Mercedes-Benz’s first ever pick-up truck, the X-Class has just gone on sale in UK and unfortunately, they will not be getting the 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel. Instead their X-Class will come in two guise – 220d and 250d along with a range of trim levels and options.

At launch, UK customers can choose from three model lines – Pure, Progressive and Power. The entry level Pure variant wears halogen reflector headlamps, a matt black grille, integrated side step and 17-inch alloys as standard. Stepping up to the Progressive-line and it adds painted bumpers, aluminium door sills, chrome door handles, an iridium-silver radiator grille and 17-inch six-twin spoke alloys in Vanadium silver.

The range topping Power further adds LED high-performance headlamps, LED taillamps, chrome underguard, fog lamps, power folding mirrors and Keyless Go system. It rides on 18-inch six-twin-spoke alloys finished in Himalaya Grey as standard. On top of the standard trim lines, customers can further specify their X-Class with the Style Package that upsizes the alloy wheels to 19-inch items, roof rails, running boards and privacy glass.

Inside, all UK-bound X-Class will feature a 7-inch Audi 20 CD infotainment system, black fabric upholstery, automatic air-conditioning and high-gloss air vents surrounds. The Power-line gets eight-way powered front seats, multifunctional steering wheel, Artico leather and Dinamica microfibre upholstery as well as high-gloss interior trim.

Both the 220d and 250d variants are equipped with a 2.3-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel engines outputting 163 hp and 190 hp respectively. The X 220d comes with a six-speed manual transmission while the 250d is equipped with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. All variants of the X-Class get the 4MATIC all-wheel drive as standard.

As standard, the X-Class is equipped with seven airbags, ESP, Active Brake Assist, Lane Keeping Assist and Hill Start Assist. Features such as Trailer Stability Assist and rear differential lock can be added as options.

Prices for the X-Class 220d ranges from £27,310 (RM153k) to £28,510 (RM159k) while the higher output 250d is priced at £30,510 (RM170k) to £34,100 (RM190k).


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Adrian Chia
He believes that the perfect remedy to Monday blues is a mixture of 4 wheels, clear roads and a pinch of twisty tarmac. A hot hatch is the icing on the cake.