Mercedes-Benz Australia has announced local pricing and specs for the X-Class ute, which is set to land April 2018.
Two engines will be available from launch, but the base 2.3-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel will only be available with a manual gearbox. X220d buyers will be given the choice of cab chassis or load bed tray, the latter of which will be offered with 4Matic all-wheel drive.
You’ll pay $45,450 for the cab chassis X220d (120kW/403Nm) in rear-wheel drive trim, or $46,400 for the load bed with rear-drive and $50,400 for the all-wheel drive version. (NOTE: All prices shown here exclude on-road costs.)
Cars in Pure trim (above) get a grained black front bumper and a painted black rear bumper, and ride on 17-inch steel wheels as standard. Halogen headlamps, electric rear-view mirrors, load-securing tie-down hooks in the bed are all standard on the outside, while the seats are trimmed in fabric and the floors are plastic inside.
A rear-view camera comes standard on load bed tray cars, and all cars get a single CD-player, controlled through a 7.0-inch touchscreen in the dashboard – air conditioning is also standard. Tyre-pressure monitoring and lane-keeping assist are also included, but you’ll pay more ($1300) for parking sensors and load-securing rails in the bed as part of the Plus Package.
Those who want the same work-focused Pure package with the more powerful twin-turbo X250d (140kW/450Nm) powertrain also have a few options. The cab chassis starts at $51,450 with a manual, and jumps to $54,350 for the seven-speed automatic. The load bed model will cost $52,400 with a manual and $55,300 with the automatic.
Jumping up to the Progressive forces buyers to run with the more powerful X250d, with no rear-wheel drive option. The cab chassis is available in manual and automatic ($53,950 and $56,850 respectively). The load bed model will cost $54,900 as a stick shift and $57,800 as a seven-speed auto.
Standard equipment in the Progressive includes painted bumpers and 17-inch alloy wheels, giving it a clear point of differentiation from the cheaper car. Halogen headlamps are standard, as are heated exterior mirrors and an insulated windscreen, complete with rain-sensing wipers.
Inside, navigation is included, as are carpets and silver-finished air-conditioning vents. The steering wheel, shift lever and handbrake are trimmed in leather, and the door sills are finished in aluminium. There’s even lighting in the footwell.
The same CD changer is standard, but there are eight speakers in the audio system, and a dimming rear-view mirror with compass. Not everything is included, however. There’s a Comfort Package ($1750) with electric front seats, dual-zone climate control, artificial leather seats and a stowage net in the passenger footwell.
You’ll also pay extra for a Style Package ($3750) with LED headlamps and part-LED brake lights, an electrically operated rear window, tinted rear windows, running boards and roof racks and 18-inch wheels. Finally, the Parking ($1750) package with sensors and a 360-camera is optional, too.
Those with more cash to splash have the option of a Power specification for the X250d. Available only as a load bed chassis, the manual will cost $61,600 and the auto $64,500.
Along with all the goodies from the Progressive, Power-trim (above) cars come with chrome panelling in the front bumper, and a chrome rear bumper, along with 18-inch alloy wheels as standard. The exterior mirrors fold, and LED lighting is standard front and rear.
Inside, the full Mercedes-Benz COMAND infotainment setup is included, and the front seats are electrically adjustable. Keyless go and automatic dual-zone climate control are also standard, along with the goodies from the parking package. A Style package ($2490) adds running boards, an electric rear window, roof racks and 19-inch wheels.
Genuine leather seats are an option on the Power ($1750) along with wood or aluminium trim ($170 and $420 respectively).
The Winter package, with heated windscreen washer jets and seat heaters costs $590 across the range. Metallic paint is optional across the range ($950).
Mercedes hasn’t released details of the range-topping X350d – stay tuned for all the latest on CarAdvice.
2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class pricing
X220d Pure cab chassis – $45,450 (RWD, manual)
X220d Pure load bed – $46,400 (RWD) and $50,400 (AWD)
X250d Pure cab chassis – $51,450 (manual) and $54,350 (auto)
X250d Progressive cab chassis – $53,950 (manual) and $56,850 (automatic)
X250d Progressive load bed – $54,900 (manual) and $57,800 (automatic)
X250d Power load bed – $61,600 (manual) and $64,500 (automatic)
All prices exclude on-road costs