Patience has paid off for buyers who have been awaiting more power since the Mercedes-Benz X-Class pick-up launched at the end of 2017.
The X 350d version of the X-Class is now available to order, employing a V6 3.0-litre diesel engine with 258hp and 550Nm of torque. It joins the two existing 2.3-litre engines, the 220d with 163hp and 403Nm, and the twin-turbo 250d which offers 190hp and 450Nm.
Like all other X-Class models the 350d is supplied as a double-cab model only, the engine matched to the brand’s 4Matic permanent all-wheel-drive (offering three 4WD modes including a low-range setting for difficult terrain) and a 7G-Tronic Plus automatic transmission.
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Top trim only
X-Class variants in 350d form will only be sold in the top Power trim level, and this trim will no longer be available with the other engines. Power trim includes a number of styling upgrades – painted bumpers with a simulated underguard in chrome; a rear bumper in chrome with integrated step; fog lights with a chrome surround and shoulder line trim strips in chrome.
The model also includes as standard LED head and tail lights (the headlights including a cleaning system with heated washer fluid jets); electrically folding exterior mirrors; and keyless entry and starting. Six-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels of 18-inch diameter are fitted, finished in himalaya grey.
Inside, there are eight-way electrically adjustable driver and front passenger seats, heated, as standard. A leather steering wheel is specified with gearshift paddles and cruise control, Artico leather and microfibre upholstery and Artico leather on the dashboard with topstitching, complimented by an aluminium interior trim.
X-Class 350d prices start at £38,350 plus VAT, the model exclusively available from Mercedes-Benz van centres, and the brand expects to deliver the first examples to customers in November.