I just love me a nice Mercedes-Benz. Actually, what am I saying? Every Benz is a nice Benz. You hear that, MB?! Hook your girl up! Matte Black G-Wagon, please and thank you! All jokes aside (even though I'm being completely serious), Mercedes is a car manufacturer known primarily for elegance, luxury, and of course, style and they very rarely fail to deliver on those accounts.
The new x-class pickup is no exception, as it fits the classic stereotype of a down and dirty reliable truck juxtaposed by that imaginative Mercedes flair. If you're fortunate enough to be able to afford such a beaut, then sit back and enjoy this guide. Ah, before I continue, I've got to mention that at this current time only shoppers in Europe, South Africa, Australia, Argentina, and Brazil will have the x-class made available to them. No worries my fellow Americans, we'll get there soon enough.
- "As well as bringing the progressive design of the acclaimed Concept X-CLASS largely unchanged to standard production, the new Mercedes-Benz X-Class is uniquely versatile in terms of its area of application – it can be used as a rugged, all-terrain pickup but also as a vehicle for urban lifestyles and families. The X-Class pushes the boundaries of the classic pickup. It complements the prized strengths of a mid-size pickup with the typical Mercedes-Benz characteristics of driving dynamics, comfort, design, safety, connectivity and an extensive scope for individualisation."
- "The X-Class can haul a payload of up to 1.1 tonnes. That is enough to transport 17 full 50-litre barrels of beer in the cargo area. Able to tow up to 3.5 tonnes, it can also pull a trailer containing three horses or an eight-metre yacht. In terms of width, the load bed is designed in such a way that a Euro-pallet can be loaded straight between the wheel arches. The X-Class is the only mid-size pickup to be equipped with lighting in the cargo area as standard. The third brake light contains LED lights which illuminate the whole load bed."
- "In the interior, the X-Class elevates comfort and quality feel to a new level within the segment for mid-size pickups. The instrument panel has the concave trim element typical of a Mercedes. It stretches across the entire width of the instrument panel – a novel feature in this vehicle segment. It creates an open feel and purist modernity. The control and display concept shows the familiar high levels of convenience and ergonomic comfort. The instrument cluster consists of the large, analogue round dials from the C-Class and V-Class. A 5.4-inch colour multimedia display is nestled between the round dials."
To read more about the x-class, head over to Mercedes.