Mercedes-Benz has announced pricing and specs for the hotly anticipated X350d, the turbo-diesel V6 version of its X-Class ute.
The main change over the X250d is the powertrain. The X350d uses a Mercedes-developed 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 diesel engine, producing 190kW of power and 550Nm of torque. It is paired to a permanent ‘4Matic’ four-wheel-drive system and a seven-speed automatic transmission – 0-100km/h is covered in a brisk 7.5 seconds.
Two trim levels will be offered: Progressive and Power. No black bumper Pure spec here.
The X350d Progressive starts from $73,270 plus on-road costs. Standard equipment includes keyless entry and start, dual-zone climate control and new 18-inch five-spoke alloys – this is in addition to the gear found on the four cyclinder Progressive, which include a 7.0-inch infotainment touchscreen, autonomous emergency braking and a reversing camera.
At the top of the new range is the X350d Power, retailing for a mindblowing $79,415 plus on-road costs – that makes it the most expensive dual-cab ute on sale (see table). It adds aluminium dashboard trim, black headliner, 19-inch alloy wheels, artificial leather seat trim, electric front seats, chrome bumpers and underbody protection, LED headlights and a 360-degree camera.
The Mercedes-Benz X350d goes on sale in Australia in December, to rival the 200kW-on-overboost Volkswagen Amarok V6 580. A full pricing breakdown is below.
2019 Mercedes-Benz X-Class range pricing (plus on-road costs)
- X220d Pure cab-chassis: $45,450 manual
- X220d Pure load bed: $46,400 manual, $50,400 auto
- X250d Pure cab-chassis: $51,450 manual, $54,350 auto
- X250d Progressive cab-chassis: $53,950 manual, $56,850 auto
- X250d Progressive load bed: $54,900 manual, $57,800 (auto
- X250d Power dual-cab: $61,600 manual, $64,500 auto
- X350d Progressive dual-cab: $73,270 auto
- X350d Power dual-cab: $79,415 auto