Mercedes delivered on their promise of a premium pick-up last year and now the automaker has unveiled their range-topping V6 diesel powered X-Class ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show next week.
CarScoops was not impressed when they test drove the X250d last year, finding it to be underpowered for how much it weighs. Perhaps the X 350d 4MATIC will redeem the model in their eyes. Powered by a turbodiesel 3.0-liter V6 engine, the X-class can deliver 258 hp and 550 Nm of torque, with peak torque coming in between 1400 and 3200 rpm.
Combined with a 7G-TRONIC Plus automatic transmission and 4MATIC all-wheel drive system as standard, the performance X-Class should be able to reduce its 0-62mph sprint time from 11.8 seconds to just 7.9 seconds.
Aside from an engine update, the X 350d 4MATIC will also come with five driving modes; Comfort, Eco, Sport, Manual, and Offroad. Comfort is selected as default, but owners can easily switch from one mode to another with the click of a switch. Those who loathe the start/stop function will have to select the Offroad mode because the feature is active in every other option.
Once the X 350d 4MATIC goes on sale, buyers will be able to choose from two trim levels; Progressive and Power. The former comes equipped with a set of 17-inch alloy wheels, a leather-lined steering wheel, and an eight-speaker audio system while the latter gets larger set of 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, and even more interior upgrades.