The second batch of spy shots of the Mercedes Benz X Class pickup truck has emerged.
The vehicle is still being tested under rigorous conditions and is unsurprisingly fully camouflaged so as to keep the design elements under wraps.
A month ago, the vehicle was spotted in a similar setup. The photos that have got leaked online now gives a clearer picture of the pickup truck which is expected to go sale before the end of 2017. The front end of the model features large LED projector headlights mounted on a massive grille and it also has two sports twin bars for added support. The setup contributes to the aggressive front fascia where the company’s brand logo is fixed. While it is known that this upcoming pickup truck is based on the Nissan NP300 Navara, minor modifications including a deeper front bumper sets the design of the Mercedes truck apart.
The sides house the continuous shoulder line which doesn’t have any bumps but runs in a streamlined design from the front till the end of the truck. The wheel arches in the model is squared off and the bumper bar features a very simplistic design that matches with the overall look of the truck. Based on information available, it is known that the top end variant of the Mercedes Benz X Class pickup truck will be powered by a V6 turbo diesel 3.0-liter powertrain rendering about 258 horsepower coupled with 620 Nm of torque.
The next version in the lineup is powered by a 2.3-liter twin turbo four pot diesel engine that delivers about 188 horsepower with 450 Nm of torque. The truck will sport a four wheel drive setup which will be further leveraged by an electronic traction system. It comprises of differential locks at different points and a two speed transfer case. Two different transmissions including a seven speed 7G Tronic and a 9G Tronic nine speed setup is expected to be used for the pickup truck engines.
Mercedes claims that the X Class truck has a payload capacity of 1.1 tonnes and the towing capacity is pegged at a solid 3.5 tonnes making it a super heavy duty vehicle to own for demanding users. Driver assists mounted in the vehicle include ultrasound sensor, radar and cameras making driving easy even in demanding weather conditions. The design, specifications and pricing is expected to be announced at the official launch event.