Mercedes-Benz X-Class Revealed
Mercedes-Benz makes everything from luxury sports sedans to commercial trucks. But one segment where the automaker has been conspicuously absent is in pickup trucks. That is about to change thanks to the Mercedes-Benz X-Class revealed recently. It’s an exciting step forward for the brand, and an exciting addition to the world’s pickup truck lineup. There is still a lot left to learn, but here is what we know so far about the X-Class pickup.
The Mercedes-Benz X-Class revealed in recent photos looks a lot like what you would expect from this team of designers. It is sleek and stylish, but still has some of the rugged qualities that you would want from a pickup. One version shown in pictures has a winch at both the front and the rear, and large, specialized tires demonstrate that this pickup is not only made for the pavement.
Details are light on what is under the hood, but Mercedes-Benz has indicated that this pickup will be powered by a selection of diesel engines. It has been suggested that max payload will reach 2,400 pounds, and towing power will top out above 7,700 pounds. Both of those figures are at the high end for any midsized pickup.
The X-Class is still a Mercedes-Benz, meaning that it will come equipped with all the upscale features and advanced technologies that you would expect. We know that it will have leather upholstery and real wood trim. There will also be a number of radar and camera-based systems to aid the driver, along with other advanced safety features. We also expect the pickup to have a large touchscreen display with app integration, voice controls, and possibly some features/functions specific to the needs of pickup drivers.
The Future of the X-Class
The bad news is that there are currently no plans to offer the X-Class in America. But if it proves to be a hit in Europe, South America, and Australia it could one day make its way to American shores. Follow along with Vin Devers Autohaus of Sylvania as we learn more about this pickup, and visit us to check out any of the models currently in the Mercedes-Benz lineup.