According to the folks over at Tobias Moers, president of Mercedes-AMG, categorically stated that the firm has no plans to provide the X-Class bakkie with added grunt.

Moers said "there will be no X-Class AMG" while speaking to journalists during the launch of the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door (which CAR journalist Nikesh Kooverjee has recently driven). Moers went on to mention that "AMG culture would be a difficult fit with Nissan and Renault cultures".

This means the 190 kW 3,0-litre X350d will remain the most powerful model in the X-Class range.

The modification specialists over at Brabus, however, have taken to the 2,3-litre powered X-Class if factory-specified power doesn't tickle your fancy.