According to the folks over at Motoring.com.au 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.
Having started with CAR days after graduating, Damian considers himself one of the luckiest interns in SA. With an insatiable passion for all things motoring, he lives for those dawn photoshoots and you’ll often find him in the CAR garage scrutinising the latest test vehicles.