Mercedes X 350 d launched with V6 power

Richard Ingram

2018-02-28 13:30

Six-cylinder Mercedes X-Class arrives as promised, with 254bhp and permanent all-wheel drive

Mercedes has revealed a V6 version of its X-Class pick-up truck, boasting 254bhp and 550Nm of torque. It’ll go on sale in the UK this summer, priced from around £45,000 inc. VAT. 

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.

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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. 

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