The Mercedes X-Class will be offered with one of two 2.3-liter, four-cylinders or a V6 (all diesels) while a few markets will just get a small gasoline engine. Power ranges from 163 hp in the four to 254 hp in the V6. Max torque in the diesel V6 is rated at 405 lb-ft.
It will be powered by a host of engines, include a V-6 diesel developing between 160 hp to 190 hp, as well as a gas-powered version for select markets. All will feature Mercedes-Benz’s selectable 4MATIC all-wheel drive system, as well as three distinct trim options, Pure, Progressive, and Power.
The steering wheel and gauges are plucked right from an E-Class, making it look premium there. However, the chunky shift lever and shift gate look plucked straight from Nissan’s parts bin (thanks to the relationship between Mercedes and Nissan).
On the safety front, the X-Class boasts a full suite of active driving aids, including Active Brake Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Trailer Stability Assist and Traffic Sign Assist. Furthermore, it’ll be the only vehicle in its segment fitted as standard with internally vented brake discs on all wheels.