THE FIRST lot of Mercedes-Benz X-Class utes have arrived in Australia, ahead of its local launch in April this year.
A total of 35 brand-new X-Class utes rolled onto the port in Melbourne earlier this week, before being loaded onto trucks for delivery.
Eagle-eyed Wheels magazine reader, Wayne Renfrew, snapped the pic near Merc’s Australian HQ in Melbourne.
Speaking to Wheels magazine, Merc’s PR and Corporate Communications Manager, Blake Vincent, said: “From now until the vehicles launch in April brand-new X-Classes will come into ports all around Australia before the X-Class opens for sale to the public.”
The X-Class will initially be available with the choice of two 2.3-litre, four-cylinder engines as used in the Nissan Navara, but with fettled engine mounts and control software courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.
Three performance variants – Pure, Progressive and Power – will be offered, with the entry-level Pure X220d the only 4x4 model to utilise the single-turbo X220d engine. All the others in the range get an extra turbo, as well as the option of a six-speed manual or seven-speed auto transmission.
Those after the V6 diesel-powered 190kW/550Nm X350d will have to wait until at least mid-2018, with Merc utilising its own engine and seven-speed transmission.
We drove the X-Class X250d Stateside, and we’ll have an Australian review as soon as it’s launched locally.
2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute pricing
|PURE||Load Bed||X 220 d||4MATIC||6-speed manual||$50,400|
|PURE||Cab Chas||X 250 d||4MATIC||6-speed manual||$51,450|
|PURE||Cab Chas||X 250 d||4MATIC||7-speed auto||$54,350|
|PURE||Load Bed||X 250 d||4MATIC||6-speed manual||$52,400|
|PURE||Load Bed||X 250 d||4MATIC||7-speed auto||$55,300|
|PROGRESSIVE||Cab Chas||X 250 d||4MATIC||6-speed manual||$53,950|
|PROGRESSIVE||Cab Chas||X 250 d||4MATIC||7-speed auto||$56,850|
|PROGRESSIVE||Load Bed||X 250 d||4MATIC||6-speed manual||$54,900|
|PROGRESSIVE||Load Bed||X 250 d||4MATIC||7-speed auto||$57,800|
|POWER||Load Bed||X 250 d||4MATIC||6-speed manual||$61,600|
|POWER||Load Bed||X 250 d||4MATIC||7-speed auto||$64,500|
*All prices shown are manufactures list and do not include extras.