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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-28-2019, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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First look at long wheelbase X Class

An extended wheelbase variant of the X Class will soon be joining the market. It was built as a joint venture between MB and Veth Automotive and it increases the wheelbase by 90mm. This also makes the bed 2.06m long over the current 1.72 in the double cab. https://www.cars.co.za/motoring_news...evealed/46419/
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-29-2019, 10:32 AM
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If sales go well in the Netherlands, I wonder if MB will expand into new markets. Earlier there were reports that the LWB could make its way to the US, but they will probably need to place a petrol engine if that's the case.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-01-2019, 04:36 AM
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Just about anywhere in Europe will be good proving grounds for the X-Class IMO. There's a major shift in what people want to own especially with the rise in SUV's that also stem from it the need for unique versions, one of those being more utility and from that comes pickups.
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Given what people are spending on new pickups from Ford, GM, Ram etc at least pricing would be less of an issue for NA. Since the Navara isn't offered there either, there would be less criticism of its shared platform.
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With Mercedes its just a matter of how much technology and features they can fit into the X-Class.

Aside from that you'll be hard pressed to find anyone discouraged from buying it.

In fact you might seen long time GM, Toyota and Nissan pickup buyers start shopping here.
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I love that coverage of the LWB X-Class is online. Only concern is if it'll come to the U.S.

Anyone know?


Now, the longer-bed X-Class has been spied again, this time with no disguise on its bodywork. Furthermore, the additional segment that extends the bed is highlighted in a different color for everyone to see. While a long bed is always a good idea when it comes to pickups, the question is where is Mercedes-Benz going to sell it? The current version of the X-Class is already long enough for European markets, so an even longer one might be a bit of a stretch, pun intended. What if Mercedes-Benz finally decided to bring the X-Class over to the United States, though? It would certainly make sense to offer it with an extended bed and a more powerful engine. Just don’t get fooled by the badging on the prototype. While the fenders feature V6 turbo badges, the tailgate says “X 250 d,” which is the designation for the 190 PS (187 hp) 2.3-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel.
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