The Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup will have its world premiere this week at the Geneva Motor Show.
The X 350 d 4Matic 3.0-litre diesel shown in Geneva has a provisional combined fuel consumption of 31.3 mpg while producing 258 hp and 405 lb/ft of torque with a 0-100 km/h time of 7.9 seconds.
The X-Class is equipped with the seven-speed automatic transmission 7G-Tronic Plus with steering wheel shift paddles and the ECO start/stop function.
The performance of the X-Class is not only thrilling off-road, but also on the road. The wide track, the long wheelbase and the sophisticated design of the comfort suspension with a double wishbone front axle, the multi-link rear axle with a rigid section and coil springs at both axles ensure plenty of on-road driving pleasure and driving dynamics – with no compromises when off-road
It features a driving mode switch as standard that is rarely encountered in the pickup segment. The Dynamic Seoect system has five driving modes for very individual driving pleasure – from relaxed and comfortable to sporty and dynamic.
These modify the engine characteristics, the automatic transmission’s shift points and the ECO start/stop function.
The 4Matic permanent all-wheel drive with low-range reduction gear and an optional rear axle locking differential ensures excellent performance and traction on a wide range of driving surfaces.
There are three different all-wheel drive modes: 4MAT for increased vehicle dynamics and 4H for improved traction off-road.
4L mode (low range) is also selectable, with a reduction gearing of 1:2.9. In addition, a 100 per cent differential lock is available for the rear axle if desired.
The combination of a controlled longitudinal differential lock (0–100 per cent), rear-axle locking differential and reduction gear delivers good performance both on and off-road.
The all-wheel drive system and the suspension with its long spring travel and ground clearance of up to 222 millimetres together ensure outstanding off-road capabilities.
The X-Class effortlessly climbs gradients of up to 45-degrees, fords water courses with a depth of up to 60 cm and maintains its poise on inclines of almost 50-degrees.
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