Mercedes-Benz has released details about it V6-powered X-Class bakkie ahead of the X350d 4Matic’s official debut at the Geneva International Motor Show.
As previously reported the three-litre, six-cylinder diesel engine produces 190kW of power and 550Nm of torque, available over a wide engine speed range of 1400 to 3200 rpm. Mercedes-Benz has just revealed that the bakkie can sprint from 0-100 km/h in 7.9 seconds, before it reaches its top speed of 205km/h.
Merc’s latest X-Class offering will be set to rival Volkswagen’s 165kW Amarok V6 (that won our #fastbakkie competition) and the X350d will be equipped with a seven-speed automatic transmission, steering wheel shift paddles and a the Eco start/stop function.
As with the range-topping Amarok models, the V6 X-Class comes with a permanent four-wheel-drive system. The V6 Merc’s 4Matic system with low-range gearing will be offered with an optional rear axle locking differential.
Mercedes-Benz has also expanded the range of accessories on this model, with new items include three rim designs, the sports bar, the rollcover in black and the softcover.
Claimed combined fuel consumption comes in at 9.0 L/100 km and this top-of-the-line model will be available in Europe from mid-2018. We are not yet certain on when it will arrive locally.