it Is presented in society the new Mercedes X Class 2018.
Anticipated by the Mercedes Class X Concept, finally the new pick-up of Mercedes-Benz is prepared for its arrival to the market. In an event organized by all out in Cape Town (south Africa), the brand with the star has chosen an idyllic setting for present in society the production version of the Mercedes s Class X. And although I still have a few months to his arrival in dealerships, we already know all the details of this interesting model.
Aesthetically we did not find major changes with respect to the concept introduced in 2016. However, the big scoop comes from the hand of three variants for different fields of application, both at a private level as a professional. The Class X will adapt to all type of drivers. From the most urban to the most demanding professional:
- Class X Pure. This is the basic version and is designed for the user looking for a vehicle rugged and practical.
- Class X Progressive. Focused to men and women who wish to enjoy the advantages of a pick-up but without sacrificing the style and comfort of a passenger car. A representative vehicle and comfortable.
- Class X POWER. The perfect variant for customers who want the maximum performance but do not take priority to style and comfort. Perfect for both urban environments and for outdoor sporting activities.
The new pick-up of Mercedes-Benz will be available with three exterior finishes: Pure, Progressive and Power.
the image of The Class X Mercedes-Benz has managed to find the perfect balance between rugged and elegant. A design that [19459005conveysstrengthandcapacitytothetorquethatclarityfluencyandacertainairurbanite. If we put special attention on the front, details such as the hood in an elevated position, the design of the radiator grille or the headlights that stretch toward the fenders are the most characteristic features. Depending on the variant configured, will change the finish of some elements of the front as well as the design of the bumper.
For the three lines of equipment are offered nine colors for the outside. as well as a varied range of tires-unique 17, 18 and 19 inches. It is also possible to equip different optional packages to achieve a finish that is more personal. The cargo area is also available with a “hardtop” that helps to provide a certain image of SUV.
The Mercedes Class X will be the only one pickup mid-size that will equip a standard system of lighting of the surface loading. The design of the pilots on the rear, including the brake light will be a characteristic element of this model.
The Mercedes Class X will be on sale in Europe in November 2017.
|Measures of the Mercedes Class X 2018|
|Length of the base of the cargo box||1.587 mm|
|Width of the base of the cargo box||1,560 mm|
|Height of the cargo box||474 mm|
|maximum Payload||1.042 kg|
|Mass máximaremolcable with brakes*||1.650 – 3.500 kg|
Varies depending on the engine set up.
Leaving to one side the outside, and taking a look at the pictures of the cabin, we realize that the ultimate goal of Mercedes-Benz in its design has been to reach new heights of comfort in this category. The dashboard has a finish that is typical of Mercedes. For the Class X POWER will be offered three different environments: effect grainy black, matte, aluminium-effect with grinding longitudinal and effect woodgrain matte brown.
For its part, in the lines of equipment Progressive and Power, the center console is studded by a framework of Silver Shadow. This key is also used in the handles of the doors. For the system of info-entertainment COMAND Online use a screen 8.4 inch. Through this screen we can also see the 360-degree camera and the maps of the navigation system.
Mercedes-Benz describes the Class X as “the first pick-up premium”.
As you well pointed out, the comfort has been a priority in the design of the Class X, therefore, the equipment is at the height of what you would expect. Items such as electrically adjustable seats with lumbar, climate control Thermotronic bizona, the upholstery in ARTICO man-made leather/DINAMICA microfibre or the full complement of security, to guarantee a driving experience very comfortable, fun safe.
Some of the driving aids are available to the detector of involuntary change of lane, brake assistant active, reader traffic signs, rear view camera system or the cruise control that maintains a constant speed. The level of connectivity will be at the forefront of its market segment, being one of the pick-up more connected to the market. The accredited systems Audi 20 USB and Audi 20 CD are proof of this. You can see the information of the real-time traffic, weather forecast or play multimedia content. Also have a USB connection and Bluetooth.
And what is the (mechanical? At the time of its launch, the range will comprise four engines and six cylinders. There will be available in both options petrol as well as diesel. Although, these latter will be most. Depending on the engine chosen will be accompanied by a manual change of six speeds or automatic 7G-TRONIC PLUS. There will be some versions of rear-wheel drive, although the all-wheel drive 4MATIC will be the protagonist.
The new Class X will have a maximum payload of 1.042 kg
Optionally, we can equip the system Dynamic Select, which allows us to choose between five driving modes: Comfort, Eco, Sport, Manual, and Offroad. In each one of them vary the characteristic of the motor, the points of gear change of the automatic transmission and the activation of the function of stop and start ECO.
|Motorization||X 220 d||X 220 d 4MATIC||X 250 d||X 250 d||X 250 d 4MATIC||X 250 d 4MATIC|
|Maximum Torque (Nm)||403||403||450||450||450||450|
|Acceleration 0-100 km/h (seg)||12,5||12,9||10,9||11,4||11,1||11,8|
|maximum Speed (km/h)||172||170||184||179||180||175|
|average Consumption (l/100 km)||7,6||7,7||7,4||7,7||7,7||7,9|
|CO2 Emissions* (g/km)||195||200||192||203||209||207|
With the function of start and stop ECHO.
For some markets also available will be a version of gas (X 200) engine with 166 HP and 238 Nm of torque. In the mid of 2018 the range will be completed with the arrival of a V6 diesel.
The new pick-up of Mercedes-Benz will be manufactured in Spain. In the plant of Nissan in Barcelona.
¿When it will come to the market? After this first coming-of-age in south Africa, the new Mercedes Class X shall be seen during the Frankfurt motor show 2017 in September. Shortly after, in November, will start its marketing. Will be manufactured in Spain (in the factory of Nissan in Barcelona) and in Argentina (at the plant of Renault in Cordoba). To see this model in south Africa, Australia and New Zealand will have to wait to early 2018. Argentina and Brazil will have to do the same until the beginning of 2019.
By now with unknown price for Spain, although we know that in Germany it will be available from the 37.294 euros.