It’s gonna happen sooner or later – Mercedes-Benz X-Class might get a BMW rival

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Mercedes-Benz is the first premium car maker to built a pick-up truck. So how long will it be until its Munich-based rival, BMW, will spring a rival for the X-Class?

A digital artist has just released photos showing his take on the BMW pick-up truck, that would keep the X-Class company in the segment of the premium luxury workhorses.

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Built on the Nissan Navara NP300 platform and manufactured at the Japanese manufacturer’s plant in Barcelona, the Mercedes-Benz-badged pick up is set in motion by a 2.3-liter turbodiesel with single- and twin-turbos, developing 163, 190 horsepower, respectively, under the bonnet of the two variants: the X 220 d and the X 250 d. Both engines are available with the rear-wheel drive and the all-wheel drive layout and are standardly fit with a six-speed manual gearbox. The X 250 d is also available with a seven-speed automatic transmission.

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Going back to a possible BMW pick-up, the digital render breathes the exclusive air of the Concept BMW X7 iPerformance, recently shown by the Bavarians at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Bulky proportions and Hulk-like looks set up the X-Class rival. The computer-simulated concept will hopefully be the spark that will light up the fire of the design division in Munich.

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