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We have a while to go till official pricing is released but looking at the current truck market trucks like the F150 and RAM 1500 start around the $26k range, being Mercedes my guesstimate points to the low $30k range.

Of course with that price comes the big question of how it will be spec'd and depending on what Mercedes has going on i'm projecting it to start at as much as $10k more than your typical F150 and RAM 1500.

What are your thoughts on pricing?
 

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I honestly don't think that it'll be in the low $30k range. Their C-Class starts at $40k. The X-Class is going to be much more vehicle in terms of material and what not to be used so if the overall cost to build it is more, I expect it to start a bit higher as well. I'm thinking it may start at $42ish perhaps.

That being said, you're guesstimate is very possible. I just think it'll be a tad higher. Not too sure
 

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I honestly don't think that it'll be in the low $30k range. Their C-Class starts at $40k. The X-Class is going to be much more vehicle in terms of material and what not to be used so if the overall cost to build it is more, I expect it to start a bit higher as well. I'm thinking it may start at $42ish perhaps.

That being said, you're guesstimate is very possible. I just think it'll be a tad higher. Not too sure
$42k is a far way out from "a tad bit higher" starting at that price its the sort of difference that takes you into a different segment.

What supports your guesstimated price of $42k?
 

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The pricing for the Mercedes-Benz X-Class has been released and those in Germany can get an entry'level model for €37,294 including VAT. That's around $43,114 at the current exchange rates. Those in Australia will need to pay a minimum of $48,000 according to Motoring.

The X 350d Power will cost $78,990 before options
The X 250d Power will cost $68,990 before options
 

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Putting that pricing into perspective that's just about over what a regular F-150, RAM 1500, etc. would cost or at least the trim level 2-3 trims up from base which to me isn't too bad although in the process you lose out on some capability.
 

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I'll just leave it here...

Official Australian 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class pricing:

  • X220d Pure cab chassis: $45,450 (RWD, manual)
  • X220d Pure: $46,400 (RWD) and $50,400 (AWD)
  • X250d Pure cab chassis: $51,450 (manual) and $54,350 (auto)
  • X250d Progressive cab chassis: $53,950 (manual) and $56,850 (automatic)
  • X250d Progressive: $54,900 (manual) and $57,800 (automatic)
  • X250d Power: $61,600 (manual) and $64,500 (automatic)

Mercedes-Benz Australia will release price and specifications for the range-topping, V6-powered X350d in due course.
 

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That's not too bad and I think Mercedes managed to just dodge the Australian luxury car tax, which is applied when the car's price surpasses something like $64,000.
 

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It'll be interesting to see the price variation for North America, as the markets don't often seem to match up very closely. I love that its being offered in a manual transmission, as I didn't think that was an option any more on Mercedes vehicles. I have a good feeling those options will be exclusive to Europe, and wont have a choice in regards to transmission. Do we know as of yet what the various trim levels offer in terms of performance?
 

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The more "mono-spec" they can make it around the world the better off they will be. This is the first time such a product is coming to market and with that comes limitations to what a brand should do from launch. Maybe if sales really pick up they should do more market-specific changes.
 
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