Mercedes Benz X Class for Sale
The Mercedes Benz X Class is a relatively young addition to the Mercedes Benz stable and the manufacturer's contender in the luxury double cab class. The first generation was manufactured in 2017. Dubbed as a premium double-cab experience, the Mercedes Benz X Class has all the makings of a strong contender in the luxury class and is one of the most talked-about newcomers on the scene. Capable, well designed, performance-driven and sophisticated to the last detail, this new addition on the South African roads is becoming more of a regular sight.
The external design is boxy and upright but with rounded corners, but the sheer bulk of the vehicle has an undisputed presence on the road. Looking at the vehicle one might never guess that it sits on a Navarra chassis. The front of the vehicle shows off a prominent grille with the unmistakable three-pointed star, available, depending on trim level in chrome or dark plastics or matching body colour. The Mercedes Benz X Class is available in two trim levels in South Africa: Progressive and Power. Tow-bars are standard in all levels combined with tall rear lights and chrome bumper in all trim levels, again repeating the brand at the back.
The cab is spacious and luxurious as can be expected with enough room, minimalist dashboard design and unmistakably upmarket interior design, although cargo space inside has been criticized as well as the amount of hard plastics used. Safety, technology, and infotainment are all on par with what one would expect from Mercedes Benz. Standard packages include a 7-inch colour screen with rotary controller and buttons that can navigate through multiple menus. DAB radio and Bluetooth are also standard. For the higher trim level, there is an upgrade to an 8.4inch screen that includes a user-friendly and responsive satellite navigation interface.
Performance varies slightly between the 2,3litre 4-cylinder diesel and the 3litre V6. These engines were built for strength, not outright speed, considering the bulk it’s carrying. Even so, it reaches 0 – 100km per hour in just under 8 seconds. It can tow up to 3,500kg and carry a load of more than a ton, depending on engine configurations. Handling is smooth, especially with the V6 and handling is adequate and enjoyable although the automatic gearbox is slightly slower in response. The 2-wheel drive handles well on gravel and although it is available in 4x4 and the body is designed with high ground clearance, it is doubtful that such a spectacular lux-bakkie will be taken off-road. Fuel consumption is recorded for combination driving (urban and long road) at about 9litres per 100km.