This is the new Mercedes-Benz X-Class Pickup
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This is the new Mercedes-Benz X-Class Pickup

Mercedes have announced the first ever pickup to join its commercial vehicle market; with the all-new X-Class joining the UK market in November 2017

The X-Class pick up will be rivalling the Volkswagen Amarok, Nissan Navara and Mitsubishi L200.

“Looking at total registrations in the pick-up market each year, pickups are in strong demand and Mercedes itself estimates that the global pick-up segment will expand to the tune of 1.1million units by 2026”

Exterior design and styling

 x-class frontx-class rear

The new X-Class is basically based on the Renault-Nissan alliance models sharing some of the parts components with other pickups the Nissan Navara and Renault Alaskan. To adapt to the premium badge and luxurious feeling of a Mercedes, the X-class’s design will be based on the GLS SUV model; measuring 5.3 metres length and offering a five-seat cabin as well as a large loading bay.

The X-Class will be offered in three trims – Pure, Progressive and Power.

Interior features

x-class interior x-class interior

Like the manufacturers hi-tech cars, the X-Class will be offered with similar functionality and features including wider selection of materials/colours, individual style packages, extensive range of accessories and electrically adjustable comfort seats. Entry level models will get a standard 5.4-inch screen which can be upgraded to 8.4-inch display screen.

Engine range:

The X-class engine range includes a 163hp X220d, 190hp X250d and 165hp petrol engine for some markets. Mercedes will bring in top of the range 258hp V6 diesel to join next summer in 2018.

The X-Class will be a heavier pick up loader and can measure & carry up to 1042kg. It will tow a 3.5 tonne load, equivalent to a three-berth horsebox and will be slightly wider than its competitors with a 1587mm load bay length.

Here are the dimension details:

Dimension details


5340 mm


1819 mm


1920 mm



Load bed length

1587 mm

Load bed height

474 mm

Load bed width

1560 mm

Maximum pay load capacity

1042 kg

Like other Mercedes vehicles, the X-class will feature a comprehensive range of safety equipment list including active brake assist, traffic sign assist, and lane keeping assist. A 360-degree camera will be offered as an additional option with reversing camera. Additionally, the X-Class will be the first pickup in the market featuring the intelligent connect-me system for vehicle features via smartphone such as location and fuel level.

Mercedes intend the X-Class to be perfect for urban driving and work commitments and it already promises some great features and a unique style to drive this pickup for everyday use.

Release date and pricing:

Mercedes have not provided much details about pricing but auto leaders are expected to get it at around £30K when it goes on sale in November 2017.

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Friday, 17/05/2024