Mercedes-Benz Introduces New Luxury Pickup Truck

July 18, 2017

Have you ever lamented the fact that you could not get a Mercedes pickup?  Well, lament no more.  Mercedes-Benz just revealed its new X-Class pickup to the world this week.  But here comes the part where you return to your lamenting, as Mercedes has no plans to release their new truck to the American market.

The X-Class is a mid-sized pickup truck, meaning if it were to be sold in the US it would compete with the Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier, and the Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon.  However, the X-Class has more of an emphasis on luxury than its more utilitarian counterparts.  

The X-Class will be available with a variety of engine options, with the most powerful being sold in the X-350d variant--a six-cylinder diesel with 255 hp and 405 lb-ft of torque.  The X-350d will be capable of towing 3.5 tons or hauling a payload of 1.1 tons.

The X-Class will start at roughly $42,770 when available in Germany later this year.  

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