Mercedes launches first ever pick-up The first ever 4×4 pick-up to wear the three-pointed star had made its UK debut.
The new X-Class, which shares much of its architecture with the Nissan Navara and forthcoming Renault Alaskan, is the brand’s first entry into the popular lifestyle pick-up sector, and will be sold through the passenger car and Mercedes-Benz Vans networks.
Power comes from a Renault-built 2.3-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel engine with two outputs – the single-turbo 161bhp X220d and the twin-turbo 187bhp X250d. A larger V6 diesel will appear later in the year. All versions are capable of pulling a 3,500kg braked trailer and come with selectable four-wheel-drive. The X-Class is priced from £27,310 plus VAT.