Based on the Nissan Navarra, will the X-Class have what it takes to compete?
The X-Class has a very confident style from front to rear. Mercedes designers really made a premium looking pickup truck. The three-pointed star grille, LED accented headlights, premium sill plates, and sculpted rear end certainly create an aura of luxury. The truck looks very nice to our eyes, having a premium yet rugged look.
The interior of the X-Class is certainly looks top-notch. It has a very nice contemporary design, with lots of hard-wearing leather and aluminum trim. The dash is flanked with circular air vents that give the X-Class a premium look, while the 3 spoke steering wheel and top mounted infotainment screen mimic the look of more luxurious Mercedes-Benz models. Most of the interior has been fitted with Mercedes parts, not Nissan parts, which is a good thing.
As for power plants, there are two 2.3-liter inline-four diesel engines (one with a single turbo and one with a bi-turbo): a single-turbo engine will produce 163 horsepower and the bi-turbo engine will produce 190 horsepower. The bi-turbo has two different-sized turbos, which help improve power across the full rev range. There is one gasoline engine available, a 160-horsepower inline-four. Lastly, there’s a Mercedes-sourced 258 horsepower diesel V6. There will be a six-speed manual and two seven-speed automatics available. The X-Class comes in rear-wheel drive as the basic configuration. There is also selectable or permanent four-wheel drive, depending on the trim. The V6 only comes with Mercedes’ 7G-Tronic Plus automatic and permanent four-wheel drive.
The truck is available with lane-keep assist, active emergency braking, traffic sign recognition, and a 360-degree camera.
Shoppers in Europe, South Africa, Australia, Argentina, and Brazil will have the opportunity to purchase an X-Class.
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