Mercedes X-Class pickup reveals its curvaceous but tough bodywork ahead of its July 18th official debut. See the first video teaser here.
Mercedes X-Class will follow closely the X-Class Concept complete with running boards, a roof rack, and a rear roll bar. The Mercedes-Benz nearly vertical grille flanked by LED headlights is clearly visible, as are the mudguards and silver skid plate. The video also reveals the rear with its bulging fenders and vertical LED taillights.
The pickup, which will be titled as X-Class, gets under the ladder frame a completely rehauled chassis of the Nissan Navara with its own tuning. Daimler relies on coil springs on the rear axle. The engines also come from Mercedes’ own shelf. Top engine will be a three-liter V6 turbodiesel with over 200 hp, which is coupled with all-wheel drive, rear axle lock and central lock. The Nissan four-cylinder turbodiesel is adopted as the base unit. If you like, you can look forward to an AMG package for the X-Class, but there will not be a real AMG version.
The cabin itself hardly changes compared to the Nissan base. On the roof, the Daimler engineers will mount an integrated rail. For the interior, a cockpit similar to the one in the V-Class is to be expected, which clearly signals the class: this is a Mercedes.
There are also numerous assistance and safety systems as well as all sorts of options. But the Mercedes X-Class should also be able to work. The pickup will load a good 1.1 tonnes and pull trailers weighing up to 3.5 tonnes. This is roughly equivalent to what the Nissan can do.