Pricing and Specification Announced for Highly-Anticipated V6 X-Class

by Tom Sunderland

Pricing and Specification Announced for Highly-Anticipated V6 X-Class

The new V6 X 350d 4MATIC is now available from £38,350 excl. VAT, with first deliveries expected in November 2018.

All UK vehicles are doublecab, with 4MATIC permanent all-wheel-drive and Dynamic Select, 7G-Tronic Plus automatic transmission, and benefit from a wide track, long wheelbase and comfort suspension, coupled with a double wishbone front axle, multi-link rear axle with a rigid section, and coil springs at both axles, all as standard.

Standard Equipment

The 350d 4MATIC is offered in conjunction with the high-level POWER equipment line only, and features painted bumpers with simulated under guard in chrome; a rear bumper in chrome with integrated step; fog lights with chrome surround; shoulder line trim strips in chrome; LED high-performance headlights with cleaning system; LED tail lights; electrically folding exterior mirrors; and KEYLESS GO, all as standard.

Inside, the X 350d 4MATIC comes with eight-way electrically adjustable driver and front passenger seats, which are heated, as standard, along with a leather steering wheel with gearshift paddles and cruise control, ARTICO leather and DINAMICA microfiber upholstery, and an ARTICO leather dashboard with topstitching, complimented by an aluminium interior trim. It is also offered with 18-inch six-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels in himalaya grey and with heated washer fluid jets as standard.

Safety

Alongside driver and passenger airbags and thorax bags, as well as window bags on the A-D pillar and a driver knee bag, the X 350d 4MATIC also includes Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Brake Assist (radar-based autonomous emergency braking), Traffic Sign Assist, Hill-Start Assist, Downhill Speed Regulation, a Thatcham anti-theft security package and a load securing rail system.

4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive For the 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive, three different all-wheel drive modes can be selected, in which the lock is always regulated.

In 4MAT mode the vehicle automatically manages the force distribution. That way, if the vehicle registers loss of grip e.g. on the front wheels, the torque is applied to the rear axle instead.

In the 4H (High Range) mode a low locking effect of the interaxle differential is presented. This leads to a reduction of the control intervention and therefore improved response characteristics.

The 4L mode (low range) is suited for driving on terrain where maximum force at low speeds is required, such as on steep slopes or muddy roads.

Dynamic Select

Using the Dynamic Select controller the driver can choose between five individually defined drive transmission modes (Eco, Comfort, Sport, Off-Road, and Manual) which allow for the vehicle character to be adjusted as desired:

Eco: Allows for fuel efficient driving. Comfort: Standard setting for comfortable driving. Sport: Allows for sporty driving style with faster engine response and faster shifting of the 7G-Tronic Plus. Manual: Enables manual gear selection via Direct Select paddles behind the steering wheel; the engine response is similar to that of the sport setting. Off-road: For higher shift points.

Engine

The six-cylinder diesel engine with 2,987 cm³ has a power output of 258 hp (190 kW) and a maximum torque of 550 Nm.

The V6 has common-rail direct injection with piezo injectors and a system pressure of up to1800 bar. Its special features also include lightweight design, a single-stage turbocharger with variable turbine geometry for particularly agile engine response and the innovative NANOSLIDE® cylinder liner coating, which is also used in Formula 1™.

Infotainment

Inside, the Audio 20 CD infotainment system is offered as standard, with seven-inch high definition screen, rotary controller with touchpad, Bluetooth® audio and media interface, with DAB digital radio and pre-installation for Garmin MAP PILOT included. Also included is Mercedes me Connect standard services, featuring call automatic emergency response, breakdown, and maintenance management.

COMAND Online can be specified from £1,470 excl. VAT, with Garmin MAP PILOT as an alternative option, which can be included for £405 excl. VAT.

Model line-up

The introduction of the new V6 engines sees a change to the X-Class line-up; the PURE and PROGRESSIVE models will only be available with the 220d and 250d engines. The POWER model will be exclusively available for the 350d.

The X-Class is sold exclusively via the Mercedes-Benz Vans nationwide Dealer Network.

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