Welcome to the Mercedes-Benz X-Class 2018 homepage, which includes all the latest news and reviews. Introduced in 2017 and offered with a choice of either a 2.3-litre or 3.0-litre V6 engine, Mercedes-Benz says that the X-Class is the “only pickup to be offered by a premium manufacturer”.
Reliability Rating: N/A (see the 2017 Reliability Survey)
Sales performance: N/A (see Best-Selling Pickups of 2017)
Built: Barcelona, Spain
Trim levels: Pure, Progressive, Power
Variants: Double cab only
Mercedes-Benz X-Class 2018 review
Mercedes-Benz X-Class 2018 technical information
Payload range: 1,045kg to 1,087kg
Towing capacity: 3,500kg
Load bed length: 1,587mm
Load bed width: 1,560mm
Engine: 2,298cc Nissan M9T or 2,987cc Mercedes-Benz OM642
Performance: 163bhp/403Nm (X220D), 188bhp/450Nm (X250D) and 255bhp/550Nm (X350D)
Transmission: Six speed manual or seven speed automatic
Warranty: 3 years, unlimited mileage
Mercedes-Benz is the world’s oldest motorised commercial vehicle manufacturer, tracing its history back to a 1.5 tonne truck delivered to a customer in London in 1896. Over the years, Daimler (the parent company of Mercedes-Benz) has gone on to become the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer.
However, Daimler has been absent from one of the world’s fastest-growing commercial vehicle sectors for many years; pickup trucks. The global demand for pickup trucks has accelerated over the past decade, which caught the company by surprise.
Despite having excellent 4-wheel drive and commercial vehicle expertise, Daimler decided to team up with its alliance partner Nissan in developing its first pickup truck. The new Mercedes-Benz pickup truck would be based on the same chassis and built at the same factory as the long-running Nissan Navara.
However, the Mercedes-Benz X-Class was to be heavily re-engineered to distinguish it from its Nissan-badged sibling and tailor it to the more ‘premium’ end of the market. Asides from the new exterior and interior, the chassis was reinforced, the track was widened and, in late 2018, Merc’s own 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine was introduced which reaches 62mph in just 7.5 seconds.