The Mercedes-Benz X-Class joins the intervention squad in Formula 1. The company’s first pick-up truck will keeep the Safety Car and the Medical Car company on the racing tracks.
The Mercedes-Benz X-Class is now part of the team of intervention during the F1 races. The deployment elite also includes the most powerful Safety Car ever, as the Mercedes-AMG GT R with a 585 horsepower 4.0-liter V8 engine. Making its debut in March 2018 with the Australian Grand Prix, the top-of-the-line model manufactured in Affalterbach sets the pace in crisis situations. The man behind the wheel is – as every season for the past 18 years – German pro driver Bernd Mayländer, who only missed a Grand Prix.
With a top speed of 318 km/h and 3.6 seconds for the sprint from zero to 100 km/h, the AMG GT R is there to keep races in safe conditions whenever deployed.
Speaking of safety, the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Estate is the official Medical Car of the Season, in the hands of racing driver Alan van der Merwe. A 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine with an output of 510 horsepower, the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G transmission, the dynamic engine mounts and the electronically controlled limited-slip rear differential are on the same high level as the street-going version. The Estate will now get the aid of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class pick-up truck for missions where the 490-liter luggage compartment does not seem to be enough.
The X-Class comes in its most potent variant, powered by a 3.0-liter V6 engine, developing 258 horsepower and 550 horsepower of torque.