The Mercedes-Benz Class X has already passed through our hands. We tell you all about the ‘twin’ of the Nissan Navara and first pick-up of Mercedes-Benz .
Developed on the basis of the Nissan Navara pickup (about € 4,000 more economical equal motorization and traction), it is done with that in the Zona Franca de Barcelona , but soon will also do it in the Argentine city of Córdoba for Mercosur.
Mercedes-Benz Class X: that’s right
It is the new Mercedes-Benz X-Class , the first model of its kind in the history of the German brand. It measures 5.34 meters long (1.92 wide, 1.82 meters high and 3.20 meters between axes), and only sold with double cabin, with 4 doors.
Approval five seats , the rear, as usual in models like that, just for adults in the hollow for the legs and with a fairly vertical back. Also plays with the trick of a bathtub (standard unlined, with the veneer in sight) that supports a ton of appliances. The door that closes holds 400 kilos.
Competitor of the Ford Rangers , Isuzu D-Max , the aforementioned Nissan Navara (at the same time clone of the Renault Alaskan , currently not marketed in Spain), Toyota Hilux and, above all, Volkswagen Amarok , the Mercedes-Benz X-Class exhibits a Robust finish and surprising solutions in the category , such as the independent Multilink rear suspension.
In fact, and although the beam ladder frame is common to the Nissan Navara, its makers have refined the whole chassis . The steering is exclusive, as the front axle (the rear has been redesigned), with suspension of double swing arm and coil springs for all four wheels, the center of gravity is 20 mm lower, the 7 cm wider and the radius of rotation, more concise.
The result is a more than remarkable behavior rutero, surprisingly comfortable for a pick up . And also a driving facility (starting with its effective direction) that brings it, and much, to the ways of classic SUVs, not the best modern SUVs .
In fact, it is much more effective in this chapter than many of its rivals , very much to consider by customers who value it as a family option.
The traction of the Mercedes Benz Class X is rear or, for € 1,565, integral connectable 4MATIC. This includes High 4L gearbox and even rear differential lock (extra € 595), to tow heavy loads on slippery pavements or practice extreme offroad.
Mercedes-Benz X-Class: engines
On engines , all diesel , are the 2.3 four-cylinder turbo common to Navara, with 163 hp (X 220 d) and 190 hp (X 250 d) . Next year Class X will add the 350 d 4MATIC Auto version , with Mercedes-Benz V6 engine of 258 HP .
For the mechanics now commercialized, the change is manual or, by € 1.805, automatic, more recommendable and, according to our first driving impressions, of very correct operation; adds 7 speeds and associates 4MATIC traction. To all this, the entire range has DSR descents control as standard.
On all-terrain dimensions, the Mercedes-Benz X-Class can wade through channels up to 600 mm , has an excellent angle of attack of 31º , frees 221 mm to the ground (with optional Offorad pack), climbs 45º slopes and allows a lateral inclined gear with a top of 49º.
Mercedes-Benz Class X: interior
Its interior is finished with care , despite the absence of plastic materials quilted . It is not a noisy and quite prestacional, although not as much as the passenger cars of the star. The change selector is on the console, the seats have a correct cushion and the dashboard is presided by a 7-inch color screen , or as an extra 8.4 inches to display the infotainment and navigation COMMAND Online.
Unfolded in Pure finishes (the most basic, among others with steel wheels), Progressive (rises 1,600 € and is much more recommended by equipped) and Power (4,000 € more expensive, already with bi-xenon headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery …), as standard, it has 7 airbags, tire pressure control, air conditioning … It can even be equipped with Active Brake Assist, road signage reader, lane loss assistant and ESP with towing assistant. It is also a connected vehicle, with eCall emergency call and connection to the owner’s mobile.
Mercedes-Benz Class X prices
Mercedes-Benz Class X 220 d Pure: € 37,133
Mercedes-Benz Class X 250 d Progressive: € 40,114
Mercedes-Benz Class X 220 d 4MATIC Pure: € 40,677
Mercedes-Benz Class X 220 d 4MATIC Progressive: € 42,199
Mercedes-Benz Class X 250 d Progressive Auto .: 43,420 €
Mercedes-Benz Class X 250 d 4MATIC Pure Auto .: 44,203 €
Mercedes-Benz Class X 250 d 4MATIC Progressive Auto .: 46,403 €
Mercedes-Benz Class X 250 d 4MATIC Power Auto .: 51,728 €