The new Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup is available to order now priced from £27,310 ex. VAT (£32,772 inc. VAT), with first deliveries expected in January 2018.

All X-Class pickups destined for the UK are double-cab variants, complete with 4Matic all-wheel-drive with low-range transfer case and drive mode selection.

Two engines will initially be available, starting with a 4-cylinder 2.3-litre turbodiesel developing 163hp, badged as the X 220d.

A more powerful version of the same unit offers 190hp and wears the X 250d badge.

The 220d is mated to a six-speed manual transmission, while the 250d features a seven-speed automatic.

A V6 X 350d is expected in mid-2018.

Three trim levels are available – Pure, Progressive and Power – although the range-topping Power line is reserved for the more powerful 250d engine.

All feature radar-based autonomous emergency braking, lane keeping assist, traffic sign recognition, hill start assist, reversing camera, and a flotilla of airbags, including a driver’s knee bag.

Pure models feature a rear step bumper, matt black front grille, manually adjustable fabric seats, semi-automatic air conditioning, and 17-inch steel wheels.

The Progressive trim costs an additional £1,200 (ex. VAT) and adds painted bumpers with matt black under-guard, aluminium door sills, matt silver front grille finish, chrome door handles, load securing rails, heated door mirrors, automatic dimming rear-view mirror with integrated compass, illuminated sun visors, front footwell and exit lights, chrome air vents, multifunction leather steering wheel, automatic wipers, and 17-inch silver alloy wheels.

For an extra £3,500 (ex. VAT) over Progressive, the range-topping Power line goes on to add silver front under-guards, rear chrome step bumper, front fog lights with chrome surround, LED headlights and tail-lights, electrically folding door mirrors and keyless entry and start.  For the interior, Power gains eight-way electrically adjustable front seats in Artico leather/microfibre upholstery, Artico leather dashboard, gloss black interior trim and 18-inch grey alloy wheels.

A seven-inch display features on all models, complete with Mercedes’ familiar rotary and touch-pad controller, while COMAND Online can be added for £1,470, or Garmin Map Pilot for £405.

A range of option packages can also be added, starting with the £700 (ex. VAT) Plus Package for Pure models, bringing with it parking sensors and a load rail securing system.

A Winter Package can be added to all models for £340 with heated seats and heated washer jets, while a Smoker Package adds an ashtray and lighter for £30.

Progressive and Power models can benefit from a £570 Parking Package, adding parking sensors and 360-degree cameras.

The Comfort Package adds eight-way electrically adjustable front seats, automatic climate control, part-Artico leather upholstery and a passenger foot-well storage net for £1,235.

Meanwhile, a Style Package can be added to enhance both Power and Progressive models – the former costs £1,345 and adds privacy glass, electric rear windows, running boards, roof rails and 19-inch alloy wheels, while for the Progressive it brings LED headlights and tail-lights, running boards, roof rails, and 18-inch alloy wheels for £2,190.  Again, all ex. VAT.

Individual options are limited to a rear diff lock for £495 ex. VAT, 20mm increased ground clearance for £220 ex. VAT, and metallic paint for £510 ex. VAT.

Speaking of which, three standard choices are offered of Danakil Red, Chisana White, and Granite Green, while metallic finishes comprise Kabora Black, Axinit Bronze, Cavansite Blue, Bering White, Rock Grey and Diamond Silver.

Mercedes-Benz X-Class Prices (ex. VAT)

Model Manual Auto
X220 D 4X4 ENG. PURE (M4D 120 KW) 27,310
X220 D 4X4 ENG. PROGRESSIVE (M4D 120 KW) 28,510
X250 D 4X4 ENG. PROGRESSIVE (M4B 140 KW) 30,510
X250 D 4X4 ENG. POWER (M4B 140 KW) 34,100

Alex Kefford

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