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Mercedes-Benz announces X-Class pricing
April release date for new Merc X-Class ute range, kicking off from $45,450 BOCs
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10 Nov 2017
MERCEDES-BENZ has lobbed pricing for its highly-anticipated X-Class pick-up, with the exclusively dual-cab line-up to start from $45,450 plus on-roads when it arrives in April next year.
Initially launched with two four-cylinder diesel engine choices, the 13-variant range will be joined by a top-spec oil-burning V6 around the middle of next year.
As reported, the X-Class will be offered in three levels of specification – Pure, Progressive and Power – with the latter two reserved for the more powerful X250d variant.
Entry-level X220d variants come exclusively mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, with the option of rear-wheel drive or part-time four-wheel drive, and cab-chassis or pick-up body styles.
Power output for the X220d is rated at 120kW/403Nm for the single-turbo 2.3-litre four-cylinder diesel.
The X250d variants start from $51,450 for the Pure cab-chassis manual, and tops out at $64,500 for the automatic Power pick-up.
Other top-spec pick-up offerings include the Toyota HiLux SR5 ($56,440), Ford Ranger Wildtrak ($61,790), Mitsubishi Triton Exceed ($48,000), Holden Colorado Z71 ($57,190) and Nissan Navara ST-X ($54,490).
Volkswagen’s Amarok tops out in four-cylinder guise at $46,490 for the TDI420 4Motion Core auto, but its V6 variants – which will compete directly with the V6 version of the X-Class – range in price from $55,490 to $67,990.
A part-time 4Matic four-wheel-drive system is the sole drivetrain set-up for the X250d, while the six-pot X350d will get a full-time all-wheel-drive set-up.
Each X250d comes with the choice of manual or seven-speed automatic transmissions, while the Pure and Progressive get the choice of tray or tub rear ends. The Power trim level is available only as a pick-up.
The X250d steps up the power to 140kW/450Nm, thanks to the use of a second turbocharger on the 2.3-litre unit, the same engine on high-spec Nissan Navara variants, the vehicle on which the X-Class is based.
Full specification has also been revealed for each trim line, as well as option packs.
The workhorse-oriented Pure comes standard with 17-inch steel wheels, black front and rear bumpers, fabric upholstery, plastic floor covering, rearview camera (pick-up only), 7.0-inch infotainment screen with touchpad, air-conditioning, tyre pressure monitor, active brake assist and lane keep assist.
Mercedes offers two option packs for the Pure variant – the $1300 Plus pack for the pick-up version that adds an adjustable load-securing rail system and Parktronic parking assistance system, and the $590 Winter pack that comes with headed front seats and heated washer nozzles.
Standard equipment on the Progressive variant adds 17-inch alloy wheels, body-painted bumpers, windscreen with heat-insulating glass, automatic wipers, Garmin sat-nav, carpet floors, black grained instrument panel, black fabric upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift lever knob and handbrake lever, aluminium door sill panels, digital audio with eight-speaker system and chromatic rearview mirror with compass.
Four option packs are available for the Progressive, including the Winter pack, $1750 Parking pack which adds the Parktronic system and 360-degree camera (again, pick-up only), $2490 Comfort pack which includes electrically adjustable front seats with lumbar support, automatic climate control, leather/microfibre upholstery and a stowage net in the front passenger footwell, and the costliest pack in the range, the $3750 Style, which adds LED headlights and part-LED tail-lights, electric opening rearview window, tinted rear windows, side running boards, roof railing and 18-inch alloys.
The top-spec Power trim adds features such as chrome underbody panelling and rear bumper, 18-inch hoops, LED headlights and part tail-lights, heated and folding door mirrors, leather instrument panel upholstery, Comand Online multimedia system, dimming rearview mirror, Keyless entry, and all the features from the Progressive’s Comfort and Parking packs.
Two packs are offered for the Power, consisting of the Winter pack, and $2490 Style pack consisting of electric opening rearview window, tinted rear windows, side running boards, roof railing and 19-inch alloys.
All versions come with a coil-sprung suspension set-up, consisting of double wishbone front axle and rear multi-link solid axle, with a rear differential lock standard on all-wheel-drive versions.
From launch, Mercedes will offer a number of accessories for those looking customise their X-Class for work or play, including a styling bar, side bar, canopy, covers and other cargo and off-road-related enhancements.
Seven airbags are standard across the range, as are active brake assist and lane keep assist.
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