/motoring_new...tails-announced-ahead-of-geneva-reveal/44689/
 

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Top Trumps! Mercedes X350d Vs. VW Amarok 3,0 V6 TDI

Now that Mercedes-Benz has revealed its new flagship X-Class double-cab bakkie’s vital statistics, we have the chance to see how it stacks up against the most potent version of Volkswagen’s Amarok.

While we look forward to driving the new X350d 4Matic back to back with the Amarok 3,0 V6 TDI after the local launch of the former, for now we’ll have to be content with comparing the two on paper.

So, just how do these two brutal bakkies compare? Let’s find out by having a look at five basic areas…

1. Engine

In its most potent state, the 3,0-litre V6 turbodiesel in the Volkswagen Amarok is worth 165 kW and 550 N.m, with the latter on offer from 1 400 to 2 750 r/min. Interestingly, an overboost function raises those outputs to 180 kW and 580 N.m for 10 second periods.

The X350d, meanwhile, makes 190 kW and 550 N.m from its 3,0-litre V6, with maximum torque spread across a wider band, between 1 400 and 3 200 r/min.

2. Transmission

The flagship Amarok boasts an eight-speed automatic transmission (with sport mode and paddle shifters), with VW claiming that the high number of cogs allows the TDI engine to works “even more efficiently” across the rev range. The X-Class, meanwhile, makes use of a seven-speed automatic transmission, also with paddle shifters.

The Stuttgart-based brand’s bakkie furthermore features a “Dynamic Select” system with five driving modes, each modifying the transmission’s shift points and engine’s characteristics.

3. All-wheel-drive system

Range-topping, V6-powered Amarok models feature 4Motion permanent all-wheel drive and a Torsen differential, along with an electronic differential lock (a mechanical rear-axle differential lock is also available)

The X350d employs 4Matic permanent all-wheel drive with low-range reduction gear and an also-optional rear-axle differential lock. The Benz’s system features a two-stage transfer case fitted with a central differential of planetary design, and comes with three driving modes (4Mat, 4H and 4L).

4. Claimed acceleration

So, to the obligatory 0-100 km/h sprint times. The Amarok completes the dash in a claimed 8,0 seconds (although we achieved a figure of 7,82 on our test strip), while the X350d does it in a claimed 7,9 seconds. Wolfsburg’s bakkie tops out at 193 km/h, while Stuttgart’s manages 205 km/h.

5. Claimed consumption

VW says the 165 kW Amarok sips at 9,0 L/100 km with a corresponding CO2 figure of 236 g/km, while Mercedes says the X350d (provisionally) manages the same consumption, while emitting 237 g/km

http://www.carmag.co.za/news_post/top-trumps-mercedes-x350d-vs-vw-amarok-30-v6-tdi/

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Top Trumps! Mercedes X350d Vs. VW Amarok 3,0 V6 TDI

Now that Mercedes-Benz has revealed its new flagship X-Class double-cab bakkie’s vital statistics, we have the chance to see how it stacks up against the most potent version of Volkswagen’s Amarok.

While we look forward to driving the new X350d 4Matic back to back with the Amarok 3,0 V6 TDI after the local launch of the former, for now we’ll have to be content with comparing the two on paper.

So, just how do these two brutal bakkies compare? Let’s find out by having a look at five basic areas…

1. Engine

In its most potent state, the 3,0-litre V6 turbodiesel in the Volkswagen Amarok is worth 165 kW and 550 N.m, with the latter on offer from 1 400 to 2 750 r/min. Interestingly, an overboost function raises those outputs to 180 kW and 580 N.m for 10 second periods.

The X350d, meanwhile, makes 190 kW and 550 N.m from its 3,0-litre V6, with maximum torque spread across a wider band, between 1 400 and 3 200 r/min.

2. Transmission

The flagship Amarok boasts an eight-speed automatic transmission (with sport mode and paddle shifters), with VW claiming that the high number of cogs allows the TDI engine to works “even more efficiently” across the rev range. The X-Class, meanwhile, makes use of a seven-speed automatic transmission, also with paddle shifters.

The Stuttgart-based brand’s bakkie furthermore features a “Dynamic Select” system with five driving modes, each modifying the transmission’s shift points and engine’s characteristics.

3. All-wheel-drive system

Range-topping, V6-powered Amarok models feature 4Motion permanent all-wheel drive and a Torsen differential, along with an electronic differential lock (a mechanical rear-axle differential lock is also available)

The X350d employs 4Matic permanent all-wheel drive with low-range reduction gear and an also-optional rear-axle differential lock. The Benz’s system features a two-stage transfer case fitted with a central differential of planetary design, and comes with three driving modes (4Mat, 4H and 4L).

4. Claimed acceleration

So, to the obligatory 0-100 km/h sprint times. The Amarok completes the dash in a claimed 8,0 seconds (although we achieved a figure of 7,82 on our test strip), while the X350d does it in a claimed 7,9 seconds. Wolfsburg’s bakkie tops out at 193 km/h, while Stuttgart’s manages 205 km/h.

5. Claimed consumption

VW says the 165 kW Amarok sips at 9,0 L/100 km with a corresponding CO2 figure of 236 g/km, while Mercedes says the X350d (provisionally) manages the same consumption, while emitting 237 g/km

http://www.carmag.co.za/news_post/top-trumps-mercedes-x350d-vs-vw-amarok-30-v6-tdi/

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The front of the X-class looks good, but that rear, nee sies man.
 

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We have pricing for the new Mercedes-Benz X-Class!

Mercedes-Benz has announced pricing for its new X-Class range, confirming that the local line-up will comprise four derivatives at launch in May 2018.

Each of the four variants in the range at launch makes use of a 2,3-litre, four-cylinder turbodiesel engine. The unit in the X220d features a single turbocharger and sends 120 kW and 403 N.m to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission, while the bi-turbo version under the bonnet of the X250d is worth 140 kW and 450 N.m.

This second, more powerful version of the four-pot diesel is offered in rear-wheel-drive form with a seven-speed automatic transmission and in 4×4 guise, fitted with a manual gearbox. The V6-powered model, dubbed the X350d, will arrive locally at a later stage.

So, what sort of money are we looking at here? Well, the line-up – which features the Progressive and Power trim levels (no base Pure models here) – will start at R642 103. At launch, the flagship model will be the X250d 4×4 Power, which comes in at R791 315, dethroning the Volkswagen Amarok 3,0 V6 TDI 4Motion Extreme (R784 400) as the most expensive double-cab bakkie in South Africa.

Mercedes-Benz X-Class Of course, these prices exclude any optional extras and “dealer associated costs”, but will be effective from 1 April 2018 so include the new VAT rate of 15% and the latest CO2 tax values.

The X-Class will come standard with the Stuttgart-based brand’s PremiumDrive full maintenance plan, covering the bakkie for six years or 100 000 km. For what Mercedes-Benz describes as “a minimal cost”, customers can extend the maintenance plan to eight years or 180 000 km.

“The much-anticipated Mercedes-Benz X-Class is well positioned to elevate the South African bakkie segment to the next level. It will do this not only by offering a dynamic design paired with luxurious interior and unparalleled performance, but also by being perfectly priced,” said Nadia Trimmel, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans Southern Africa.

“We are confident that no other bakkie can offer customers the level of comfort, technological leadership, functionality, premium quality, performance and reliability that the X-Class possesses,” she added.

Pricing:

Mercedes-Benz X220d 4×2 Progressive (manual): R642 103
Mercedes-Benz X250d 4×2 Progressive (auto): R694 025
Mercedes-Benz X250d 4×4 Progressive (manual): R696 785
Mercedes-Benz X250d 4×4 Power (manual): R791 315

http://www.carmag.co.za/news_post/we-have-pricing-for-the-new-mercedes-benz-x-class/
 

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I'd still take the VW Amarok V6 TDi over this. The Amarok has a much more well-round exterior finish, as opposed to that rear end on the Mercedes. It's also cheaper, although not by much, and with miniscule performance differences.
 

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I'd still take the VW Amarok V6 TDi over this. The Amarok has a much more well-round exterior finish, as opposed to that rear end on the Mercedes. It's also cheaper, although not by much, and with miniscule performance differences.

Same here.
 

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So what's the goal again? to dethrone the Amarok? or to dethrone the Ranger and the Hilux?
 

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Pricing:

Mercedes-Benz X220d 4×2 Progressive (manual): R642 103
Mercedes-Benz X250d 4×2 Progressive (auto): R694 025
Mercedes-Benz X250d 4×4 Progressive (manual): R696 785
Mercedes-Benz X250d 4×4 Power (manual): R791 315

http://www.carmag.co.za/news_post/we-have-pricing-for-the-new-mercedes-benz-x-class/

Those prices is crazy.

For under the starting price of the X-Class you can get:

Toyota Hilux Double Cab, 2.8 GD-6 4x4 Raider MT for R576 400
Nissan NAVARA 2.3D LE 4X4 MT DC for R573 500
Isuzu KB 300 D-TEQ LX 4X4 for R566,500
And *Cough, Cough
VW Amarok Double Cab, 2.0 Highline for R618,700

Merc is seriously smoking something
 

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Those prices is crazy.

For under the starting price of the X-Class you can get:

Toyota Hilux Double Cab, 2.8 GD-6 4x4 Raider MT for R576 400
Nissan NAVARA 2.3D LE 4X4 MT DC for R573 500
Isuzu KB 300 D-TEQ LX 4X4 for R566,500
And *Cough, Cough
VW Amarok Double Cab, 2.0 Highline for R618,700

Merc is seriously smoking something

Their diesel fumes perhaps............
 

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I see Merc is still sticking that crappy tablet onto the dash, even on their bakkie. That looks terrible.
 
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