The Mercedes-Benz X-Class Pure may be the entry-level model but is by no means basic. While the exterior lacks the flair and style of the Progressive and flagship Power models, the Pure boasts a wide range of creature comforts on the inside and starts from a more affordable £27,310 plus VAT.
X-Class Pure: Specification
On the outside, the Mercedes-Benz X-Class Pure looks utilitarian, with just 17-inch steel wheels, black plastic bumpers, door handles and door mirrors. It lacks heated mirrors, although fog lights are included.
On the inside, however, there is air conditioning, central locking, 12v sockets, a reversing camera, cruise control and a range of safety equipment like Hill Start Assist, Traffic Sign Assist and Lane Keeping Assist.
Infotainment is provided by the Audio 20 system which includes a CD player, satellite navigation, DAB radio, Bluetooth, steering-wheel-mounted controls and a 7.0-inch touchscreen display.
X-Class Pure: Engine Options
There is a choice of drivetrains on the Pure model; an X220D manual (6-speed manual) or X250D automatic (the 7-speed 7G-Tronic). Both variants employ the same 2.3-litre Renault-Nissan engine, although the X220D has been tuned to produce 163hp/403Nm and the X250D to 190hp/450Nm.
|Specification||X 220 d||X 250 d|
|Engine displacement (cc)||2,298||2,298|
|Transmission||6 Speed Man||7 Speed Auto|
|0-62 mph (secs)||12.9||11.8|
|Maximum speed (mph)||105||109|
|Extra urban (mpg||38.7||40.9|
|CO2 emissions (g/km)||200||207|
X-Class Pure: Weights and Dimensions
|Weights and Dimensions||X 220 d||X 250 d|
|Load area (m²)||2.48||2.48|
|Unladen weight (kg)||2,170||2,188|
|Max payload gross (kg)||1,130||1,112|
|Max payload net (kg)||1,055||1,037|
|Total weight (kg)||3,300||3,300|
|Trailer load braked/unbraked (kg)||3,500/750||3,500/750|
|Total weight towing mode (kg)||6,130||6,130|
X-Class Pure: Price and Availability
Prices for the Pure X220D manual start at £27,310 plus VAT and increase to £29,310 plus VAT for the X250D automatic. This makes it by far the most expensive pickup truck on sale in the UK, with most entry-level double-cabs starting at sub-£20,000 and most flagship models costing between £25,000 and £27,000.
X-Class Pure: Verdict
The X-Class Pure is certainly expensive, but there is a lot of kit for your money. For just £1,200 more, we’d upgrade to the Progressive which may not be a big improvement in terms of technology, but it’s certainly a lot easier on the eye.