As promised when the four-cylinder X-Class launched last year, a V6 version has now joined the range with a seven-speed automatic gearbox and 4MATIC all-wheel drive. It joins the X 220 d and X 250 d, and will be the most expensive X-Class on sale.
The 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine is lifted from the E-Class saloon, and allows the X 350 d to sprint from 0-62mph in 7.9 seconds. It’ll also come with Merc’s Dynamic Select drive mode switch, allowing owners to switch their truck from Comfort through Eco, Sport, Manual and Offroad.
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In addition, the X-Class gets a low-range reduction gear with three additional drive modes. The 4MAT setting is for on-road driving, while the 4H and 4L setups improve traction in tricky situations. Power distribution is fixed 40:60 front/rear, which Mercedes says ensures “improved vehicle dynamics and higher lateral acceleration on the road” as well as “better traction during acceleration”.
While UK specs are unconfirmed, the X 350 d will come with a choice of two trims in Europe. Progressive models get 17-inch wheels, silver chrome detailing and fabric seats, while the top-spec Power adds bigger rims, LED lights and ARTICO leather. From March, customers will also be able to order a new 19-inch multispoke wheel.
Elsewhere, Mercedes has expanded the range of accessories available for the X-Class pick-up. New items include new covers for the loadbay, anchoring rails and underbody protection.
We’ll have more details on UK prices and specs, closer to the truck’s on-sale date this summer.
Read our in-depth Mercedes X-Class review right here…
Source: – autoexpress
Mercedes X 350 d launched with V6 power