Flagship X-Class has

Geneva reveal

Mercedes-Benz X 350 d, 2018, front
Mercedes-Benz X 350 d, 2018, rear
Mercedes-Benz X 350 d, 2018, interior

THE V6 version of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class will have its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show.

With a 258hp engine mated to a seven speed automatic gearbox, the X 350 d 4Matic will become the flagship of the German brand's new pick-up range.

Top speed is said to be 127mph with a 0 to 60 acceleration time of 7.6 seconds - some four seconds quicker than the 2.3-litre diesel variants launched late last year.

The 3.0-litre V6 has plenty of torque at 550Nm adding further to its all-terrain performance and the X-Class is fitted with five drive modes including one specifically for off road use.

Fuel economy is rated at 31.3mpg with emissions of 237g/km.

Sharing its underpinnings with the Nissan Navara, the X-Class has been completely restyled by Mercedes and standard features on the high-end equipment line Power model include a simulated, chrome-plated underride guard in the front bumper, a chrome-plated rear bumper, 18-inch six-spoke light-alloy wheels and LEDhighperformance headlamps.

Mercedes launched the X-Class last year in X 220 d and X 250 d specifications and priced from £27,310, excluding VAT.

Prices for the X 350 d and precise UK specification are still to be announced and the vehicle is due on sale later in the year.

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