If someone had said to me 5 years ago that Mercedes-Benz will make the truck, I would say to him that he is crazy. Why truck, when they have tons of top-class sedans, coupes, and SUV’s… Well, there is no proper answer, except maybe, why not. The latest model from Mercedes will be their first Pickup. 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class was caught while testing on winter condition for the first time. That certainly means that we can expect it very soon, probably on some Auto Show this year. This model was tested in the cold wilderness of Scandinavia. As we know, the German luxury automobile manufacturer says that the newly X-Class will be designed with the collaboration with Nissan-Renault. This great pickup will be based on the well known Navara NP300 from Nissan.
2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class Exterior
As we already mentioned, this model will be based on the Navara NP300 from Nissan and we can expect the same chassis as well as the same 5-link rear suspension. There are no so many official information about the exterior design of this vehicle, but according to some spy photos, this model is derived from X-Class concept. Recently mentioned model is Nissan-based Benz and we can see that is heavily camouflaged. As we can see from the pictures, the frame, the body structures and the axles are taken from the Navara model. However, the sheet metal and every part of the cabin will be more Mercedes-like. Furthermore, this newly vehicle will be available offered as a crew cab with four doors and that will be the only option. According to test mule and concept photos, this truck will get attractive aluminum wheels, dimensions are still unknown. Also, the front end will be bold and we can notice high mounted LED headlights.
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Mercedes-Benz X-Class 2018 Interior design
The cabin is unfortunately very mysterious, and we have only some rumors about it, and certain assumptions based on the truck concept. Compared to the Concept X-Class Stylish Explorer that has a more refined, even sporty, design approach, the newly 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class Pickup will, on the other hand, have a more uncompromising design, and it will be a true off-road pickup. Seems like, this model will provide robust brushed metal and carbon surfaces. Also, we can expect black leather upholstery for the seats and for the steering wheel. We can expect already familiar touchpad interface from Mercedes. You can easily control the truck’s functions trough this touchpad.
Engine and Performance
The engine section is also very mysterious segment, and details are a little scarce. However, we know for sure that this model will provide use a 4MATIC permanent four-wheel drive system with the two locking differentials as well as with the low-range gearbox. Also, this model will provide an alternative 4×4 system. Probably, the top of the range X-Class will be the V6 diesel engine from Mercedes. Some rumors also suggest that we can anticipate 2.3-litre 4-cylinder diesel engine that we used to see in Navara model. The first Mercedes-Benz X-Class 2018 engine is projected to be the 3.0-litre unit with the max power output of 258 hp and 620 Nm of torque. At this point, there is no info about the transmission, but some rumors suggest that we can expect both the manual and automatic gearbox.
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Price and Release date
The release date of this model will be most likely at the beginning of next year, while there is no official info for the prices.
Mercedes-Benz X-Class concept