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)

Introduced: 2017

Built: Barcelona, Spain

Trim levels: Pure, Progressive, Power

Variants: Double cab only

Mercedes-Benz X-Class 2018 review

Mercedes-Benz X-Class V6 X350D 4MATIC 2018
Mercedes-Benz X-Class X350D V6 review
Mercedes-Benz is quenching the power thirst in the pickup sector by introducing the 3.0-litre V6 to the X-Class. The Mercedes-Benz
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Mercedes-Benz X-Class Pure
Mercedes-Benz X-Class Pure review
The Mercedes-Benz X-Class Pure may be the entry-level model but is by no means basic. While the exterior lacks the
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Mercedes-Benz X-Class review
Mercedes-Benz X-Class review
The Mercedes-Benz X-Class is one of the newest pickup trucks on the market, having been launched at the back end
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Mercedes-Benz X-Class v Volkswagen Amarok
Mercedes-Benz X-Class v Volkswagen Amarok
The Mercedes-Benz X-Class and Volkswagen Amarok are the pickups that sit at the premium end of the market. With prices
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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

History

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.