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Mercedes-Benz X-class spied with apparent production ready elements

14.03.2017

Less than a day after being officially priced in South Africa, spy images of the new Nissan Navara-based Mercedes-Benz X-class undergoing cold weather testing have popped-up online.

While still sporting significant levels of camouflage, albeit not as heavily as before, the latest prototype provides a slight taste of what to expect thanks to the S-class-like headlights with full length daytime running LEDs, and conventional taillights unlike the tailgate surround setup previewed with the X-class concept.

Aside from the Navara underpinnings, which will also serve as a base for the Renault Alaskan, the X-class will reportedly feature a wider track, tougher chassis and Mercedes specific engines instead of the 140 kW / 450 Nm 2.3-litre twin-turbo dCi used in the Nissan.

Although final specs are yet to be divulged, the X-class could be powered by a range of four and six-cylinder turbodiesel mills, the latter potentially including the 190 kW / 620 Nm 3.0-litre turbodiesel V6 used in various other Mercedes models, and perhaps the revived 3.0-litre straight-six.

Like the Navara, which for now will be offered in South Africa only with four-wheel drive, the double cab only X-class will be made available with rear-wheel drive as well as, with transmissions likely to include a six-speed manual or the 9G-tronic automatic.

The X-class will make its world debut toward the end of this year with production expected to commence early next year.

 

IMAGE sourced from autoevolution.com

Article written by Autodealer
14.03.2017
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