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2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class Teased… Video

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class has been teased via video ahead of its global reveal on 18 July.

IN A TEASER video that combines breaking ice, a tidal wave, a raging bull and a galloping horse, and much more besides, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class has been teased on YouTube ahead of its global reveal on 18 July.

There are no other details revealed in the video beyond that it gives us our best glimpse yet at some of the key features, like the tail-lights which seem to mirror those on the concept vehicles. And in one scene you can clearly see the X-Class fitted with the same type of alloy sports bar that also features on the top-spec Volkswagen Amarok.

We know the X-Class is based on the Nissan NP300 Navara, although that model is now just known as Navara, again. And, according to Mercedes-Benz, on the inside, we can expect to see bits and pieces from both V- and C-Class from the infotainment unit to the seats. Mercedes has said it will develop its own range of accessories for the X-Class.

The top-of-the-line model will be powered by a V6 diesel in combination with 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive. The all-wheel-drive system will combine an electronic traction system, a transfer case with reduction gear, and two differential locks. “The traction system and the electrically operated on-demand differential locks channel the power to where traction is best. Under extreme off-road conditions, the rear differential and the inter-axle differential can be locked. This will make it possible to safely master difficult obstacles and inclines,” Mercedes-Benz said.

The X-Class will also be offered with a suite of Mercedes-Benz safety systems, while the brand has promised the X-Class will deliver excellent driving dynamics. It didn’t reveal much about what its changed with the Nissan Navara borrowed suspension beyond saying it would get a bespoke damper tune and that steering would be “precise”.

Australian Mercedes-Benz dealers have already been briefed on what to expect from the X-Class and they’re taking expressions of interest. It’s likely we’ll see it Down Under later this year.


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Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober