MERCEDES-BENZ VANS has released the list pricing of its upcoming mid-size pick up, with prices for the 4x4 variants starting at $50,400 for the X220d Pure manual, through to $64,500 for the range-topping X250d Power automatic.
There are 11 variants across the 4x4 X-Class range and two X220d 4x2 models priced below the 4x4 models. Pricing for the V6-powered X-Class, which will be released after the four-cylinder-powered variants, is yet to be announced.
As previously reported, the X-Class will be sold under three specification grades, initially with just two four-cylinder engine choices, with auto or manual transmissions, and as a cab chassis or ute which Mercedes Benz is calling the Load Bed.
The only 4x4 variant offered with the single turbo X220d engine is the entry level one at $50,400; the rest are all powered by the 450Nm X250d bi-turbo engine.
By comparison, a double cab 4x4 Toyota Hilux starts at $43,990 for the workmate 2.4 and runs out to $54,490 for an SR5 2.8 (+ auto), while a Ford Ranger double cab 4x4 runs from $43,590 to $59,590 (+ auto) for the Wildtrak.
The Nissan Navara, which the X-Class is derived from and shares its 2.3-litre four-cylinder running gear with, starts at $38,490 for the single turbo RX manual double-cab and goes up to the bi-turbo STX at $51,990.
Aside from the engine, gearbox, 4x4 system, basic chassis and side glass, the X-Class shares very little with the Navara.
The chassis is modified with extra bracing and cross member to improve NVH and dynamics; the wheel track is wider using a bespoke disc-braked rear differential and longer front control arms; the body and cargo tub are wider than the Nissan; and the sheetmetal is all Mercedes-Benz.
The X-Class Pure is the farm-spec model and is distinguished by its front and rear black bumpers, 17-inch steel wheels and vinyl floor coverings. Standard equipment on the Pure includes halogen headlights, power adjustable door mirrors, black fabric seat trims, rear view camera (not with Cab Chassis), Audio 20 CD infotainment system with 17.8cm TFT touchpad, manual air-conditioning system, tyre pressure monitoring, active brake assist, and lane-keeping assist.
The mid-spec Progressive adds body-coloured front and rear bumpers, 17-inch alloy wheels, heated outside mirrors, heat-insulating glass windscreen, rain-sensing wipers, Garmin® MAP PILOT navigation, floor carpets, grained instrument panel in black, model-specific black seat fabric, leather-trimmed steering wheel, shift lever knob and handbrake lever, door sill panels in aluminium and illuminated front footwell, Digital Audio with eight-speaker system, and a chromatic rear view mirror with compass.
Option packages for the Progressive can include dual zone climate control air-conditioning, 360-degree surround camera and an integrated COMAND sat-nav with a bigger screen, among other features.
To get all those features standard you need the Power specification, which adds chromed trimmed front and rear bumpers, 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and part-LED tail-lamps, ARTICO man-made leather trimmed dash and seats, power adjustable front seats, COMAND online multimedia system, navigation and touchpad, 360-degree Camera, PARKTRONIC parking assistance system, digital audio with eight-speaker system, automatic climate control a/c, and keyless starting.
The X-Class 220d and 250d variants will go on sale in Australia in April 2017, with the V6-powered X350d arriving in the third quarter of the year.
|PURE||Load Bed||X 220 d||4MATIC||6-spd manual||$50,400|
|PURE||Cab Chas||X 250 d||4MATIC||6-spd manual||$51,450|
|PURE||Cab Chas||X 250 d||4MATIC||7-spd auto||$54,350|
|PURE||Load Bed||X 250 d||4MATIC||6-spd manual||$52,400|
|PURE||Load Bed||X 250 d||4MATIC||7-spd auto||$55,300|
|PROGRESSIVE||Cab Chas||X 250 d||4MATIC||6-spd manual||$53,950|
|PROGRESSIVE||Cab Chas||X 250 d||4MATIC||7-spd auto||$56,850|
|PROGRESSIVE||Load bed||X 250 d||4MATIC||6-spd manual||$54,900|
|PROGRESSIVE||Load bed||X 250 d||4MATIC||7-spd auto||$57,800|
|POWER||Load bed||X 250 d||4MATIC||6-spd manual||$61,600|
|POWER||Load bed||X 250 d||4MATIC||7-spd auto||$64,500|
All prices shown are manufactures list and do not include extras.