Mercedes-Benz Australia has confirmed the X350d ute will arrive in local showrooms in December, with pricing to kick off at $73,270 before on-road costs.
Two equipment lines will be offered – Progressive and Power – with specification levels largely mirroring that of the equivalent four-cylinder models.
However, there are some obvious differences. First is what's under the bonnet – a 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel making 190kW of power and 550Nm of torque, the latter available between 1400 and 3200rpm.
In conjunction with its permanent four-wheel drive system and seven-speed automatic transmission, the X350d can sprint from 0-100km/h in a spritely 7.5 seconds, though that still can't match the updated Volkswagen Amarok V6's 7.3-second claim.
Also differentiating the V6 X-Class from lesser models is the standard inclusion of active lane-keep assist, which will steer the vehicle back into its lane as opposed to the four-cylinder model's vibration warning.
The X350d Progressive ($73,270) features keyless entry and start, dual-zone climate control and 'new' 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels over the equivalent four-cylinder grade, which includes kit like autonomous emergency braking, a rear-view camera, tyre pressure monitoring and cruise control.
Meanwhile, the flagship X350d Power ($79,415) takes the added equipment from the V6 Progressive trim and gains aluminium dash trim, black roof liner, and unique 19-inch alloy wheels on top of the four-cylinder 'Power' specification – headlined by a 360-degree camera system.
Various options will be offered so buyers can further tailor their Mercedes ute to their tastes. In addition to extras like leather seats, the company says it's offering a range of accessories like styling bars, hard covers, bed liners, rails, and more.
The X350d range arrives in December. Overseas model shown.
Mercedes-Benz X-Class pricing
- X220d Pure cab-chassis – $45,450 (6MT, RWD)
- X220d Pure dual-cab - $46,400 (6MT, RWD) and $50,400 (6MT, 4WD)
- X250d Pure cab-chassis - $51,450 (6MT, 4WD)/$54,350 (7AT,4WD)
- X250d Progressive cab-chassis - $53,950 (6MT, 4WD)/$56,850 (7AT, 4WD)
- X250d Progressive dual-cab - $54,900 (6MT,4WD)/$57,800 (7AT,4WD)
- X250d Power dual-cab - $61,600 (6MT/4WD)/$64,500 (7AT/4WD)
- X350d Progressive dual-cab – $73,270 (7AT,4WD)
- X350d Power dual-cab – $79,415 (7AT,4WD)