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2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute snapped in Melbourne

By Tristan Tancredi, 23 Feb 2018 News

2018 Mercedes Benz X Class arrives

The first lot of X-Classes spotted ahead of April launch.

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

Grade Body Engine Drive Transmission MRLP
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.