Mercedes-Benz has released fresh details (including the double-cab’s claimed 0-100 km/h time) about its V6-powered X-Class bakkie ahead of the X350d 4Matic’s public debut at the Geneva International Motor Show.
Developing 190 kW and 550 N.m (the latter between 1 400 and 3 200 r/min) from its 3,0-litre, six-cylinder diesel heart, Mercedes says its flagship X-Class will sprint from standstill to 100 km/h in 7,9 seconds, before topping out at 205 km/h.
That makes the Navara-based double-cab bakkie a tenth of a second quicker to three figures than the 165 kW Volkswagen Amarok V6 (although we achieved a time of 7,82 seconds on our test strip), with a 12 km/h higher claimed top speed.
As standard, the X350d will be equipped with a seven-speed automatic transmission, complete with shift paddles. Claimed combined fuel consumption comes in at 9,0 L/100 km.
The Dynamic Select system will ship standard on the V6 model, complete with five driving modes: comfort, eco, sport, manual and off-road. The permanent all-wheel-drive system with low-range reduction gear will be offered with an optional rear axle locking differential. Three different all-wheel-drive modes will be available: 4Mat, 4H and 4L.
Mercedes says it has expanded its range of accessories for this model, with items such as three new alloy designs, a sports bar, a rollcover in black and a softcover now on the list.
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