Pricing has been announced for the Mercedes-Benz X-Class range of posh 4X4 utes, and as expected, you’ll pay a premium for your new Merc ute. Due to go on sale in Australia in April 2018, the X-Class will be priced from $45,450 plus on-road costs.
There will be three model grades in the X-Class line-up; the entry-level Pure, mid-level Progressive and the top-spec Power. That mid-forties entry-level pricing will buy you the X220d, a rear-wheel-drive only, 2.3-litre 120kW and 403Nm single turbo-diesel dual-cab cab-chassis ute that is only available with a manual transmission. Adding selectable all-wheel-drive to the mix, ups the starting price to $50,400.
The X-Class Pure comes with 17-inch steel wheels, a moulded black front bumper, electric rear view mirrors, and tie down points in the tray. Seats are cloth trimmed and the floor covering is vinyl. Standard kit includes a 7.0-inch colour display, a reversing camera, air-conditioning, tyre pressure monitoring, and lane-keep assist. A $1300 Plus Pack adds rear parking sensors and external tub tie downs.
The X250d Pure is the next rung up the base model ladder. Pricing starts at $51,450 (in cab-chassis form) with the higher price buying a warmed-over 140kW and 450Nm version of the Nissan sourced 2.3-litre diesel and selectable all-wheel drive as standard. If you want the styleside ute, the price rises to $52,400, and opting for the 7-speed automatic transmission – as most people will – adds a further $2900.
The mid-spec X250d Progressive starts at $53,950 as a cab chassis and $54,900 as a styleside, with the same $2,900 premium for the auto. The Progressive comes with colour-coded bumpers, 17-inch alloy wheels, heated exterior mirrors, an insulated windscreen and rain-sensing wipers. The floor is carpeted, there’s a sat-nav system, an improved eight-speaker stereo, leather-trimmed steering wheel, gear shifter and handbrake and footwell lighting.
There are two option packages available; a $1,750 Comfort Pack that adds electric front seats, dual-zone climate control, man-made leather seats and a storage net in the passenger footwell.
A $3,750 Style Pack adds LED headlamps and brake lights, an electrically-operated rear window, tinted rear windows, running boards, roof rack and 18-inch alloys.
The top-shelf X250d Power, is only available with the styleside ute back. The manual version is priced from $61,600, and the auto from $64,500.
Added extras include some chrome on the front bumper, a chrome rear bumper, LED lighting and 18-inch alloy wheels. Electrically-adjustable front seats, keyless entry and start, the Mercedes-Benz COMAND infotainment system are also standard fitment.
There is a V6 diesel powered (X350d) X-Class variant that won’t go on sale with the rest of the range in April, although it has been confirmed for Australian consumption. More on that one at a later date.
2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class pricing (excl. on-road costs)
X220d Pure cab chassis: $45,450 (RWD, manual)
X220d Pure: $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: $54,900 (manual) and $57,800 (automatic)
X250d Power: $61,600 (manual) and $64,500 (automatic)